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Centre Pompidou: Permanent and Temporary Exhibits Access

Centre Pompidou: Permanent and Temporary Exhibits Access

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The Centre Pompidou houses the richest National Modern Art Museum in Europe and is often referred to as the European MOMA. Access this contemporary building, located in the heart of Paris.

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  • Discover one of the most surprising architectural pieces of the 20th century, built inside out
  • Admire one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary art in Europe
  • Enjoy an exceptional view of the emblematic monuments of Paris from the museum's terraces
  • Marvel at iconic works from artist like Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Frida Kahlo
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The Centre Pompidou, located in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement, was inaugurated in 1977 and is a masterpiece of President Georges Pompidou. A library, music, acoustics research center, and a museum, this unusual cultural institution, also known as the Centre Beaubourg, combines modern and contemporary creations, including plastic arts, books, design, music, and cinema. With over 100,000 works, the collections make up one of the world's leading references for the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. From the great historical collections to the most recent acquisitions, they cover the visual arts, drawing, photography, new media, experimental film, architecture, design, and industrial prospects. You will find key works, rediscover iconic artists (like Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Sonia et Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, Vassily Kandinsky, František Kupka, André Breton, Alberto Giacometti, and Jean Dubuffet), and the founding movements of modern art (Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, Lyric Abstraction, and Geometric Abstraction). This extensive and incomparable collection retraces the high points in the development of modernity, shedding light on its complexity, genealogies, exchanges, and cross-overs, and the go-betweens who helped to write the history of art in the first half of the 20th century. Discover the new hang of contemporary collections devoted to works that have recently entered the museum through the generosity of patrons, artists, and donors. Built around themes and artists, this journey invites you to explore the art of the present, open to the world. Temporary Exhibition: "Baselitz La rétrospective" from October 20, 2021, through March 7, 2022. "Georg Baselitz - The retrospective" is the German artist’s first comprehensive exhibition at the Center Pompidou. It brings together, chronologically, his masterpieces from the last six decades and reveals their most striking creative periods: from the first paintings and the Pandemonium manifesto in the early 1960s to the Heroes series, from Fractured Compositions to Patterns in 1969, through the successive sets of works for which the artist masterfully experiments with new pictorial techniques with varied aesthetics, nourished by references to the history of art and his intimate knowledge of the work many artists such as Edvard Munch, Otto Dix, or Willem de Kooning, up to Russian Paintings and self-reflective creations "Remix" and "Time."

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  • Rooftop view to admire major Parisian monuments
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    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    • Free for visitors younger than 18 years old
    • Guests with free access (i.e. visitors younger than 18 years old, visitors with disabilities) must have a ticket to enter the museum, which can be booked for free on the museum's website
    • Free entrance every first Sunday of the month
    • The museum is open daily from 11 AM - 8 PM except Tuesdays
    • The museum is closed on Tuesdays and on May 1
    • Please note that your prebooked ticket is not a skip the line as entrance, you might have to wait in line especially during weekends
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    It's by far the best place to view modern art in Paris. If you have to choose between the Louvre and the Pompidou centre, choose the Pompidou centre. Want to see the Mona Lisa? Just Google it. The actual thing has to be queued for or you can try to see it from an angle to avoiding the queue. Granted the Louvre and the Pompidou show different types of art - Classical vs modern. But the classical, Renaissance pieces just turn into wallpaper after a while. So many of them. Too many of them. And unless you are some kind of expert (if you were you wouldn't be reading this review) then go to the Pompidou Centre. Don't forget the top floor has amazing views of the Paris skyline too.

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    January 13, 2022

    There isn't a 'priority entrance' (as Get Your Guide indicates) just because you have booked online in advance. You enter/queue with everyone else. The only thing that seems to put you in the fast track queue is booking a ticket in advance with a specific time slot. The queue to get in was about 100-150m long on the Saturday morning, but once inside it's enormous and the size absorbs everyone brilliantly. Easy to get served and find a table in the cafe. I was concerned about plastic cups in the cafe. Hopefully, they're being recycled?? It would have been nice if jugs of water and glasses were available for people to help themselves. A gluten free cake option would have been really nice too!

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    October 7, 2019

    An excellent experience.

    I'm afraid of heights and couldn't make the 6th floor on the escalators. A helpful customer service person on the information desk assured me that firemen at the Centre help such people all of the time but I didn't avail myself of that. It meant that we had to leave the building to get lunch (café and restaurant on 6th floor during refurbishment) and then come back in all of which was very smooth. The exhibits were stunning and the staff very helpful.

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    August 7, 2019

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