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Centre Pompidou

#61 of 1,068 things to do in Paris
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Address: Place Georges Pompidou | Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 44 78 12 33
11:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes


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


. 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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Interesting building, many things to see, good view of Paris from the top. If you are into modern art this is the place to visit. We did not visit the Magritte because there was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating building. Great views of the city from the roof top cafe. Don't miss the Magritte exhibition on level six, it really works your brain on an intellectual level. Atalier Brancusi also beautiful.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The collections are totally spoiled by awful organisation and surly rude staff. Information is very poor and not up to date. Restaurant very disappointing in poor choice and very expensive (compared to other main attractions) but at least the restaurant staff smiled and made you welcome.

Thank Jasmine18_12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting building, many things to see, good view of Paris from the top. If you are into modern art this is the place to visit. We did not visit the Magritte because there was an hour an a half waiting line.

Thank angietha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A collection so vast it will take you away for hours! Work from the dada movement (Marcel Duchamps , George Grosz, etc) to work by Picasso, Matisse,cubists like Braque( and a Kandinsky Ive never ever seen...) surrealism, graphic arts , early Lautrec posters , German expressionism, and a post expressionism collection that blew my mind. There is so much more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Centre Pompidou is celebrating it's 40th birthday. I realize now that when I came here for the first time, it had just opened. The views from the escalators are still spectacular and we were very pleased with the René Magritte exhibition. It pays off to buy your tickets upfront to avoid long waiting lines. The woman from the cloak room... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was travelling in Paris over the holidays, & I super appreciate that they were open on Christmas day (though apparently so did every other tourist in the city -- the lines!) Centre Pompidou is pretty hardcore modern art. If you don't like modern art, you'll get utterly nothing out of visiting. I went for the Cy Twombly exhibit, which... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One hour wait ( after pre paying for tickets ) in the rain ..... then we finally get in and oh my God another queue inside - another hour queuing !!! And this is January !!! Imagine what it's like in the summer months . Too pissed off to enjoy this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been her a couple of times to look at specific exhibitions. This time it was Magritte. The center has an excellent permanent modern art exhibition, but constantly welcomes temporary ones as well. It's a good idea to check what's on offer when you are in Paris because they are usually world class. The Magritte exhibition was phenomenal. Really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible museum! We were lucky that there was an exhibition of Rene Magritte paintings. It made our trip to Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best collections of modern art anywhere. And as far as building and experience - probably the best one. Magritte exhibition was simply outstanding, really impressive. There were no lines after 6PM in November. You can also buy a ticket to just go up the balcony - there is a great view. Plus I always love to stroll... More 

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