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La Gaîté Lyrique

  • 3 bis, rue Papin Map It
  • Marais

Fodor's Review

One of Paris's newest contemporary-art venues combines innovative exhibits with live musical performances and a multimedia space that features a library, movies, and free video games. Think of it as a smaller, more interactive Centre Pompidou. La Gaîté Lyrique occupies three floors of a 19th-century theater—remnants of which are visible in the café upstairs.

Sight Information


3 bis, rue Papin, Paris, 75003, France

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Sight Details:

  • Free; €5–€7 for temporary exhibitions
  • Tues.–Fri. 2–8, weekends 11–7
  • Tues. 2–10, Wed.–Sat. 2–8, Sun. 2–7; closed Mon.


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