1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Centre Pompidou

Paris: Centre Pompidou Skip-the-Line Guided Museum Tour

Product ID: 236957
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See exciting and modern and contemporary art on a 2.5 hour small-group guided tour (max. 8 guests). Learn about the architectural history of the museum’s striking exterior.
About this activity
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Duration: 2.5 hours
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  • Enjoy intimate and personalized small-group tour (max. 8 guests)
  • Learn the secret of the The Pompidou Center's fascinating architecture
  • Witness the birth and evolution of modern and contemporary art
  • Climb up to the top floor to take in a unique view of Paris
  • See famous art works by Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp
Full description
Discover the many artistic masterpieces of the Musée National d’Art Moderne collection, housed in the Pompidou Centre. Learn about modern and contemporary art with an intimate small-group tour. Meet your guide outside of the building, and begin your tour by examining the museum's striking exterior. Designed by Renzo Piano, the building was conceived as an “inside-out” structure and vibrantly colored.

After hearing about the museum’s origin, begin your tour of its modern art collection, which contains nearly 3,200 works. Discuss Cubism in front of a Picasso painting. Chat about Fauvism while admiring a Matisse. See how the World Wars impacted the art world. Witness the chaos and dark humor of the Dada movement – a reaction to the gore of World War I. Admire works by the surrealists such as Salvador Dali.

Learn about Pop Art as you check out a few of Andy Warhol’s works. Explore movements such as Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism. Marvel at works by beloved French artists as well as international artists such O’Keefe, Pollock, and Mondrian.

Visit the museum's contemporary art galleries and find out about recent artistic movements like Fluxus and Minimalism. Experience works such as Dubuffet’s winter garden installation. Hang out on the museum's roof and take in the Parisian Panorama. By the end of your tour, you’ll have a complete overview of the modern art world.

Choose the private tour option and enjoy an even more personalized experience.
  • Entrance fee
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • Professional tour guide
  • Museum tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Temporary exhibits
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the blue parking sign on the corner of Rue Beaubourg and Rue Rambuteau. Note: Don’t look for a large group. In case you have trouble finding the meeting point, please contact your guide directly (via text, Whatsapp, or call). Please bring valid photo ID.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note, the semi-private tour has a minimum requirement of 2 participants to run. An alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met. This tour option is not suitable for those with mobility impairments or who use a wheelchair
• No large bags or suitcases are allowed
• Occasional closures may occur without previous warning from the museum management. In this event, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases, refunds or discounts will not be provided
• Please note, some of the spaces in the museum are "silent rooms." Noise and talking are not allowed
• Please note, collections may vary throughout the year
• Please provide full names of all guests, and a mobile phone number, and email with which you can be reached during your trip
• Please bring a valid photo ID
• Tours suitable for wheelchair users are available upon request only

From US$ 119.96 per person