MAC VAL Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne
With its clean lines and wide glass facades, the building was designed to house a collection of contemporary art that reflects the French artistic scene from the 1950s to the present day. It includes works by some of France’s most importants artists including Christian Boltanski, Annette Messager, Pierre Huyghe and Claude Closky, as well as presenting the work of emerging artists. New thematic installations of the permanent collection are created each year and the museum also presents many temporary exhibitions.
The MAC VAL aims to make contemporary art accessible to everyone. The speakers of the museum propose interactive, lively discussions relating to the work including a creative tour of the museum every Wednesday at 3pm; a “surprise” group tour every Saturday at 4pm, plus family tours every Sunday at 4pm. Tours are available free of charge on presentation of the entrance ticket to the museum.
Add to that a huge garden decorated with sculptures from the collection, a restaurant with the enticing name “A la Folie” and you have a contemporary art museum that should not be missed.
Access and contact
By car: Only 5 km from Paris. From the peripherique (exit Porte d’Italie or Porte d’Ivry), turn off at Porte de Choisy, then take the RN 305 up to Place de la Libération in Vitry-sur-Seine (you will see the sculpture of Jean Dubuffet).
By Metro / RER: -Line 7 (dir. Mairie d’Ivry) or tramway T3, get off at Porte de Choisy. Then bus 183, get off at stop MAC/VAL. -Line 7 (dir. Villejuif) get off at the end of the line. Then bus 180 (dir. Charenton-Ecole) or bus 172 (vers Créteil-Echat), get off at stop MAC/VAL. -Line 8 (dir. Créteil-Préfecture) get off at Liberté stop. Puis bus 180 (dir. Villejuif), get off at stop MAC/VAL. -RER C : Vitry/Seine station. Then bus 180 (dir. Villejuif/Louis aragon), get off at stop MAC/VAL. -RER D : Maisons-Alfort/Alfortville station. Then bus 172 (dir. Bourg-la-Reine RER), get off at stop Henri de Vilmorin.
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year between 10 AM and 6 PM. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st, August 15th and December 25th. On wekend and public holiday from 12:00 to 7pm. Cash Register closing time 30 minutes before closing. Clsong time on 24th and 31th December at 6pm.
- Car park
Guided tour languages
Documentation languages (home)
Bulletin board languages
Single mean time tour60 mins
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Guided individual tours available permanently
- Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
- Hearing disability
- Mental disability
- Visual disability