Its architecture, decked out in bright colours and clad in a futuristic web of tubing and exterior escalators, captures the attention immediately. The Pompidou Centre in the heart of the capital is a major institution of Parisian life. A museum, gallery, cultural complex and more, it attracts numerous visitors every year, drawn by its exhibitions, cinema, library, live shows, shops or its famous George restaurant, perched atop this revolutionary building.
Contemporary art in all its forms
The Centre Georges Pompidou was the first museum of contemporary art in the capital and continues to offer high quality exhibitions that provide a showcase for works by the great artists of the 20th century and today. These exhibitions are always major events in the Parisian and national cultural calendar, and visitors are always eager to take a look, whether they are particular enthusiasts of contemporary art or simply curious. In addition, the Pompidou Centre, also known as Beaubourg, regularly hosts wonderful events such as concerts, contemporary dance presentations and various other performances that serve as a platform for the most outstanding talents of the new generation. Versatile and diverse, the Pompidou Centre is a perpetual wellspring of essential culture in Paris.
Exceptional exhibitions this summer
The Pompidou Centre is currently hosting two fascinating and very different exhibitions this summer. One pays tribute to the Union of Modern Artists, a mid-20th century movement that sought to promote a new way of life through artistic creation, design and architecture, and numbered among its members the likes of Le Corbusier, Prouvé, Mallet-Stevens and Léger. The other exhibition features installations by the Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, who uses technology to create mind-expanding soundscapes. Two great reasons to visit the Pompidou Centre this summer.
Experience the amazing diversity of the Pompidou Centre
The Pompidou Centre is not only a respected cultural institution, it’s also a great place to hang out. The Beaubourg forecourt is a favourite meeting place for Parisians, and the Centre also has a coffee shop where you can work, and a gift shop where you can pick up chic souvenirs. Stocking a wide array of titles. the Pompidou Centre bookstore is a delight for bibliophiles. You'll love to browse through the fine art and art theory books, magazines from around the world, and more. On top of the building you’ll find the George, a café known throughout the capital, which commands a bird's eye view of Paris from the city’s epicentre. You can enjoy a glass of wine and a quiet moment as your eyes wander over the rooftops of the city. In the evening, you’ll be happy to return to your comfortable room at the Hotel Interlude, in the 12th arrondissement.