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

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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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  • The Pompidou Centre includes the National Museum of Modern Art and there's a huge collection inside. So much so that we couldn't see the whole collection and would definitely recommend that visitors.....  more »
  • Have visited The Pompidou Centre many times but was really disappointed this time. This iconic and original concept building is looking tied and neglected. It was boarded up on several sides due to...  more »
  • When constructed some 30y ago, this avantgarde bldg was a matter of many debates if belonging there. Today it's one of Paris' iconic edifices and a landmark of contemporary art. The Pompidou is a...  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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