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Centre Georges Pompidou

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Centre Georges Pompidou.

Centre Georges Pompidou features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Paris City Guide3-day Paris City Guide5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Unique, futuristic building
  • Crazy design with the building's structural elements on the outside

Time required: 30 minutes

Phone: +33 1 44 78 12 33

Web site: http://www.centrepompido...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 11am - 9pm
Tuesday: Closed
May 1: Closed


Ticket type Charge
General: 12 €
Reduced: 9 €
Under 18: Free
Disabled: Free
First Sunday of each month : Free

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 11: Rambuteau station

Address: Place Georges Pompidou, Paris

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: fmpgoh

Things you need to know:

  • The Pompidou Center is a culture and leisure center opened in 1977
  • It houses the Modern Art Musuem (Musée National d'Art Moderne), Europe's largest of its kind
  • The center was designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in high-tech architecture style
  • It became famous for its unique architectural approach of having its structural elements on the outside
  • It is named after Georges Pompidou, 2nd president of the 5th French Republic (1969-74), who decided its creation
  • One fo the most popular features of the building is the colorful, snake-like escalator
  • The colorful Stravinsky Fountain was inspired by the composer's ballet The Firebird (1910): the bird spins and sprays water

What to do there:

  • Admire the unique design of the impressive modern building
  • Walk to the colorful Stravinsky Fountain on the right side of the building
  • Head back to Pompidou Center and take the outside escalator up to the top level for a fantastic view of Paris

Tips & Insights:

  • The entrance to the Modern Art Museum is on the fourth floor and to the cinema is on the first floor. Large signs usually indicate the whereabouts of temporary exhibitions

Centre Georges Pompidou features in these preplanned City Guides: