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Centre Pompidou

Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
33 01 44 78 12 33
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Ranked #97 of 692 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Cartier-Bresson is a must. George bar at the top is a nice place to stop for a drink in between exhibitions. Try afternoon hours for a great sunset view.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We visited the Pompidou Centre on April 10, 2014. We bought our tickets from a rather sullen woman and proceeded to the 5th floor to see the art. After an hour or so of this very wonderful art we proceeded to the 4th floor to see art from 1960 onwards. The doors to enter were locked with no sign of... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Even with construction in a large part of the exhibit and not paying additional to see the special exhibit - this was amazing! We are modern art fans and enjoyed pretty much everything we saw here. Part of the museum pass and definitely worth it!

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We didn't go into the centre itself, instead we paid just 3 Euro each to ride the escalators in the tubes on the side of the buildings. I was disappointed at the views from the top as you could only get to see through the glass which was not very clean. We were there at 7 pm on a sunny... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a fantastic building in an incredible neighborhood. The queue to get in took no more than five minutes and we then got to experience the theatre of travelling up the external glass escalators - watching Paris unfold before us. The modern collection would have to be one of the most extensive I have ever seen. Picasso features highly... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I absolutely loved this museum! It has some great exhibitions and the current temporary exhibition is wonderful, but very VERY packed so the intimacy between you and the artwork may be hard to achieve if there are ten people looking at the same photograph. However, on to the display of the building; it is one of those buildings in itself... More

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My family spent $$$$ to see one Chagall, one Warhol, and about 3-4 paintings by Kandinsky. We did not see any paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Klee, Dali, Lichtenstein, etc. We searched room after room, floor after floor. When I asked the attendant where we could find the paintings advertised in our tourist brochure, she told me they weren't on display... More

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I love the contrast of this bright modern building with the old stones that make up the neighborhood, one of the oldest parts of Paris. The exhibits and the collections are fascinating, too, the best in modern art. I love Brancusi's studio.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I really enjoyed the Picasso art the most but all was exciting to see. The building is very modern and does not seem to fit with the beautiful architecture but it does stand out on its own.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you are interested in contemporanean art, you shouldn't miss this opportunity. You will also find the library, the cinema and a couple of shops in order to prepare souvenirs for all your family and friends.

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