The Georges Pompidou Center boasts the best collection of works of contemporary and modern art in the world. The building is made in the so-called hi-tech style, and it also houses the Republic Library and the Museum of Modern Art. The center is named after Georges Pompidou, the former president of France.
The center was officially opened in 1977, and so far it has been visited by more than 150 million visitors. The museum is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Paris, and was once a pioneer when it comes to a modern architectural solution. There is also a center for music and acoustics, which is widely known.
This amazing building has 6 floors, with a total area of 7,500m2. The permanent exhibition of the Museum of Modern Art is exhibited on the fourth and fifth floors. On the fifth floor, art is represented from the beginning of the 20th century until the 1960s. Here are the works of famous artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Kandinsky and Miro. The building was completed in 1977 and cost 993 million francs. The restoration was done from 1996 to 2000 and cost 576 million francs.
The building of the Pompidou Center is one of the most extravagant in Paris, thanks to the colors, elevators and escalators of bright colors that are located on the outside of the structure. All lovers of modern and contemporary art must visit this amazing building.
Ticket price for Georges Pompidou Center
Regular ticket price: 14 euro
Free entrance for children up to 18 years, students up to 26 years and people with disabilities
Opening hours of the Georges Pompidou Center
The museum is open from 09:00 to 21:00 every day except Tuesdays
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