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Centre Pompidou

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Address: Place Georges Pompidou | Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 44 78 12 33
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Activities: Dining
Description: DISCOVER : . The biggest collection of modern and contemporary art in...
DISCOVER : . The biggest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe, one of the finest in the world ! . A building that is an icon of 20th century architecture. . Cutting-edge events, exhibitions that can't be missed. . The most wonderful view of Paris.
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I usually love visiting centre Pompidou but this time around it didn't feel the same. I did not connect with the exhibits as I usually do. I would recommend going if you have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You love this or hate it, I'm in the latter team, no interest in seeing some modern monstrosity whilst in one of the worlds most beautiful cities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I usually love visiting centre Pompidou but this time around it didn't feel the same. I did not connect with the exhibits as I usually do. I would recommend going if you have extra time on hand.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

From the architecture to the the modern art collection Centre Pompidou is well worth visiting. Starting at the top, you make your way down the complex and collections. It can be a bit of a labyrinth but each turn reveals something different and interesting. The views from the top (cafe and bar) are very good, and even better at night... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Cool building and lots to experience. Large collection of modern art; paintings, installations, video and music. Collection includes some famour work from Picasso and Matisse which was appreciated by our children.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

As other reviewers have said, the modern art isn't for everyone. But it kept the kids engaged - apparently the stranger the better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I first visited the Centre Pompidou as a teenager, soon after it opened. Since then, I try to go back every time I visit Paris. You will find many classic expressionist paintings that you have seen on book covers. In addition, there is contemporary art and current exhibits. When I visited, there was an exhibit of Le Corbusier's work --... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you're into modern art make sure you check out the Pompidou Museum. The cost is 14 euros per person and you have over two floors of artwork (installations, carvings, paintings, videos, music, literally everything).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Okay, I'm going to be honest here. Go visit this place if you have a penchant for modern contemporary art. I'm no art buff and was caught dumb founded while walking through each and every exhibit which can range from wacky to downright confusing if it isn't your cup of tea. When you're tired, head to to the top floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Before you decide to visit the Centre Pompidou do yourself a favour and check if it is open. We walked all the way there one evening only to find out that the only night of the week they close early, was the evening we went there. So a bit of a disaster. Luckily my husband I had visited it before.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Interesting modern building with nice views from the 5th floor. The collection of modern art is quite extensive and will mostly only appeal to those that can truly apprieciate modern art. For example I am not sure if a urinal laid on it's back and displayed at eye level in a plastic box will appeal to most people.

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Additional Information about Centre Pompidou

Address: Place Georges Pompidou | Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 44 78 12 33
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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