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Palais de Tokyo, Paris

(3.6/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I really hated this museum certainly beautiful architecture with convoluted but rather spacious rooms, but the works are really too much for me. This is the epitome of what I don't like in art, a headlock incomprehensible except for insiders to top flight! Suddenly we have all derided, guessed the titles, played in the most "successful" action of the play. In short we had fun but not what I expect from an art museum, even contemporary.
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  • Wonderful building with Great expos. In the courtyard is a Café and you can ist in the sun before crossing the Seine to fo to Eiffeltower on the other side. On Saturday there is a nice market from 8-1...  more »
  • What a fantastic and different experience! We thought we would give this gallery the once over after a recommendation from a friend. All four of us were captivated by Abraham Poincheval in a glass box...  more »
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  • It's a rare experience you get by coming to Palais de Tokyo. If you're a big fan of contemporary art, you're never leaving here. I never knew such a modern combination of aesthetics and simplicity could make such interesting exhibits. Despite the hundreds of other museums offered in Paris, this is the one that you need to come see for yourself. Unlike Musée D'Orsay or the Louvre, Palais de Tokyo offers a unique experience like never before that will leave you breathless and impressed.
  • Great afternoon with the kids at the Tino Sehgal "Carte Blanche" performance. Amazing to see the lower floor fully free of any walls. Loved interacting with the performers.
  • It s a nice building where there are exhibitions. You can see the tour eiffel. Quiet area. Relax area inside to have a quick nap on the carpet
  • Enjoy the cotemporary art exhibition without forgetting to take the time for a coffee on the Esplanade best between 1 and 3 pm to enjoy the sun.
  • Love this museum, amazong place. Appreciate also the "ateliers tok tok" for the kids.