The courtyard of Petit Palais

The trapezoid shape of Petit Palais forms an open area 
at the center of the building. 
The enclosed area creates a semicircular, peristyle courtyard.  

The elegant courtyard is considered Beaux Arts style 
for the  “symmetrical composition” and “rich decoration in high relief.”
Coupled columns made of pink Vosges granite 
and gilt-bronze garlands encircle the courtyard.

Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum
avenue Winston Churchill
75008, Paris