Jeu de Paume
Originally home to a collection of Impressionist works that have since been moved to the Musée d’Orsay, the striking Jeu de Paume now categorises itself as a contemporary art gallery exhibiting emerging and internationally established artists.
During World War II Jeu de Paume became a mass culture crematorium as the Nazis burnt ‘degenerate art’ from the likes of Picasso and Dali, but is now a much more inspiring and positive environment. Drawing in more than 300,000 visitors a year, the Jeu de Paume is constantly changing their exhibitions, now often focusing on film and photography, and production processes through the 19th to 21st centuries. The downstairs cinema screens films and digital art installations, and the gallery website hosts specially created Internet art projects.
Set deep in the heart of Paris in the Jardin des Tuileries on the Seine, its name alludes to an early version of real tennis (it literally translates as ‘palm game’) thanks to its location on former courts.
The fun and hip café Cuizines, perfect for those ‘on the go’, is located on the mezzanine. This modern kitchen revisits great French classics and infuses new flavours.
The bookshop at the Jeu de Paume is a well-known Parisian reference point for all areas of fine art, photography, visual arts, contemporary cinematography, and new technology. The outstanding collection houses more than 10,000 titles. Foreign customers will be happy to know that the store also operates a high-quality mail-order service with long-distance shipping via their website.
Jeu de Paume
1 Place de la Concorde
+33 (0) 1 47 03 12 50
Tuesday 11.00 – 21.00
Wednesday – Sunday 11.00 – 19.00
Metro: Concorde (M1, M8, M12)