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“Lest we forget...”
Review of Jeu de Paume

Jeu de Paume
Ranked #208 of 1,326 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A leading pole for the exhibition of photographic and other images, from the 19th to the 21st century (cinema, video, installation, etc.). Jeu de Paume produces, coproduces and hosts exhibitions as well as film programmes, symposiums, and public activities
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Jeu de Paume has a history and a heroine we mustn't forget. During WWII, Rose Valland, a custodian of arts there, carefully documented art stolen from homes and museums by Nazis during 'the occupation' at great personal risk. Without Rose, we would've lost the treasures at not just The Louvre, but all of Europe. The Monuments Men would have been stymied without her knowledge. Sometimes we Americans forget we fought that war as allies.
There should still be a brass plaque near the entrance.

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

The Jeu de Paume is an exhibition space. There is no permanent collection, so one won't visit here unless there is an exhibit of interest. We went to see the Erwin Blumenfeld exhibit which was outstanding. The space is nice - small but stocked bookstore.

Thank haknyc
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

This might be my favorite museum in Paris. If you have any interest in contemporary photography, don't miss it. I visited during the outstanding Erwin Blumenfeld exhibition, ongoing until January 2014. The show was one of the most thoughtfully curated and moving I've seen - the selected works and pacing of the exhibit perfectly captured the artist's creative development, and the descriptions provided concise and meaningful context.

The exhibition space itself is beautiful and ideally sized - large enough not to disappoint, small enough not to overwhelm. They have a great little book store, too.

A visit here also affords some iconic views with significantly diminished crowds - when you turn your back to the entrance, you'll have an incredible tree-rimmed view of Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower.

Thank SFBA-MNP
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

It is not overrun with tourists and generally has very well curated exhibitions. The food in the cafeteria is expensive but nevertheless worth it.

Thank James K
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

The most lovely paintings you can see.The impressionists at their best.Very quiet when i went there and time to sit and look around.It is smaller than most but that can be better.

Thank Annabelweldon
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