The Pompidou Center
The Centre Pompidou, located between Les Halles and Le Marais, has hosted one of the world's largest collections of modern and contemporary art, as well as the largest library in Europe, since 1977. Children are welcome there.
How do I get to the Pompidou Center?
Address19 Rue Beaubourg
Canvases and books for everyone
The Centre Pompidou holds one of the three richest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. More than 76,000 works by 6,396 artists from the 20th and 21st centuries – from 62 different countries – can be seen by art lovers and other curious visitors. As part of the renovation undertaken between 1997 and 2000, 4 galleries for temporary exhibits were opened, including those on the 6th level that host events such as the International Contemporary Art Fair.
In addition to being an exhibition centre, the Centre Pompidou is also a place to study, as it is home to the Public Information Library. Within it, the Kandinsky Library is specifically dedicated to 20th-century art. Two cinemas, a large event venue, and a conference room complete the site. The Centre, also known as Beaubourg, is also a destination for family outings. The Centre Pompidou offers tours for children aged 2-12, as well as educational areas and workshops in artistic practice, on Wednesday, Saturdays, and during academic holidays. Studio 13/16 is for adolescents.