Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

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Place Beaubourg, 75004 +33 1 44 78 12 33
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    Driving past the centre
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    A Complex with lots of pipes and tubes
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    Modern Sculptures

    by geeyook Updated Oct 31, 2004

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    Located at the Place Igor Stravinsky next to the Pompidou Center is the first modern fountain in Paris. Several modern kinetic sculptures can be found here. This a a great place to take pictures, relax, hang out and view modern art if you don't want to pay admission to the Pompidou Center.

    Directions: Place Igor Stravinsky next to Pompidou Center
    Rambuteau (M11), Châtelet-Les Halles(RER-A,B,D), Hôtel de Ville (M1, M11)

    Kinetic Sculptures

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    La Centre Georges Pompidou

    by Tom_Fields Written Nov 15, 2008

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    The architectural team of Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano, and Gianfranco Franchini designed this unique "inside-out" building, which opened in 1977. Named for President Georges Pompidou, who succeded Charles De Gualle, it houses the National Center of Art and Culture. In addition to the art collections, the building itself is quite a curiousity, one of the few modern buildings in the city center. The view from the top is excellent.

    Address: Place Beaubourg, 75004

    Directions: On the Right Bank, on the Rue Beaubourg. Métro: Rambuteau ; RER: Châtelet-Les Halles. Open daily 11:00 to 10:00, except May Day and Tuesdays.

    Phone: 33 (0)1 44 78 12 33

    Website: http://www.cnac-gp.fr/

    La Centre Pompidou Another view The view from the top
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    Museum of Modern Art?

    by BruceDunning Updated Nov 17, 2007

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    This was a working studio of artist from Romania called Brancusi. He used it for his artworks and also assisted up and coming artists to develop. The structure looks half done and half bizzare. I guess I get the point. Everyone has their own cultural vent. In 1979 this opened as a modern art museum, and I recall even over in the US, people were upset, disappointed and outraged such a building would be used for that. I guess it took on now, and things have quited down. YOU can nerly see through the building, and not enough time permitted to go inside for more deail. Around this building is warehouses, storage facilities and other neat and different things, like a comedy sculpture close by, and government building, etc.

    Address: Place Beaubourg, 75004

    Directions: Métro: Rambuteau ; RER: Châtelet-Les Halles

    That is the stairs up/down Means what to you Peter Klasen art circa 1935 Art to figure out if it is dead Colorful mosaic
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    Centre d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou

    by benidormone Written Nov 29, 2003

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    Its a very strange building everything is visible on the outside.Like elevators,stairs,air and waterpipes.The architects Richard Rogers,Renzo Piano and Gianfranco Franchini have created a very special place fot the Musée National d'Art Moderne.

    Address: Pl Georges Pompidou

    Directions: Metro:Rambuteau

    Phone: 0144781233

    Website: http://www.cnac-gp.fr

    Centre Pompidou

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    Pomidieu as it looked in the old days

    by BruceDunning Written Feb 3, 2008

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    This was the place to hang out way back before 2000. Pictures back then also showed folks hanging around waiting for the century to begin. There was 391 million minutes left to get to 2000. Compute when this was taken. We are senior citizens now, middle senior then.

    Address: Place Beaubourg, 75004

    Directions: Métro: Rambuteau ; RER: Châtelet-Les Halles

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    Centre Georges Pompidou

    by MM212 Updated Nov 19, 2007

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    With its intertwined tubes and bright colours, Centre Georges Pompidou was considered the most controversial structure in Paris when it was built in the 1970s. Although the debate continues to this day, most Parisians have accepted its existence and some even praise it. This cultural complex houses a modern art museum (le Musée national d'art moderne), an exhibition hall, a library, and a center for music research. Le Centre Georges Pompidou is located between Les Halles and le Marais district in the heart of Paris.

    Address: Place Beaubourg, 4e arrondissement

    Directions: Métro: Rambuteau ; RER: Châtelet-Les Halles

    Centre Georges Pompidou, Sep 2007 Class of modern & old, Sep 2007 Pipes galore, Nov 2007 November 2007
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    Beauborg" [Museums IV]: Modern "art"

    by shrimp56 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This was an installation that was there in March 2001. Who knows what you will find there now??
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    Despite the lack of practicality of placing the pipes on the outside of a building -- I mean do you REALLY want to think about it? I'm one of those people who likes the building. The escalator is a wonderful way to enter the galleries.

    Address: Plateau Beaubourg

    Phone: 44 78 12 33

    books on chains
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    Centre George Pompidu

    by PetraG Written May 8, 2003

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    The Centre George Pompidu is an interesting building. It's very modern and the special thing about it is that all the thing that are ususally hidden in the walls are shown on the outside. You can see the electric mains coloures red, the water taps in blue and so on. Moreover the elevators are on the outside wlls of the building so going up is a real adventure (at least for me it was).
    Inside you can find different exhibitions (especially modern art) and from the top you have a great view over th city.

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    Place Georges Pompidou

    by geeyook Updated Oct 31, 2004

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    In front of the Pompidou Center is the "Place Georges Pompidou" or "Place Beaubourg". The square is a lively area full of activity and people hanging out. It is a favorite place to watch street entertainers, street performers, mimes, and sidewalk portrait artists.

