Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou is a celebration of contemporary art, theatre, literature, music and cinema. The cultural institution was the idea of President Georges Pompidou, who wanted a centre to celebrate modern and contemporary creation of all kinds. The building itself is an example of contemporary architecture and was designed by architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. Following extensive renovations, the centre re-opened to the public on 1 January 2000 and has since become one of the most visited attractions in France with around six million people passing through its doors every year. As well as visiting the exhibitions inside the building, the piazza outside is a great place for people-watching as you eat your lunch. The nearby fountain complete with colourful water features is a must for any trip to Paris, and is bound to capture anyone’s imagination.

The centre houses one of the most important museums in the world which features one of the best collections of modern and contemporary art in Europe. There is also a cinema and a musical research centre as well as an area dedicated to educational activities. Whatever your interest in the creative sector, there is bound to be something for you here.