Jul 1, 2009

As a city museum, Petit palais was built at the same time as the Grand Palais.Located at Avenue Winston Churchill, 8 th arrondissement.Petit Palais has a magnificent main doorway with rich sculptural decoration, ionic columns, grand porch. There are ancient artifacts, medieval objects, rare manuscripts and books, dutch painting from the seventeenth century including interesting western art from Egyptian era to the present.

The Petit Palais was opened on December 11, 1902, between the Champs-Elysees and the Avenue Alexandre III. The collection includes Poussin's The Massacre of the Innocents, Ruben's Prosperpina, and Rembrandt's Self-Portrait with Poodle. There are also Impressionist selections from the nineteenth century by Pisarro, Morisot, Cassatt, Manet, Renoir, and Gauguin. The museum has also more than 12,000 prints.

After enjoying the collection of painting, I went to the beautiful interieur garden, with the embroidery mossaique basin and a café restaurant to have my favourite expresso.

Station on Paris metro: Champs Élysées Clemenceau or Concorde