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Skip-the-line guided tour of the Centre Pompidou in small group

Availability: Every day except Tuesday
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Printed ticket only
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  • More than a tour - your guide will share their love of art history with you
  • Explore at your leisure and spend more time at your favourite parts
  • Save time and see more with skip-the-line access
What to expect

The Pompidou Center houses some of the world’s most exciting modern and contemporary art, and on this 2-2.5 hour guided tour, you will learn about the collection with a spirited guide. The building itself is an iconic landmark in Paris, and you’ll find out why it looks like it’s still under construction — but don’t worry, it’s very much complete!

Step through the doors of Renzo Piano’s controversial building, seemingly turned inside-out and painted in strikingly vibrant colors. After hearing about the museum’s creation, follow your guide through the modern art collection, featuring some familiar names among the nearly 3200 works. Discuss Cubism in front of a Picasso painting, or Fauvism next to a Matisse. Move forward in time through the World Wars where surrealists like Dali created their best work, and where the Dada movement came into existence. Check out a few Warhols while learning about the Pop Art that defined a generation. Explore moments like Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism with French artists as well as international names like O’Keefe, Pollock, and Mondrian.

In the contemporary art galleries, you’ll be introduced to lesser-known works by more recent artistic movements like Fluxus and Minimalism. Experience works like Dubuffet’s winter garden installation, allowing you to walk through the creation. By the end, you’ll have a complete overview of the art world that even the Louvre can’t give you.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Permanent exhibition
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Reduced price
  • Youth (10 - 17)
  • Children (9 and under)

18-20 Rue Beaubourg, 75004 Paris

Meeting point:

Meet your guide 10 minutes prior to your tour starting time by the blue parking sign located in the corner of Rue Beaubourg and Rue Rambuteau.

What to remember
  • Tour minimum participants required: 2 people (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
  • No large bags or suitcases are allowed
  • NOT available for people with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative
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Every day except Tuesday
Departure at 5.00pm

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 4 days before the activity begins.

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