Art & Culture

Paris 1900

2nd April 2014 the exhibition “Paris 1900” opens at the Petit Palais. The exhibition is devoted to the universal demonstration of Paris in 1900 and following years, called “Belle Époque”. Paris has never been presented to the public so widely covered by glory and brilliance before. The exhibition takes place at six pavilions, each of which gives us a new face of Paris in the early twentieth century.

The first pavilion “Paris as a showcase of the world” is devoted to the Fifth Universal Exhibition that attracted more than 51 million people. The theme of the exhibition was the outcome of the nineteenth century. By the way, because of the exhibition the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais were built in Paris. In addition, before the exhibition was launched two new railway stations, Gare de Lyon and Gade d’Orsay,  (yes, yes this one which later becomes Musée d’Orsay) and subway line 1 were built.

The second and third pavilions are devoted to the art of time. One of them brings you to the so-called “art-nouveau”, the other presents the visitors art masterpieces created in the early twentieth century.

The fourth pavilion covers fashion. The series features the best costumes that were sewn in the most expensive studios, located in those times in Rue de la Paix.

The fifth and sixth pavilions open you a world of divertissement. And they are not only the opera, concerts, cafes, theaters and cabarets but also brothels.

Thus, the Petit Palais prepares an ambitious exhibition, which will be accompanied by a program of special events held as well at the Petit Palais.

Opening time:

  • Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm


  • Adults: 11 €
  • Students: 8 €
  • Children: 5,5 €