Architectural Gem Designed by Charles Girault between the Seine and the Champs-Élysées, the Petit Palais stands in an exceptional monumental environment.
The Building and Decor Together with the Grand Palais and the Pont Alexandre III, it forms a complex specifically designed for the 1900 World’s Fair. Subsequently, in 1902, it was transformed into a museum of Fine Arts to house the rich collections of the City of Paris while also maintaining an extensive program of temporary exhibitions. The Petit Palais stands out due to the diversity of its volumes and the clever arrangement of its spaces, as well as the richness of its decor.
It took over twenty years, from 1903 to 1925, to complete the painted and sculpted decorations of the Petit Palais, designed to glorify the City of Paris and celebrate the benefits of Art.