History and visit the Petit Palais in Paris
Le Petit Palais in Paris is located just opposite the Grand Palais on the Champs Elysees in the 8th arrondissement. It is a historical monument which is now used as a museum, it is also why he is also called "Museum of Fine Arts in Paris." This majestic building was erected on the occasion of the fifth universal exhibition in Paris, Charles Girault is the architect.
The Petit Palais is not as big as the Grand Palace, but it nevertheless has a very special charm. The surrounding scenery is quite beautiful: the building was built in a semicircular garden, located on the square of the beater also offers a breathtaking view of the Seine. During the visits should be installed on the first floor to get to the exhibition venues since the ground floor has been designed from the outset for office and various storage spaces. Despite the name ‘Small’ Palace, the facade is still quite wide with 150 meters in length. The main face is adorned with Ionic columns scroll diagonally, it is the same for the peristyle which adopts the same figure as the outdoor garden.
The various embellishments are decorated with various ornamental bas-reliefs. The Beziers sculptor Jean Antoine Injalbert was responsible for the implementation of several sculptural works including those of the eardrum. The Petit Palais is adorned with decorations that evoke the city of Paris surrounded by muses. Charles Girault initially planned to illuminate the building by lighting only the natural light of the glass, transparent domes and large windows had been installed. The structure of the Petit Palais is very similar to two other facilities that Charles Girault designed: the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium and Vietnam Saigon Opera House, the architect and takes his inspiration.
This is from 1902, the Petit Palais in Paris is truly the "Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Paris." The Museum now has countless collections dating from the nineteenth century and from different periods. Most of the works come from donations collections: the collection of Eugene and Dutuit given in August 1902, Edward and Julia Tuck given in 1930, the collection of icons Roger Cabal collection. All this without forgetting the Ambroise Vollard collection with several modern works, including a portrait of Ambroise Vollard cat and the portrait of the patron.
Apart from all these gifts, the Museum also has several paintings of famous artists in the Dutch and Flemish painters include Jacques Daret, Meindert Hobbema, Jan Steen, Gabriel Metsu, Jacob Jordaens, Rubens … In the category of painters French: Gustave Courbet, Jules Adler, Camille Corot, Maurice Denis, Eugene Delacroix, Le Lorrain, Claude Monet, Theodore Gericault, Honoré Daumier, Paul Cézanne … The collections of works of art from the Museum also create sculptures of big names: Emile Joseph Nestor Carlier, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Jules Dalou, Pierre Puget, Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin. The drawings do not miss also with names such as Rembrandt, Jacob van Ruisdael, Adriaen van Ostade, Antoon Van Dyck, Claude Lorrain, Antoine Watteau, Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Hubert Robert. In all the Museum of Fine Arts in Paris is home to more than 9,000 drawings and 18,000 prints, ancient and modern.
Transfer to the Petit Palais in Paris
The Catacombs of Paris are located at a distance of 29 km from Orly Airport, 34 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 96 km from Beauvais Airport.