The Centre Pompidou, also known as Beaubourg, was constructed in the 1970s under the leadership of President Georges Pompidou. Its architecture, which was revolutionary at the time, is now part of the image of Paris.
The purpose of this space is to consolidate and make available various forms of public culture, such as contemporary art, music, and graphic art and design.
The Centre Pompidou also hosts a rich public library. It was built to attract and impress visitors, and give them an understanding of the cultural richness offered by the center, and by Paris. Many exhibitions are held here regularly. Do not forget to spend a few hours at the Centre Pompidou during your stay in Paris.
The Centre Pompidou is located in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles. It is easily accessible by various means of transport.
Rambuteau on line 11 is the nearest subway station. The Station Hotel de Ville or Châtelet are also fairly close to Beaubourg and the RER: Châtelet – Les Halles. Several buses are also circulating nearby.
It is open every day except on Tuesday. The museum and the exhibitions are open from 11Am to 9pm. There may be different schedules for special events.
The Bibliothèque Publique d’information (BPI) is open Monday to Friday (except Tuesday) from noon to 10PM and on weekends from 11AM to 10PM.
Regarding admission fees, prices vary depending on what you want to see. It is possible to buy tickets online in advance.
The Centre Pompidou in Paris is one of the museums that are accessible through the Paris Museum Pass. This pass, which is for enthusiasts of museums, gives quick access to 60 museums and monuments in Paris and Ile de France with rates ranging from 32 € for 2 days at 64 € for 6 days.
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