Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue du Président Wilson - 75116 Paris
Imperial, in the way of the shogun. Founded in 1937, the power symblised by the two wings of the venerable Palais de Tokyo surprises its viewer. Symmetrical and monumental, the mirror image is divided by water and stairs. The latter was designed in 2001, by the architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philipe Vassal who wished that their predecessors had made the space “a huge black box”, but decided that the interior resembled “a magnificent industrial wasteland”. The question became “to see the sun and the city and have multiply access, taking the Jamaâ El Fna of Morrocco Square as reference.” Open from noon to midnight, and with the recent addition of a delicious restaurant, the Palais de Tokyo welcomes 200 000 art lovers every year.