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

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Art Museum · Architectural Building
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. Make Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris online itinerary planner.
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  • Centre Pompidou is a huge complex housing a modern art museum, a library, a music centre and more. The architecture of the building was enough to draw us to it. It is an amazing structure. You will...  more »
  • I wouldn't exaggerate if i said it's the best thing I've done in Paris, no long lines but i was there in October, even if your are not fond of modern art you will find something interesting to see...  more »
  • Disclaimer here - I go to modern art museums more to say I’ve “been” and to enjoy the space than for a deep seated appreciation of modern art. Having said that, visiting during July 2020 and...  more »
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  • This is one of the must visit museums in Paris and a must see building too. The museum often hosts great exhibitions and has a nice gift/bookstore. The building itself is a work of modern art hence worth seeing on its own. It offers a beautiful view over Paris from the roof. The area is also very interesting and lively. One can often find musicians and artists perform or draw in the street around this museum.
  • Iconic place to be! Take care not to get lost in the entrance (as there are two: one for the library and the other for the museum upstairs). You will some of (the most?) innovative pieces of contemporary art! 🖼️ 🖌️ 🎨
  • An architectural adventure, very fancy place, also a huge public library. Don’t be surprised; there is a security check at the entrances. Librarians are speaking foreign languages, they can help you out if needed. You can have really fast internet connection here. There is a movie theater inside, also exhibitions, and gift shops. For the exhibitions you can buy tickets, but if just would like to see the city from the rooftop and have a romantic coffee, you can buy a “view-only” ticket for 5€ (2019.03.).
  • A must-see museum for modern art. The building itself is splendid, an excellent teaser for what awaits inside. We have a yearly pass here, and its worth every cent. There are regular and changing exhibitions, and did I mention that the view from the top is probably one of the best in Paris? As with most popular spots in Paris, it is best to visit on a weekday, or if you must go on the weekend, do it in the morning. As the day progresses, lines get longer and longer, a half an hour wait just to get into an exhibition is not unusual.
  • This was one of my favorite art museums. Be there early as they get busy. We were there at opening time and went right in. Had a good hr before it started getting busy. Nice restaurant. Beautiful place.

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