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Palais de Tokyo

13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

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About Palais de Tokyo

A huge building dedicated to modern and contemporary art. It is located at 11, avenue du President Wilson. The Palais de Tokyo is one of the three permanent buildings of the 1937 international exhibition and intended, according to the 1934 project, to replace the Luxembourg Museum . It was initially used to present a retrospective of French art since the Middle Ages, but its real inauguration dates from 1947 when the collections relocated during the Second World War returned.



Attractions near Palais de Tokyo

Paris Museum of Modern Art0.09km from Palais de Tokyo

Paris Museum of Modern Art is a major municipal museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries, Set in the east wing of the Palais de Tokyo, a sober 1930s monument, the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art of Paris exhibits 10,000 with the seal of eclecticism, satisfying anyone interested in greater contemporary creation. It features several artistic movements of the twentieth century, focusing especially on the Cubism and Fauvism movements.

The National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet is an Asian art museum located in Paris , inaugurated in 1889. It bears the name of Émile Guimet, an industrialist and scholar from Lyon who, thanks to his travels, brings together important collections of Asian art objects. It brings together, over an area of ​​4000 m², many masterpieces of this continent. Some of the museum's artifacts were collected from Southeast Asia by French authorities during the colonial period.

Quai Branly Museum0.42km from Palais de Tokyo

A beautiful museum which was located in Paris that was featuring the indigenous art and cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. It has a collection of around 300,000 arts which was extremely diverse, both in terms of its regions and its contents.  It is a place that is unique and strange, poetic and unsettling. It serves as both a museum and as a center for research.

Trocadéro Gardens0.63km from Palais de Tokyo

An open space that has a spectacular garden and provides exceptional views of the Eiffel Tower across the River Seine located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. This space was built for the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris, the gardens align perfectly with the base of the Eiffel Tower. Today this beautiful space plays a role in popular seasonal events throughout the year. There are also fountains and an array of sculptures and so more to see.

Eiffel Tower0.71km from Palais de Tokyo

The Eiffel Tower is a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It is also the most-visited paid monument in the world!

Avenue Montaigne0.75km from Palais de Tokyo

Avenue Montaigne, connecting the Champs-Elysées to the Alma Bridge, is known as one of the most exclusive and luxurious arteries in the capital. This is home to quite a few sumptuous international Haute Couture boutiques. Luxury and prestige crisscross and make the street the highlight of first-class shopping in Paris. In the nineteenth century, the street earned some renown for its sparkling and colourfulMabille Gardens on Saturday nights.

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The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.