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Centre Pompidou

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Address: 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: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Dining
Description: Although Parisians cannot agree whether this innovative architectural...
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.
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Wonderful collection and interesting exhibition

What a wonderful building! The space if very impressive, the the collection interesting and inspiring, and the use of space ideal for modern art.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful building! The space if very impressive, the the collection interesting and inspiring, and the use of space ideal for modern art.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to visit this place and we're looking forward to seeing some great art. Most of the building is closed off. Only the two upper floors are available. Some of the escalators are not working, which makes it difficult for people who can't walk easily. I wouldn't recommend anyone to visit this place. Except for the top floor,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The building's architecture, while showing signs of aging, cleverly supports the goal of flexible staging of different modern art exhibits, with lots of natural light diffused to protect the art... Intriguing. Of those exhibits we viewed, English translations were accessible and complete. The views across the city from almost any level were spectacular. The clear external tubes enclosing the escalators... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I took 2 children here- ages 8 and 11- in July of 2013. While there are some interesting exhibits, much of the museum is uninteresting and quite bizarre. Some of the exhibits border on inappropriate for children (a video of a man squatting and wiping his bottom with a stuffed animal, for example). My children liked the fountains outdoors that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Was mainly interested to see the building as all the utility services (pipework) are on the outside. Unfortunately 50% of the galleries were closed i.e. art from Impressionism to 1985. Only Contemporary Art could be viewed. Probably wouldn't bother to go again unless I could guarantee all the galleries were open.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place was interesting to look at from the outside. Lots of exterior features, and very modern. Inside, the art ranged from the interesting to the odd. There are plenty of different floors and exhibits to look at. We spent around 2 solid hours there. If you are in to modern art, give this place a try. If you are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately most of the museum (Chagal, Picasso ) was closed so i really did not see what I want. Since I am not a big fan of conceptual art I was a bit disappointed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a 4 day Museum Pass and were eager to see modern art. When we arrived we were disappointed that the gallery with the modern masters ( Kandinsky, Miro, etc) was closed. Went to the top floor not realizing that the Koons exhibit cost an additional fee. This would have been fine except that the museum employee rudely told... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The 2nd floor of the Museum of Modern Art is under renovation and not open to the public. We were not made aware of this before we bought our tickets so for the price, I didn't not feel I got my money's worth. Jeff Koons exhibit was interesting but with the closure of the 2nd floor, just not enough to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had the pleasure of seeing a Munch retrospective here, and I can say between the art and the restaurant on top, you couldn't make for a better afternoon. Paris is unbelievable. Don't listen to stupid Americans who can't appreciate it.

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.