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Palais de Tokyo

Address 13 avenue du Président Wilson; 75016 Paris
Neighbourhood 16th Arrondissement | See on map
Metro Iéna [M9]
Telephone +33 1 47 23 38 86
Website http://www.palaisdetokyo.com
Price EUR 10
Hours Wed-Mon 12-24

Don’t let the posh surrounds of the 16th arrondissement fool you; this is pure contemporary art at its rough-around-the-edge finest, courtesy of curators Nicolas Bourriaud and Jérôme Sans.

The huge space, based across the Seine with stunning views of the Eiffel Tour, doesn’t have a permanent collection, positioning itself as a kind of incubator for experimental, temporary exhibitions courtesy of cool young French artists and international names like Jeff Koons.

People love the Tokyo Eat café which serves a fusion French/Asian inspired menu with none of the pretension of its neighbours, though competition has sprung from within with the opening of the Monsieur Bleu restaurant and terrace. How very progressive.