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Palais de Tokyo, Paris
(3.7/5 based on 380+ 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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  • 30 minutes of waiting in the cold. It warns us 1 hour waiting for an exhibition, the rest being available immediately. Result: €12 and an empty exhibition, forced to wait 1 h? He must be honest with visitors and do not promise them immediate access so that is not the case!
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  • Discover what the Palace contains. A set of artists and resolutely contemporary exhibitions and it feels good. So yes, Paris has museums and magnificent historical sites but it is equally attractive to immerse themselves into wacky or tortuous or poetic or even metaphorical universe. And most of the time the visitor isn't just a simple Viewer but a player what he sees and imagines.
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  • Nth visit to this Museum of contemporary art, which seems to have now taken flight and its brands. Attracted by the novelty of the concept of this wine, we get without us being too informed on the content of the expo... and it's much better! Because the surprise is total: among the few hundred (or probably thousands) of exhibitions that I've browsed, it is by far the most original, surprising, intriguing... We got into opposite, taken with delicacy, listened with tact, guided, lost, found and prevented... We come out with a memory which becomes sticky and extending some time still a vision of art, if not innovative very enigmatic. A big congratulations!
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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.