Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou, Paris: Hours, Address, Centre Pompidou Reviews: 4/5

Centre Pompidou
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Architectural Buildings • Art Museums
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Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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DISCOVER : . The biggest collection of moderne and contemporary art in Europe, one of the finest in the world ! . A building that is an icon of 20th century architecture. . Cutting-edge events, exhibitions that can't be missed. . The most wonderful view of Paris.
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ausdragon
Cambridge, UK39 contributions
The Pompidou Centre includes the National Museum of Modern Art and there's a huge collection inside. So much so that we couldn't see the whole collection and would definitely recommend that visitors allocate either a whole day (with a long break for lunch) or two half days (which will, of course, incur two admission fees). We began in the basement level, where there are temporary exhibitions - absolutely brilliant ones when we were there.
Then we moved up to the Modern Art section on the 5th floor. It was at this point that it became obvious to us that we couldn't possibly see all the work properly in one visit. The collection is just extraordinary and it really is difficult to decide which works to focus on. Everything from Picasso and Duchamp through Delauney, and Pollock to Warhol and beyond. The whole history of Modern Art is laid out, with some brilliant examples of each period and school. If you're interested in Modern and/or Contemporary Art (there's a separate floor for each) you can't miss this if you're in Paris.
Written February 11, 2020
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STK143
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK24 contributions
Couples
We went to the Centre Pompidou a few days ago - we arrived just before 11am and had to wait about 20 mins to get in, so not bad at all really. We bought tickets to see all the exhibitions, which was 14 euros each, which allowed ‘access all areas’

All exhibitions and areas were easily accessible - it was all really very good..but.. the Botlanski exhibition was among the best and most powerful things I have ever seen. We said it would have been worth going to Paris just to see this. Very powerful.

We went for lunch in the restaurant at the top of the building. It was a bit ‘stiff’ in terms of atmosphere but the food was good, albeit a little pricey (along with most things in Paris)

Centre Pompidou is definitely worth a trip - there are some incredible pieces of art there, it is really well laid out and if you get the chance, go and see the Botlanski exhibition!
Written March 1, 2020
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Bogdan B
Bucharest, Romania58 contributions
So, if you like modern art, cubism, abstract art or anything that is different from old classical art, it's worth going.
I like it, so I went.
Many works of very good quality, be prepared for at least two or three hours to visit in a building with special architecture.
Written August 4, 2022
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Anthony K
London, UK13,502 contributions
My afternoon recent visit was an utter joy on every level of the Centre. Entrance with my PMP was immediate and as I have mobility issues I was guided directly to the nearest lift so I could begin my visit from the top floor working my way down. At present the Centre has given over a full floor to the remarkable sculptures by Charles Kay. They really add to the outstanding Modern works on other floors.

I applaud the amount of seating offered in every room and that allows one to really sit and enjoy the works.

Finally from the outside corridors you get a splendid view over the City including the Eiffel Tower.
Written May 19, 2022
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carlosdieppa
Miami Beach, FL620 contributions
Works by Marcel Duchamp and Rothko in this fantastic building designed more than 40 years ago and still looking very contemprary. Visited with teens and setup in a way that keeps in interesting.

At least two to three hours needed to go around as if offers many options and you will need to visit the different areas.

The area around the Centre Pompidou was not looking great a few years back but they have done a good job cleaning it up.
Written July 3, 2022
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Andrea E
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Friends
My friend and I planned a trip and bought day tickets on the eurostar to visit the Francis Bacon exhibition. We bought tickets online from their website for an afternoon time slot. We went for lunch and then headed to the exhibition for our allocated time. We had to wait for over 30mins out side just to get in. Once in the building the queue was another long queue that was going to take about another 1hr. As we had only come for the day we never expected to have to wait an hour and a half to get in to something we had paid for. If we had waited we would have missed our train home so we asked for a refund but were told that it was not possible unless we filled out a form and posted it back to them. (They said they had many complaints from people who had bought online then could not get in)

Really disappointing to plan your day to be expected to waste it in a queue. I definitely would not recommend this to anyone. The point of buying a ticket is to be able to enter the exhibition not stand in a line for hours.

A wasted trip to Paris and have to say I was not impressed by the centre at all. It was the mix between a local swim/leisure centre, multiplex suburban cinema and outdated shopping centre.

Badly managed and poorly maintained, with little regards to visitors. Just take a picture from outside if you pass and move on.
Written January 18, 2020
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Bogdan2005
Bucharest, Romania398 contributions
Solo
From the first site of this building you can't say anything but this is a modern art museum. Beautiful atmosphere on the esplanada in front of the building with lots of people enjoying the artists around. Modern Art Museum at the 5th Floor is beautiful and taking you through most of the best modern art from Brancusi and Miro to Modigliani and Marcel Janco. In addition, the views from the fifth floor art terasse are beautiful
Written May 1, 2022
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GianniWorldWide
London, UK131 contributions
The centre is basically a massive gallery with a number exhibitions on every single floor. We only visited the basement and the terrace on Level 6, from where we admired a stunning view of Paris.

Access to the centre and the terrace is free. For the exhibitions you would need to purchase tickets.
Written October 18, 2021
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1girl_1passport
Vancouver, Canada1,038 contributions
Couples
Interesting, personality not my favourite place I’ve been to in Paris but of your into Modern Art then there’s a lot to see here.

The Centre Pompidou, designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, is a 20th-century architectural marvel, immediately recognizable by its exterior escalators and enormous coloured tubing.

It is home to the National Museum of Modern Art and is internationally renowned for its 20th and 21st century art collections.

Panoramic view over Paris from 6th floor (included in entrance ticket).

Also “FREE” to visit the first Sunday of every month. Go online to book your time slot in advance.
Written June 6, 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
When constructed some 30y ago, this avantgarde bldg was a matter of many debates if belonging there. Today it's one of Paris' iconic edifices and a landmark of contemporary art.
The Pompidou is a multi purpose building housing a library, contemporaty art museum, various exhibition and concert halls, etc... The museum pass is valid for permanent exhibitions, but special one's must be paid extra.
Great Paris views from the top floor.
Written January 31, 2020
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Centre Pompidou is open:
  • Wed - Wed 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Fri - Mon 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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