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Centre Pompidou

Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 44 78 12 33
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Ranked #101 of 632 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
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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 exhibition has become one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

A good collection of modern art and well worth the visit. The building itself is quite unusual modern architecture and worth a visit even from just the out side. However it does show signs needing maintenance.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Gave up after queuing for 2 hours, wanted to visit badly but couldn't waste anymore time as only had a a few days in Paris.....

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I've never seen a museum quite like it. The art is unbeatable of course, but the structure itself is a unique creation. The views from the top floor are beautiful, especially at night.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The design of Centre Pompidou was revolutionary in 1977 when it opened and still strikes first-time visitors as being something that's not seen just about anywhere else. Call it post-modern, high-tech or whatever comes to mind, it's an imaginative yet functional interpretation of what a contemporary arts museum should have on the outside to complement what's going on inside. Don't... More

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Brantford, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We arrived at the Pompidou thinking this would be an interesting landmark and museum of Paris and it was very disappointing. The outside of the Pompidou have street people and buskers entertaining the public. This place was a real bust for us and I should have done my homework. We realized it's a modern day contemporary art gallery. If you... More

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Oak Park, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

In what is probably one of the ugliest buildings we have seen--possibly anywhere--is one of the most important and worthwhile collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. Don't let the outside of the building (and some of the inside, actually) keep you away. Keep in mind that this museum cannot be compared with the Louvre, for instance. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

among the changing exhebitions there are a few that are permannent. I think both are worth seeing, while the center itself, with its spectacular and wierd looks deserves a visit on its own. During my visit there was a beautiful Erwin Blumenfeld exhibition. just go!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nothing else to say: the Pompidou Centre is a central piece of the contemporary/modern art trail in Paris. You can go in the museum for free but then you need to pay a ticket - anyhow, in the main entrance of the museum (which is free) there is a great museum shop with all the great publications about art and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I would recommend the other galleries, the staff are rude and the art is ok. Great gallery in terms of space, but doesn't scratch the surface of the Lourve or d'orsay.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a great museum. Filled with interesting works. The building itself is a must see. There is a great bar on the roof with an amazing view of the city. Expensive though.

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