Centre Pompidou

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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10 expert recommendations



Has a permanent collection that runs from 1905 to the present and includes such "isms" as primitivism, Cubism, Fauvism, surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism.


Condé Nast Traveler

Nearly 40 years after its unveiling, the capital’s main contemporary art hub is still a showstopper thanks to its revolutionary tube–festooned exterior by Renzo Piano Full review →



The Pompidou is as famous for its postmodern architecture as it is for what’s inside: an impressive collection of 20th and 21st-century art Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Love it or hate it, the Pompidou is certainly the city's most unique-looking building. Full review →


Frommer's 33

When it first opened in the 1970s, the Centre Pompidou was hailed as "the most avant-garde building in the world," and today it still continues to pack in the art-loving crowds... Full review →



This postmodern building revolutionized the world of architecture—and turned the rarified concept of a museum into something that could be unintimidating and fun Full review →


Let's Go

The exterior of the Pompidou is a crazed network of yellow electrical tubes, green water pipes, and blue ventilation ducts, leaving plenty of space inside for all the good stuff. The... Full review →

Be sure to check out Duchamp’s infamous Fountain, which is just a urinal that he signed “R.

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Paris’ premier cultural centre has amazed visitors since it was inaugurated in 1977. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

Designed by the architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, the Pompidou Centre is located in the old Beaubourg quarter. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Located in the center of Paris in a building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, Centre Pompidou is the brainchild of President Georges Pompidou. Full review →

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