Palais de Chaillot, Paris
Palais de Chaillot Highlights
Museum of Man
Museum of the Cinema
Theatre National de Chaillot
Musee des Materiaux du C.R.M.H. / Centre de Recherche sur les Monuments Historiques
Museum of French Monuments
Paintings and Arts
Early Romanesque and Gothic Period
Notable items in the sculpture collection, in chronological order, are Early Romanesque sarcophagi (sixth-seventh C.), the earliest grave-slab with relief decoration (11th C.; Room 1), Romanesque sculpture and reliefs from door arches and church doorways of the 11th century (Rooms 2-6), Crusader architecture in Palestine (12th-13th C.; Room 7), Early Gothic reliefs and sculpture, from originals in the cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, Paris and Strasbourg (12th-13th C.; Room 8), the High Gothic burial chapel of the Dukes of Burgundy (14th C.; Rooms 14 and 15), work of the High and Late Gothic periods (14th-15th C.; Rooms 16-18) and of the Late Gothic and Early Renaissance periods (15th-16th C.; Rooms 19-21).
Renaissance and Roccoco Period
The Renaissance (16th-17th century) is represented by works by Jean Goujon (1510-68), Ligier Richier (1500-66) and Germain Pilon (1536-90; Rooms 22-24); the French classical period (Baroque, 17th-18th century) by François Girardon (1628-1715), Antoine Coysevox (1640-1720), the brothers Nicolas (1658-1753) and Guillaume Coustou (1677-1746; Room 25); the Roccoco period (18th century) by Maurice-Etienne Falconet (1716-91), Edme Bouchardon (1698-1762), Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) and Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714-85), with fine busts of Voltaire, Mirabeau and Rousseau (Rooms 26 and 27).