Centre Pompidou: Permanent and Temporary Exhibits Access
The Centre Pompidou houses the richest National Modern Art Museum in Europe and is often referred to as the European MOMA. Access this contemporary building, located in the heart of Paris.
- Discover one of the most surprising architectural pieces of the 20th century, built inside out
- Admire one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary art in Europe
- Enjoy an exceptional view of the emblematic monuments of Paris from the museum’s terraces
- Marvel at iconic works from artist like Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Frida Kahlo
The Centre Pompidou, located in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement, was inaugurated in 1977 and is a masterpiece of President Georges Pompidou. A library, music, acoustics research center, and a museum, this unusual cultural institution, also known as the Centre Beaubourg, combines modern and contemporary creations, including plastic arts, books, design, music, and cinema.
With over 100,000 works, the collections make up one of the world’s leading references for the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. From the great historical collections to the most recent acquisitions, they cover the visual arts, drawing, photography, new media, experimental film, architecture, design, and industrial prospects. You will find key works, rediscover iconic artists (like Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Sonia et Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, Vassily Kandinsky, František Kupka, André Breton, Alberto Giacometti, and Jean Dubuffet), and the founding movements of modern art (Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, Lyric Abstraction, and Geometric Abstraction).
This extensive and incomparable collection retraces the high points in the development of modernity, shedding light on its complexity, genealogies, exchanges, and cross-overs, and the go-betweens who helped to write the history of art in the first half of the 20th century. Discover the new hang of contemporary collections devoted to works that have recently entered the museum through the generosity of patrons, artists, and donors. Built around themes and artists, this journey invites you to explore the art of the present, open to the world.
Temporary Exhibition: “Baselitz La rétrospective” from October 20, 2021, through March 7, 2022.
“Georg Baselitz – The retrospective” is the German artist’s first comprehensive exhibition at the Center Pompidou. It brings together, chronologically, his masterpieces from the last six decades and reveals their most striking creative periods: from the first paintings and the Pandemonium manifesto in the early 1960s to the Heroes series, from Fractured Compositions to Patterns in 1969, through the successive sets of works for which the artist masterfully experiments with new pictorial techniques with varied aesthetics, nourished by references to the history of art and his intimate knowledge of the work many artists such as Edvard Munch, Otto Dix, or Willem de Kooning, up to Russian Paintings and self-reflective creations “Remix” and “Time”.
About This Ticket
- FREE cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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- Entrance ticket
- Rooftop view to admire major Parisian monuments
Safety measures in place: All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned and the number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Go to the orange line for “visitors with tickets” entering the premises.
Know Before You Go
- Free for visitors younger than 18 years old.
- Guests with free access (i.e. visitors younger than 18 years old, visitors with disabilities) must have a ticket to enter the museum, which can be booked for free on the museum’s website.
- Free entrance every first Sunday of the month.
- The museum is open daily from 11 AM – 8 PM except Tuesdays.
- The museum is closed on Tuesdays and on May 1
- Please note that your prebooked ticket is not a skip the line as entrance, you might have to wait in line especially during weekends.