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Surrounded by 11,000 sq m (36,090 sq ft) of glass, the postmodern Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou is an art gallery, an acoustic research center, and a vast public library. As you approach the front of this high-tech structure, you'll see a 7.6-m (25-ft) freestanding mobile sculpture called "Horizontal" by Alexander Calder. The center’s art curators have assembled a marvelous introduction of conceptual art consisting of approachable works that are sure to delight, amuse, and entertain. After you browse each of the building's seven floors, be sure not to skip the fine restaurant by the Costes brothers on the roof. Make Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris online itinerary planner .
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Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou Reviews
I don't understand what's the standard to measure or filter to consider when putting an exhibition of someone who calls himself an "artist" you could literally take a sh.... in the middle of the museu... more »
È bello tornare, dopo qualche anno, a vedere il Centre Pompidou, opera giovanile di Renzo Piano, ancora oggi super moderna, però sempre in manutenzione. È stata l’occasione per visitare la mostra di B... more »It is nice to return, after a few years, to see the Centre Pompidou, renzo Piano's youthful work, still super modern today, but always in maintenance. It was the opportunity to visit the exhibition of Bacon- a punch in the stomach!! He's going to be a great artist, but I'd never want to hang a painting of him in my house. I would sell it right away, also because it has a great quote, to buy another one closer to my taste!! We then had lunch at the restaurant on the top floor of the Centre- Normal, but with stunning views of Paris from the terrace. Only.
This is one of the must visit museums in Paris and a must see building too. The museum often hosts great exhibitions and has a nice gift/bookstore. The building itself is a work of modern art hence worth seeing on its own. It offers a beautiful view over Paris from the roof. The area is also very interesting and lively. One can often find musicians and artists perform or draw in the street around this museum.
Iconic place to be! Take care not to get lost in the entrance (as there are two: one for the library and the other for the museum upstairs). You will some of (the most?) innovative pieces of contemporary art! 🖼️ 🖌️ 🎨
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