Palais de Tokyo and the pleasures of the table

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le palais de tokyo et les plaisirs de la table
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Art installations, live performances, design, soundscapes … these are but a few of the attractions you can expect to discover in the relaxed setting of the space.

Constructed in 1937 for the International Exhibition, Palais de Tokyo is today the biggest venue dedicated to contemporary European creation (it now covers 22000 square metres following renovation in 2012). 

Palais de Tokyo is a true showcase of 21st century art of all genres: visual art, design, music and fashion.

Not only is Palais de Tokyo a venue for experimental art, it is also a gastronomic sanctuary. Open to the public from midday to midnight, Parisians flock there as much for its restaurants as for its cultural fare and bookshop.

Tip: plan your visit for late afternoon and stay on for dinner in one of its two restaurants.

Monsieur Bleu

This huge restaurant located in the west wing of Palais de Tokyo offers diners a magnificent view of the quays along the Seine from its terrace and a breath-taking view of the Eiffel Tower. Its lavish Art Deco, period archive rooms in green and gold shades were designed by the interior designer, Joseph Dirand. Add to this its menu of traditional fare and visitors can expect to be treated to the best of classy, international brasserie cuisine.

Tokyo Eat

Looking for somewhere a little less formal? Then head for Tokyo Eat. Located at the entrance of Palais Royal, this trendy, canteen-style restaurant, with its industrial look serves excellent house cocktails with à la carte “fusion food” to match and its lively ambiance can’t fail to cheer you up.


Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16

Everyday, except Tuesday. From midday to midnight

From 8 to 10 euros.

Metro: Alma-Marceau

Tokyo Eat 

13 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16

Open everyday. From midday to midnight Menu: around 30 euros

Monsieur Bleu

13 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16

or 20 Avenue de New York, Paris 16.

Mandatory booking.