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Palais de Tokyo, Paris

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#33 of 146 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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  • I like Palais de Tokyo because of its architecture and the art. Always an inspiration to be here. And very near the Eiffel Tower too.  more »
  • Very lively place open until midnight but too "trendy" for my taste. It's a mixture of the worlds of contemporary art and street art. One can simply ask, is a fairly easy to take place. In my view, the bar is to be avoided: it is expensive and bad, as in a very touristy thing. Exhibitions are relatively typical for this kind of place, and the shop is a small bookshop very provided in art books. It is not too do with the Japan, when you're at the Palais de Tokyo, however.
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  • Interesting Museum of modern art and, sometimes, abstract. A penalty can not enjoy a part due to be works for the future Paris Fashion Week. A photo is worth in its surroundings by enjoying views over the Seine and the Eiffel Tower at the same time.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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