Tickets for Centre Pompidou: Permanent Collection + Priority Entrance

A collection of modern art in one of Paris' most innovative buildings

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  • Explore the innards of an inside-out building that's considered one of the 20th century’s most radical high-profile architectural achievements
  • Peruse Europe’s largest collection of modern and contemporary art and take in 20th-century masters like Picasso, Max Ernst, Kandinsky, Matisse, Man Ray and Francis Bacon
  • The top floor looks out onto the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sacré-Coeur Basilica. They’re some of the best views of the city, and gazing out onto the rooftops of Paris is a wonderful experience


Now on  - Feb 22, 2021

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Matisse's birth (1869-1954) the Centre Pompidou has created an exhibit to showcase his essential works. Divided across nine chapters, the Pompidou presents Matisse's work in chronological order and shows a life that was lived for art. Examine the personal language that he developed over time using brushwork, sculpture, and even text.

Alongside the Pompidou's collection are pieces on loan from France's two Matisse museums, Musée Matisse in Nice and the Matisse Museum in Le Cateau-Cambrésis. The Musée de Grenoble and Matisse's family have also loaned a number of works to make the collection even more whole – a feat that hasn't been seen since the 1970s.


Much maligned when it first opened, it took people some time to realize that the Centre Pompidou wasn’t a monster, it was simply new. Radically new. It’s fitting that this rule-breaking building hosts so many iconoclastic modern masterpieces. Join the priority line and get right into a building that wears its innards on its exterior.

Slap bang in the middle of Paris, the Centre Pompidou is best described as a building turned inside-out. Utilitarian features like plumbing, air vents, and cables form part of the external façade and it’s all rendered in see-through glass.

That sets the stage for the groundbreaking art inside. Start on the top floor and take in the various isms: Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism, all laid out chronologically over the course of the 20th century. Along the way, you’ll see works by Picasso, Man Ray, Chagall and many, many more.

From 1960 onwards, the works shift from modern to contemporary. Andy Warhol is the most recognizable name, but art by luminaries like Richard Hamilton, Dan Flavin and Louise Bourgeois will also make an impression.

The center also includes a vast public library, a research center for acoustics and music, and some of the best views of the city. Take in what you like, but don't miss a chance to visit the top floor and take in the Eiffel Tower and rooftops of the world's most romantic city.


What's included

Priority access to the permanent collection at the Centre Pompidou
Access to the rooftop

What's not included

Access to the temporary exhibitions

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket


  • Use the Priority Entrance at Centre Pompidou, this will bring you straight to the security check point
  • After the security check, skip the ticket purchase line, go straight to the museum and show your smartphone ticket
  • Due to the success of the current exhibitions, wait times are longer than usual. These lines apply to all ticket holders, so please be patient

Ratings & reviews

based on 1470 reviews
Oct 5, 2020
Very interesting indeed beautiful architecture and exposition
Mar 12, 2020
Best museum in Paris
Feb 21, 2020
Loved the museum! E

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