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The Small Palace

About Petit Palais

The Petit Palais was built for the Exposition Universelle, World Fair of Paris, 1900, by architect Charles Girault who had to work hard to create something that wasn’t overshadowed by its neighbour, the Grand Palais.

It is located between Champs-Elysees and Avenue Alexandre III. and today serves as a museum.

The majority of the collection is a legacy to Auguste Dutuit (an art collector from Rouen), including ancient medieval artifacts and Dutch paintings, but it contains other works, such as paintings by the Impressionists, and more contributions from the American diplomat, Edward Tuck. There are more than 45,000 works in total.

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