Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou
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Architectural BuildingsArt Museums
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: 4th Arr. - Hôtel-de-Ville
How to get there
  • Rambuteau • 3 min walk
  • Hôtel de Ville • 5 min walk
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  • Kirsty C
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My time in the pompidou centre
    The Pompidou centre was a nice break from the scorching heat all over Paris, with it having air conditioning. You could just walk in without having to pay any money, although if you did want to go and see the gallery you had to pay a fee. The views from the top floor were amazing, allowing us to see all across Paris. The cafe inside the Pompidou centre was over priced i recommend going across the road to one of the local shops for food and drink rather then buying in the cafe. All together i would recommend going to visit the Pompidou centre.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written July 6, 2023
  • THINGS2LIVE4
    Rocky River, Ohio2,080 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    MUST SEE on a trip to Paris
    The modern art museum is a must see on a trip to Paris. I came in June of 2023, make sure that you pay extra for the architecture exhibit on the top floor. In modern art museums there are plenty of places to sit and relax. The unique escalator to the upper floors offers GREAT views of the city.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Mer21maid
    949 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive admission fee 💸
    You can see a lot at Centre Pompidou without paying. You can also pay a very high fee to see the art exhibitions. This time we actually payed, and were disappointed by the exhibition on Norman Foster. You are let in to a room full of drawings, ordered chronologically. However, not a word about which buildings the drawings represent. That is very poorly curated. The permanent collection on modern art is good, especially the small room with works of Marc Chagall. Also the COBRA collection is good, although some of the explanations about Vikings etc seem weird. I think the curator misunderstood something??
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • averastravels
    New York City, New York83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed!
    We missed this place on our first trip to Paris but made it a point to visit this time around, and we're so glad we did! The modern art exhibits and galleries set up make it easy to navigate this "inside out building", beautiful views of Paris too! We had the great opportunity to visit during the Norman Foster Exhibition - there are no words to describe his genius, it couldn't have been better in any possible way!
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 8, 2023
  • kmz88
    Plon, Germany392 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for modern art
    There is a lot to see - a huge collection of modern art, and lots of balconies with views over Paris. The building itself is worth visiting, being built in a quirky way. The temporary exhibits are also quite nice - we enjoyed the photography exhibition. In about 3 hours, we managed to see the top two floors only!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Jon K
    Pascoe Vale, Australia41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paris fun!
    The pipes on the outside were amazing and the colours were gorgeous! You can also take the elevator and you can see all the pipes and it’s so cool. The modern art was incredible and definitely well done!!!! Next time I’m in Paris I’ll go again!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Paul H
    Surrey, United Kingdom54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This may just change your mind about modern art
    I loved the Pompidou Centre. I was a little wary, thinking it would be a French version of Tate Modern, but I needn't have worried. There is just enough of each artist to be of interest without overwhelming. The artists are pretty much all well-known with a few new names in amongst them. It's really easy to find your way and there's plenty of space for everyone. I particulalrly liked the Joan Miro 'Bleu' room. The galleries are on two floors, with a further exhibition space on the top floor, which was about Richard Rogers when I visited. As an added bonus you get a wonderful view of Paris from the top, and you get to ride the big exterior escalators. Even if you're not particularly into modern art I'd really recommend a visit to the Pompidou Centre, it may well change your mind.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 23, 2023
  • delospoppy
    New York City, New York526 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    INCREDIBLE MODERN ART
    The Pompidou is a very unusual building - different colors of tubing outside and the design is quite different. The modern art collection is just amazing Kandinsky, Dali, Delaunay, Marc Chagall, Matisse, Miro - the list goes on. The view is quite wonderful - you see as far as Montmatre and the whole of Paris center. A great visit. Get advance tickets.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Devon B
    Victoria, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely visit if you can!
    Phenomenal modern and contemporary art collection. We spent almost two hours just on the fifth floor, and likely could have spent nearly as long on the fourth floor if we hadn't visited in the evening before closing time. We went back the next day and spent almost as long in the temporary Over the Rainbow exhibit. Fantastic pieces that are well-contextualized with historical and biographical information, as well as connections to other related artistic movements. Would absolutely recommend to anyone with an interest in this era of art.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 10, 2023
  • Peter T
    Tamworth, United Kingdom657 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant modern art museum and a joy to walk round.....
