"Modern yet beatiful" Le Centre Pompidou Tip by IIGUANA

Le Centre Pompidou, Paris: 137 reviews and 245 photos

  Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou, built in 1977, in the heart of Le Marais, provoked fierce controversy but after a while it was rapidly adopted by Parisians. It holds the National Museum of Modern Art, and it's the biggest one in Europe. It holds modern art (obviously), a huge library and an incredible restaurent: George. This restaurant was designed by Philip Stark and it holds and amazing view of Paris, as it is in the 6th floor of the building.
If you don't want to eat, or you're not interested in modern art, maybe the building will catch your eye. The different colors of the pipes show the different utilities they have: red for everything that involves motion, blue for air, red for heating, and green... mmm... I don't remember. But the building itself is worth a visit. So try it.

Address: Place Georges-Pompidou (4th)
Directions: 2 blocks from Hotel de Ville and maybe 6 from Notre Dame, right in the heart of Le Marais district.
Metro: Hôtel-de-Ville

Phone: +33 1 44 78 12 33
Website: http://www.centrepompidou.fr/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 15, 2005
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