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“Not to our taste” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 44 78 12 33
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Ranked #106 of 636 Attractions in Paris
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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“Not to our taste”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The 'art' was certainly aimed at a niche market - and not to our taste at all. The cafe was expensive.
We paid an extra 3 euro for a spectacular viewing area but found nowhere special - we just travelled to the top of the building via the external escalators with everyone else - the view was somewhat spoilt by the scratched perspex we had to look through.
A good place to go it you like 'art' that doesn't resemble anything recognisable and could have been done by a two-year-old.

Visited October 2012
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“Fantastic selection of sculpture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Loved the sculptures at the museum of modern art. Apart from those on permanent display, there was an exhibition on celebrating the sculptor Etienne-Martin when i went which was small but fantastic.

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“It's all about the building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Our hotel was about 50 meters from the back of this museum, so we felt its presence constantly. We also rode up the escalators (3 euro) for the spectacular view. Love it or hate it, you can't ignore this in-your-face building. The nearby Stravinsky fountain is truly charming.

Visited October 2012
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“Left wanting more Duchamp”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

As an art history major, I've always been boggled by modern art. I love it but I can never fully comprehend it. Unlike its predecessors. So, I wasn't really sure what to expectn at Pompidou. But I loved it. It goes through each movement fairly briefly so you don't get the impression of needing to understand and take in everything to see the changes across big movements.

I really enjoyed seeing the art pieces I had spent many hours pondering over as a student in college. Most of them were on the fifth floor which you actually get to from entering at the fourth floor. There's no need to take the elevator to fifth.

Also when entering the building, it can be confusing which gallery is opened and what it's showing. The permanent collection is the leftmost entrance coming in from the entrance offer the square. There are some exhibits that are not opened to Paris Museum Pass holders. But tourists should find the permanent collection to take up quite a significant amount of time. So much that we pretty much breezed through the forth floor of contemporary art unfortunately.

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“Modern art in strange building indeed, often great exhibitions..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Great modern art museum. Make sure to have time to walk around and have a break at the roof terrace. Very often good exhibitions and interesting collection.

Visited September 2012
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