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Centre Pompidou

Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
33 01 44 78 12 33
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Ranked #107 of 734 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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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I love this museum. It was my favorite thing in Paris. If you delight in the odd, outlandish art, this is your place. I cannot wait to go back this winter when we visit.

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San Gabriel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Visited the temporary exhibition "The Clock" which was fascinating. Did not realize an hour could pass by so very quickly. The Pompidou is a wonderful center and the surrounding mall is a fun people watching place.

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Georgeville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Much has been written about the Centre's architecture. It is related to the Lloyds' building in London. But in such public use as a museum, the exterior accesses, etc., do not work well and in fact detract from the enjoyment of the interior and exhibits as you wander through hot exterior tube access (it was 28C in Paris) between floors.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were on our way to another tourist attraction and stopped here to have a look at this unique building (and to use the toilets). The external view of the building makes it look like it is still under construction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Fantastic for myself (art lover) and my husband (non art lover, but science enthusiast). Something for all the family, but I would be cautious of some of the art work if you have young children.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

You can get tickets for 3 euros (kids go free) and you can ride the famous escalators and get an amazing view of the city. Remember to walk away from the centre to get a half decent lunch!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Had a fun time at the Centre Pompidou. I enjoy modern art much more than classical. Lots of really interesting exhibits. A little disappointed that I read there would be some surrealism and didn't see any at all. Was pleasantly surprised by the current temporary exhibition of Martial Raysse, who we had never heard of. Both cafes were WAY overpriced.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Spent a lovely couple of hours wandering around the modern art collections. It is all well laid out in nice big airy rooms. Our ticket covered this on the 3rd & 4th floors plus the special exhibition on the 6th floor. The views across Paris are great especially on a nice sunny day like we had... although it made the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We approached coming from Place des Vosges to find hoardings and barricades for some sort of renovation. Finally negotiating the construction work we found ourselves in a massive library instead of the art gallery we were seeking. It was confusing until we got around to the other side of the building. Built in 1977 it has long been controversial for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went here with my family, and we mostly enjoyed our trip. We did not pay for the traveling exhibit. I realize it is modern art, but it still felt a bit sterile. Realizing that I will sound like a philistine, I wanted to point out that none of the drinking fountains in the men's bathrooms were functional, which shortened our... More

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