Palais de Tokyo : Site de Création Contemporaine

Museums , Art and design Champs Élysées and western Paris
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Vue de l’intervention sur bâtiment d’Isabelle Cornaro, Juin 2015 © Florent Michel / 11h45
Vue du Palais de Tokyo, Juillet 2013 © Florent Michel / 11h45
Vue de l’exposition Jean-Michel ALBEROLA, Palais de Tokyo, Février 2016 © Guillaume Lebrun / Atelier Diptik
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Vue du Palais de Tokyo, juillet 2014 © Florent Michel / 11h45

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
Address: 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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Flora G

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.