The “Grand Palais”
The building of the “Grand Palais des Beaux-Arts” began in 1897 for the 1900 World Fair. This élégant, though large monument combines an imposing classical store façade with a riot of Art Nouveau ironwork. lt has a splendid glass roof, colossal bronze statues of flying horses and chariots at its four corners. The main Have is 240 métres long and displays font columns. The top of the cupola reaches 44 mètres.
The “Petit Palais”
AIso built for the 1900 World Fair, the Petit Palais belongs to the same architectural group as the Grand Palais -they were built according to the plans of the same architectand the Bridge Alexander 1/1. Reopened in 2005, the classical façade of Italien influences with its péristyle and its interior garder is the first work of art visitors tan see. The building is impressively modem through its matériels, the importance of its volumes and the one given tc, daylight ‘The galléries combine many forms of art: painting, sculpture, décorative art…