Véronique and Louis-Antoine Prat started hoarding beautiful French drawings in 1970. By 1995, it had grown into one of the most complete and spectacular art collections in the world – so much so, that the Louvre took notice and displayed the drawings in the first exhibition of its kind at the prestigious museum.
25 years later, Le Petit Palais has decided to organize a new and expanded presentation of this collection with an exhibition called In the drawing room. It coincides with the opening of the Salon du Dessin in 2020, an event that attracts French and international art lovers. In 25 years, there will probably be another throwback exhibition recalling the memory of this seminal event.
This is your chance to say, "I was there."
It's been almost 35 years since the Petit Palais dedicated an exhibition to the Golden Age of Danish painting – but the wait is over, as some of the finest art to come out of 19th-century Denmark returns to Paris in an all-new exhibition. This event is jointly organized by the Nationalmuseum Stockholm, the National Gallery of Denmark, and the Petit Palais.
Featuring more than 200 works by leading artists of the period, including Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Christen Købke, Martinus Rørbye, and Constantin Hansen, this exhibit focuses on a number of key themes relevant to the social, political, economic, and cultural conditions of the period. Get an overview of life in Copenhagen, such as the experiences of artists, what it was like to travel, the landscapes, and the family structures of the time.
Browse the Museum of Fine Arts in Petit Palais, one of Paris's most breathtaking buildings. See works by Monet, Sisley and more in the free-to-enter permanent exhibition and access one of the changing temporary exhibitions.
Built for the purpose of hosting the 1900 Exposition Universelle, the stunning Petit Palais was spruced up in 2005.
It's home to priceless art from the French and Italian Renaissance, ancient and medieval collections, 19th-century French paintings and sculptures, Art Nouveau creations and more.
Skip the long lines and view the permanent collection (always free). Flash this ticket for entrance to one of the changing temporary exhibitions.
Don't forget to stop for tea in the cafe, Le Jardin du Petit Palais, which is a peaceful oasis in the center court.