A Traveler’s Guide to Centre Pompidou

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Paris, being one of the most magical cities in the world, will surely be one of the dream destinations for most of the travelers out there. The city is so exotic that the number of tourist flocking here is skyrocketing every other day. Why not, the sight of picturesque landscapes, astounding architectural aesthetics, the taste of French delicacies, high-end fashion apparels, etc., are really stunning and appealing.

Along with the beauty, the city also houses many amazing museums that feature many enlightening artifacts and paintings. When it is about museums in the French capital, the Louvre Museum will be popping in the mind of almost every traveler, especially its incredible structure. No wonder, most people include a Louvre guided tour in the itinerary of their Paris holidays. However, there are many other marvelous museums as well in the City of Lights, which are equally captivating and enlightening as the Louvre. For instance, consider the Centre Pompidou of Musée National D’art Moderne in Paris, which is entirely dedicated for the art collections of 20th and 21st Centuries.

The Centre Pompidou

This is the only gallery in the world that offers an exclusive and overall view of the art collections of 20th and 21st Centuries. The exhibit here begins with the famous artworks of veteran artists such as Picasso, Ernst, Matisse, Duchamp, Warhol, Kandinsky, etc., and extends to the modern masterpieces of contemporary artists.

The paintings are divided into two sections depending on their chronological order here, so that you can easily understand the major progressions in this field. One section includes the artworks of the olden period, which is from 1905 to 1960, and the other section houses the contemporary paintings from the 1960’s to the present day. The latter one includes the artworks of famous artists like Niki de Saint Phalle, Andy Warhol, Anish Kapoor, etc.

Apart from this, the Centre Pompidou also conducts many internationally renowned exhibitions on the top floor of the building. Along with exploring the artworks of your favorite artists, you can also enjoy a spectacular view of the French capital from the rooftop of Centre Pompidou. It is to be noted that you will have to pay additional £3 to enjoy this panoramic view.

Additionally, there is a decent collection by Atelier Brancusi on the ground floor, who is well known in the field of modern sculpture. There is also a gift shop in the museum from where you can collect many beautiful souvenirs that can be treasured for a lifetime.

If you get exhausted with such a vast collection, head on to the Le Georges restaurant in the museum in order to relax. Note that the entrance fee along with access to exhibition and rooftop is £14 per person. However, you can enjoy all these things free of cost on the first Sunday of every month.