It houses the Bibliothèque publique d'information (Public Information Library), a vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe, and IRCAM, a centre for music and acoustic research. Because of its location, the Centre is known locally as Beaubourg (IPA:[bobuʁ]). It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who commissioned the building, and was officially opened on 31 January 1977 by President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. As of 2006, the Centre Pompidou has had over 180 million visitors since 1977 and more than 5,209,678 visitors in 2013, including 3,746,899 for the museum.
But what about giving your trip a theme? Many do it unthinkingly ... ALAMY ... ALAMY ... Next morning, back on the Picasso beat, we headed first to the Pompidou Centre where as an 18-year-old interrailer I’d sit outside, smoking Gauloises, listening to buskers. Almost 50 years old now, the Pompidou is still an audacious building (£12; centrepompidou.fr) ... ALAMY ... .
Visit the coolest neighbourhood. Paris is back in business by mid-August ...Start in La Villette park and dash past an outdoor theatre space, then between Jardin21 and Dock B you’ll be spoilt for terraces offering light, leafy lunches and DJs from noon ... ALAMY ... This hotel has a private rooftop lounge affording views over the Marais to the Pompidou Centre.
Well, I would describe his acclaimed Pompidou Centre not simply as an architectural abortion but as an architectural evisceration ... Unlike beautiful Chartres Cathedral from the Middle Ages, which has elevated the spirit and enriched the life of France, the ugly Pompidou Centre has assaulted the spirit and undermined the life of France.
Dublin Airport says you should normally expect to pay €25-€30 to travel into the city centre using its taxi rank ... the airline’s app quoted fees of between €169 and €518 to take up to 10 people from Paris Beauvais Airport to the Pompidou Centre, in the middle of the city, on Friday evening .
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, who recently tied the knot in Las Vegas, are currently in Paris celebrating their honeymoon ...View this post on Instagram ... View this post on Instagram ... The couple also stepped outside for dinner and took their kids on a trip around the Marais neighbourhood, Rue des Rosiers, and the Centre Pompidou ... .
Eiffel Tower by day. non! ... oui! ... Centre Pompidou ... Centre Pompidou promises riotous colour inside and out, but for our tweens it was overshadowed by the riotous crowds — easily as dense as the Louvre’s ... The digital art centre creates immersive scenes by projecting 19th and 20th-century masterpieces across every surface, making them shimmer and swirl ... ... .
This summer, ambitious contemporary art programming is finally, truly back ... I Mean Me ... TATIANA TROUVÉ Centre Pompidou, Paris. Following her 2007 Prix Marcel Duchamp win and accompanying Centre Pompidou show, Trouvé is back, this time taking over all 8,611 square feet of Galerie 3 with her installations, informed by memories of spaces real and dreamed.
The next morning, frustrated, I head to the Centre Pompidou to see a few of Duchamp’s glass works on display, and I find “Nine Malic Moulds,” a precursor to his more famous “The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even.” I didn’t know either of these works before entering the ...
As a Swedish immigrant child in Chicago, Claes Oldenburg dreamed up an imaginary world in intricately detailed drawings ... “I am for an artist who vanishes, turning up in a white cap painting signs or hallways.” ... Many of his works ended up in top-tier museums, including the CentreGeorges Pompidou in Paris and the Tate Gallery in London ... ———. .