Bask in the glory of art when you walk through the corridors of the Musée du Petit Palais. Be rest assured that there is a sumptuous fest for your eyes when you view its exhibits. This museum, who name literally means `small palace,’ was constructed in the year 1900 for the Universal Exhibition.
This museum, whose architecture was designed by Charles Girault, was officially opened to the public in the year 1902. Quite a number of the collections in this museum belong to Auguste Dutuit. Lovers of art will be astounded by the sheer collection of rare manuscripts, books, ancient artifacts, and medieval objects.
If you are interested to check out some of the masterpieces of seventeenth century Dutch paintings, then this is the best place to check them out. Apart from this, the Musée du Petit Palais also boasts of a massive collection of western art that dates from the Egyptian era to the present.
Some of the famous collections of this museum are Ruben’s Prosperpina, The Massacre of the Innocents, etc. This museum boasts of approximately 12,000 exhibits including works by Gauguin, Renoir, Cassatt, Morisot, Pisarro, and Manet. The closest metro station to this museum is the Champs-Elysees-Clemenceau.