Paris Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou: unique experience with locals

Centre Pompidou
The National Center of Art and Culture Georges Pompidou or the Centre Pompidou is a building opened in 1977 that underwent a radical transformation in 1997 until January 2000 when its doors opened again to the public. This is one of the most visited monuments in France and the building is considered one of the main representatives of high-tech architecture, some pundits say the structure can be considered a work of art itself which is worth visiting. It is a huge building where ventilation ducts, ladders and other functional elements are visible, creating an eclectic space that at first was not very well received by the inhabitants of the city. Inside the Centre Pompidou we can find the Bibliothèque publique d'information (Public Information Library), the center for acoustic and music research IRCAM and the National Museum of Modern Art (Musee National d'Art Moderne) which has one of the largest collections of modern art in the world, with more than 100,000 works by artists such as Picasso, Miro, Matisse, Brancusi and Francis Bacon. The Pompidou Centre is strategically located near the Ile de la Cite, where Notre Dame Cathedral is located, so it is a point of easy access by bus or metro.
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