In a complex building in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais, is the Centre Georges Pompidou, It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who commissioned the building, and was officially opened on 31 January 1977 by President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.On one of our trips to Paris we lucky enough to stay in this area and visited the Centre Georges Pompidou a few times. We could actually see the top of it from our flat. It was so cool. I love art and was thrilled to be able to see some of their art which is quite interesting and quite unique. The museum is very huge, Not the Louvre huge, but still huge.
My favorite collections I think had to be the Modern Collection and the Contemporary Collection. They contained such artists as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Constantin Brancusi, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Fernand Léger, Raoul Dufy, Juan Gris, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Laurens, Jean Arp, Wassily Kandinsky and František Kupka, Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko, Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Annette Messager and Bill Viola.
To discover the museum and its incomparable collection of modern and contemporary art, the Centre Pompidou proposes guided tours and talks for a journey through creation of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Centre Pompidou also invites visitors to enjoy a tour of the numerous exhibitions staged throughout the year.Practical Information for the Centre Georges Pompidou:
Hours: Museum is open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (exhibition areas close at 9 p.m.) Thursdays until 11 p.m. (only exhibitions on level 6).
Directions: Metro: Rambuteau (line 11), Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11), Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14) – RER: Châtelet-les Halles (lines A, B and D) – Bus: 29, 38, 47, 75.
Prices: As of today’s post, admission is €14 which gives access to all exhibitions, the museum and the View of Paris. If you are a little short on euros, keep in mind that the first Sunday of every month, admission to the museum, the View of Paris and the Galerie des enfants is free for everyone.
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