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Petit Palais

Historic site, exhibition hall in Paris, France / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Petit Palais (French: [pəti palɛ]; English: Small Palace) is an art museum in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France.

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Petit Palais
The Petit Palais in 2017
EstablishedUniversal Exposition of 1900
LocationAvenue Winston-Churchill,
75008 Paris, France
Coordinates48°51′58″N 2°18′52″E
TypeHistoric site, exhibition hall
Visitors1,200,000 (2018)[1]
ArchitectCharles Girault
Public transit accessChamps-Élysées–Clemenceau
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle ("universal exhibition"), it now houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des beaux-arts de la ville de Paris). The Petit Palais is located across from the Grand Palais on the former Avenue Nicolas II, today Avenue Winston-Churchill.[2][3] The other façades of the building face the Seine and Avenue des Champs-Élysées.[3]

The Petit Palais is one of fourteen museums of the City of Paris that have been incorporated since 1 January 2013 in the public corporation Paris Musées. It has been listed since 1975 as a monument historique by the Ministry of Culture.[4]