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Welcome to Pompidou Centre

Pompidou Centre

Built in the 1970s and named after former French president Georges Pompidou, the futuristic Pompidou Centre is now considered part of the Parisian landscape. The outrageous design, complete with its glass elevators, was the inspiration for the Lloyds Building in London and attracts visitors by the million; it is the city's most popular attraction by far. The building houses the Musée National d'Art Modern (MNAM), which displays a vast collection of 20th-century art from Fauvism and Cubism to Abstract and Absurd and its numerous cinemas and theatres have regular musical and dance performances. The square to the West of the building attracts a varied assortment of street performers. While you're there, be sure to check out the whimsical Stravinsky Fountain with its 16 water-spraying scultpures.

Information & Facts

Place Georges Pompidou, entrance by the plaza in Rue Saint-Martin
One-day Centre pass EUR12, exhibitions EUR10; MNAM EUR12 (temporary exhibitions vary).
French is the official language.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels, though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques, particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not accepted.

Opening Times
Daily (except Tuesdays), 11am-10pm. MNAM: Wednesday to Monday, 11am-9pm. Closed 1 May.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
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