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"Petit Palais museum - Ground floor." Top 5 Page for this destination Petit Palais Tip by breughel

Petit Palais, Paris: 29 reviews and 75 photos

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When I wrote in my introduction that the "Musée des Beaux de la Ville de Paris" is a mini Louvre (open on Tuesday) this becomes quite apparent as soon as the visitor goes down the ground floor. One will find here a number of neoclassical and romantic paintings with well known names like Delacroix and Ingres and sculptures by Carpeaux.
Next are six rooms with paintings from the 17th c. Dutch, Flemish and French schools are represented by works of Rembrandt, Ruysdael, Rubens, Jordaens, Poussin and Claude Lorrain. This collection of paintings is a bequest of the Dutuit brothers in 1902 and is worth the visit by itself. The visit continues with precious objects from the Renaissance and religious art, Gothic as well as Renaissance.

Most interesting, in my opinion, is the large room 36 with numerous paintings and icons from the Orthodox tradition, Greek and Russian from the 15th to 18th c. It is a prestigious collection donated by Roger Cabal.
The visit ends with antiquities from Greece and Rome.
Permanent collection: free

Address: Av. Winston Churchill, 75008, Paris
Directions: Between Cours la Reine & Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Phone: +33 1 53 43 40 00

Review Helpfulness: 5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 25, 2013
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