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

(3.8/5 based on 4,400+ 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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  • Makes sense, but to visit the historical twists and turns until the construction of the Pompidou Center, first of all, read and. To the wonders of Wikipedia, as well as against decentring of the confrontation of the art at the time of the problems, for example elite vs. public arts, Arts Center construction, power and art tour and discussion has occurred and the building itself is in the art theory of Paris noted desire for his.  Private feedback well, actually, no pointed much of modern art is organized with the times arranged and, where such a thing would say the resentment I feel. Back to the subject. Also come here from around the lack of daytime only from the National Museum of modern art, I'm up late at night, the wise choice. Square in front of the concrete and the uphill, so careful not to give a damn.  Museum of fine arts into the hotel and go spirals that steep escalators from the left edge. I, around the works of Lee ufan's acquaintance, but not exhibited on the day. The lighting is too bright and a little headache. Contemporary art is acceptable and so is not mixed, so may be fatigue.
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  • a 10 in Museum contemporary, the exhibitions very well explained and accessible to all the world highlights if going with children the space to them. also the video library. The great but it has is the Hall Cafe
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  • Just in love with that place Just in love with Paris The center Pompidou has an excellent caffe on the top. 
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  • The Pomp-a-queue. Queued for an hour to get in through "security". Queued for another 40 minutes to go to the (empty) permanent exhibition. Wanted to go to the temporary exhibition (reason for our visit) but the announcements were telling us it would be another 1.5 hours queue for that - so didn't bother and went to the cafe for a salad. €24 for a salad! Didn't bother with that either, and left the place €30 lighter.
  • We have visited the permanent exhibition (free on first Sunday/month but very long queue) and enjoyed the pieces of art very much. The building is not very beautiful but very notable and the architectural concept makes sense. From the top of the building you have a great view over the roofs of Paris.
  • Some suggestions for visiting: - there are few entrances ( principle from the square, and from the other side of building) so if you find a line, waiting fo enter, you can try another entrance. - when entered you may find another line for buying tickets. You can by them in the ticket window or using a ticket machine ( shorter lines, just electronic payments no cash, no Maestro) - there is prohibited to enter in museum with a backpacks, or large bags, so deposit it before to take a line for entrance. You can deposit your items just after a ticket purchase, and showing it on deposit desk. - best hours to visit - after 17:00
  • Modern and contemporary art. Excellent pieces from many eras and the building is absolutely amazing. You have some of the best views of Paris from the top floors and the buildings design is absolutely amazing! Great fit for a modern art building. Definitely worth a visit!
  • This is a great museum with some interesting pieces of old and contemporary art. The building itself looks amazing and it's a usually calm place. It also have a restaurant in top of the museum, so if anyone wants to eat there, it provides a wide selection of food and drinks, also it has a nice view of Paris.