Jeu de Paume

  • Museum
  • Fine Arts
  • Arts and culture
  • Modern/contemporary art
  • Photography and cinema
Jeu de Paume

Between the Place de la Concorde and the Tuileries Gardens, discover the imposing Jeu de Paume building, where the contemporary image reigns.

It is a magnificent building 4.50 metres high and 80 metres long, left to us by Napoleon III since the mid 19th century. Built on the same plans as the Orangerie, in a Second Empire style, the Jeu de Paume was first designed to host the antique tennis courts.

Having hosted countless impressive paintings after World War II, this national gallery took a 180 degrees turn in the 90s, when it became exclusively dedicated to contemporary art. The gallery thus offers an explosive mix between the historical character of its architecture and the modernity of the exhibited works, which are nowadays exclusively focused on photography and all the other means of imagistic expression.

Decidedly modern, offering nine halls on three levels, the Jeu de Paume gallery is a unique place, a successful mix of soft tradition and bright modernity. Lose yourself on its long hallways and admire the wonderful view of Paris from its huge picture windows.

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 7 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st, July 14th and December 25th. Late night opening on Thursday until 21:00.


Adult: 7.50 €.

Group rate available for > 25 people.

Group rate from 25 pax.
For self-guided tours, i.e. without a guide, for groups of 25 adults: €30 booking fee and €7.50 per person.
Lecture tours (guided tours), by reservation, in French or English, for groups of 25 adults: €250 (entrance fees included). More info:

Full price: 12 €
Reduced price: 9 €.

Group rate available for > 25 people.

Free guided tours of current exhibitions every Wednesday and Saturday at 12.30 pm, on presentation of the exhibition ticket.

Free admission to the Jeu de Paume for students & under 25s on the last Tuesday of the month.


Types of customers

  • Groups


  • Minimum number of people : 25


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages

  • French


  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities


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