Palais de Tokyo's minimalist style interior of polished concrete and steel acts as an empty canvas for the rotating exhibitions, installations and performances that take place here. It has no permanent collection, but its scope reaches across the globe. Its impressive open-plan space includes a monumental light-plastic sculpture hanging from the ceiling and a retro space-age café area that would not look out of place on the set of Star Trek. DJs get busy on the decks come night-time.
For the museum and the restaurant with its terrace and stunning views of Paris
A pleasant distraction from the classica, and neo-classical art of Paris is this gallery. Everything from student works to modern installations. The place is well worth visiting if you've got 2 or 3 hours to explore. I happened on this place and have been smitten'd by the experience... next time I go back, I'll be sure to make this part of my trip.Kid friend, family friendly.... Halfway between the tower and the louve, it's an easy item to add to your day trip.
Another hit and miss museum - paid for three exhibitions even though two were already taken down. The one exhibition I saw was interesting - a little surreal with 30 or so video clips playing at the same time on the walls and on the ground. The bookstore is amazing! Any book ever on design or on post-modern art is here. Even if you don't want to go to the museum, make a trip out to the bookstore - it's selection is THAT cool.
Palais de Tokyo is a contemporary art institution in a stunning historic building. The atmosphere is casual and young, much like Kunst-Werke in Berlin or PS1 in New York (Long Island City). Even if the art isn't good, people just like being there. The attached restaurant is an excellent place for relaxing and people watching.
Was not enthused to wait in the long line, it was fairly crowded the day I went. I noticed some exhibitions like this one were free to look at, but the rest required paid entry (10 euros). It's one of the only museums open late (until midnight except Thursdays), so it may be a cool experience to check out their expositions. Some works are disturbing so be warned, overall it's an interesting place to check out and it's near the Eiffel Tower.
Palais de Tokyo is one of my favorite cultural spots in Paris. Along with their ever-changing exhibitions, the bookstore in the ground floor is great for art and fashion magazines and books. There are also several restaurants, including Tokyo Eat, a casual restaurant with very Parisian atmosphere with good music, nice drinks, and reasonably priced food.
Modern art at its finest! Palais de Tokyo has a lovely assortment of thought-provoking exhibits.
Nice terrasse in the summer