Centre Pompidou: Priority Access to Permanent Collections
Centre Pompidou is a new-age architectural masterpiece designed in a postmodern design language. Explore the venue and check out the Modern and Contemporary art exhibitions housed in one of the most architecturally daring buildings of the 20th century.
- Walkthrough the interiors of one of the 20th centuries' most high-profile architectural achievements.
- Peruse through Europe’s largest collection of modern and contemporary art and take in the works of 20th-century masters like Picasso, Max Ernst, Kandinsky, Matisse, Man Ray and Francis Bacon and discover over 50,000 works of art.
- Climb to the top where you can see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre-coeur basilica and other prominent structures of the Parisienne skyline and take in one of the best views in all of Paris.
- Along with the art Permanent exhibitions, Centre Pompidou also features a vast public library, a research centre for acoustics and music and more.
- Explore the 6 different collections of Centre Pompidou - The Modern Art Collection, The Contemporary Art Collection, The Photography Collection, The Design Collection, The New Media Collection and The Cinema Collection.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Centre Pompidou houses Europe’s largest collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. Featuring the works of many iconoclast art masters including Picasso, Pollock, and more, the building itself is considered a piece of modern art. An eye-turner in medieval quarters, Centre Pompidou is recognized as one of the ‘Big Three’ museums of Paris and is the third most visited attraction in Paris attracting over 5.5 million visitors annually.
Named after the ex-French president, Georges Pompidou, the architecture of the building is a sight to behold. With all its utilitarian features like plumbing, air vents, and cable forming part of the external facade, this rule-breaking building is best described as a building turned inside out; the perfect stage for modern art to be displayed
The Centre Pompidou is a magical venue renowned the world over. As you walk through the halls adorned with art, you’re guaranteed to feel an artistic vibe and aura all around the venue. Each collection within the Centre Pompidou is dedicated to specific era’s/style of art. Start on the top floor and take in the various isms: Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism, all laid out chronologically over the course of the 20th century. The different collections which are sure to entice you include:
The Modern Art Collection: Comprising of over 7,000 artworks from 1,535 artists, the Modern Art Collection on the 5th floor is a walk through history. Over here you will find the works of Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, and more.
The Photography Collection: Spread across 200 square meters, the Photography collection is the largest collection of photographs in Europe featuring 40,000 prints and 60,000 negatives. Discover the history of modern and contemporary photography in all its diversity and see the works of Man Ray, Brassai, Constantin Brancusi, and more.
The Design Collection: Comprised of over 5,000 revolutionary designs created by nearly 400 designers, this creative space offers a constantly renewed understanding of historical design.
The New Media Collection: The world’s first collection of new media works featuring over 160 multimedia installation and close to 2,000 videotapes, soundtracks, CDs, and websites, the New Media Collection covers works produced for digital media.
The Cinema Collection: Featuring over 1,300 works by visual international artists and filmmakers, this space is dedicated to experimental films, cinematographic installations, videos, and more. From ‘Trip to the Moon’ by Georges Melies in 1902 to ‘Untitled’ by Trisha Donnelly in 2015, this collection spans over a century of experimental and artistic cinematic practices.
- Admission to the Centre Pompidou Permanent Collection
- Rooftop access with stunning views of Paris
- Access to the permanent collection at Centre Pompidou, as well as the museum and kids' gallery
- Cinema Tickets
- Show Tickets
- Admission ticket to temporary exhibitions
Know Before You Go
- Mon to Sun from 11 AM to 8 PM
- The exhibition galleries (Christo and Jeanne-Claude / Matisse) are evacuated by 7:30 PM and the Museum's permanent collections are evacuated by 7:15 PM
- The museum is closed on Tuesdays
- Free entry for all on the first Sunday of every month
By Metro: Rambuteau (line 11), Hotel de Ville (lines 1 and 11), Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14)
By RER: Châtelet Les Halles (lines A, B, D)
By Bus: #29, #38, #47 and #75
These tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or refunded.
- Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
- Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the venue
- Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays
- If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs
- Make your way to the entrance of The Centre Pompidou (the entrance from rue beaubourg crossing rue saint-Merri, 75 004 Paris)
- Take the "tickets with a time slot" line
- After the security check, go straight to the museum entrance
- Display your mobile ticket here and get admission to the museum
- Remember that this ticket has strict timed entry in place, so arrive 10-15 min ahead of time to avoid delays
- Please note that waiting times may occur due to security reasons
- Closest bus stop is Centre Georges Pompidou, a 1-minute walk to the complex
- Closest metro station is Rambuteau, a 2-minute walk to the complex
This ticket is valid for any time within the operating hours until Dec 18, 2020