In the 70s, former French President Georges Pompidou wanted an ultracontemporary artistic hub – Pompidou Center is the result. Architects designed an inside out type of building leaving outside all the utilitarian features such as plumbing pipes etc. freeing up the interior space for exhibitions and events. The building was finished in 1977.
The Pompidou Centre is a complex of libraries, museums and research centers. The state-funded institutes deal with the modern culture of the city, attracting thousands of visitors. Pompidou Centers modern art museum is the largest museum of its kind in Europe, displaying only a fraction of the over 65,000 works.
Also the buildings of the Pompidou Centre are modern works of arts on their own. All the structural elements are marked with a color – green is for water pipes, blue for air-conditioning, yellow for electricity and passages are red.
The Center Pompidou is located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, close to the Les Halles market center. Closest metro station is Rambuteau.
The entrance fee depends on the date and the time of your visit, but it is around 13,00€.
On first Sunday of each month the admission to the museum is free.