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Palais de Tokyo, Site de Création Contemporaine
Palais de Tokyo Site for the Contemporary Arts
13, avenue du Président Wilson,
Tel: 01 47 23 38 86 or 01 47 23 54 01
Metro: Iéna (then walk down the avenue) or Alma-Marceau (walk up the avenue)
RER C: Pont de l’Alma (then cross the Seine).
Bus: lines 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 92.
Most public areas are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are in the main lobby.
Open: Information desk and ticket sales everyday except Monday (noon to midnight).
Entry: Ticket includes admission to current exhibitions, as well as the assistance of the Palais’s mediators and access to any scheduled events.
Full price : €6 Reduced admission : €4.50 (visitors over 60, less than 26 with ID, students, large family ticket, art teachers) Special price/discount : €1 (artists, art students)
On first Sundays of the month, reduced admission of €1 for all !
Package “museum visit/today’s special” : €15 (1 admission + the day’s special at the restaurant + 1 coffee) Free for children under 18, the unemployed, and visitors with disabilities Please note that show openings are free to all.
http://www.palaisdetokyo.com (there are English versions of most pages)
The Palais de Tokyo is the first art institution in the world to remain open from noon to midnight, everyday except Monday. You can drop by after seeing a movie or dining out! The most avant-garde art museum in Western Europe, it makes a point of showing cutting - in fact, downright bleeding - edge conceptual and video art, not to mention performance art.There's also a regular program of the latest music, dance and politically driven art work. Yep, it's a French radical's (or poseur's) paradise - fun, though!
The Palais de Tokyo may be a venue for emerging art, but gastronomic needs and capitalism have not been forgotten: a restaurant, a cafeteria, a bookshop and a boutique cater to visitors.
Tip: If you're into contemporary art in Paris, check out these sites, especially Paris Art which provides an English version of its vast coverage of the Paris art scene: www.tram-idf.fr and www.paris-art.com
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