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Centre Pompidou: Permanent Collection + Rooftop Access

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

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Access to the permanent collection at the Centre Pompidou
Access to the rooftop
Access to the temporary exhibitions
Access to galleries 3 & 4
Access to Galerie des Enfants
  • 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

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 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.

  • Go directly to the 'Visiteurs avec billet' line when you arrive at the Centre Pompidou - it's represented by the orange line on the map that you will receive on your voucher. 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
Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
Friday 11:00 - 21:00
Saturday 11:00 - 21:00
Sunday 11:00 - 21:00
Monday 11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 21:00
Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004, Paris
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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3 reviews
CLIFFORD,  United States United States
28 Apr 2024
The Pompidou is always a treat. They have wonderful modern art and the building itself is worth seeing. Then, of course, there's the whimsical fountain just outside.
Centre Pompidou: Permanent Collection + Rooftop Access
Peter,  France France
16 Apr 2024
The service on line was quick and efficient I have no complaints and would use the service again
Centre Pompidou: Permanent Collection + Rooftop Access
Frank,  United States United States
27 May 2024
An excellent museum, complete with views of the city.
Centre Pompidou: Permanent Collection + Rooftop Access

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