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Palais de Tokyo, Paris

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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. To visit Palais de Tokyo on your trip to Paris, use our Paris trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It is the first time that we went to the Museum of Tokyo and we took the mediator option (guided tour). We have done very well because sincerely without this excellent guide we would have gone next to many things and we would absolutely have nothing understood. The entire exhibition of Dioramas that we have seen is extremely thought out and logic. For two euros in addition to the ticket, do not hesitate. This will avoid you to have the impression of having lost time and money.
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  • August 13, 2017
    So, when visiting the Flame of Liberty(above the tunnel where Lady Di got heavily injured) we saw a location that was new to us. We walked over to the "Palais de Tokyo" which is a museum of modern art...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Although the entrance does not invite it is definitely worth it to go in for very special works of art. Look good on the program, because it changes often
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  • August 25, 2017
    Quieter than other museums like the Arts Decoratifs. Usually has several temporary exhibitions at the same time so you're meant to find something you like. The cafe, bookshop and basement space are quite nice to visit as well.
  • August 8, 2017
    Probably the biggest space for contemporary art in Paris. They also organize plenty of events. Good library and restaurant/café. Though its hugeness can be a little bit too intense sometimes. Easy to get lost and miss some stuffs.
  • July 12, 2017
    Really cool museum if you're into the unusual art stuff. I spent literally 4 hours just browsing the galleries and enjoying every last detail of it (look for them, there are a lot). It's absolutely worth the rather small price tag.
  • August 5, 2017
    Palais de Tokyo is amazing - exhibitions are always intriguing and engaging. The food at the new restaurant was on point and delicious. The staff and management were still being trained so there was still a little bit of room for improvement, however the food made up for their incompetence.
  • August 12, 2017
    Very nice things but very stupid things as well. The kind of place that names anything art. It's extremely expensive compared to other museums in Paris

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