MaM de Paris


The weather here has been insanely cold (something about le vent de sibérie really making Paris, and the rest of Europe, miserable) so James and I have been hibernating in our somewhat-warm apartment.

Last Saturday we decided to get out a bit and go to the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris. The most famous modern art museum in Paris is by far the Centre Pompidou (also know as Beaubourg by the French because of its location), but MaM has something extra going for it: it’s free!

MaM is located in the Palais de Tokyo, in the 16th arrondisement, not too far from the Eiffel Tower. From the terrace you have a really nice view of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower, but since it was super cold, we didn’t dawdle too much. (Also, if you skateboard, this is apparently the place to do it.)

There are special exhibitions that you pay for, but James and I stuck to the permanent collection and wandered around for about an hour and a half. Much larger than I imagined!

The Salle Duffy was undergoing some maintenance, so that was a bit of a bummer, but even so, the museum was definitely worth the visit! Plus, if you’re a Henri Matisse fan, he has his own room as well. It might look like it’s not open, but don’t be afraid to go in!

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