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Centre Pompidou

Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 44 78 12 33
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Ranked #118 of 786 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Although Parisians cannot agree whether this innovative architectural creation is a masterpiece or a monstrosity, this center of performance and... more » Owner description: Although Parisians cannot agree whether this innovative architectural creation is a masterpiece or a monstrosity, this center of performance and exhibition has become one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

As always the exhibits are magnificent. Today saw Frank Gehry as well as the modern collection. The building seems in need of repair in many places--- peeling paint, escalators out of order, flooded toilettes, just so baby people using the space every day. Someone needs to put some money into maintenance. Staff were friendly and helpful. Always one of our... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The 5th floor of this museum has some fabulous Modernist artworks to see. Many of the greats 1905 - 1980. I spent 1 1/2 hours on this floor. The artworks are well displayed and the floor plan easy to follow. The 4th floor exhibits contemporary art and has very little that is interesting. And I say this as a member... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the three big museums in Paris but I was not impressed. The building is very unique and there are some great views from the top floor of the building. Collection is modern and different.

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Brockville
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the L'ouvre, d'orsay, L'orangerie, Rodin, Musee des invalides....etc etc on our twelve day visit to Paris and we loved all of the museums, attractions and sights but Centre Pompidou was one I couldn't understand....after a while we realized we weren't big or understood modern art.....a painting that consisted of someone throwing paint on a canvas or an eight... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Centre Pompidou has been around now for many years but can still be counted among the modern buildings in Paris and also a place one should visit in order to get an overall view of the whole city! Sometimes they have very interesting exhibits that are worth a visit, sometimes it is enough to just sit outside in the square... More

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The Pompidou gallery is a must on any trip to Paris. The architecture is interesting, the square around it a good place to relax and the exhibits inside a wonderful contrast to Paris' classical galleries. The mixture of modern art is varied, amusing and challenging and the gallery provides lots of space to enjoy it in.

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Exeter, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

As far as contemporary arts museums go this one is huge. Filling over six levels (not all with open galleries) you could spend days in this place. As with all art there is stuff you like and stuff you don’t. There are the classics in Miro, Picasso etc and then all the lesser known artists (to me anyway) producing pieces... More

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

OK we were drawn there by Amazing Race Canada. A unique building to be sure but the unexpected was the unique view of Paris from the exterior escalators. For 3 euro (kids free) its a minimal expense for a different experience (benefit its only a 5 minute walk from the Louvre)

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

What a treat it is to experience this magnificent structure that houses such a wonderful and important collection of art. From the huge Calder in the patio to the exotic and wonderfully designed restaurant on top it is an experience not to be missed.

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

First the museum: Beautiful building and the art is displayed well. I am not a fan of the extra-modern type of art which is what was exhibited. There were about six items that I truly liked but it almost seemed like they did not fit in with the rest. ( Look for what I call The Pensive Lady. She is... More

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