Monday, 6 April 2015

petit palais

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Cherry blossom season has started in Paris & as always it's too short, never more than two weeks. [Insert metaphor about how the most beautiful things in life never last] I've set myself on a mission to find the best & lesser known spots in Paris to take in this yearly flower show, so please get ready for pink overload in the coming days as there's a second cherry blossom post on the way.

I had never thought about Petit Palais' little semi-circular interior garden for the cherry blossom season. To tell you the truth, I didn't even know it existed until a few days ago! It happens to be one of the most perfect places to take it all in. The trees are beautiful and while looking at all those lovely shades of roses, it certainly doesn't hurt to have the stunning architecture of this museum as a background. There's a little cafe as well.

As a bonus, this is also tile heaven (see my golden shoes go crazy below) - & the ceilings are just as stunning as the floors. I took a little walk inside as well to see the permanent collection.

Petit Palais was built in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition like it's bigger brother Grand Palais & turned into a museum two years later. The floors were designed by Facchina, the famous Italian mosaic artist who's been very prolific in Paris: Galerie Vivienne, Opéra Garnier, Bon Marché, Carnavalet museum & much, much more.

Petit Palais is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Free entrance for permanent exhibitions & the garden. More info on the current temporary exhibitions:

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1 comment:

  1. Merci beaucoup! Ca me fait tres plaisir venant de toi. Et je suis completement d'accord avec toi; une petite merveille. Je vais y retourner, c'est sur!


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