    If you like art then this is a great place to go. Open eyes and mind to some of the material on display but the overall experience on all the different floors is excellent. Love the escalator up the side and enjoyed all the art on display. Definitely a must do for Art lovers. Some permanent and temporary exhibitions. We had less than two hours and rushe around - recommend 3 hours.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 22, 2023
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Andrea E
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • 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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Daniel M
Singapore, Singapore99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We finally made it to the Pompidou Center not knowing what to expect. Contemporary is an understatement . The special exhibits are very well staged, albeit a bit bizarre for several. Views of Paris were excellent, especially the view of Notre Dame reconstruction would recommend binoculars if you want to get a closer view. Also the place to be for he Eiffel Tower light show.
Written March 5, 2020
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Johnny Trekkie
San Diego, CA10,755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
France's premier modern and contemporary art museum doesn't disappointment...if you're into this sort of art. I not an art afficionado, but I do enjoy the strange and eccentric works of art that came after 1850. You'll see pieces from Renior, Chagall, Monet, Picasso and more folks I can't name because I've exhausted my knowledge of art. You'll also see some really strange and quirky modern sculptures.

€14 for an Adult, worth it for weirdos like me whom loves art created by fellow weirdos.
Written April 9, 2020
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK22,686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We have visited the Centre Pompidou on a number of occasions over the years, and specifically visited this time to view the “Calais Jungle” presentation, which chronicles the various stages of the camp over the years up to the present time. An impressive and well researched presentation which highlights the difficulties on both sides in this ongoing situation. Apart from this item, which finishes soon, we strolled some of the base collection as there is always something to find and enjoy. To break our tour we dropped into the cafe for a drink and snack, not cheap, but good quality and with friendly staff. Any visitors to the Pompidou at the present time should be aware that there is extensive building work in progress which does create some limitations and anybody with mobility issues may be wise to check access in advance.
Written February 15, 2020
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Debra R
Reading, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I purchased tickets online to go with my husband and granddaughter in Oct 2023, that was easy and cost 34 euro. We arrived and the centre was closed due to strike, we had not been alerted to this beforehand, and neither had the countless other visitors there, experiencing the same outcome. After returning from Paris, I went through the company website and applied for a refund, gave all the required info and waited. After a few weeks I emailed asking when my refund would happen - 4 to 8 weeks I was told, and on December 22, 2023 I received an email saying my 34 euro refund had been completed directly back to my bank account. As of today, Feb 20, 2024 it has still not been received by me. I have emailed and the same response comes back, we refunded it on Dec 22, no proof of this is provided by them. When I call they say, this is normal, I asked to speak to a manager and of course, no manager was available. They promised a manager would call me back that day - that was around 6 weeks ago, still waiting for the call. So 4 months after turning up, I am still awaiting the refund with no end of resolution in sight. The service and experience is dire, and I recommend that if you are considering going to visit, save your money, as the customer experience is abysmal.
Written February 20, 2024
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The Mills Twins
Wrexham, UK599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Okay modern art is not normally my thing but the interesting building design and promise of great views was enough to entice. We arrived just before 11am and queued outside for less than five minutes before we made it through security and bought our tickets to the permanent museum from the machines inside. There is a cute photo booth on the entrance floor and a funky little gift shop too. Entrance to the museum is up a escalator to your left when you enter and the escalator ride up comes with the aforementioned views. Warning it can be quite warm here when it's sunny! Once into the galleries we strolled around and there is a lot to see. There are two floors to the permanent museum galleries and it's a good way to spend a couple of hours. It can be a little difficult to know how to transverse between the floors but not the worst I've been to....(the Louvre for instance) .
Written April 30, 2023
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Kirsty C
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
The Pompidou centre was a nice break from the scorching heat all over Paris, with it having air conditioning. You could just walk in without having to pay any money, although if you did want to go and see the gallery you had to pay a fee. The views from the top floor were amazing, allowing us to see all across Paris. The cafe inside the Pompidou centre was over priced i recommend going across the road to one of the local shops for food and drink rather then buying in the cafe. All together i would recommend going to visit the Pompidou centre.
Written July 6, 2023
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JourneyingSue
Kaiserslautern, Germany147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This is the second time I’ve been here and I’m not a big fan of modern art. It was, however, fabulous to see artists’ works such as Picasso, Andy Worhol and Marc Chagall. I come mostly because my teens love modern art (good backdrop for photos), but I find it fascinating. Wonderful architecture too.
Written February 22, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Inside you will find lots of treasures, the modern and contemporary art that is in the city of Paris' collection. It is quite overwhelming. But note that you should buy your ticket before you arrive, otherwise you will probably stand in a very long line outside where the weather may not be pleasant.
Written April 19, 2024
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Feza K
Ankara, Türkiye1,982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We somehow overlooked this modern art museum in the past. This time we reserved a full day to walk around. This was one of the best modern art museums we ever visited. Holdings are several times more than any other museum. This is a must see place in Paris.
Written February 16, 2020
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