Saturday, August 14, 2010

Centre Pompidou Paris

Centre Pompidou Paris

Visiting Museums
Le Centre Pompidou (Pompidou center in English) is one of the most spectacular buildings of Paris.It was designed by architects Renzo Piano (from Italy) and Richard Rodgers (from the UK) to bring art and culture to the man in the street.Its 1977 factory style architecture (right and below) violently contrasts with the surrounding houses of Paris' oldest district near Notre-Dame cathedral. You like Le Centre Pompidou or you don't, but you will not forget its glass facade, its external stairs and the red, blue and green pipes on the rear facade.Locate Centre Pompidou on Paris map.Le Centre Pompidou has been a great success with its easily accessible public library, its art exhibitions and the French National Museum of Modern Art. The Museum has large collections of paintings spanning the 20th century and including works by the most famous artists.The list includes among others Picasso, Braque, Max Ernst, Magritte, Chagall, Matisse, Delaunay, Kandinsky and Klee.Jonglers, musicians and the Stravinski fountain animate the plazza in front of Centre Pompidou. On the plazza, don't skip the trendy Cafe Beaubourg.On the top floor of Centre Pompidou, Georges cafe and restaurant has one of the best views of Paris Altogether, you can spend a day at Centre Pompidou and in the trendy Le Marais district near-by.

all days except Tuesdays and May 1st from 11am to 10pm (closed at 9 pm).

Place Georges Pompidou, Paris, France 7500

+33 (0)1 44 78 12 33

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