Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, Paris

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#6 of 185 in Museums in Paris
Surrounded by 11,000 sq m (36,090 sq ft) of glass, the postmodern Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou is an art gallery, an acoustic research center, and a vast public library. As you approach the front of this high-tech structure, you'll see a 7.6-m (25-ft) freestanding mobile sculpture called "Horizontal" by Alexander Calder. The center’s art curators have assembled a marvelous introduction of conceptual art consisting of approachable works that are sure to delight, amuse, and entertain. After you browse each of the building's seven floors, be sure not to skip the fine restaurant by the Costes brothers on the roof. Make Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris online itinerary planner .
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  • Or how it is positioned by the guides-the building turned out inside out. Funny, of course... An alternative to Louvre. I Don't like everything from abstract art, but I came here for Salvador Dali. Good infrastructure both inside and outside. Interesting Fountain nearby. Photos of the building are always interesting. However, as well as selfies))
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  • Magnificent retrospective exhibition of the work of Vasarely that rocked a whole time when nothing could escape from his geometric drawings and paintings of calendars to the album covers even book blankets, passing by the decorations the facades Etc...
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  • This is one of the must visit museums in Paris and a must see building too. The museum often hosts great exhibitions and has a nice gift/bookstore. The building itself is a work of modern art hence worth seeing on its own. It offers a beautiful view over Paris from the roof. The area is also very interesting and lively. One can often find musicians and artists perform or draw in the street around this museum.
  • Iconic place to be! Take care not to get lost in the entrance (as there are two: one for the library and the other for the museum upstairs). You will some of (the most?) innovative pieces of contemporary art! 🖼️ 🖌️ 🎨
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