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“Salvadore Dali Retrospective at the Pompidou”
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Paris 2-Hour Private Guided Tour to Centre Pompidou
Ranked #64 of 1,254 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Beyond amazing! Yes, he had some rather strange theories, but what a brilliant artist! Unfortunately, this exhibit closes on 25 Mar 2013. But if you're in Paris, be sure to see this! (lines are very long...go early in the day). And the remainder of the Pompidou is well worth a visit, too!

1  Thank djkk10
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Bought tickets online and went during a time period that was supposed to be not too busy according to the official website. Waited 30 mins outside in cold in what was supposed to be a 'priority' line for people with tickets, then went inside and upstairs after tickets were scanned to find another huge line of an hour or more so they said we would probably not see the expo before closing time 1.30 later! Nevertheless, they were still happily selling tickets without telling anyone about the line inside and kept reminding everyone of their 'NO REFUNDS' policy.

Greedy and French disorganisation at its best (and I live in France, so I am usually well prepared for this, but this is a new low. So we never saw the exposition. They should sell tickets with a time slot and restrict sales. STAY AWAY

6  Thank Planedriver
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

I visited the Pompidou Centre on my last few days in Paris and realized almost immediately what I had missed. The building is unique and stands out from any other in Paris by virtue of the fact that it is built inside out. There are tubes through which you get from one floor to another. There was a long queue, and it took about half an hour to reach inside, but the wait was worth it. So many different ideas, projected in different mediums. One could spend so much time there. I suggest visiting it alone so you can spend time with pieces that catch your fancy.

Thank Sukanya M
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

there is always a current exhibition on offer,but the view from the top of the escalator is worth the entrance price.The permanent displays are excellent for lovers of contemporary art.The cafe on the first floor is a relaxing place to watch the comings and goings below.

Thank Pam S
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We decided to visit the Dali exposition the first Sunday of March (usually museum entry is free), however we expected there to be a charge and spent a number of hours searching the Centre Pompidou website to find out. There was no information, and on the actual screen where you would normally purchased tickets, the date was greyed out. So with this in mind we arrived early and joined the already long queue.
We noticed there were people in the line with tickets but there was no signs mentioning anything. When the Centre was opened and we went to go in, we were refused entry and told to return later that day.
We were extremely annoyed, but did return that evening - after 7pm, when it was a lot quieter.
However, once again lack of information on signs or from staff regarding tickets and audio tours. The exposition itself contained a very large collection of Dali' s works, but the layout just didn't 'flow', the years and different styles were mixed up with no information other than the date and name of piece - unless you had the audio guide (but due to lack of signs and info we didn't have them)

Despite the late opening of the exposition, all the gift shops and restaurant closed before the exposition did.

I won't be going back to Centre Pompidou.

3  Thank Alison H
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