Musée National d'Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou)

11 av du Président-Wilson 16th. (Open Map)


Centre Pompidou is renowned not only for its impressive collection of modern and contemporary art, but also for its architecturally radical design. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Paris from the rooftop. Inside, the Musée National d’Art Moderne houses artwork dating from 1905 onwards, including pieces from Fauvism, cubism, surrealism, pop art, and contemporary works. The 5th floor features works by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Kandinsky, Arbus, Warhol, Pollock, and Rothko, while the 4th floor displays art, architecture, and design from the 1990s onward. Other features include the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information library, two galleries for temporary exhibitions, cinemas, a restaurant, and more. Place Georges Pompidou and nearby pedestrian streets are also home to street performers. Kids can also attend interactive workshops in the Galerie des Enfants (2-10 years old) and Studio 13/16 (13-16 years old). The building was designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, who made its utilitarian features, such as plumbing, pipes, air vents, and electrical cables, form part of the external façade. In 2020, the building underwent renovation.