Centre Pompidou

  • Museum
  • Fine Arts
  • Modern/contemporary art

Located in the heart of Paris, this colourful industrial masterpiece houses the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe and offers one of the most beautiful views of Paris.

The Centre Pompidou is a must-see during your stay in Paris. It has been a beating heart of the capital for over 40 years. This revolutionary behemoth with primary colours and industrial accents, the work of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, is a true masterpiece of the 20th century. Nicknamed "Our Lady of Piping" at its inauguration, the building still fascinates with its futuristic and unique architecture.

In addition to the temporary exhibitions that make the place so popular (Matisse, Dali, Koons, Cartier-Bresson, Hockney...), the Museum has the largest collection of modern art in Europe, the 2nd largest in the world with over 100,000 works. Only the MoMa can compete! Historical and chronological, the tour takes you back to the beginning of the 20th century where masterpieces by Matisse, Picasso, Kandinsky, Chagall, Frida Kahlo, etc. are on display... Then it's time for contemporary art from 1960 to the present day, celebrating the creations of Niki de Saint-Phalle, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois and so many others... An instructive visit offering a decompartmentalized and original vision of 20th and 21st century art. No wonder it has been dubbed "Parisians' favourite museum"!

If you have always dreamed of reaching the 7th heaven, the top floor of the Centre Pompidou offers you a breathtaking view of the roofs of Paris! The belvedere offers an exceptional panorama of the capital, from Notre-Dame to the Sacré Coeur and the Eiffel Tower. A view that can be enjoyed gradually from the famous transparent caterpillar or from the comfortable deck chairs on the terraces!

The experience doesn't stop there: the Children's Gallery, the cinema, the library, the cafés, shops and bookshops make the Centre Pompidou a place to live in its own right, whether you are alone, with your family, as a couple or with friends!

The plus :

  • Free French/English audioguide podcasts

  • POP membership: unlimited access to exhibitions and museum, evening events, partner offers

  • Le Georges: panoramic restaurant / Central café for a designer coffee break

  • Families: free children's gallery, workshops, museum tour

  • Guided tours before opening to the public

  • Program of shows, conferences, film retrospectives...

  • Nocturne until 11pm on Thursday

  • Free admission on the first Sunday of the month

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 9 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on May 1st. Exhibition area closing time: 20:00.

Night-time on Rhursday till 23:00 (only for temporary exhibitions level 6).

Cash register closing time 1h before closing.

Rates

Prices for groups:
- 20–99 tickets: 15% discount, i.e. €11.90
- 100–249 tickets: 20% discount, i.e. €11.20
- 250–499 tickets: 30% discount, i.e. €9.80
- 500+ tickets: 35% discount, i.e. €9.10

Reduced price: 11 €
Adult: 14 €
Set price group adults: Bulk ticketing:
Priority access, undated tickets valid for one year.
from 20 to 99 tickets : -15% or €11.90
from 100 to 249 tickets : -20% or €11.20
from 250 to 499 tickets : -30% or €9.80
from 500 tickets onwards : -35% or €9.10.

Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, disabled people, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 6 people.

Children's Gallery: free for children and with a ticket for adults
Permanent collections and Children's Gallery free on the first Sunday of the month
Guided tours before opening: from €55.

Reception

Types of customers

  • Children
  • Special rate for jobseekers
  • Students

Groups

  • Minimum number of people : 6

Animals

  • Animals accepted

Additional information

  • On site restaurant :
  • LE GEORGES, RESTAURANT WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OF PARIS
  • Level 6- Open daily except Tuesdays, 12:00 – 02:00
  • To book, call +33 (0)1 44 78 47 99
  • Wheelchairs, toilets and nursery
  • Wifi, souvenir photo booth, café, panoramic restaurant, connected seating, shop, bookshop

Visits

Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Average length of visit

  • 90 minutes (individual)
  • 90 minutes (groups)

Services and facilities

Facilities

  • Book shop
  • Lift
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets

Services

  • Cash point
  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours
  • Shop
  • Themed tour

Languages

Spoken languages

  • French

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Visit languages

  • Arab
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Languages of educational signs

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Additional information

Chinese audio guide available on WeChat
Languages adult / child audio guides / free podcasts available in English and French

Conference visits :
1 to 6 people: Permanent collections: 200€ / Temporary exhibitions 250€.
7 to 15 people: Permanent collections 250€ / Temporary exhibitions: 300€.
16 to 25 people: Permanent collections: 390€ / Temporary exhibitions: 440

Self-guided tours :
1 to 6 people: Permanent collections 80€ / Temporary exhibitions 100€.
7 to 15 people: Permanent collections 150€ / Temporary exhibitions: 200€.
16 to 25 people: Permanent collections 250€ / Temporary exhibitions: 300€.

Accessibility

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability
  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible
  • Magnetic loop available at the reception
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

Access

Metro : Rambuteau (Line 11)
Hôtel de Ville (Lines 1 and 11)
Châtelet Les Halles (Lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14)
RER : Châtelet Les Halles (Lines A, B, D)
Bus : 21, 29, 38, 47, 58, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 81, 85, 96

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Group reservation

  • Mr and Mrs Réservations groupes Booking
  • +33 (0) 1 44 78 12 57

Booking

  • Cultival
  • Group booking required
    External guide accepted
    Deadline reservation : 7 days
    Right to speak : Agreed at time of booking - Telephone bookings +33 (0) 1 44 78 12 57, Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 13:00.

    Booking and information: Cultival