Palais de Tokyo
Palais de Tokyo
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12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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The Palais de Tokyo is a contemporary art center displaying temporary exhibitions
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Address
Neighbourhood: 16th Arr. - Passy
How to get there
  • Alma – Marceau • 4 min walk
  • Pont de l'Alma • 5 min walk
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unkagabi
Toronto32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 10 February 2020
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B A
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
What is this place? Palais de Tokyo is a total waste of time. I want to get a refund. Wow, what is this place doing here? What am I doing here? Ha ha. Do NOT go here. I’m not sure who would find this place even remotely interesting. Trust me, even if u could get in here for free, u would not be happy at all. Don’t waste your time coming here. Wow. I would actually be embarrassed to tell people that I came here. Palais de Tokyo is a total waste of time and money. It’s open late? Wow. What a joke. This place should be torn down and replaced with a hotel or something.
Written 30 December 2023
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Neal B
Genesee, CO139 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 17 January 2016
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Jan M
Zurich, Switzerland10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 8 December 2015
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Linda M
London, UK15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 17 December 2015
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Jinjinpom
Miami Beach, FL313 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 27 November 2016
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LoreoEurope
Orebic, Croatia26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 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 30 July 2015
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Maria C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
When I am walking through a museum I look for consistency - are all parts of the museum adding up to the consistent whole that builds a brand. Museum attracts their own audience and for Palais Tokyo I was definitely not impressed.

Every time I visit a museum I set a very high expectation, below are some of the points to ponder which would help the future visitors.

1. Price - it’s not fairly priced. It seemed that the artworks were done by amateurs especially he execution.
2. Exterior architecture - it was good knowing that the building was a also very historical.
3. Threshold -there is no sense of new experience.
4. I’m very sensitive to museums which makes me feel stupid which in this case it felt roaring. There is no unified message nay clear & museum voice

5. Look & feel - the exhibition doesn’t have its own look & feel and the arts was not communicated properly.

6. Collection- the collections didn’t meet the expectations set by the experience or what had been marketed and it didn’t played the context.

7. Area to area- I try to think big to small, the first gallery didn’t gave me a good sense of the overall museum.

This are my own opinion and this review were based on my own experience at the time of my visit.

Written 29 July 2019
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tomgogold
Venice, Italy2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 6 April 2016
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Paul C
Montreal, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been several times to this museum and I am always amazed by the use of space and scope of artworks exhibited. The current exhibition - INSIDE - is a case in point. How could you imagine having an artist making graffitis as part of an exhibition or seeing rain inside a house just to mention a few. It is definitely a world class contemporary art museum.
Written 2 January 2015
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