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Centre Pompidou

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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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Great....and free ,not that I'm cheap!

We visited the Pompidou at 2000 hrs on a Saturday night and it was great.Escalators up and down with an excellent view over Paris giving a great photo opportunity as dusk turned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited the Pompidou at 2000 hrs on a Saturday night and it was great.Escalators up and down with an excellent view over Paris giving a great photo opportunity as dusk turned the sky red...I'm am almost drawn to poetry but not only did we get an excellent view but we got free entry into a modern art gallery showing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Centre Pompidou, I believ is one of the best modern-art building in Paris. It has a really nice art show in it, comprising modern and contemporary art. Plus on the rootop you can appreciate a pretty overall view of the city. In the end, all around the Centre, it is full of bars and restaurants as well as street... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were able to only visit one section of the four that we tried to enter using the Paris Pass. We were turned away at the other three. We did not see any Picasso painting and some of the "art" we did see was pretty bad. There were several interesting and amazing works as well. As I was looking forward... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Pompidou is such a Brilliant Building which marks a time in design . It still has great presence .It is so French.There is always some exhibition to make a visit worthwhile here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is one extraordinary building, the escalators, lifts, air ducts and water pipes are on the outside, in full view. It makes you rethink your ideas of what makes a building, and more importantly what defines architecture, and can a building be art? The outside courtyard is buzzing with people and buskers.The gallery houses modern art, Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Pompidou Center has a wonderful collection, and very often interesting exhibits. I really enjoyed the Dali exhibit that was on when I visited last. I appreciate when modern art museums challenge my perspectives or expand them, and this museum did just that. Although I enjoyed the museum, I found this cool video on youtube giving a fun mini tour... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We queued for AN HOUR AND A HALF and only to be told that our tickets cannot be used for seeing the exhibition that we were queuing for. Wait a minute, it was YOUR STAFF that checked our tickets and let us to queue in the first place. And the ticket says no restriction on which type of exhibition we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The worst museum I have ever visited. I looked forward visiting but it was a horrible place without pleasant atmosphere and full of disharmony

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I were glad we made this a stop on our trip to Paris. It wasn't crowded on a Monday and the exhibits were fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I know it's not very cultured, given the great things at the Centre, but the view of Paris from the viewing platforms are unique to the city and superb. Thanks to my Eurostar fellow passenger who recommended it.

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