Paris: Palais de Tokyo (& Night at the Museum)
This Saturday is Nuit Européene des Musées, or Night at the Museum, where museums around Europe are open late (typically until midnight). The Palais de Tokyo contemporary art center was for a long time one of my favorite museums in Paris for the fact that it’s open until midnight on a regular basis, making it so much easier to balance your day and still fit in some culture. There was a period where the museum went down hill for a bit, but after the recent re-opening of the museum, I’m even more a fan than I was before. The museum has majorly expanded, extending downwards, and now is 22,000m2 of contemporary art. My mind was seriously blown with the renovation, and there was some really great work happening (and a few of those “what is that!?!” pieces which always leads to humorous conversation). And besides the design-y bookstore, I love the Palais de Tokyo bar for a great cocktail in a chill atmosphere. I’m sure this summer will be great too at their outdoor patio. Oh, and of course they have a photo booth on premises as well! It’s an unexpected treat in the 16th.
Click here for more information, complete with a great map of participating museums for this weekend’s Night at the Museum.
Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116
Open daily (except Tuesdays) noon to midnight
May 17, 2012 at 8:44 am //
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May 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm //
I went to Museumnacht in Amsterdam the year I was living there – such a magical experience. Anne Frankhuis at midnight with musical accompaniment. Fantastic.
May 19, 2012 at 3:35 am //
Those art exhibits look awesome. At first glance, in the second photo, I thought someone was trying to scale a wall… but then I saw the slope. Lol.
I haven’t been to a museum in a long time. I should make a trip soon!