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Centre Pompidou

#92 of 1,105 things to do in Paris
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Les Halles
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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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Amazing facility, not sure about all the art though

Not everything was my taste but well worth a visit if like me you work during the day and time to be a tourist at night. They are open of an evening, some art was amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Not everything was my taste but well worth a visit if like me you work during the day and time to be a tourist at night. They are open of an evening, some art was amazing others not my taste but be prepared for modernist taste, likewise the view from the top of the building is worth it too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I am more of a classical art lover. But for modern art lovers THIS IS THE PLACE. Great collection of Miro, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Picasso, Kandinsky to the conceptual artists of today, great place!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Paris on the first Sunday of the month, this is one of the places with free entry. Any other day you will pay €13 for a general ticket or €3 just to see the view. On the free Sunday it was busy and quite disorganised. If you want to see the exhibitions you are directed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I was here with teenagers and they loved it. Moreover when the big inflatables turn out to made of steel and alu. Expo seems pretty complete. Building itself - you love it or you hate it. Great view over paris from 6th floor. Prebook your tickets.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We went to the Pompidou centre on Monday and were disappointed to find that one of the main galleries was closed for renovation and won't re open until 27 May 2015. We plan to revisit after this date. However, we enjoyed the two remaining galleries that were open, especially the Jeff Koon exhibition.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The great bulk of the art we wanted to see was in the closed gallery. We still went in because we wanted to see the Jeff Koons exhibition and really this was the only thing ultimately worth seeing. Some people like us come a very long way and can just pop back when these galleries are reopened so its very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

There's a lot to see and it's different from all other museums in Paris. Ok, there are somethings that don't shock you, but certainly you'll love or get toutched by something. I love contemporary art and found it amazing. Another place to visit if you also enjoy it is Place des Vosgues. Around the square there are shops of contemporary... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Used the automated ticket machine because the line was long at the ticket booth. After receiving tickets toured the museum, only to find out that the modern collection is closed until 27 May. There are signs at the information counter and at the ticket booth, but not on the electronic ticket machines. When I asked for a refund I received... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Was really disppointed today. Only one of their permanent exhibitions was open and only one temporary exhibition was open, which was a Jeff Koons one - if you like his "work" then fine, me, I think it's awful (to put it politely). Anyway, we were still charged the full amount. The place is not clean, you have to put your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The place was overcrowded and it was very exosting to walk there for hours. But Rambuteau area is very nice with lots of bars and restaurants.

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Staying in Les Halles

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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.