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"The Pompidou Center (Centre..." Le Centre Pompidou Tip by MVMT

Le Centre Pompidou, Paris: 138 reviews and 249 photos


The Pompidou Center (Centre Pompidou in French) is one of the most spectacular buildings of Paris. It was designed by architects Renzo Piano (from Italy) and Richard Rodgers (from the UK) to bring art and culture to the man in the street.
Its 1977 factory style architecture violently contrasts with the surrounding houses of Paris' oldest district near the Hotel de Ville (also a must). You like the Pompidou Center or you don't, but you will not forget it with its glass facade, its external stairs (below on the picture) and the red, blue and green external pipes on the rear facade. I just love it.
In fact, the Pompidou Center has been a great success with its easily accessible public library, its art exhibitions and the French National Museum of Modern Art.
The Museum has large collections of paintings spanning the 20th century and including works by the most famous artists (Picasso, Braque, Max Ernst, Magritte, Chagall, Matisse, Delaunay, Kandinsky, Klee and many others).
Unfortunately, as it had welcomed an unexpected number of visitors, the whole building had to be closed for renovation until the end of 1999).
Since January 1st 2000, the Centre Pompidou is open. You will have the oportunity to enjoy a splendid modern art museum, a large public library and a splendid view on Paris from a very spectacular and central building.


Address: Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Directions: Place Georges Pompidou 75004 Paris
Open all days except Tuesdays from 11am to 10pm (The Museum closes at 9pm)
Ticket price: 30FF
Metro station: Chatelet les Halles
Tel 33 (0)1 44 78 12 33

Phone: +33 1 44 78 12 33

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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