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Paris Travel Guide

Pompidou Centre

The National Centre for Art and Culture Georges Pompidou called Center Pompidou was promoted and created by President Georges Pompidou is one of the most original cultural institutions in the center of Paris which houses one of the most important museums in the world, features the most important collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe and the building includes:

  • Extensive public reference library.
  • Cinema.
  • Music research institute.
  • Educational activity areas, bookshops.
  • Children Activities.
  • Conferences.
  • Shows and concerts.
  • Restaurant and a café.

The Center Pompidou is not famous only by its galleries and the art that hosts inside but it’s known also by its building, selected after a competition which was won by two young architects: the Italian Renzo Piano and British designer Richard Rogers who proposed a constraint-free architecture in the spirit of the 1960s. Finally was in the year 1997 that opened its doors to the public and after a renovation work, it opened to the public again on 1 January 2000 and become into one of the most visited attractions in France.

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