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

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#7 of 170 in Museums in Paris
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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  • Although not enter since I didn't have time this building's design is amazing. Definitely a must if you go to Paris
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  • Belle expo - à voir si possible- elle s’arrête le 26/03 Nice exhibition - good to see but not a must. Exhibition will stop 03/26. Do not forget to take a e-ticket- so you can take the priority line.  more »
  • Now there is no doubt that I am not a fan of contemporary art. most likely my demerits ... I can't understand (though I honestly find it hard to understand a frame of a picture with the canvas completely empty or piles of dirty laundry grounded haphazardly, not to mention other stuff) but a jump at the centre Pompidou l ' I did the same, even to see the library. The ticket is not cheap but in the pass is ... ....
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  • The stunning architecture is enough to awe and inspire. but then the glass encased escalator takes your breath away as you slowly rise and rise and rise above the city. Lots of interesting interactive installations. My fave, a wonderful selection of Chagall that I had not seen..... So many great exhibits..LOVE.... Yummy cafes for when you need to recharge :)
  • Like the somewhat controversial "modern architecture", the building houses the largest collection of Modern Art in Europe, a public information library and a huge "Public Library" as well as a music and acoustic research centre. There are also numerous "artistic performances" held here and the restaurant is surprisingly good! In the summer there are usually many street performers located outside the Centre. The Centre is HUGE-- and is spread over 7 floors and over 1 million square feet!! One can take to external escalator to the top for some remarkable views of Paris. I hope that this Review has been helpful!
  • Love this place! So much to see, and it's all laid out in a way that makes both chronological sense, and thematic as well. Modern art (writ large) can often be like "Well, what does it mean?" But, the museum curators have done a very good job of adding historical context to various periods of artistic expression.
  • Very nice place to visit. Interesting building and art. The restaurant was also worth a visit for sure. They had good vegetarian options. Remember if you're going with a free youth ticket you'll only have access to the museum floors and not the changing galleries. That came as a surprise to us and we didn't bother to go back and forth to get tickets.
  • Great modern museum with works on the top floors from Picasso. Don't buy food or refreshments here as they tend to be very expensive. Bathrooms are clean. Also, don't be fooled by the "Great children's section" of this museum as I have read in some popular guide books. It's is basically a mat with foam objects sectioned off so the kids can run around.
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