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Palais de Tokyo, Paris

(3.6/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Knowing well Pointcheval I wanted to go see his new performance at the Palace and I was rather disappointed the rest of exhibitions, a little too empty for my taste and people who have been with me! But I would definitely all the same because there are always surprises!
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  • Inside the Museum is worth visiting this place alone. "Entrails" are impressive and "immense". The surface of the rooms can accommodate exhibitions / really innovative performance. Visits lightning (30 min) with cultural mediators of the free Palais de Tokyo, which are often exciting. It is best to arrive in advance when openings which are free. In short, a Mecca for contemporary art in France!
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  • A truly terrific space - ideal as a host for all sorts of art related activities. It would be great even just to vacate the building and let the visitors walk around in this cavernous and fascinating ...  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.