"Pompidou Center - dingy & dull plaza" Centre Pompidou Tip by rexvaughan

Centre Pompidou, Paris: 2 reviews and 3 photos

  The main building
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  • The main building - Paris
      The main building
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  • The contrasting scene - Paris
      The contrasting scene
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  • The center interior main floor - Paris
      The center interior main floor
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Maybe it is unfair to call this a tourist trap, but the day we visited we found very little appealing about the center. Granted, we did not visit the National Museum of Modern Art which I understand is a collection of great 20th Century art, but the center itself is purported to be a great gathering place. Maybe we hit at a bad time but there were few people about, the plaza was just a huge concrete area and the building itself seemed a bit dingy. As a matter of taset, I do not find the building attractive or appealing at all. Of greatest interest were the statues by Nikki de St. Phalle in the pool, especially when viewed with the old church in the background contrasting the old with the new.

Unique Suggestions: Go inside to see the museum. I am sure it would be worth the time.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 26, 2008
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