The Jeu de Paume Museum


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In context : Make a loop though the famous squares of Paris

We start at the entrance of the Tuileries garden, near the Place de la Concorde. The Jeu de Paume Museum, apart from the current exhibition, has a very interesting bookshop which is specialized in photography. Alternatively, you may want to see the nearby Orangerie Museum instead, at the southwest end of the garden, or even skip this first stop and begin at Tuileries subway station (line 1) further east.

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The place

Build in 1861, it initially housed palm games ("jeu de paume") courts, the indoor precursor of tennis, hence its name. A museum in 1909, it exhibited impressionist works of art that can now be seen in the d'Orsay Museum. Since 2004, it focuses on contemporary photography, video and experimental movies. It possesses also a remarkable bookshop.

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  • Opening hours - Tuesday : 11am-9pm - Wednesday to sunday : 11am-7pm
  • Prices - Full price : 8.50 euros - Reduced price : 5.50 euros
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