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Centre Pompidou

Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 44 78 12 33
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Ranked #111 of 763 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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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Museum is poorly organized & spread out over several floors. Very difficult to get around, so if your feet hurt or you have trouble walking-don't bother going in. There is a great view of the modern edifice from outside and you can enjoy the funky fountain and the sidewalk cafes around the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

FREE!! We went on the 1st Sunday of the month and got free entrance so well worth the visit. We had walked past the Louvre and the queue to get in there was an hour+ we weren’t prepared to queue as this would eat into our holiday time so we walked further along to here. NO QUEUE!!! Walk straight in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What is it, is the first thing that came to mind!! It looked like a building that was under construction, stairs and escalators on the outside, what is that all about? It was , in my eyes at least, totally out of character with the architecture that you passed before it and indeed what you passed while leaving it! It... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

...and, please, there's no need to eat in a museum in Paris...BUT, if you are looking to be entertained and informed, amused and educated....and see a couple of pieces (hello Victor Vasarely) that just make your day....then, by all means get here early, spend a few hours just exploring (yes, it isn't terribly easy to navigate), and have lunch at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Last year we missed out on this attraction but made it this year even though we turned up on Tuesday when it was closed! On Wednesday we finally made it to this brilliant modern art museum. The hi-tech building itself is worth looking at as it was designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano who also designed the London... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

An inside-out architectural novelty by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano. Good views from the top. Bad reviews for the restaurant. Many floors closed off. Check for exhibits on line before you go, so you know where to go within the building. Don't miss the joyous Stravinsky Fountain adjacent to Centre Pompidou.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great collection of unusual modern art sculptures and paintings as well as some classics from famous artists such as Picasso and Dali. Could spend hours and hours in the unusual building. Good value as we got in on the young person rate, recommended to us by the cashier (18-26 year old for 10 euros). Quite a few areas closed off... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A complex hi tech building that opened in the late 1970s and renovated in the late 1990s. The building still stands out although it looks complicated and within it is a public library and a museum of modern art. No need to see it from the outside, go inside and wander around. On a pleasant day you can sit outside... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First the building itself - for those who love architecture this building is fascinating and stands out from it's surroundings. It has great views from the upper levels. I loved the variety of the exhibits - Multiple Modernities exhibit and the works of Matial Raysse were very interesting. The Kinetic art displays highlighted how perception of the work can be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This museum never disappoints and depending on the current exhibitions it can be one of your most memorable experiences in Paris. The view at the top of the escalator even on a rainy day is one of the best and the the book shop on the main floor is fantastic for unique gifts. Going a few hours before closing in... More

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