Discover The Centre Pompidou France

Built by the architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano on the initiative of President Pompidou, the Centre Pompidou has always seen itself as a temple of the contemporary period, a place where the arts and culture are accessible to all. It is home to the Musée National d'Art Moderne (National Museum of Modern Art) and the Institut de Recherche Acoustique et Musicale (Institute of Acoustic and Musical Research, IRCAM). It also includes a free library, many exhibition rooms, shops, restaurants, and a cinema.

Le Centre Pompidou 75191 Paris cedex 04
Tel.: + 33 (0) 1 44 78 12 33
Email: tourisme@cnac-qp.fr
Website: www.centrepompidou.fr
Open every day except on Tuesdays from 12:00pm to 10:00pm.
Museum and exhibitions: every day except on Tuesdays from 11:00am to 9:00pm, tills close at 8:00pm, rooms close at 8:50pm.
Atelier Brancusi (Brancusi's workshop): every day except on Tuesdays from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
Prices: from ?5.50 to ?10

  • The Centre Pompidou , The Georges Pompidou Centre , France
    The Georges Pompidou Centre

    Since its inception, this modern temple has put contemporary art in the spotlight.

    © Fabrice Queyreyre
  • The Centre Pompidou , A view over Paris from the upper floors , France
    A view over Paris from the upper floors

    To reach the upper floors of the Pompidou Centre, you can take the external escalators that rise diagonally up the outside of the building.

    © Rozenbaum & Cirou - age fotostock
  • The Centre Pompidou , Artwork exhibited outside the Pompidou Centre , France
    Artwork exhibited outside the Pompidou Centre

    Works by Niki de Saint-Phalle and Jean Tinguely are exhibited in the Stravinski Fountain.

    © Von Aulock M / age fotostock
  • The Centre Pompidou , That 'oil refinery' look , France
    That 'oil refinery' look

    One of the main characteristics of the Pompidou Centre is the colourful pipework displayed on the outside of the building.

    © M. et M. Valledor / age fotostock
  • The Centre Pompidou , Modern architecture for a mythical city , France
    Modern architecture for a mythical city

    When it was built, the extremely modern appearance of the Pompidou Centre aroused fierce passions.

    © Renaud Visage - age fotostock
  • The Centre Pompidou , The façade of the Pompidou Centre , France
    The façade of the Pompidou Centre

    Many artists perform on the square in front of the Pompidou Centre.

    © Umberto Fabbri - age fotostock
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