Résumé

The today Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume was inaugurated on June 17, 1991. Without a permanent collection, the exhibitions are exclusively temporary and concern the art of the second half of the 20th century. In 2004, by ministerial decision, the Jeu de Paume became a museum devoted to photography and image, video art, experimental cinema and documentary film.

Localisation
Open hours

Opening hours: Tuesday: 11am - 9pm - Wednesday to Sunday: 11am - 7pm

Closing times

  • Closed on Monday
  • Closed on January 1st, May 1st, July 14th and December 25th
  • Exceptional closing at 5pm on December 24th and 31st

Online reservation is recommended but not mandatory. For holders of an image pass or beneficiaries of the free admission ticket, you can come to the reception desk at the time of your choice without a reservation.

Access

Access
Access by the Tuileries garden,
stairs on the rue de Rivoli side.
Access for disabled people,
by car via the Pont de Fer entrance (Seine side).

  • Metro: lines 1, 8, 12 (Concorde station)
  • RER :
  • Bus : 24, 42, 72, 73, 84, 94
  • Parking : Jardin des Tuileries and Carrousel
    (access by the quai des Tuileries or the rue de Rivoli)
    Rue du Mont-Thabor, rue des Pyramides
  • Vélib' stations: 119, rue de Lille - 2, rue Cambon
Address

Musée du Jeu de Paume
1, place de la Concorde, jardin des Tuileries
75001 PARIS
Tél : 33 (0)1 47 03 12 50

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ', ") 48° 51′ 57″ N 2° 19′ 26″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86593 2.32363
Reservation

ENTRANCE TO EXHIBITIONS

  • Full price: 12 € (€)
  • Reduced rate : 7,50
  • Free admission to the Jeu de Paume Museum for students and under 25s on the last Tuesday of the month.
  • Prices for groups

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION (PASS IMAGE)

  • Full price : 35 € solo / 60 € duo
  • Reduced rate: 26 € solo / 45 € duo
  • More about the image pass
Description complète

Jeu-de-Paume Museum origin : to do sports

Jeu-de-Paume Museum is the building that today houses a museum, the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume. It was built to be a place reserved for sports ("Le jeu de paume", ancestor of tennis). In 1861, Napoleon III authorized its construction in the Tuileries garden and imposed that its architecture is similar to that of the Orangery museum building. The Jeu-de-paume Court was inaugurated in 1862.

Note: The historic oath known as the "Jeu de Paume", a pledge of union taken on June 20, 1789, by the 578 deputies of the Third Estate, the clergy, and the nobility (in reality, only 300 were present) took place in the Salle du Jeu de Paume of the Château de Versailles. It is considered as the point of start of the French Révolution.

Jeu-de-Paume Museum and its different uses throughout history

During the First World War, the Jeu-de-Paume hall was used as a distribution service for rationing tickets. A few sporadic exhibitions were held there nonetheless.
On December 23, 1932, it became the Museum of Contemporary Foreign Schools paintings. The collections that had been locked up for 10 years were exhibited: works by Modigliani, Van Dongen, Picasso, Gris, Chagall, Zadkine... It then began to enjoy an international reputation.
During the Second World War, many works looted by the Nazis were stored there and Goering came to make his choice. After the liberation, a recovery commission was set up at the Jeu de Paume in 1946, its research based on the documents of Rose Valland.
In 1947 until 1986 (when the Musée d'Orsay opened), the collections of the Musée des Ecoles étrangères contemporaines were grouped with those of the Musée du Luxembourg to form the Musée National d'Art Moderne. The Musée des Impressionnistes then opened at the Jeu-de-Paume
In 1986, the Impressionist works were transferred to the Musée d'Orsay. The Jeu de Paume closed its doors and in 1987, under the impetus of the Ministry of Culture, it was decided that the museum would be devoted to contemporary art.

The last destination of the Museum

The Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume was inaugurated on June 17, 1991. Without a permanent collection, the exhibitions are exclusively temporary and concern the art of the second half of the 20th century. 

Finally, in 2004, by ministerial decision, the Jeu de Paume became a museum devoted to photography and image, video art, experimental cinema, and documentary film. A particularly winding path!

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  • Monday

    Closed

  • Tuesday

    Closed

  • Wednesday

    Closed

  • Thursday

    Closed

  • Friday

    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Saturday

    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Sunday

    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • July 16, 2024 9:01 am local time

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