Contact Centre Pompidou: Find below customer service details of Centre Pompidou, Paris, including phone and email. Besides contact details, the page also offers a brief overview of the tourist landmark.
Place Georges Pompidou,
75004 Paris, France
About Centre Pompidou
An iconic and avant-garde architectural monument of the 20th century, the Centre Georges Pompidou is a multidisciplinary cultural center, in the Beaubourg highland of Paris in France. The Centre Pompidou revolutionized the Paris Streetscape in the 1970’s, with a futuristic vision of establishing the French Capital, as an important landmark, in the European Continent.
Georges Pompidou, the President of France in 1969, invited design proposals from architects, to construct a Centre, as a space for the exchange of innovative ideas, and for free expression of speech. Architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, designed the cultural center, sprawling over 5 acres, with seven tiers of floor space, each measuring 7500m2, to display eclectic collections of contemporary art from Europe.
Officially opened to the public in 1977, the Centre Pompidou ranks the third most visited museum in Paris, and attracts 5 million visitors every year. The major highlights of the Centre, is the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the biggest modern art museum in Europe, displaying works of legendary artists Picasso, Henry Matisse and more. Other spaces inside the building include the IRCAM, center for music and acoustic research and, the Bibliothèque publique d’information, a public library. The website gives an overview of the list of collections, upcoming events and schedule on live shows.
Visitors can enjoy the visual aesthetics, of the see-through glass façade, displaying vibrant color codes of the exterior systems, for various functional aspects of the building. Flexible floor spaces, with clear open glass interiors, and exposed mechanical systems on the outside, are the salient architectural features of the building.
Guided tours are highly recommended for the best experience, to appreciate the architectural splendor of the Centre, and to understand the different artworks in the Museum. Available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays, from 2pm and 5pm, visitors can avail online booking of guided tours, to avoid long lines at queue. The entry tickets for the rooftop are €5, and are a must-see attraction, for the breath-taking views of the Paris City skyline.
Tickets can be purchased online using major credit cards. Ticket types include – museum and exhibitions ticket and museum + galleries ticket. If you have a Paris Museum Pass, you can use the same to enter Centre Pompidou. If you would like to be a patron, join the POP membership programme that comes with a number of privileges. Members enjoy free entry to all screenings, get reduced prices for live shows, and have unlimited priority access to exhibitions and museum. You can apply for a pass online and have it delivered within 7 days. Also, you can place an order through phone.
Open every day from 11am -10pm, visitors, can access the museum, the exhibitions, and the panoramic view of the city skyline, for €14. The tickets cost €11 for youth aged 18-25, and are free for children under 18 years, with valid ID proof. The Centre remains closed on Tuesdays and 1st of May, and the library opens from Mon-Fri, between 12pm -10pm. Admission to the museum is free for visitors, on the first Sunday of every month. Besides enjoying the well-preserved museum and vast events, visitors will also find the place family friendly with options of shopping and dining. For more information or queries on tickets, timings, events, parking, shopping, or others, reach the Centre Pompidou support.