Centre Pompidou

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4.4/5 (1951)

The project of the Centre Pompidou was initially conceptualized to be a large, free and general use public library that until the mid 20th century was greatly lacking in the city of Paris. At the same time the city’s Museum of Modern Arts, or Musée National d’Art Moderne was in great need of a new home.

Commissioned by the then President of France Georges Pompidou (whose name was eventually given to this cultural center) an architectural competition began to win the right to plan and build the new structure.

A team of two Italian and one British architects won and gave life to what is today considered a highly avant-garde building that embraces the future. It was not initially received well by the public and critics because thought to create a strong esthetic clash with the surrounding area. One could say that the outer ‘walls’ are missing, leaving exposed the skeleton of the building, with brightly colored tubes of the mechanical systems visible to anyone. More recently it is a structure that has been praised as a great innovation architectural thought on a whole.

At the time of construction IRCAM, a center for music and acoustic research, was already on location and is today also an integral part of the Centre Georges Pompidou.

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Tickets for the Centre Pompidou permanent collection
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Tickets for the Centre Pompidou permanent collection

Book your entrance tickets to visit the permanent collection of Centre Pompidou!

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Private tour of the exterior and permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou
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Private tour of the exterior and permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou

Book a guided tour of the Centre Pompidou now! Get insights on modern and contemporary art collections and learn the story of this controversial building in Paris.

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Trendy Marais tour with guide on your smartphone
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Trendy Marais tour with guide on your smartphone

Visit the Le Marais neighborhood at your own pace and customize your itinerary as you wish with this audio-guided tour on your smartphone.

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Go City | Paris All-Inclusive Pass
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Go City | Paris All-Inclusive Pass

With the Go City® All-Inclusive Paris Pass enjoy access to many sites, art galleries and monuments, hop-on hop-off bus and sightseeing tours.

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Paris Passlib

Book your Paris PassLib' and create your own sightseeing program! Save around 15 % on the attractions and activities offered!

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Private tour of the Marais neighborhood
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Private tour of the Marais neighborhood

Book a 2-hour private guided walk of Le Marais and discover the most interesting and diverse neighborhood in Paris.

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Private tour of Centre Pompidou Museum
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Private tour of Centre Pompidou Museum

Discover the world's largest collection of contemporary art on a 2-hour tour of the Pompidou Centre in central Paris.

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Walking tour of the trendy Le Marais neighborhood
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Walking tour of the trendy Le Marais neighborhood

Enjoy the trendiest neighborhood of Paris with this 2.5-hour walking tour of Le Marais including two tastings!

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Guided tour of Paris' gay neighborhood
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Guided tour of Paris' gay neighborhood

Explore the heart of the LGBT community in Paris with this 2.5-hour walking tour of Le Marais neighborhood!

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Pastry and chocolate tour in the Marais neighborhood
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Pastry and chocolate tour in the Marais neighborhood

Taste the sweet treats of the Marais neighborhood with this 3-hour pastry and chocolate tour!

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Bike tour of the hidden Paris
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Bike tour of the hidden Paris

Experience Paris like a true Parisian with this 3.5-hour bike tour of the hidden gems!

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Trendy Marais: street art and food walking & audio tour
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Trendy Marais: street art and food walking & audio tour

Stroll through the famous aristocratic district of Paris — the Marais district. Visit the Centre Pompidou, a large cultural center combining art and literature. See the Stravinsky Fountain well-known for its unusual sculptures

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Lillian, 20 Jan 2015

“We saved a lot with the 6 day pass for our week vacation. Definitely would suggest to people who are visiting Paris”

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