Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, Paris

Categories: Art Museums, Architectural Buildings, Museums, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 4,000+ reviews on the web
Surrounded by 11,000 sq m (36,090 sq ft) of glass, the postmodern Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou is an art gallery, an acoustic research center, and a vast public library. As you approach the front of this high-tech structure, you'll see a 7.6-m (25-ft) freestanding mobile sculpture called "Horizontal" by Alexander Calder. The center’s art curators have assembled a marvelous introduction of conceptual art consisting of approachable works that are sure to delight, amuse, and entertain. After you browse each of the building's seven floors, be sure not to skip the fine restaurant by the Costes brothers on the roof. Take a look at our Paris tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Beautiful, modern museum with late night hours. Saw a Magritte exhibit which was fabulous. Great location, too. 
  • The first time I went to Paris I thought crap go to the Pompidou. In the second I went to the site and regretted not having gone previously. The cityscape there is wonderful. See the temporary exhibitions, there's always interesting things. It is possible to buy in advance and avoid those long lines.
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  • Always good exposures temporary, interesting, well staged and renewed quite frequently. Even the permanent exhibitions are rich and rewarding. There are often tail, better is worth to allow time for this and plan to arrive early, especially for temporary exhibitions. Perhaps a lack of explanation for non initiated but I guess that this is covered by the guided tours and the audio guide that I never take.
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  • Modern and contemporary art at its finest. The museum layout seems to go from classic art to slightly more modern, and then very contemporary and abstract. It really shows the range of how art is portrayed. There are paintings, objects, sculptures, and plenty more of pieces of art. I would definitely recommend half a day to a day to explore all of the exhibitions here to fully absorb it all.
  • Exquisite permanent collection of modern and contemporary art. Security is very strict, but once you are in, the gallery staff are very friendly. There is a large bookstore on the first floor as well as a small cafeteria. Pro tip:. The neighbourhood is filled with wonderful little shops, used clothing stores, small galleries, restaurants and pastry shops. Plan to make a whole day of the area.
  • A fantastic museum. Well worth the visit. If they only had their collection of works by Picasso it would be worth going but they have so much more. Definitely a must see
  • Ultra modern architecture. First time we passed by we didn't realise it was an art museum. Costed us€14 pp to see but was well worth it. It was huge and housed many great works. The building inside is beautiful so is the restaurant on the TOP floor with view of Paris. However, restaurant is expensive - with staff all dressed formally.
  • I really like the different of modern art and how they organise the works in this museum. Its architecture is also very amazing. Around the museum is a square and small fontaine where you can relax.
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