Centre Pompidou

Centre Georges Pompidou, commonly shortened to Centre Pompidou and also known as the Pompidou Centre in English, is a complex building in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil, and the Marais.

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Insider tips

Avoid the queues

As you know, Paris is quite the popular holiday destination. Plan ahead if you want to jump around and see the Eiffel Tower from lots of angles. It’s easy to buy tickets online and go straight to the top — but if you’re looking to do Paris on the cheap, remember to plan waiting time at major monuments into your itinerary.

Watch your stuff

Lots of travelers are looking for a cafe or restaurant nearby these views, where they can relax and regroup away from the crowds. While all the major tourist areas are safe enough, tourists tend to let their guard down as soon as they order a café au lait. As always, zip up your purse and watch out for thieves.

Opening hours

If you decide to get up close and personal with the Tower itself, it’s conveniently open 365 days a year. From mid-June to early September, opening hours are from 9:00AM to midnight. During the rest of the year, from 9:30AM to 11:00PM.

Good to know

When should I visit?

The Eiffel Tower is open 365 days a year!

How to get there

The two closest métro stops are Bir-Hakeim (Line 6) and Trocadero (Line 9).

Is it expensive?

Free to look at from the outside. Summit tickets prices vary depending on things like the tour type or level of access.

Will I need a guide?

Only if you want one! Many travelers enjoy learning about the history and architecture from a guide. Equally as great, tour groups usually get to skip ahead of the long line of tourists waiting to buy tickets.

What people are saying about Centre Pompidou

★★★★★ A visit to Pompidou is a must when visiting Paris!

Alway’s great exhibitions and a fantastic view over Paris from the “George” restaurant rooftop.

Pompidou Center Entrance Ticket reviewed by Catherine

★★★★★ Great savings, fast access, nice attractions.

Great savings, fast access, nice attractions. Would be nice to have the opportunity to include transfer from and to the airport; also, the Eiffel Tower is not included. Everything else is great.

★★★★★ the TWOMBLY exhibition was an incredible experience!

We liked the way how we were checked at the entry, and how free we could walk around in the Twombly-exhibition, The show and the artworks are magnificent, wonderful, top class, unique... Twombly is one of my most loved artist in the world of contemporary Art! This is the best show of TWOMBLY which I saw in the world. Big luck that the strike ended on Friday, so we have not been in Paris for nothing. Twombly was the main reason we came to Paris. Thank you and regards Alex Kleinberger and son Micha - Switzerland

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