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Centre Pompidou

Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 44 78 12 33
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Ranked #110 of 754 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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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Paris museums have some of the best sculptures and paintings anywhere. Then I went to the Pompidou. Art is a pair of pants hanging on a wall with fake plants coming out of the pockets or a room with fabric all over the floor, sewing machines and chairs that move, chairs hanging on the wall, a nail in a... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by our visit t Pompidou centre. Our kids 6 and 9 particularly enjoyed modern artist exhibition on first floor taking us from 1980 to contemporary art.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

However I didn't like the exterior architecture because i found it not matching with the spirit of Paris , but I consider this center as a very interesting cultural hub in the heart of Paris , Inside the center you will find several & important cultural institutions like 1- Bibliothéque Publique D'Information which is a very interesting public huge library... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We visited here after the old stand-by museums which was very different in may ways. The building is very interesting and unlike any other museum in Paris and the collection has a great range of modern exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I am very impressed with this museum. It is as interesting inside as it is outside. The view from the 6th floor is breathtaking. It is very well organised and even impressively shows the number of visitors at the moment. The installations didn't fail to intrigue me. There are english descriptions of all the art pieces and even descriptions of... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit to see the centre itself; one of the first "inside out" buildings. But the views from the top floor are good too, and it houses several modern art galleries. Yes, if you're like me, you might find yourself scratching your head at some exhibits wondering what on earth the artist was thinking, but there are several visiting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

By far my favourite attraction in Paris. A huge selection of contemporary works including the weird and wonderful. Even if you are not in to art I think you would find it hard to find some of the works on show at least intriguing and thought provoking. A must visit whilst in Paris. The cafe is a rip off avoid... More

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manchester, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Never spent less than 5 hours here, always a pleasure to come with great gift and book shops and cafe.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Yes, the Centre Pompidou is a modern art museum. With displays, sculptures and videos that are hard to understand, weird or even loud & smelly. BUT... there's more. The collection is built up in chronological order, which helps to understand the background of certain works. Furthermore, there are a lot of pieces that are just nice to look at and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's a great museum, but I have to say that my favorite part is the Stravinsky plaza next door. The art is very interesting, but can be pretty challenging as well. It was hard to get teens to stop and see it.

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