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Jeu de Paume

#216 of 1,068 things to do in Paris
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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Address: 1 Place de la Concorde | 1er, 75008 Paris, France
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+33 1 47 03 12 50
10:00 - 19:00
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Tue 12:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00

A leading pole for the exhibition of photographic and other images, from...

A leading pole for the exhibition of photographic and other images, from the 19th to the 21st century (cinema, video, installation, etc.). Jeu de Paume produces, coproduces and hosts exhibitions as well as film programmes, symposiums, and public activities

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This was my third gallery of the day so in truth I was pretty arted out. The exhibition about uprisings was phenomenal and it was also great (and perhaps unusual) to see Basim... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This was my third gallery of the day so in truth I was pretty arted out. The exhibition about uprisings was phenomenal and it was also great (and perhaps unusual) to see Basim Magdy show. The bookshop is excellent

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful space for contemporary art! Their latest exhibition of Joana Hadgi Thomas and Khalil Joreige was amazing and well curated! Thank you

Thank Yamane F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

So this is basically a contemporary art kunst haus, which is different than a museum. It is 10 euro to get in, very easy to reach from public transportation (the metro is practically right below it). The Paris Museum Pass does NOT work here, so schedule your time accordingly. In the way of many French art museums the emphasis is... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a venue looking for a purpose, and it hasn't found it yet. The various photographic exhibitions it houses currently were either dull or pretentious. We were in and out in 20 minutes, shaking our heads.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I visited the Jeu de Paume when they had the special Philippe Halsman exhibit and it was amazing. The museum is small and can only house a few exhibits at a time but they really made the most of the space with this exhibit. I'll definitely be back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in art and culture, specifically photography, and want to avoid the main tourist museum sites....this is the place to go. Special small museum with very well curated exhibitions focused in photography, frequented by people really interested on the subject and with an wonderful specialized photo book shop. Must go for photography lovers. Very well located, next... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

As others have noted, sometime since my last visit (in 1982!) the JDP has been re-focused on photography. This is a nice-sized, easy-to-visit collection (my traveling companion has a torn meniscus, so we appreciate attractions that are not too taxing). The Josef Sudek exhibit is well worth the visit; the other stuff, not so much. Lovely space.

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

One of the lesser known musea in Paris. And yet beautifully situated in the Tuileries gardens with a high-end view of the ever-busy Place de la Concorde. Their regularly changing exhibitions have both a classical approach a a modern one: you'll be Ok with beautiful B&W classics, but there is always a small exhib on much more contemporary photographers or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

One of the current exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume is a retrospective of the work of Czech photographer Josef Sudek. His is an incredible story well told not only through his fine black and white photographs but also through a timeline of life events, extensive wall labels and a video of his working style. He lost an arm in... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

The exquisitely- located and historical Jeu de Paume has been re-purposed since my long-ago last visit into a photography, video and related arts exhibition location. I found the layout of the museum to be awkward, the metal detector at the entrance off-putting, and - most importantly - the (current) exhibition is quite uninspired: a self-indulgent little-known woman artist/photog, and a... More 

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Jeu de Paume C, Responsable relations publiques at Jeu de Paume, responded to this review

Hello Chris, Thank you for your feedback, we're very sorry you did not like the shows. Jeu de Paume mixes the historic and the contemporary, unknown and well-know artists: if François Kollar is little-know, Helena Almeida has represented her country twice at the Venice Biennale. As for the metal detector, you might have noticed it is an obligation in all... More 

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