Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, Paris

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#9 of 148 in Museums in Paris
Surrounded by 11,000 sq m (36,090 sq ft) of glass, the postmodern Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou is an art gallery, an acoustic research center, and a vast public library. As you approach the front of this high-tech structure, you'll see a 7.6-m (25-ft) freestanding mobile sculpture called "Horizontal" by Alexander Calder. The center’s art curators have assembled a marvelous introduction of conceptual art consisting of approachable works that are sure to delight, amuse, and entertain. After you browse each of the building's seven floors, be sure not to skip the fine restaurant by the Costes brothers on the roof. Make Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris online itinerary planner .
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  • The outside in my view needs to be covered with a large canvas. However the special exhibitions are always great. This year it was David Hockney, last year we saw Magritte  more »
  • Really enjoyed this exhibition. I love the vibrant colors in his paintings. There were quite a few rooms, with paintings, drawings, his photo-collages and the work his has done with his i-pad is just ...  more »
  • You can either visit Centre Pompidou for architectural interest or you can visit the permanent or temporary exhibition. In any case it's one of the most valuable museum experiences in Paris. Once you ...  more »

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