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Centre Pompidou

A futuristic ocean liner moored in the heart of Paris, the Pompidou Centre takes you on a journey through one of the world’s major collections of modern and contemporary art.
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Description

Resembling a factory engulfed by gigantic coloured pipes, the eye-catching building looks incongruous in the middle of the Haussmann style buildings. This was precisely the intention of its designers, the architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, commissioned by former president Georges Pompidou to create an emphatically innovative building. Since 1977, it has housed the capital’s National Museum of Modern Art.

Located between the dynamic Les Halles district and the more bohemian Marais, just a stone’s throw from the Rue de Rivoli and its shops, the Pompidou Centre takes pride of place among restaurants, bars and café terraces. Its piazza has even become a favourite meeting place for locals and visitors who settle in to enjoy the sun and the street musicians.

Masterpieces on every floor

In 2017, for its 40th anniversary celebrations, the museum gave itself a new lease of life. Completely reconfigured, the exhibition rooms take you on a new chronological circuit linking the museum’s two permanent collections dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

On Level 5, where the circuit begins, take your pick from the 7,000 works by major modern artists including Matisse, Picasso, Brancusi and Kandinsky. The task is no easier on the lower floor: Level 4 houses contemporary art treasures, by Andy Warhol, Yves Klein, Francis Bacon or Mark Rothko. The Centre also gives pride of place to emerging artists and new artistic forms, spotlighted in Gallery 0, installed on the same level.

You’re never too young or too old to appreciate art. For families, a stopover is required at Level 1, in the Galerie des Enfants. Everyone is welcome to participate in an interactive initiation into contemporary art here, via two annual exhibition-workshops conceived by contemporary artists.

Photography lovers are also spoiled, as the Pompidou Centre has the largest photography collection in Europe, to be discovered at the Galerie des Photographies. Brancusi fans, make a detour by the reconstitution of his studio, located next to the Centre, to admire his sculptures in intimate surroundings.

Sensory pleasures

To these permanent collections, a rich program of temporary exhibitions and retrospectives from the greatest artists of contemporary and modern creation is added, presented throughout the year on the top floor of the museum.

And as a bonus, here you can enjoy a magnificent panorama over the Place Igor Stravinsky square and its fountain decorated with sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle. Look up: the most beautiful monuments of Paris are spread out before you, from the Eiffel Tower to Sacré Coeur. Pressed for time? The “View of Paris” ticket allows you to enjoy this exceptional view without visiting the exhibitions.

After these viewing pleasures, its time to spoil your taste buds at Café Mezzanine, located on Level 1, or the Georges restaurant, on Level 6, for a magical break overlooking the rooftops of Paris (open to 2am).

Before leaving, make a final stop in the museum shop or in front of the shelves of the Flammarion arts bookshop, located in the Forum, to find the perfect souvenir to complete your visit.

Community facilities

Access and contact

Place Georges Pompidou
75004 Paris 4ème

Metro : Rambuteau (Line 11) Hôtel de Ville (Lines 1 and 11) Châtelet Les Halles (Lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14) RER : Châtelet Les Halles (Lines A, B, D) Bus : 21, 29, 38, 47, 58, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 81, 85, 96

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 11 AM and 9 PM. Closed on Tuesday. Exhibition area closing time: 20:00. Night-time on Rhursday till 23:00 (only for temporary exhibitions level 6). Cash register closing time 1h before closing.

Prices

  • 11 €
  • Adult: 11 to 14 € Student: 0 to 11 €.

    Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker. Group rate available for > 6 people.

    Free for all : every first Sunday of the month.

Facility

  • Lift
  • Toilets
  • Book shop
  • Restaurant
  • Parking

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Cash point
  • Guided tours

Tour

Spoken languages

  • French

Guided tour languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese

Documentation languages (home)

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Single mean time tour

90 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
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Accessibility

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Access

Pratical informations

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Moteur
Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • adapted access control to the car park
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • revolving entrance door
  • automatic entrance door
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • Motion detection lighting
  • accessible communal toilets
  • accessible communal toilets with a removable booster cushion
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Auditif
Parking
  • visual intercom
  • adapted access control to the car park
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • communication tools available at reception
  • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled visioguide
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
  • possibility to leave guide dogs at reception
Équipements
  • audioguide with description elements
  • audioguide with guidance elements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Ascenseur
  • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
  • elevator with identifiable call buttons
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Mental
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • children's programme
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • provision of a microwave
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
  • booster cushion
Sanitaires
  • cleansing wipes for the toilet seat
  • foot step
  • toilet seat reducer
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • audioguides with a children's circuit
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
  • visioguides with a children's circuit
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
  • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
  • free admission for persons aged over 60
Information
  • Offer adapted to seniors
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
  • Motion detection lighting
  • Provision of a bar of soap and/or an automatic liquid soap dispenser (motion detector)
  • Booster cushion with or without armrests
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
  • private staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)
Salle de restauration
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)

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