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Georges Pompidou Center

Place Georges Pompidou - 75004 Paris

The story begins in 1969 when President Georges Pompidou decided to begin construction of a cultural center combining a library accessible to the masses, a center of musical creation and a national museum of modern art. The non-standard architecture was controversial throughout the 70s, but the center is now recognized as one of the most emblematic of the twentieth century! Its originality is especially expressed through the strong presence of colored piping on its facade, with a specific color code: blue for air movement, green for water flow, yellow for electric circulations and finally red for escalators and elevators. Moreover, the site itself is considered an heir of the futuristic architecture of the 1960s with the use of atypical structures in glass and metal.
Today this art and culture center houses one of the three most important modern and contemporary art collections in the world, along with the MOMA in New York and the Tate Modern in London. In addition to its temporary collections that are always rich and regularly updated, the center offers many activities as well as shows and concerts open to a wide public.

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Useful information

Schedules :
Open daily from 11h to 22h (closed exhibition spaces to 21h)
Temporary exhibitions on level 6 are open until 23h on Thursdays
Closures: Tuesdays and May 1st

Prices :
€ 14 full price and 11 € reduced price, valid for all exhibition spaces at the museum and for the view of Paris

“View of Paris” ticket 3 € (does not give access to the museum)

The first Sunday of each month, access to the museum, the view of Paris and the children gallery is free to all.

Paris Museum Pass valid in 60 museums including the Pompidou Centre and monuments of Paris and Ile de France: 42 € (2 days), 56 € (4 days), 69 € (6 days)

Metro: Rambuteau (line 11), Hotel de Ville (line 1 or 11), Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 or 14)
RER: Châtelet Les Halles (lines A, B or D)

Place Georges Pompidou - 75004 Paris