Centre Georges Pompidou

Today one of the world’s most famous pieces of modern architecture, the Pompidou Centre opened in 1977, when architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano startled everyone by turning the building “inside out”, with brightly coloured pipes displayed on the façade. Designed as a cross-cultural arts complex, it houses the excellent Musée National d’Art Moderne (Modern Art Museum) as well as a cinema, library, shops and performance space. The outside forecourt is a popular gathering-spot for tourists and locals alike.

  • Place Georges Pompidou 75004

  • www.centrepompidou.fr

  • 01 44 78 12 33

  • Open 11am–10pm Wed–Mon (11pm Thu); closed 1 May

  • Adm (museum) €8–12; Brancusi’s Studio free (open 2–6pm Wed–Mon). Free 1st Sun of the month, under ...

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