Centre Pompidou Tickets

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Opening hours

The building is open every day with the exception of Tuesday’s from 11am until 10pm.

On Thursday’s it remains open for an additional hour until 11pm for the exhibitions on level 6.

The Centre Pompidou is closed on the 1st of May.

The ticket offices close one hour before closing time.

The exhibition areas close at 9pm.

How to get there

Metro- Rambuteau Station on line 11, Hotel de Ville Station on lines 1 and 11 or Chatelet Station on lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14

RER- Chatelet les Halles Station, lines A, B and D

Bus- services number 29, 38, 47 and 75 all stop at or close to the Centre Pompidou

Bicycle sharing (Velib Metropole)- docking stations opposite 27 Rue Quincampoix, opposite 34 Rue Grenier Saint-Lazare and at 46 Rue Beaubourg

Car- Centre Pompidou Car Park, the entrance is at 31 Rue Beaubourg. You can pre-book a parking spot through ParkingsdeParis.com

FAQ

How much does an entry ticket cost?
There are different prices for the different attractions. A museum and exhibitions ticket is only valid on the indicated date for a single entry into the exhibition spaces, the museum and the View of Paris. This costs 14 Euros for adults and 11 Euros for children. A ticket to only go into the View of Paris, costs 5 Euros. A ticket to a show or concert may vary according to the show and costs from 18 Euros for adults. A cinema ticket costs 5 Euros for adults and 3 Euros for children.
Can I use a Paris Museums Pass in the Centre Pompidou?
Yes, this pass is valid in 60 museums and monuments across the city including the Centre Pompidou. A two day ticket costs 48 Euros, 4 days costs 62 Euros and a 6 day ticket will cost 74 Euros.
Is there free entry on some Sunday’s?
Every month on the first Sunday there is free entry to the museum, Vue de Paris (View of Paris) and the Children’s Gallery.
Is there any priority access for disabled visitors?
Disabled visitors should use the priority access to the left of the main entrance. This access point on the corner of Rue Saint Merri and Rue du Renard avoids the unsuitable main entrance at Place Georges Pompidou and will take you directly onto the mezzanine level (level 1).
Is there a cloakroom and what is accepted for holding there?
The cloakroom can be found on level 0, it is open daily from 11am until 9.50 pm. Use of the cloakroom is free on production of your entry ticket into the centre. If you require them, strollers and wheelchairs are available from the cloakroom depending upon their availability. Before you enter into the rest of the building you must leave any of the following in the cloakroom as they are forbidden in the museum or exhibition areas; Suitcases, backpacks, umbrellas, baby carriers, camera tripods, flashes or selfie poles.

Must Know

The Centre Pompidou app
Before your arrival at the Centre Pompidou you can download a free app onto your smart phone or tablet which will help you to explore and discover the building at your leisure. The app comes with plans of the rooms with the key information you require about the masterpieces on show among the modern and contemporary design.
The National Museum of Modern Art
This museum housed in the Centre Pompidou is one of the world’s most visited art museums as well as being one of the largest museums to display modern and contemporary art. It has the world’s second largest collection behind New York’s Museum of Modern Art. At the Centre Pompidou there are over 100,000 works of art, created by 6,400 artists that come from more than 90 countries. The works on show include painting, sculpture, print, drawing, cinema, photography, design and architecture. Every two years part of the collection is exhibited in a space measuring 18,500 square metres. On one floor is modern art from 1905 until 1960, while on the other floor you can see contemporary art created since 1960.
Some information about the building
The Centre Pompidou has ten floors. Each floor provides 7,500 square metres of space. Of the space available 12,210 square metres is given to the National Museum of Modern Art. 5,900 square metres is used for temporary exhibitions. There is seating for 315 people in the larger of the two cinemas and 144 in the smaller one. Conference or performance areas have seating for 384 people while a lecture theatre can host 158. The museums own research library covers 2,600 square metres while the public reading library measures 10,400 square metres and can accommodate up to 2,200 people at any one time.
The meaning of the use of colour in the structure
One of the striking features of the Centre Pompidou is the strong use of colour. This detail was incorporated by the architects to help enliven the façade of the building. The colour blue is used to denote the act of circulating the air through air conditioning. Yellow signifies the use of electricity, green indicates the circulation of water while red shows us the circulation of people when using the lifts and escalators.

Places Nearby

L’Atelier Brancusi
This free attraction located in the former studio of the sculptor Constantin Brancusi is close to the Centre Pompidou and a good place to visit if you have time to spare after visiting the Centre Pompidou. The studio has been recreated to the time of Brancusi’s death in 1957 with several of his sculptures on display. It is open from 2pm until 6 pm every day except Tuesday’s.
Stravinsky Fountain
Another attraction worth a visit after a tour of the Centre Pompidou is the Stravinsky Fountain. Suring the winter months the fountain is not in operation and the pool is emptied. Whether the fountains are working or not there are still several interesting sculptures on display, it is worth a few minutes of your time if you are visiting the area. The square that the fountain sits on is a relaxed friendly place, full of tourists with several good places to eat nearby. If you stand close to the intersection of Rue Renard with Rue Cloitre Saint Merri you can even see the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Jardin Anne Frank
Anne Frank was never a resident of Paris, but this tranquil little garden in the city’s Jewish Quarter is a very fitting place to come and reflect. The garden is located close to Rue Rambuteau and Rue Beaubourg in Le Marais district.