The Palais de Tokyo (Tokyo Palace) is a building dedicated to modern and contemporary art, located at 13 avenue du Président-Wilson, facing the Trocadéro, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris (France).

The eastern wing of the building belongs to the City of Paris, and hosts the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (Paris’ Museum of Modern Art). The western wing belongs to the French state and since 2002, has hosted the Palais de Tokyo / Site de création contemporaine, the largest museum in France dedicated to temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.

The building is separated from the River Seine by the Avenue de New-York, which was formerly named Quai Debilly and later Avenue de Tokio (from 1918 to 1945). The name Palais de Tokyo derives from the name of this street.

The Palais de Tokyo is, with the Palais de Chaillot and the Palais d’Iéna, one of the three permanent buildings resulting from the 1937 International Exhibition and intended, according to the 1934 project, to replace the Luxembourg Museum.

A municipal decree of May 14, 1997 assigned the name Place de Tokyo to a parking area located in front of the entrance to the palace, avenue du Président-Wilson, opposite the Palais Galliera, the Fashion Museum of the city of Paris and between rue Maria-Brignole and rue de Galliera which surround the Palais Galliera.

Address: 13 Av. du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France.

Working Hours:

Saturday 12–10 PM
Sunday 12–10 PM
Monday 12–10 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12–10 PM
Thursday 12 PM–12 AM
Friday 12–10 PM

Phone: +33 1 81 69 77 51

Architects: André Aubert, Marcel Henri Albert Dastugue.

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