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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Impressive building

We walked by this building and just had to stop to admire it. It is like it has been turned completely insde out, with all the ducts and pipework on the outside. Very interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed- got to see a Jeff Koons exhibit and an olafur eliasson exhibit in Renzo Piano's epic masterpiece. Could not have asked for more from life. Try going in early to avoid long queues! Takes a good 3 hours to see it too. Marvellous, in love!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We walked by this building and just had to stop to admire it. It is like it has been turned completely insde out, with all the ducts and pipework on the outside. Very interesting area outside too, with lot of artists and musicians plying their trade or just having fun. Great place to stroll and people watch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Went to the Pompidou Centre to see the impressionist art but were very sad to find that are was closed. Also sad to find that the gallery did not open before 11am on the day we visited so we had to hang around for hours. Wish we'd known before we went as we could have arranged our day much better.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Saw centre following a whistle stop tour of Paris. Still unsure what's inside it ? Good for a quick look and photo.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The building is rather strange. Didn't find any important works in the museum. A place to see once and forget. The restaurant on the last level to avoid.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I spent the afternoon at Centre Pompidou. This is a very interesting building - I highly recommend at least seeing it from the outside. I visited a few of the exhibits, but generally they were a little too off-beat for me. I would go again, and recommend it if you enjoy modern art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A really fun art gallery not as pretentious as others I've visited. Lots of accessible exhibits. Would be a good place to bring children - there were many there and all appeared to be enjoying it! The Jeff Koons retrospective was a highlight. Lots of things to make you smile. Could spend most of a day here. Louvre schmouvre!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The exhibition was very good. Jeff Koons' analysis of the American society through his works is interesting and provocative. In connection with the artist I would like to mention that the Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard, living in New York, - compared with Edvard Munch at the Munch Museum in Oslo in these days, - obviously is inspired by Jeff Koons.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You'll either love this building or hate it. We loved it! Nice place to kill a few hours on a rainy day. We went for the Jeff Koons exhibition, which was great. Just a warning here, part of the exhibition are sexually graphic, as the over 18 warning states, read the warning! A very embarrassed couple didn't, albeit their son... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Back at the Centre Pompidou, this time for the Jeff Koons exhibition. The quality of the specialised displays here are always good, whilst the ever changing main Museum collection, as in most modern art displays includes some excellent items, some rather less impressive. The Centre opens at 11.00am, but having purchased tickets on line and printed them off at home... More 

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