The Petit Palais (right across the street from the Grand Palais) was built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle (universal exhibition), and now houses the City of Paris’ Museum of Fine Arts. It is a gorgeous building and you can enter for free to see the permanent exhibits. I went there to see the Oscar Wilde Exhibit which, since it was temporary, wasn’t free.
The rather spectacular entrance.
One of the ceilings in a round room.
There is a lovely gallery outside in the central garden. You can eat there too.
Part of the permanent exhibit. This is a painting of les Halles, the giant outdoor market which no longer exists. So much to look at in this painting.
There is one huge room full of pieces of Art Deco and Art Nouveau. I particularly liked the statue of a woman.