The Centre Pompidou in Paris, named after former French President Georges Pompidou, is a steel architectural marvel which houses the city’s Musée National d'Art Moderne, the world’s largest modern art museum, together with the IRCAM center for music and acoustic research. One of the most popular attractions in Paris, the Pompidou Centre has welcomed 180 million visitors since its creation in 1977. Not only does it offer one of the city’s best views from its tenth floor summit, it is also home to masterpieces by Picasso, Matisse and Kandinsky as well as a variety of pieces from the modern disciplines including new media and experimental film. It has also hosted some important major exhibitions, by greats such as Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons, not forgetting the famous 2013 Dalí exhibition which smashed all previous attendance records at the museum. If you visit in late 2016, you’ll be able to catch exhibitions on the Beat Generation and Magritte.
The nearest airports are Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly. From there, you can catch the city’s regional network RER into the centre of Paris and then continue to the nearest RER station, Châtelet-les-Halles. Alternatively, you can take the underground metro to either Rambuteau or Châtelet-les-Halles. Like the Louvre, the Centre Pompidou is closed on Tuesdays but is open every other day except for 1st May. The main centre is open from 11am until 10pm and is open until 11pm on Thursdays. General admission to the museum costs €14 per adult and €11 per child.
As well as being a world-renowned modern art museum, the Centre boasts some of the best views in Paris. A €3 ‘View of Paris’ ticket will allow you a ride on the famous outdoor escalator to bathe in the glories of the Paris skyline.
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If you’re planning to visit Paris, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied in City Centre, including several must-see Paris destinations: the Musée du Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. If you’d like to be out in the open air, why not take a cruise down the River Seine or a stroll through the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens.
To find out more information about the Centre Pompidou in Paris, please visit the official website directly, where you’ll be able to find out more about the opening hours, its exact location and address as well as facts about the modern art museum.
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