150 metre façade. An impressive porch and dome. Tonnes of natural light. Middle Ages and Renaissance. Delectable!

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Petit Palais

Enchanting light

Built by the architect Charles Girault for the World’s Fair held in Paris in 1900, its centrepiece is a grand 150 metre façade with a monumental porch and spectacular dome. The interior was designed to be lit solely by natural light thanks to its large windows and transparent domes, which fill this monumental building with warm. The museum’s collection includes paintings, drawing and other pieces from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, a set of 18th century furniture and works by French artists such as Delacroix, Coubert and Ingres. You’ll find it on the Avenue Winston-Churchill in the eighth arrondissement, just opposite the equally popular Grand Palais. Meanwhile, allow yourself to be seduced by www.petitpalais.paris.fr.

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