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Palais de Tokyo

The Palais de Tokyo, formerly called the Palais d'Art Moderne, was built for the Paris Exhibition of 1937. It now houses the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (east wing) and the Centre National de la Photographie (west wing).

Designed by Aubert, Dastugne, Dondel and Biard, it is a functional building in the Bauhaus tradition, like the neighboring Palais de Chaillot. Both buildings show classical influences.

The allegorical figures in the peristyle ("Strength" and "Victory") and the figure of "France" (1927) by the pool are by Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929).

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Taken on September 12, 2006