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Palais de Tokyo

#153 of 1,099 things to do in Paris
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Address: 13 avenue du President Wilson, 75116 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 81 97 35 88
12:00 - 00:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Palais de Tokyo is a contemporary art center displaying temporary...

The Palais de Tokyo is a contemporary art center displaying temporary exhibitions

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Always something funny..

It's a real 'fringe' modern art museum as it should be! Always something funny and nice is going on!!!

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It's a real 'fringe' modern art museum as it should be! Always something funny and nice is going on!!!

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Greenwich, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maybe it was bad luck but I wasn't interested in any of the exhibits at this museum when I visited. The art was haphazard, mostly installations, and the various exhibitions did not hold together. There was no sense of uniformity. I didn't care for most of what was being shown.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful building with Great expos. In the courtyard is a Café and you can ist in the sun before crossing the Seine to fo to Eiffeltower on the other side. On Saturday there is a nice market from 8-14h on the whole street. Shop your Picknick there and find a nice place to eat.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic and different experience! We thought we would give this gallery the once over after a recommendation from a friend. All four of us were captivated by Abraham Poincheval in a glass box hatching eggs and his previous week inside a large rock and a prior to that a bear!!! Plus other really thought provoking items of performance... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of stone, open spaces. This was built for an International Expo in the 1930s and reflects the architecture of the era. Not to my taste. However if there is a good temporary art expo inside, don't miss it as it is a good art display space.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good unusual museum. Enjoyed reading about all the artists, especially Abraham Poincheval. I would definitely go again. 12 euroes entrance fee for an adult.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Went here for business reasons, so fortunately I didn't have to pay. I don't mind paying €12 when I know the work I will see is by proven, time-tested artists. Exhibits like this should cost a lot less (or be by donation). I suppose this place will appeal to some, but not to others. The building is magnificent, but the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

What disappointment - such an incredible space with so much potential. Badly curated and I cannot believe that especially in Paris that isn't wonderful work to shown!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

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 shell. But this is an art venue...so what about the art within it? The venue has quite a reputation for being at the... More 

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Sankt Polten, Austria
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Palais de Tokyo has from outside a quite martialic architecture. It makes you feel smal, but nevertheless the lokal people like it to play ball or drive their skateboard on the stairs. Officialy it is used for exhibitions. When we where there it was a exhibition of the audiance ... you may ask now what? we did also. People... More 

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This is the neighbourhood of grand and impressive Haussmann-designed apartments and buildings. National museums overlook the Eiffel Tower and embassies fill the avenues and streets. Locals head to the butcher, florist, or bakery on their daily rounds amidst luxury and splendour, all with a view over Paris and its most famous tower. Snuggled in between the grand buildings are small art galleries and homes of historical significance. With a rich legacy from 19th century politics, art, and architecture, you can’t help but be reminded of the belle époque, the Universal Exhibitions and the nobility that have frequented and shaped these streets.
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