The Centre Pompidou is one of Paris’ true landmarks, and enjoying the building, both inside and outside, has rightfully become one of the city’s best-loved activities.
In order to maximise functional movement and flow, architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano installed the escalators and multi-coloured service ducts on the building’s vast steel and glass exterior. Coupled with the entirely glass western façade, they gave the Pompidou its famous ‘inside out’ feel that has made it one of the most recognisable buildings in Europe.
The spacious interior houses the largest modern art collection in Europe. Embracing modern visual arts, theatre, music, cinema, and the spoken word, the Pompidou is a focal point for the people of Paris, indigenous and visitor alike. Whether you’re there for the building, for the art, or for dinner and drinks in the excellent rooftop restaurant, Georges, the Centre Pompidou is that rare thing – a must see.
The futuristic and surrealistic Georges restaurant offers delicious food and one of the best views of Paris. Enjoy and a nice mix of Asian and traditional French cuisine on the lovely terrace. The Pink Bar, a Vodka Bar nestled in an alcove, offers original and surprising cocktails. Georges is perfect for a swanky night on the town or a romantic evening for two.
Reservations: +33 (0) 1 44 784 799
Monday 12.00 – 01.00
Wednesday – Sunday 12.00 -01.00
The modern Café Mezzanine, located on the 1st floor, is perfect for a little rest, breaking up your cultural experience by having a quick lunch or coffee.
While the museum has a fantastic bookshop on the ground floor and nice souvenir shops on the 4th and 6th floors, The Boutique, located in the forum, is one of the best places in town to get trendy decorations, arty gifts, and unique collectables.
Place Georges Pompidou
+33 (0) 1 44 78 12 33
Monday 11.00 – 21.00
Wednesday – Sunday 11.00 – 21.00
Metro: Rambuteau (M11), Hotel de Ville (M1, M11), Chatelet (M1, M4, M7, M11, M14)
Train: Chatelet – Les Halles