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Centre Pompidou

#60 of 1,069 things to do in Paris
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Address: Place Georges Pompidou | Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 44 78 12 33
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes


. The biggest collection of moderne and contemporary art in...


. 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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Centre Pompidou Skip-the-Line Tickets: René Magritte Exhibition
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Visited at around 11:30 on a cold January day, no wait to get in, the automatic ticket machines were easy to use and had no queue. After purchasing our tickets we went and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was travelling in Paris over the holidays, & I super appreciate that they were open on Christmas day (though apparently so did every other tourist in the city -- the lines!) Centre Pompidou is pretty hardcore modern art. If you don't like modern art, you'll get utterly nothing out of visiting. I went for the Cy Twombly exhibit, which... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One hour wait ( after pre paying for tickets ) in the rain ..... then we finally get in and oh my God another queue inside - another hour queuing !!! And this is January !!! Imagine what it's like in the summer months . Too pissed off to enjoy this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been her a couple of times to look at specific exhibitions. This time it was Magritte. The center has an excellent permanent modern art exhibition, but constantly welcomes temporary ones as well. It's a good idea to check what's on offer when you are in Paris because they are usually world class. The Magritte exhibition was phenomenal. Really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Incredible museum! We were lucky that there was an exhibition of Rene Magritte paintings. It made our trip to Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best collections of modern art anywhere. And as far as building and experience - probably the best one. Magritte exhibition was simply outstanding, really impressive. There were no lines after 6PM in November. You can also buy a ticket to just go up the balcony - there is a great view. Plus I always love to stroll... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really wanted to see the Magritte exhibition so we were committed to going despite the negative reviews about lines and poor logistics. We arrived around 7:30pm on a Thursday, their late night. We had a dinner reservation at 9:30pm so it was perfect. We stopped briefly at the permanent collection, but modern art is not really our interest so... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This type of collection is why people hate modern art. Everything was hideous. And I like modern art. I didn't really want to go here, since I live in California and can see modern art at any time, but it was one of the few places open on Monday and it's supposedly one of the best art museums in Paris.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pompidou is a great leisure option for Paris. If you don't feel like checking the exhibits, you can just go inside, sit, enjoy coffee and relax. That's why I loved it the most by democratising the space and allowing you to simply enjoy it. The architecture is of course great, with its colourful tubes and amazing view of Paris. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always interesting current exhibitions and and a huge permament one.Unique building, great view, a huge library, free wifi, giftshop, wonderful cafe and restaurant.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited at around 11:30 on a cold January day, no wait to get in, the automatic ticket machines were easy to use and had no queue. After purchasing our tickets we went and visited the Magritte special expo, waited 10 min to get in but very good access once we were in. We had seen the Magritte expo in Tokyo... More 

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