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Centre Pompidou

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Centre Pompidou Priority-Access Ticket in Paris
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Centre Pompidou Priority-Access Ticket in Paris
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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...more
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Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 44 78 12 33
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Reviewed yesterday

OK - I get that this is a modern building - and an interesting one - with great modern art.... but why would you plonk it in the centre of the city where it contrasts with all the beautiful period architecture. Couldn't it have gone...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter J
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to love modern art, but if you do the Pompidou is a mecca and an absolute must see. The building is a very striking space in and of itself - it would be worth a visit even if there was no art inside....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank murray9000
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting building, you can go inside and see the art shops, view of Paris, and the small exhibition downstairs for free. But visiting the extensive museum of modern art is highly recommended. Lots of seating to relax and open in the evening. We went on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R3208MCsophiet
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum opened in 1977. There are about 1400 pieces of art to see over here. It's a must do when you like modern art. There was a temporary exhibition of cubism when I visited the museum. On top of the building you have a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the exhibitions the Centre holds in addition to the permanent collection. It’s worth visiting just for the rooftop views as well. Remember to precook your tickets though to avoid too much queueing.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During a recent visit to Paris i was able to finally able to visit a modern art museum. Entry to the Centre Pompidou was included with the Paris Pass i purchased (only provides entry to the free exhibits, others may be ticketed). The museum is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deeflyy75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Showing its age from the late 1970s but still has the most amazing exhibitions. The Cubisme show is excellent.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JeremyS588
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great building to visit and see. I felt that it looked a bit run down when we went to visit but still impressive

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 312heatherw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has one of the greatest collections of western modern art anywhere in the world. What a joy. As for the building, it's grimy and looking its age, but it is interesting - you'll love or hate it - and was a turning point...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting building. The 5th floor has a wonderful collection of modern art. Unfortunately we had to be in the line for an hour to get into the museum, but it was worth the wait.

Date of experience: December 2018
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September 4, 2018|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cariloves... Admission to Centre Pompidou is a bit complicated' Admission increases/decreases depending on the number of exhibits open. Also, the list for "free entrance" is long and includes people under 27, teachers... More
July 2, 2018|
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Response from GreentreeMA | Reviewed this property |
While it's possible that they've added a special exhibit on the top floor since we were there at the end of May, I did not see such an exhibit. Having said that, we ran out of time while touring the 4th floor, which houses... More
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Hi "Blondetraveller": I reckon that the best way to "pre-book" is by doing so "on line".... Check the web site(s) as they have proven to be quite reliable! Booking when at the Centre Pompidou is also time consuming and is... More
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One day with kids, cycling around... (16 Replies)
My husband and I have both been to Paris numerous times however in May we have the chance to spend one day in the city centre with our children for the first time - kids are 3 and 2. We have booked to hire bikes with child seats (we are keen and experienced cyclists) and wondered if anyone would recommend a good route (or has any other tips) to follow which is easy to cycle and would allow a good overview of the main sites. We would like to include a good playground at some point in the...More
March 31, 2015|
Response fromWaverley82|
That's incredibly helpful, thank you so much, will sit down later and look at it properly with the map linked above but that sounds ideal for us - thanks for taking the time to post!
Boca Raton, Florida
Louvre, Pompidou, St Eustache (2 Replies)
I am trying to fit Paris into 3 days - I know tight fit. Can I do the Louvre, Centre Pompidou and St Eustache in 4-5 hours? Thanks
April 29, 2013|
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Depends entirely on you. The Louvre is huge, but if you just want to see the highlights you can get in and out of it in under an hour. The Pompidou enthralled us for 4+ hours alone on our last trip to Paris, which totally surprised us as we're not big fans of modern art. St-Eustache is a fairly easy drop-in. But really, it all hinges on what kind of art fanatics you are, your interests in the particular offerings, and your schedule. If that's all the time you have, build a schedule, plan...More
Zagreb, Croatia
Free first sunday of the month at Centre Pompidou (11 Replies)
Hello, is it possible or necessary to reserve a ticket for Pompidou museum on the first Sunday of the month when entrance is free? I'm asking you because on official site I was asked to pay full ticket price for free Sunday. Thank you.
July 28, 2018|
Response fromjsthouston|
Do not think you can reserve a ticket for free, it is first come first serve on the first Sundays. We found smaller museums a better bet as the large well known ones were very very busy while some of the house museum were not at all crowded.