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Centre Pompidou

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Address: Place Georges Pompidou | Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 44 78 12 33
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11:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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DISCOVER :

. The biggest collection of moderne and contemporary art in...

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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Centre Pompidou Skip-the-Line Tickets: René Magritte Exhibition
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Centre Pompidou Private Family Tour
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Paris 2-Hour Private Guided Tour to Centre Pompidou

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Well we had the museum pass and it was getting late so Centre Pompidou was one of the few places open. I only regret that we were already pretty tired of the day because the free... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a revolutionary idea at the time put all the services on the outside , nice streets to walk around and look at from a distance

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well we had the museum pass and it was getting late so Centre Pompidou was one of the few places open. I only regret that we were already pretty tired of the day because the free exhibitions here were very good. Being lame in terms of art I was pretty impressed with the amount and quality of some of the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not sure why this is on any traveler's to do list, but we thought this was every bit of a waste of time. It to us, seemed like all this was, was a large industrial (modern) warehouse that has been turned into a bookstore, and a workstations. Add that on to the fact that we thought this place was way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing collection of contemporary art bordering Les Marais in Paris. best part was that it was open late so could get in after dark with a comparatively short wait (in paris anyway). Loved every minute!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited it recently again for Magritt exhibition, which was very good. Good location, usually good collections and curation. I would recommend it for those who loves modern art.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First you queue 20 mins in order to have your bags scanned for security(which I really appreciate). Then you queue 15 mins to deposit the bags at the cloakroom which is obligatory. Then you queue approx 30 mins to see the exhibition, afterwards you queue 30 mins to collect your bags from the cloakroom. At first I believed that I... More 

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CentrePompidou, Responsable relations clients at Centre Pompidou, responded to this review

Dear Kai U, Thank you for your visit at the Centre Pompidou, and for your review. As you may have remarked, the Magritte exhibition, La trahison des images, achieves high levels of success. We are doing our best to deal with this exceptional attendance. In order to reduce your waiting time, you can purchase your ticket online. Indeed, you have... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You book a ticket online for a specific date. Yet you still have to queue outside for security. Afterwards there is another queue inside to get into the exhibition. 1 hour gone and still no end in sight. Meanwhile they keep on selling tickets. No queuing priority whatsoever for advance bookings. Absolutely not client centric.

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CentrePompidou, Responsable relations clients at Centre Pompidou, responded to this review

Dear beograd72, Thank you for your review. As you may have remarked, our tickets are not time stamped. The Magritte exhibition, La trahison des images, achieves high levels of success. We are doing our best to deal with this exceptional attendance, but we can’t avoid the queue. The visitors who booked their tickets online have access to another line, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you enjoy modern art, this museum will not disappoint. Great permanent collection, and the Magritte exhibit (fall/winter 2016) was fantastic. The only down-side was that the Magritte exhibit was not included in the Paris Museum Pass. Amazing views from the upper levels, and fun atmosphere in/around the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to this arts venue and am now kicking myself for not having gone sooner (being a regular visitor to Paris). Spent hours at the Magritte exhibition and also in the gallery showing works of art between approximately 1905 and 1960's. Matisse, Kandinsky, Picasso, Chagall, Dali to name but a few!! Amazing space, very interesting building, brilliant views from... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum Centre Pompidou does not manage on hourly slots the entries like all the other Paris museums where you have a dedicated time slot to get in. As a consequence you have to wait about one to 2 hours before in a queue that is 50 meters. If you start to discuss to see how to avoid the queue,... More 

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CentrePompidou, Responsable relations clients at Centre Pompidou, responded to this review

Dear blueskywesee, Thank you for your visit at the Centre Pompidou, and for your review. We are sorry that your experience did not please you. As you may have remarked, the Magritte exhibition, La trahison des images, achieves high levels of success. We are doing our best to deal with this exceptional attendance. Before we set up time-stamped tickets, you... More 

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