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Georges Pompidou Center

This museum, by the shape of its building, must be one of the most innovative in Paris of the twentieth century. The Center Pompidou or Beaubourg is the great museum of modern and contemporary art in Paris.

In the 70s, President Georges Pompidou wants to revitalize the neighborhood of the 4th district, a very popular area where Les Halles market was located. A very depressed area economically and socially. It completely changes the neighborhood and calls for public tender to design a new museum. The architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers won the project. The style was very innovative in the 70s, square, industrial structure and with functional elements, conduits, stairs, etc., visible from the outside. The pipes of water, air or electricity were painted in bold colors and extracted from the main part of the building, to leave a transparent interior. Although a controversy was unleashed when it was finished, nowadays people have become accustomed to their peculiar appearance and enjoy a lot of popularity. It is one of the first buildings of high-tech architecture

Inside the museum also has a library on the second floor. It has one of the largest collections of modern art in the world and is also known for temporary works dedicated to an artist.



Modern Art and several exhibitions. Take advantage of the panoramic view from the center of Paris from the sixth floor, when you go up to an exhibition or for only paying € 3

Pratical Information


Ticket 'Musée et Expositions' 14 € Normal rate. Free under 26 years of age if from a European Union country or non-European resident, if under 18 years of age or if it is the first Sunday of the month.


Rambuteau (Line 11), Hôtel de Ville (Line 1 or 11) or Châtelet (RER A, B or D, line 1, 4, 7, 11, 14)
Place Georges-Pompidou, Paris District 4.