Within the framework of the magnificent buildings that were created for the exhibition, we can also find the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais.
Today, the Petit Palais serves as the Parisian Museum of French Art. The permanent collection includes paintings from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 18th-century furniture and the offcial city of Paris painting collection (including works by Rembrandt, Delacroix, Monet, Pissarro, Modigliani, etc.). There were several impressive collections in the palace, including ancient Egyptian and Greek sculptures, Renaissance painting art, china and furniture, medieval books, and more.
A small staircase with glass doors and gold decorations leads visitors in the palace to a collection of classical French art. After a short walk around the museums inside and underground section, visitors will be able to go to the inner courtyard that has the glass dome, Greek columns, golden angel statues, special plants and a cute cafe. In the courtyard, which is shaped like a half moon, the gardeners have re-planted different kinds of palm trees that have existed there since the early years of the 20th century.
Entrance to the permanent exhibition is free and entrance to the changing exhibitions has a fee.
The building was designed by Charles Girou in the Art Nouveau style, and in its center is a flowering garden with a blue fish pond and gold decorations. The painted ceilings, the magnificent mosaic floors, the huge windows, the golden gates and the beautiful patio were designed solely for displaying art for the people, it is simply amazing.
The small palace also serves as a fine display of architecture - the front door is full of thin, complex gold designs and invites visitors to enter the large marble lobby, with huge windows and sparkling chandeliers. It is set in a vaulted structure of gilded iron and Italian mosaic. Inside is the Museum of Fine Arts, you can find the permanent creations of Delacroix and Corbé. The renovation restored the exterior of the stone from which the palace was built and revived its original white color; In addition, the ceiling panels were renovated in bright blue, depicting motifs of beauty, thought, mysticism and matter.