When it opened in 2002, many thought the Palais' stripped-back interior was a design statement. In fact, it was a response to tight finances. The 1937 building has now come into its own as an open-plan space with a skylit central hall, hosting exhibitions and performances. Extended hours and a funky café have drawn a younger audience, and the roll-call of artists is impressive (Pierre Joseph, Wang Du and others). The name dates to the 1937 Exposition Internationale, but is also a reminder of links with a new generation of artists from the Far East.
|Venue name:||Palais de Tokyo : Site de Création Contemporaine|
13 avenue du Président Wilson
|Opening hours:||12noon-12mid (shut Tues)|
|Price:||€3, concessions €1, under-18s and art students free|
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This is such a beautiful building - really large open spaces, and a whole range of exhibitions going on at the same time (all included in the one ticket price). There are also three restaurants on site - I particularly like Tokyo Eat, which is located on the huge terrace during the summer months.