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
 
 
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