Palais de Tokyo

  • Palais de Tokyo Paris

 An experimental museum with great eateries


13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 –Metro Alma-Marceau or Iéna - Palais de Tokyo's website


The Palais de Tokyo is an experimental space for contemporary artists where exuberant installations appeal to the mind and invite reflexion.

Their unique bookshop sells cards, music, and of course books, and has the distinction of being one of few Paris bookshops that stays open until midnight!

Two restaurants, quite different from each another, are tucked inside the museum.

The cavernous Tokyo Eat sits inside the Palais and has a comically futuristic decor.

The neobrasserie Monsieur Bleu is a soaring space with a large terrace that overlooks the Seine. French architect Joseph Dirand took cues from Art Deco glamour, the artwork of Yves Klein, and the minimalist style of Adolf Loos when designing its sleek, minimalist interiors. I can’t recommend Monsieur Bleu as I haven’t tried it, but it seems the perfect place for a special meal if you want to impress or be seen.

When the weather is fine, I like to go to the Musée d’Art Moderne cafeteria, just next door, and dine on the terrace between the two museums. It’s got the best view of the Eiffel Tower!

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