Trip Planner Europe  /  France  /  Ile-de-France  /  Paris  /  Museums  /  Jeu de Paume

Jeu de Paume, Paris

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 110+ 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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Wonderful space for contemporary art! Their latest exhibition of Joana Hadgi Thomas and Khalil Joreige was amazing and well curated! Thank you 
  • So this is basically a contemporary art kunst haus, which is different than a museum. It is 10 euro to get in, very easy to reach from public transportation (the metro is practically right below it). ...  read more »
  • This is a venue looking for a purpose, and it hasn't found it yet. The various photographic exhibitions it houses currently were either dull or pretentious. We were in and out in 20 minutes, shaking o...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Small photography centred art museum off the river seine. Beautiful location!
  • Fantastic photography museum. Exhibitions are always interesting and the program mixes big names in the field & young masters on the rise. The building is very nice, keeping a human-scale size that makes it nice to me. And the library is full of great books...
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 2​h