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Palais de Tokyo, Paris

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#34 of 142 in Museums in Paris
Dedicated to modern and contemporary art, Palais de Tokyo takes its name from the Avenue de Tokio, the former name of the street where it resides. The eastern wing of the building belongs to the city and hosts the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. The western wing belongs to the French state and hosts the Palais de Tokyo/Site de Création Contemporaine. The building opened for the International Exhibition of Arts and Technology of 1937. Its original name was Palais des Musées d'Art Moderne. Today, you can visit to take in several exhibits, lectures, films, and concerts. Start your trip to Paris by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • For those who like to distance themselves from the waves of tourists around the main sights, just a few steps from the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadéro on the banks of the Seine, rises majestically on the Palais de Tokyo. Museum of contemporary art, always offers wonderful exhibitions of emerging artists and not by strong current topics.
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  • Original cuisine is served in this restaurant in a very modern and a bit cold setting, very well located in the palais de Tokyo,.
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  • the Museum is impressive exhibition staged heady stuff, but really consistent. You can't go by without emotion there. The Cafe is good, somewhat expensive, but it's Paris.
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  • One of the most interesting museums in all of Paris, this huge space holds many contemporary exhibitions that have very few competitors in town. The shop in the museum is also very good, with a very wide selection of books and items. You can also purchase 'Palais de Tokyo' branded merch. There is also a big cafeteria which oversees the Seine. There are reduced fares, but it's not completely free for EU citizens under 25 unlike many of the biggest museums in Paris. Personnel is also very kind. Overall, great great experience, I'll be sure to come back next time I'm in Paris.
  • An interesting Palace with contemporary art! A true melting pot of artistic cultures. At times this please organises events which are quite appealing and interesting with live artist performances. The building is located in a central part of Paris and from outside you have an excellent view on the Toue Eiffel, which is relatively close!
  • Rare art space where art blends into space seamlessly and vice versa. Gift shop is huge with a nice eclectic collection of gifts and cards! Look out for the writeup for the installation that can't be seen at the entrance! Closes at 12am but do make sure you give yourself enough time to explore the space
  • This is the museum that i enjoyed the most so far! Interesting exhibitions and superb atmosphere. Plus they have a really cute and cozy café.
  • By far my favorite contemporary art centre worldwide. Always inspiring exhibitions, amazing personal guides and all this housed in an impressive stripped-down brutalist building. Time fades away while I am here. Lingering around is fully supported by opening times till midnight and the great restaurant. Everything you could wish for.

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