8th Arrondissement (Champs-Élysées)
Pinacothèque de Paris
Originally established in the 10th Arrondissement in 2003, this privately funded gallery reopened in 2007 at its current location on Place de la Madeleine. The brainchild of director and art historian Marc Restillini, the Pinacothèque is unusual in that it organizes exhibits not by date or movement but rather by theme, enabling comparisons between works that are rarely viewed side by side. Housed in a three-story building, the gallery showcases only temporary exhibits, with past highlights including the Chinese Terracotta Army, Incan artifacts, and works by Van Dyck, Picasso, Monet, Lichtenstein, and Pollock.
The museum’s entry line often extends down the street; to avoid a wait, try visiting around lunchtime or on Monday evening, when the gallery is usually less crowded.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Handicapped Accessible
- Self-Guided Tours