If you are a modern art enthusiast planning to visit Paris, you’ve probably already heard of the Centre Pompidou, this multidisciplinary cultural centre that, among other things, hosts the National Museum of Modern Art (Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris) and organizes really interesting exhibitions.
But what you may not know is that the city of Paris also has its own modern art museum, and that its collections have no reason to be jealous of Centre Pompidou’s.
The museum is now under renovation works, so only a limited selection of works is on display (the famous Fée Électricité is not visible), until the end of 2019. The entrance is still free (except for temporary exhibitions)
Other museums are located nearby:
– the West wing of the same building hosts the Palais de Tokyo centre for contemporary art (and a cool trendy restaurant: Tokyo Eat)
– Musée du Quai Branly: primitive arts, on the other bank of the river, next to Eiffel Tower
– Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (architecture and town planning museum).
– Musée Guimet: Asian arts