    Mongolian Throat Singers

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    Pompidou Center - Inside Out Building

    by SLLiew Written Aug 8, 2006

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    Having studied architecture, I had to visit this building which made headlines with its innovative design of leaving all piping, services and facilities exposed and an part of decorativon instead of hidden. It is now so common with our hypermarkets but it was shocking then. So a must visit pilgrimage for those who are into history of architecture.

    A great view of Paris.

    Ugly or beautiful
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    Le Centre Pompidou

    by Klod5 Written May 1, 2003

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    Horaires
    Le Centre Pompidou est ouvert
    tous les jours, sauf mardi et le 1er mai
    11h - 22h
    Musée et expositions
    11h - 21h, fermeture des caisses à 20h,
    fermeture des salles à 20h50
    Atelier Brancusi
    Tous les jours, sauf mardi, 14h - 18h
    Bibliothèque publique d'information (Bpi)
    En semaine : 12h - 22h
    samedi et dimanche et jours fériés : 11h - 22h.

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    The Center Pompidou is open
    every day, except Tuesday and May 1st
    11h - 22h
    Idled about and exhibitions
    11h - 21h, closing of the cases to 20h,
    closing of the rooms to 20h50
    Brancusi shop
    Every day, except Tuesday, 14h - 18h
    Public library of information (Bpi)
    In week: 12h - 22h
    Saturday and Sunday and holidays: 11h - 22h.

    Address: Place Georges Pompidou 75004 Paris

    Directions: Métro : Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville, Châtelet
    RER : Châtelet /Les Halles
    Autobus : 21 / 29 / 38 / 47 / 58 / 69 / 70 / 72 / 74 / 75 / 76 / 81 / 85 / 96

    Phone: +33 (0)1 44 78 12 33

    Website: http://www.cnac-gp.fr/

    Beaubourg - centre Pompidou
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    Art attack

    by themajor Written Sep 28, 2010

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    The Centre Pompidou long enjoyed a reputation as a haven for modern art aficianados. It exploded onto the scene back in 1977 when, far from being welcomed with open arms, it came under fire for using the British architect Richard Rogers to create what was seen by many as the vanity project of the French president Georges Pompidou. It was one of the first of many subsequent museum buildings to make a statement equal to the art it was designed to contain. Love it or hate it, you couldn't help but notice it. A building that wore it's heart on it's sleeve and it's insides on the outside!

    Now of course it is an icon in it's own right. Perhaps a slightly tatty icon in places but still well worth a visit. But you've got to love modern art...or at least enjoy getting annoyed about it! And if you tire of chewing up the carpets then there are a number of cafe outlets and restaurants where you can bite something rather more tasty.

    Go for the art or go for the building...but go!

    TICKETS TO MUSEUM & EXHIBITIONS:

    Adult €12 or €10 depending on the period / concessions €9 or €8 depending on the period
    11am to 9pm, (last admissions 8pm). Night openings for main exhibitions

    Address: Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris

    Directions: Métro: Rambuteau ; RER: Châtelet-Les Halles

    Phone: +33 (0)1 44 78 12 33

    Website: http://www.centrepompidou.fr/

    Don't mind if I Pompidou! The departure lounge for modern art Don't get angry - get arty!
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  • funky, cool, chillaxing, relaxing - yeah i like it

    by bobyn Updated Sep 1, 2004

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    For me the exterior was more pleasant than the interior for the image I had portrayed from the introductions I had read. Perhaps it was a misconception on my part.

    There was an exhibition going on inside which I quite enjoyed. It was art in relation to the early 1900's in Paris at the time - photographs, art works, writings, film clips, illuminations, sculptures, almost all areas of art touched perhaps. And silence of people, or mainly only some mumbling quite low. We went to the top for a look about and had a ramble about downstairs, but for us there really wasn't much else to see on the inside. I had to take a photo of course of my pointing at Ireland on the mapmat indoors.

    Outside is cool. There are different colours for each of the systems: electricity/waterworks/airconditioning/transport painted red, yellow, blue...ill confirm colors later! And its a nice area to sit and hang out for a while if you'd like to. It appears that you can fairly much plonk yourself anywhere in the squared area in front ot this building.

    The Centre le George Pompedieu is one of the model buildings in the Mini-Europe park in Brussels.

    Centre George Pompidieu
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    CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU for ART

    by Martman Updated Feb 9, 2014

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    This is mainly an art centre with emphasis on modern art. The architecture is what makes the museum unique. The design was to maximise movement by freeing up internal space. This was done by building the ducts and conveyance systems (stairs, elevators etc.) on the outside.
    Those ducts are colour-coded i.e. blue for air; green for fluids; yellow for electricity cables; and red for movement and flow (elevators) and safety (fire extinguishers).

    Address: Place Beaubourg, 75004

    Directions: M?tro: Rambuteau ; RER: Ch?telet-Les Halles

    Website: http://www.cnac-gp.fr/Pompidou/Accueil.nsf/tunnel?OpenForm

    This active fountain is just outside the centre. Driving past the centre
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    Centre Pompidou--Modern Art or ...?!?!

    by starbreeze7 Written Jan 28, 2005

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    This majestic yet modernistic structure houses the Museum of Modern Art, Paris' s Public Library ( one of the few places with free internet, although the wait is long and you need to sign up beforehand ) and other things I don't know about :)
    You can't see the library from this picture because the library entrance is on the other side.
    You can't get into the museum unless you pay, but there is an exhibition hall which you can go check out for free.

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