We had already talked together about Kandinsky, Sonia Delaunay or even Picasso, among others. The visit to the Centre Pompidou was therefore not a total discovery of modern and contemporary artists, but the space and the beauty of the place obviously changes everything.
Did you know ? The Centre Pompidou was designed by the architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers and its construction dates from 1977. The building is based on color, with four strong colors:
- Blue, for air circulation (air conditioning)
- Yellow, for electrical circulation
- Green, for water circulation
- Red, for the circulation of people (escalators and elevators)
The building of Centre Pompidou extends over 10 different levels, with no less than 12,210 m2 dedicated to the presentation of the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art and 5,900 m2 dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Huge, the Centre Pompidou also houses a performance hall, two cinemas, a library, a documentation and research center as well as the Kandinsky Library.
Good to know
Levels 4 and 5 of the Centre Pompidou. This is where you can admire the most beautiful modern and contemporary works of the museum. That is to say: Matisse, Mondrian, Brancusi, Léger, Miró, Klein, or even Dubuffet and Louise Bourgeois. It’s an excellent way to initiate children (and their parents) by rediscovering works already seen in books or on the internet.
The princess loved
The princess was happy to see the paintings of Delaunay that she had studied, but also Matisse and Kandinsky that she appreciates very much. For a first approach, we advise you to only visit one floor so as not to make the visit too long.
The Ups for Kids
Your kids are over 8 years old
The Centre Pompidou offers a lot of workshops for older children, like the Atelier Fab Lab for 8 to 12 year olds. They can attend alone on Saturdays and during school holidays as well as on Sundays with you.
Your kids are less than 8 years old
The Centre Pompidou has a lot of options for you. La Galerie des Enfants is accessible to the youngest from 4 years old, with workshop exhibitions. There are also different types of visits: Cozy visit from 0 to 2 years old, Les P’tits Zens from 2 to 5 years old, and Inspirer-Regarder from 6 to 10 years old, among others. Many workshops from 2 years old also punctuate the year.
Museum ticket + Galleries 3 and 4 (access to the Museum and exhibitions in galleries 3 and 4): 14€
Reduced price: 11€
Open every day, except Tuesdays
Annual closing: May 1
Hours of operation: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Early closing at 7 p.m.: December 24 and 31