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Pinacothèque de Paris

  • 28 pl. de la Madeleine Map It
  • Around the Louvre

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

The Pinacothèque, which ranks among the city's most original art spaces, stages a steadily rotating calendar of crowd-pleasing shows by marquee names such as van Gogh, Vermeer, Goya, and Munch. The exhibitions are often eclectic, bringing together masters and lesser-known artists whose works share a link, such as Modigliani and the French artist Chaïm Soutine. Director Marc Restellini is used to stirring things up. When he opened the Pinacothèque, some wondered whether Paris needed another museum: the crowds massing out front answered those skeptics. Restellini followed up by opening Pinacothèque 2 at 8 rue Vignon, just steps away from the main venue behind the Église de la Madeleine. It hosts temporary exhibitions and has a small but notable permanent collection blending periods and styles (imagine a Botticelli paired with a Matisse). For popular shows, pay an extra €2 to buy your ticket online and cut the queue.

Sight Information


28 pl. de la Madeleine, Paris, 75008, France

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Sight Details:

  • Usually €13 per exhibit (prices vary)
  • Thurs. and Sat.–Mon. 10:30–6:30, Wed. and Fri. 10:30–8.30

Published 06/25/2015


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