Shelter from the summer sun in the cool majesty of the Sainte Chapelle and be enchanted by the beauty of the 15 stained glass windows telling the story of the world from its creation to the arrival in Paris of the relics of the Passion acquired by King Louis IX, commonly known as Saint Louis. This soaring place of worship was built in 1239 to house the Crown of Thorns and other holy relics as Saint Louis did not want them scattered.
In the heart of the Petit Palais is an enclosed garden offering a delightful surprise to visitors. This haven of peace and freshness, where the sparrows of Paris flit around majestic colonnades and basins adorned with mosaics, is a reminder of the hidden charms of our beautiful capital.
On the other side of the Avenue, at the corner of the Grand Palais, by the Pont Alexandre III, is an imperial hall resembling an artist’s studio where you can experience the art of living in all its splendour; the Mini Palais restaurant.