The Petit Palais was designed by Charles Girault in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition. Today it hosts the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, completely renovated in 2005.
The palace was built with the Grand Palais and the Pont Alexandre III. It consists of four wings around a semicircular garden. The Petit Palais hosts wonderful works of art from antiquity to the twentieth century. In fact you can admire masterpieces by Rembrandt, Delacroix, Courbet, and Cézanne and interesting Art Nouveau creations. Among these are the four symphonic inspiration panels made between 1903 and 1910 by Albert Besnard.