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BEAUBOURG - POMPIDOU CENTRE

A TEMPLE OF CONTEMPORARY ART.

The Pompidou Centre was commissioned by President Georges Pompidou, who envisaged a temple of the arts which would fit with modern times: where arts and culture would be accessible to all. The commission was won by architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, who designed an entirely innovative and contemporary building which, as the antithesis of modern architecture which seeks to hide its functional parts, instead playfully displays its pipes, escalators and support structures in technicolour for all to see. The seven level glass-walled structure was officially opened in 1977, and houses the National Museum of Modern Art, the Institute of Acoustic and Musical Research (IRCAM), a free library, and a variety of exhibition spaces, shops, restaurants and an arthouse cinema.

Photo credits: © C. Garton

The Pompidou Centre was commissioned by President Georges Pompidou, who envisaged a temple of the arts which would fit with modern times: where arts and culture would be accessible to all. The commission was won by architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, who designed an entirely innovative and contemporary building which, as the antithesis of modern architecture which seeks to hide its functional parts, instead playfully displays its pipes, escalators and support structures in technicolour for all to see. The seven level glass-walled structure was officially opened in 1977, and houses the National Museum of Modern Art, the Institute of Acoustic and Musical Research (IRCAM), a free library, and a variety of exhibition spaces, shops, restaurants and an arthouse cinema.

Photo credits: © C. Garton

ADDRESS

Beaubourg - Pompidou Centre

19, rue Beaubourg

75004 Paris

FRANCE

PHONE NUMBER

01 44 78 12 33

ACCESS
Metro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville, Châtelet
RER Châtelet - Les Halles
OPENING HOURS AND TICKET PRICES
All year long :
    From Wednesday to Monday from 11:00 to 22:00

Admission prices :
    Full price : 13 €
    Reduced price : 11 €

Closed on 1 May

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