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le petit palais in Paris, France

Le Petit Palais in Paris, France


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Hi Everybody!


petit palais entrance
Le Petit Palais entrance

I am going to Le Petite Palais in Paris, France or the Little Palace in English. We decided to visit it because we passed it while walking a few days ago. So, travel with me to Le Petite Palais.


Le Petit Palais

Le Petit Palais was built by Charles Girault. It is directly across the street from Le Grand Palais. It features the Fine Arts of Paris, paintings, sculptures, furniture, and antiquities until 1914. It includes famous artists such as Delacroix, Mary Cassatt, and Monet, to name a few. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.


Les premières funérailles
Les premières funérailles (The First Funerals) 1883 by Ernest Barrias

Now we are in front of the palace. It is located near the avenue of Les Champs-Elysées. Take the Line 13 train to Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau. The entrance looks enormous to me. Tickets are not required to enter the museum. We have to go through security. The security guard asks us to open all backpacks and place our phones and cameras on the table. She takes a quick look inside and returns them to us. A sign says weapons of any kind are not allowed inside. Once you finish with security, the guard will ask you to put your backpack in front of you instead of your back. She does not give a reason. I see many statues on the left, so we are going there first. Close to the entrance is a large container with currencies from around the world. Visitors are encouraged to donate funds to the museum. I am so uncomfortable. I do not know why the statues must be naked, but I must protect my baby brother. It is so funny, though. I am just going to look down the whole time. A statue of a naked woman doing a ballet pose is pretty cool but disgusting.


Now we are entering a section of the museum called Galerie Edward Tuck. This part has wooden flooring and walls. There is even a painting of Edward Tuck. There is a lot of fancy wooden furniture. As we exit the gallery, we enter into another section. It has a lot of lady-like stuff. An older woman comes up to me and says in French for me to look at the nice watches. I understand 85% of what she says since I speak Haitian Creole. It is kind of the same, except French is fancier. I have a small chat with her and say goodbye. After seeing some paintings and sculptures, we are heading downstairs. Downstairs does not have a lot of paintings and sculptures. It has lots of fine art. There is also a religious section on Roman Catholic saints downstairs.


Funerary Monument of Alphonse Baudin
Funerary Monument of Alphonse Baudin

That is about everything we did at Le Petit Palais. I am not very interested in the art, but I think I will appreciate it more when I am older. Feel free to check out this YouTube video to view Le Petit Palais. It is a lot smaller than the Louvre. You can visit the entire museum in an hour unless you want to stop and read everything. Maybe when you visit, you will enjoy it more. Also, feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it.


My next stop is Dublin, Ireland, so see you in Ireland.


Thank you for reading, and see you on my next adventure.

mika's fun adventurers

mika's fun adventurers

Mika is a sixth grader who loves to read, write, figure skate, and listen to music.

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