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

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#6 of 183 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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  • It is an interesting building with a characteristic appearance. There are a lot of street performers in the square in front of you, and even if you don't understand the language, they enjoy tourists from all over the world. The street performance with small children and couples was a very fun time to enjoy the atmosphere of Paris for free (although I paid for some twists).
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  • If you have read my review from the Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, where the London School exhibition was held in March this year, you will certainly remember that I am a big fan of Francis Bacon. His works of art are emotional, strongly colored with experiences and feelings, sometimes pain, sometimes suffering, sometimes hatred... Their peculiar energy is shocking, makes you come back again and again to his paintings to understand and feel it to the end: ugliness and ugliness attracts more than beauty! Human suffering, loneliness, fear and death are the main subjects of Bacon's work. In some...
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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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