"Exhibitions in glass palaces" Petit Palais Tip by IIGUANA
Petit Palais, Paris: 29 reviews and 75 photos
The Grand Palais, with its huge glass roof, metal girders and extravagant decorations, make this an impressive illustration of early 20th century Art Noveau. The palais hosts exhibitions and trade fairs, but it also hosts the Palais de la Découverte, a museum where you can carry out your own experiments to discover the basic laws of math, astronomy, computing, physics and chemistry. Oh, and it also has a planetarium.
The Petit Palais, just across the street from the Grand Palais, was also built for the World Fair of 1900. It houses the collections of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, around an elegant interior garden.
The Petit Palais is being renovated and it will open later this year (2005).
Address: 3, Avenue du Général-Eisenhower, 75008, Paris
Directions: In Champs-Elysées, just a few block from Place de la Concorde.
Phone: +33 1 53 43 40 00
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