The Palais de Tokyo is next door to the Museum of Modern Art in
the Trocadéro neighbourhood of the 16 Arrondissement, and has become known as the most
creative and fun museum in Paris, aimed more towards the
younger generation, being the only museum to be open until midnight.
The original idea was to showcase fashion, video, film, music and dance alongside the more
traditional paintings and sculptures and with its spirit of risk-taking and
experimentation, the Palais de Tokyo emphasises on youth culture and even today it still
continues to attract visitors of all ages.
With the grand outdoor plaza that has been transformed into an improvised skate park,
along with the late night cantina and a more formal restaurant that is a popular meeting
place in Paris, this incredible place has a lively
and fun atmosphere for those that want something entirely different for an evening out in
The unorthodox and ambitious planning means that most exhibitions have their grand
openings in the evenings accompanied by live music and dance, which makes it a very unique
blend of culture and art all mixed together.
Having no permanent collection, the temporary exhibits are spread over the large open
space of the interior that was designed by the French architects Anne Lacaton &
Jean-Philippe Vassal, who selected a very basic rough and ready style with concrete
Derelict for more than a decade the Palais de Tokyo has been transformed into an
adventurous and cultural centre which is a funky and hip place to go, especially if you
prefer less crowds, a more relaxed atmosphere than some of the stuffy museums and prefer
There are other places that do open reasonably late in the evening, such as the Eiffel Tower and The
Louvre on certain nights, but situated in one of the really trendy neighbourhoods of
Paris overlooking the River Seine, this could make a
fantastic evening with a difference that you will never forget.
This fascinating place is open from noon until midnight every day of the week except for
Mondays when it is completely closed and the most attractive and picturesque way of
getting to the Palais de Tokyo is from the Avenue de New York, which is located beside the
Address & Contact Details:
Palais de Tokyo
Site de Création Contemporaine
13 Avenue du Président-Wilson
Telephone: 1 47 23 54 01