The secret garden of the Petit Palais
Built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition by Charles Girault, the Petit Palais is home to one of the best kept secrets of the capital, a lush garden, semi-circular and surrounded by a richly decorated peristyle, the architecture of which incorporates various elements. The vaulted ceiling of the garden portico bears a wonderful fresco painting interspersed with medallions displaying the months of the year and the hours of the day and night. The ceiling also displays female figures, allegories of the seasons. It is a place of rare beauty in the shade of cherry trees, palms, yucca and banana trees. JR.
At 30 minutes from the Hotel Fabric by metro, line 9.
Petit Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 8th
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
Photo: The Petit Palais - C. Fouin