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Jeu de Paume, Paris

(4.2/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Having once served as a tennis court during the First Empire, today Jeu de Paume makes up part of the Galérie Nationale,a site housing modern photographic and cinematographic art. The museum's rotating exhibits include cinema, videos, photographs, and other images originating from the 19th through the 21st centuries. Check out the website for a list of what's currently showing. Put Jeu de Paume into our Paris trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Paris.
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  • Those who say that it is an in and out don't seem to want to see the shows in any depth. It usually takes me about two hours, but then there are usually about three shows running concurrently. As I li...  more »
  • Nice museum laid out well for an exhibition. The exhibition on uprisings was interesting and was political rather then artistic. Although connections between art and uprisings were pointed out. This m...  more »
  • Very disappointed there was an exhibition announced about Marilyn Monroe everywhere, but the museum has a little paper on the door "closed for renovations" ????? 
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  • Great museum and just the right size. Frequently not too busy and you can easily see everything there without feeling overwhelmed. Not to mention its great location in the park.
  • Excellent contemporary art exhibitions. No household names here but almost always someone to be "discovered". The Adrian Paci show in 2013 remains a highlight of our many visits to Paris.
  • Lesser known photography museum. It had some fascinating expositions when I was there of some artsy photography and some more historical, political photography.
  • Small photography centred art museum off the river seine. Beautiful location!
  • Built in 1861, during the times of Napoleon III, it housed the tennis courts (jeu du pomme is the French name for the game). After the WWII it was used as the museum which held the most important impressionist works (now in the Musee d’Orsay). Now, it is an excellent art gallery for contemporary art.