Home / Travel Guides / Europe / France / Paris / Paris / Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou, Paris

View gallery

1 photos

Below are pictures and videos. Select what you want to view below.

Contact: +33 1 4478 1233
Open Hours: Pomidou center: M, W-Su 11a-9p; Museum: 11a-9p, ticket booth closes at 8p; Library: M-F noon-10p, Sa-Su 11a-10p; Special exhibition hours, please check official websites for more details
Commonly known as the Beaubourg, this distinctive building was commissioned in 1968 by the then President Georges Pompidou, and opened in 1977. Most Parisians were initially shocked by its unconventional 'inside out' architectural style; air conditioning, escalators and lifts are all on the outside, giving the interior unparalleled freedom. Extensively refurbished in the late 1990s, the center is home to the Musee National d'Art Moderne and the Bibliothèque Publique d'Information (BPI) as well as temporary exhibitions, cinemas, and other attractions. Hours and admission prices vary for individual attractions.