Museum of fine arts

Le Petit Palais

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Why locals love it

This art gallery is a remnant of the Universal Exhibition of 1900 which was a world fair that celebrated the achievements of the previous century. It houses great permanent collections of paintings, sculptures, objects from Rome and Greece, ancient books and photos. It’s also well known for its temporary exhibitions.

Why you should visit it

Entrance is free for permanent collections. There’s a fee for temporary exhibitions though this varies depending on the artist showcased. I advise buying tickets online as the queue tends to be very long for exhibitions on much-anticipated artists, designers and great couturiers like Yves Saint Laurent. They also organise workshops for all ages.

Special tip

After your visit stop by the Garden Café for coffee or lunch. It's a real hidden treasure – the garden and the oval courtyard are lovely.

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Lovely little known interior garden and café.
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September 10, 2016

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