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Beyond the centre

Opened just days after the 2005 banlieue riots ended, this contemporary art museum has earned a fearsome reputation for artistic savvy. Its collection offers a stunning snapshot of French art from 1950 to the present, including installations by Gilles Barbier, Jesús Rafael Soto and Christian Boltanski. Recent acquisitions have branched out into contemporary art, representing artists of all nationalities including Yvan Salomone, Tsuneko Taniuchi and Jesper Just. Add to that its ongoing tradition of artists in residence, as well as a wide range of temporary exhibitions, and you’ve got one of Paris’s most exciting galleries.

Venue name: MAC/VAL
Address: Place de la Libération
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am-8pm; Sat-Sun noon-7pm
Transport: RER C to Vitry-sur-Seine, then bus 18O to MAC/VAL. Or Métro line 7 to Villejuif and bus 180 to MAC/VAL.
Price: €5; €2.50 reductions; free under-26s, students, all 1st Sun of mth
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