Palais de Tokyo

13 avenue du Président Wilson - 75116 Paris

Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement


The Palais de Tokyo occupies a monumental building which was built in 1937 for the Paris International Exhibition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life. It is situated in the 16th arrondissement, a stone's throw from Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower. The west wing of the palace houses one of the largest centres for creation and contemporary art in Europe. Entirely renovated in April 2012 by the architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vasall, the site offers visitors exhibitions, meetings, screenings, concerts and performances in a 22,000 m² space spread across 4 floors. The Little Palais offers special activities and workshops for children. Numerous amenities: two restaurants, including the Tokyo Eat, two gardens and a bookshop. The east wing of the Palais de Tokyo houses the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.


Eiffel Tower.

Architectural style

  • 1930


  • Dessins
  • Multimédia
  • Peinture
  • Photographie
  • Sculpture


The Jardin aux Habitants, by Robert Milin, is situated on Rue de la Manutention

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Car park/Parking
  • Restaurant


Monsieur Bleu - +33 (0)1 47 20 90 47 or email Bambini - email: -

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Full rate: €12. Concessions €9 (under 26s, teachers, students, seniors) Reservation by email at:

Guided tour

Flash visit (30 minutes): free and upon presentation of ticket. Tour of Lasco Project: free and upon presentation of ticket. Full tour: €2 supplement. Thematic tour: €2 supplement.

Group tour

Contact a mediator of the Palais: +33 (0) 1 81 97 35 92 -


Job seekers, people receiving French welfare benefits, people working for the Ministry of Culture and Communication, ICOM, IKT, journalists, disabled people and accompanying person (upon presentation of proof of less than 3 months old).

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times


Opening times

The Palais de Tokyo and the Walther König & Cahiers d’Art bookshop are open every day except Tuesday, from midday to 9pm. The restuarants are open every day.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

Voir la carte

Palais de Tokyo

13 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 81 97 35 88

  • Subway - Iéna
  • RER - Pont de l'Alma
  • Bus - 32, 63, 72, 82, 92

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Physical disability:
- the museum's 4 disabled parking spaces are located at the museum entrance on Place de Tokyo, on Avenue du Président Wilson and on the corner of Rue de Brignole and Avenue du Président Wilson
- disabled access is via the administrative entrance found to the left of the main entrance, via a small permanent access ramp to avoid the steps; buzz the security intercom to be let in
- a member of staff will welcome you when you arrive; then take the lift to Level 2 to access the Wilson Entry Hall.
- wheelchairs for hire at the welcome desk
- all spaces are accessible to people with reduced mobility
- a map for visitors with reduced mobility is available at the welcome desk and updated for new exhibitions

Visual impairment:
- easy-to-read document available on counters during the visit
- regular tactile and sensory guided tours
- timetable of visits updated online for new exhibitions
- braille document presenting the Palais de Tokyo available at the welcome desk
- the Palais de Tokyo is a very large space (22,000 m²) comprised of several rooms; during exhibitions some rooms may be very dark or have obstacles at eye level, including the Galerie Wilson which has a number of unmarked pillars on the floor
- staircases are only partially adapted (some staircases lack contrasting step edges, tactile warning strips, ramps and contrasting risers)

Hearing impairment:
- regular guided tours in French Sign Language
- timetable of visits updated online for new exhibitions
- museum staff speak French Sign Language

Mental disability:
- easy-to-understand document available on counters during the visit
- personalized visits
- certain rooms may cause anxiety (darkness, sound effects) and vary by exhibition
- it is recommended to learn about the exhibitions in advance from welcome and communcation staff to properly prepare for your visit

- transfer weight to the right: women's toilets in the main hall and on Level 1C, ment's toilets on Level 1
- transfer weight to the left: men's toilets in the main hall and on Level 1C, women's toilets on Level 1

The welcome and cultural communication teams are available to help you with your visit, both for getting around the museum spaces and understanding the exhibitions.

More details on accessibility

Museum in the same district: Trocadéro - Passy

Museum in the same arrondissement: 16th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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