The Centre Georges Pompidou has been a center of attraction in Paris ever since it was first opened in 1977. Located in the Beaubourg area, the Pompidou Centre has thrived as a unique space that gives access to art and culture to the public. You can explore the cultural center during your Paris private tours as you pass through the fashionable Le Marais and Les Halles neighborhoods.
The Pompidou Centre is an architectural delight by Italian architect Renzo Piano, and it surely thrills everyone who visits the place. Local Parisians flock to its enormous central lobby to have a casual, relaxing time with friends and loved ones. You can have a cup of coffee at the cafés upstairs, bury yourself into the finest collections at the bookstores, or shop some designer items in the Centre Georges Pompidou. There is a variety of options for lunch and dinner here as well.
You can also see many performers entertaining the crowd in the plaza and students lining up near the enormous public library. The Pompidou Centre is also home to the Musée National d’Art Moderne, which features one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. You can find more than 1300 major contemporary works by many renowned artists here, including Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Amedeo Modigliani, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, and more.
Aside from the compelling artworks from 20th-Century masters, the National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou also hosts several interesting temporary shows and exhibits. Some of the popular temporary collections here include the works by Yves Klein, Nan Goldin, Sophie Calle, and more. If you are interested in sculptures, check out the masterpieces by Constantin Brancusi in the Atelier Brancusi. The Centre Georges Pompidou also has onsite cinemas that host major cinematic talent from all across the world.
You can reach the Centre Georges Pompidou in the 4th arrondissement of Paris by taking metro line 11 and getting off at the Rambuteau or Hotel de Ville station. Else, take line 4 and get to the Les Halles metro station. You can also alight at the Châtelet–Les Halles underground RER train station and take a 10-minute walk to get to the Pompidou Centre.
The center remains open from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm (Wednesday to Monday). The Musée National d’Art Moderne and Atelier Brancusi close at 09:00 pm though. Entry to the grand lobby is free, which includes access to the gift shops, bookstores, cafés, and restaurants. However, you will need an admission ticket (14 Euros per person above 18) to explore the museum and exhibits in the Pompidou Centre.