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(2025)

The project of the Centre Pompidou was initially conceptualized to be a large, free and general use public library that until the mid 20th century was greatly lacking in the city of Paris. At the same time the city’s Museum of Modern Arts, or Musée National d’Art Moderne was in great need of a new home.

Commissioned by the then President of France Georges Pompidou (whose name was eventually given to this cultural center) an architectural competition began to win the right to plan and build the new structure.

A team of two Italian and one British architects won and gave life to what is today considered a highly avant-garde building that embraces the future. It was not initially received well by the public and critics because it was thought to create a strong esthetic clash with the surrounding area.

One could say that the outer ‘walls’ are missing, leaving exposed the skeleton of the building, with brightly colored tubes of the mechanical systems visible to anyone. More recently it is a structure that has been praised as a great innovation architectural thought on a whole.

At the time of construction, IRCAM, a center for music and acoustic research, was already on location and is today also an integral part of the Centre Georges Pompidou.

The Centre Pompidou is open every day from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm except Tuesdays and holidays.

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Tickets for the Centre Pompidou permanent collection
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Tickets for the Centre Pompidou permanent collection

Book your entrance tickets to visit the permanent collection of Centre Pompidou!

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Private tour of the exterior and permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou
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Private tour of the exterior and permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou

Book a guided tour of the Centre Pompidou now! Get insights on modern and contemporary art collections and learn the story of this controversial building in Paris.

Duration 2 hours
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Paris Museum Pass
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Paris Museum Pass

Book your Paris Museum Pass, and visit without more than 50 museums and monuments in Paris and the surrounding area!

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Trendy Marais tour with guide on your smartphone
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Trendy Marais tour with guide on your smartphone

Visit the Le Marais neighborhood at your own pace and customize your itinerary as you wish with this audio-guided tour on your smartphone!

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Duration from 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private tour of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou
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Private tour of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou

Book a private tour a the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou Paris. Discover masterpieces by Matisse, Bonnard, Delaunay, Braque, Picasso....

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Walking tour of the trendy Le Marais neighborhood
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Walking tour of the trendy Le Marais neighborhood

Enjoy the trendiest neighborhood of Paris with this 2.5-hour walking tour of Le Marais including two tastings!

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Duration up to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Guided tour of Paris' gay neighborhood
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Guided tour of Paris' gay neighborhood

Explore the heart of the LGBT community in Paris with this 2.5-hour walking tour of Le Marais neighborhood!

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Duration up to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Pastry and chocolate tour in the Marais neighborhood
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Pastry and chocolate tour in the Marais neighborhood

Taste the sweet treats of the Marais neighborhood with this 3-hour pastry and chocolate tour!

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Duration up to 3 hours
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Kids and family tour of the Marais neighborhood
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Kids and family tour of the Marais neighborhood

Join an expert local guide for a 2-hour kids' friendly tour of the Parisian's favorite part of Paris, Le Marais!

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Duration 2 hours
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Guided bike tour along the Seine
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Guided bike tour along the Seine

Book a guided bike tour along the river Seine and discover the major highlights of Paris! From Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the Conciergerie to the Louvre...

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Duration up to 3 hours
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Private tour of the Marais neighborhood
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Private tour of the Marais neighborhood

Book a 2-hour private guided walk of Le Marais and discover the most interesting and diverse neighborhood in Paris.

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Duration 2 hours
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Private tour of Centre Pompidou Museum
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Private tour of Centre Pompidou Museum

Discover the world's largest collection of contemporary art on a 2-hour tour of the Pompidou Centre in central Paris.

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Duration 2 hours
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Lillian, Jan 20, 2015

“We saved a lot with the 6 day pass for our week vacation. Definitely would suggest to people who are visiting Paris”

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