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Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.6/5 based on 360+ 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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  • The restaurant and its terrace of the Palais de Tokyo are a must in Paris. The map is nice and good and inventive palts. A special mention for the always excellent desserts. Very good pastry chef in the kitchen.
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  • The art experience from entry through to finish were fantastic. It's an engaging art space, it's interactive, thought provoking, enjoyable, relate-able, comfortable and and uncomfortable space all at ...  read more »
  • It's currently closed for the preparation for new exhibitions. The announcement sticking at the gate says that it will be reopened in October. But its restaurant is still open and it looks popular. 
  • This is a special place. The exhibits are very interactive. The size of this place enables them to exhibit some special art you will not see anywhere else. This is a great place to spend a day when the rain comes. There is another museum across the way so you can easily spend a whole day at this location.
  • Very professionally curated exhibitions of contemporary art - one of my favourite museums in Paris!
  • Beautiful place. Good exhibitions. A must see!
  • This is a terrific institution, but unfortunately in a state of disrepair. Highly worth a visit - just overlook the rundown appearance.
  • Amazing place for bass music events (jungle juice, get ready, all naked, splash) where you can seat upstairs when you get tired. Lockers are about 3/4€ and drinks are as expensive as in any nightclub in Paris. Outside smoking area (so waaay too cold during winter)
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