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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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  • What I love about this museum is it's size, the boutique and the fact that you are allowed (YESSS) to take photos of the exhibitions......The curation here is of a very hugh standard. Well worth a vis...  more »
  • This very special place presents always amazing exhibitions and shows the best of modern art world. It is very well situated and from the terrace there is a beautiful view over the Eiffel tower.  more »
  • Many artists very interesting, as Karel Appel, Duffy, Matisse, and a great exhibition of jewels that started the 22nd May.  more »
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  • 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.
  • great unique exhibits, but don't go on a hot day - there is no air conditioning.
  • Craaaazy exhibitions and nice opening hours. If you love contemporary art, especially installations and video, you will love this place. Abraham Poinchevals performance was probably the craziest art project I ever witnessed: He locked himself up in a glass cage for weeks, trying to hatch eggs.
  • Building is a beautiful space, which gives a lot of possibilities for installation art. There are many different contemporary art installations, and most of them are very fun or weird to look at - really nice to just wander around a little and wonder at how crazy some people are for thinking of these things ;) Small lockers, café and shop - but it is being renewed so probably that will be better soon. Nice and friendly staff :)
  • A space for arts appreciation. There are different sectors to visit. Be there during Paris Fashion Week and you will see a lot of interesting dress