Palais de Tokyo
Palais de Tokyo
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12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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The Palais de Tokyo is a contemporary art center displaying temporary exhibitions
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Anthony K
London, UK15,000 contributions
May 2022
Visited the MAM ... Modern Art Museum recently and it was a real pleasure. Saw the phenomenal rooms given over to works by Raoul Dufy and Henri Matisse and some fine modern works by French artists and those who lived in Paris during the 20th century. For Matisse alone it is worth a visit and entrance to the permanent collection is free.
Written May 22, 2022
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Conchens
12 contributions
If you still have energy to continue your museum hopping, this museum is open until Midnight!

It has really contemporary art installations, the large scale one they have now (Dec. 2004) is enjoyable. They could use a few more exhibits to fill the space.

The Palais is a grand building from the outside, but if you are an architcture buff, you will be very disturbed at its bare bones concrete roughness inside- it is designed so everything, even the ticket booth can be moved around, and the interior is gutted and unfinished- w/ a contemporary restaurant attached- I didn't try it.

There's also a pretty interesting bookstore and giftshop of hard to find Japanese items and interesting stuff- almost like the first floor of the store Collette, but rawer selection.

I can totally see this place getting more interesting by next year, esp. with all the publicity its getting, but the best part is that:
if you are a student studying something creative, or an artist, ADMISSION IS FREE!!!!!

visit if you 1. have time, 2. like cool stuff, and 3. can get in free!
Written December 22, 2004
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Pesta1963
Biel, Switzerland1,167 contributions
May 2017
What I love about this museum is it's size, the boutique and the fact that you are allowed (YESSS) to take photos of the exhibitions......The curation here is of a very hugh standard. Well worth a visit....I personally prefer going in the evening....less people and a fun thing to do whilst most people ar out on the town.
Written June 6, 2017
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unkagabi
Toronto35 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Advertised for its free admission, a recent visit proved a disappointment. The ‘free’ permanent collection is closed to the public, but there were 2 feature exhibitions, each with a separate ticketed admission. Advise finding a better use of your tourist time.
Written February 10, 2020
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Neal B
Genesee, CO160 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
Let me start by saying I am by no means a sophisticated consumer of art or culture so therefore my impressions may not be valid.
That being said I found this museum to be a complete waste of time. Yes I understand the John Giorno was a late beat generation poet and friend of Andy Worhol. Whoohoo! I understand that he had some interesting and incisive things to say about life and culture during his time. However, I found it worth about as much time as it took me to write this review and certainly not worth the admission price.
Be sure to check what's on offer before you go.
Written January 17, 2016
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Jan M
Zurich, Switzerland10 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
This was not what we expected. I felt as if we had been placed inside a children's play room. I enjoy Paul Klee and his great mind. He is Swiss and he had many great ideas and put them on paper. The 'art' we saw in this museum was nothing like the great art of a master. It seemed to be for 'artists' who could not display their works at any other location, and so we are supposed to walk around and marvel at all of the mess that is called art. Waste of time and money.
Written December 8, 2015
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Linda M
London, UK15 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
We did our research and ventured inside and were put off by all the wasted paint and materials on what some would call rubbage. Nothing tasted in this grande mess of 'la sal de la sal'. You could see better art if you went along the Seine River and looked at the new Graffiti artists, and I am not being sarcastic at all.
Written December 17, 2015
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Jinjinpom
Miami Beach, FL293 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
We arrived and waited in line for about 45 minutes for what promised to be an interesting experience. The entrance fee was 12€. As we walked in someone approached us and asked "what is the enigma?" I was confused and just wanted this person to get out of my face. I tried avoiding her but she kept asking the same question. I told her the enigma was finding the exhibit. She pointed to some stairs. We walked down the stairs to find a large room voided of any decoration looking as if it was ready to be demolished. People were sitting around like they do at the Spanish steps looking into oblivion. We thought we were lost. There was a large group of people running back and forth in the large room. Most of them young but several were sweating profusely and experiencing shortness of breath. The run was not coordinated it was just people running about as children do when they are bored. We returned upstairs to try and find the exhibit. There was a long line of people waiting to get into what we hoped was the exhibit. There was no apparent end to the line and we had to go under a makeshift rope breaking the line to get to someone that seems to work there. No one was wearing a uniform nor a badge that would indicate they worked at the museum. Just a guess because people were asking questions and he had a radio in his hand. He told us we had to wait 30 minutes before we could make the line so we had to exit back under the makeshift rope. In addition he told us the wait to get into the exhibit was about 1 hour. I asked about the exhibit and he asked if we had seen the exhibit downstairs. I asked which exhibit and he said it was the performance. (He meant the people running around). He said the entire exhibit was people performing around us (or attempting to perform, such as the woman that approached us as soon as we entered). I asked him about the entrance as it seems there was no order to it. He said it was under the rope as we had just done!
I was speechless!!!! Not sure what incredible impactful journey I missed but I am sure that the performance so far bordered on the ridiculous and lack of talent. The notion that people running around an empty broken down hallway is considered art is equivalent to people paying to come see me cleaning my house and is asinine.
Both my friend and I had the same wish to get out of the convoluted world of nonsense and enjoy the majesty of the Eiffel Tower.
Written November 27, 2016
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LoreoEurope
Orebic, Croatia28 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
in the park next to the restaurant and so in the center of Paris, there are many rats visible to the visitors. It is a shame that the city of Paris and its businesses do not do more to get rid of rats.
Written July 30, 2015
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tomgogold
Venice, Italy2 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
Yes, parts were entertaining. I had read some of the reviews before stepping inside and once there found most of the exhibitions to be lacking. I then came to the conclusion that those who enter and who have never studied art will enjoy the exhibitions more than those who have any kind of formal education concerning the vast subject of modern art. I was disappointed but yet others were enchanted. Let the true art lovers visit the more established places and let the others wander the halls of the Palais de Tokyo- that was my conclusion.
Written April 6, 2016
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