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Paris: The Centre Pompidou Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

1. Paris: The Centre Pompidou Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

Explore The Centre Pompidou with this skip-the-line ticket. Discover the library, music, acoustics research center, and museum housed in this unusual cultural institution. Choose from a tour with or without access to a temporary exhibit. Take in views of Paris from the rooftop terrace. Uncover modern and contemporary creations, including plastic arts, books, design, music, and cinema. Wander through over 100,000 works with collections that make up one of the world's leading references for the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.  Stroll thorugh great historical collections to the most recent acquisitions which cover visual arts, drawing, photography, new media, experimental film, architecture, design, and industrial prospects.  Find key works or rediscover iconic artists (like Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Sonia et Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, Vassily Kandinsky, František Kupka, André Breton, Alberto Giacometti, and Jean Dubuffet). Find out about the founding movements of modern art like Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, Lyric Abstraction, and Geometric Abstraction. Retrace the high points in the development of modernity and shine a light on exchanges, cross-overs, and the go-betweens who helped to form 20th century art. Contemplate contemporary collections devoted to works that have recently entered the museum through the generosity of patrons, artists, and donors. 

Paris: Centre Pompidou Ticket and Seine River Cruise

2. Paris: Centre Pompidou Ticket and Seine River Cruise

Discover one of the architectural icons of Paris, the Pompidou Centre. Learn of the building's iconic history and admire contemporary works of art from all over the world. Be mesmerized afterward on a sightseeing cruise along the Seine River. Take in the Paris skyline and relax. Enter into the Pompidou Centre, designed by Renzo Piano and Richar Rogers at the beginning of their careers. Learn about how this building became one of the most important structures in Paris and in modern architecture. Admire the design of the building and the incredible pieces of contemporary art from the world's different cultures. Be inspired by the uniqueness of the building and its role in establishing a new type of cultural building. Board a sightseeing cruise afterward and allow yourself to be enchanted by the city of Paris. Float along the Seine River, the most important waterway in France. Watch the city's greatest attractions pass by, take photos, and enjoy after an exciting day.

Paris: Le Marais Walking Tour

3. Paris: Le Marais Walking Tour

Spend some time exploring the scenic views of Le Marais, Paris, as your guide tells you the history of the area on this walking tour. Admire the district which was once the Jewish Quarter, and visit the Stravinsky Fountain, the Centre Pompidou, the Street of Rosebushes, and more. Begin at the Stravinksy Fountain (currently under renovation until 2023), with abstract and outlandish sculptures that move and spray water. Marvel at the colorful display and capture photos of the whimsical fountain. Next, explore the Centre Pompidou, the street Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, and the Cloister of Billettes. Your guide will teach you the history and tell you about the LGBTQ+ community of the area. Spend some time learning about the Church of Our Lady of the White Friars, built-in 1258 by Saint Louis. Walk to the Impasse des Crossbowmen, the Street of Rosebushes, the Library of the City of Paris, The Place des Vosges, and more.  Your tour will end at Le Village Saint-Paul, a treasure trove of antiques, art galleries, and artisan boutiques. Leave your guide here to admire the area and stroll through the shops and attractions nearby.

Le Marais: Explore Old Paris with a Local Host

4. Le Marais: Explore Old Paris with a Local Host

Join a like-minded local to discover Le Marais, the historic quarter in the very heart of Paris that’s known for its old-world charm and historic credentials. Get to know Old Paris while visiting famous historic attractions like the Bastille.  You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Stop by Jewish bakeries to indulge in some sweet treats or visit The Marché des Enfants Rouges, Paris’s oldest market and savor your street food on a bench where you can watch the world go by. Discover Le Marais’ colorful history, from royal residents to battles during the revolution, Le Marais has seen it all. Browse the charming boutiques and small galleries that the area is home to, or visit iconic sites like the Pompidou Centre before you relax with a coffee or glass of wine at a local café.  

Paris: Pompidou Centre Private Guided Tour

5. Paris: Pompidou Centre Private Guided Tour

Discover a treasure chest of modern and contemporary art at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and experience the city’s 3rd most important gallery after the Louvre and Orsay Museum. Start with an explanation of the building, itself a piece of avant garde art. Then, skip the long lines, and follow your guide through the chronological and thematically arranged complex. Marvel at art from the early 20th century to the present day, learning about abstract art and how to place it in its proper context to appreciate it more. Principal art pieces included on the tour are “Il Ritorno di Ulisse” (“Ulysses’ Return”) by Chirico, “La Ville No. 2” by the Orphism artist Robert Delaunay, and “Rose Sélavy” by Duchamp. Admire Otto Dix’s challenging “Portrait of a Journalist Sylvia von Harden,” and Max Ernst’s collage “Ubu Imperateur.” Your guide will explain the meanings of Picasso’s “Femme nue Couchée,” and the abstract expressionist art of Jackson Pollock. Marvel at Klein’s “Grande Anthropagie Bleue,” and Tingerly’s “Requiem for a Dead Leaf.” Other highlights covered are Warhol’s “Big Electric Chair,” and the “Black Square” by Kazimir Malevitch.

Paris: Guided Walking Tour of Le Marais for Families

6. Paris: Guided Walking Tour of Le Marais for Families

Le Marais retains plenty of old world charm with its narrow, winding streets, hidden courtyards and beautiful medieval and Renaissance mansions. Dynamic and modern, yet steeped in history and overflowing with charm, the Marais is the perfect place to explore as a family, accompanied by a passionate local guide See the the Hotel de Sens, a magnificent palace built in 1500 - children will love searching for the cannonball still lodged in the wall. You’ll see the magnificent Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful squares in the city and a favorite picnic spot in summer. Hear stories of kings jousting and see if you can tell the difference between the real and fake facades. Discover cool boutiques on the rue des Francs Bourgeois and stroll by the café terraces, perfect for sitting and watching the world go by. You’ll visit the traditional Jewish quarter, where you can taste the best falafel in the city. Then check out some of the newest and best pastry shops in the city.  Along the way, younger visitors can keep their eyes open for all kinds of street art, from painted murals to decorated street signs. Walk past the iconic Centre Pompidou, so scandalous when it was first built, now loved by locals and visitors alike. See the fairytale architecture of Paris’ City Hall, and end your tour with a stroll by the riverside. Specially designed materials for children will be provided to ensure that younger members of the family are able to participate every step of the way. Your guide will be fully licensed and specialized in leading tours for all ages.

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What people are saying about Centre Pompidou

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Zac was really great; super enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Not in a hurry to finish the tour, happy to answer questions afterwards.

Value for money and very good customer service. When I contacted them they answered almost immediately.

Had a wonderful time with the family exploring the museum.

Good value for money. Easily accessible and easy to find.

I really enjoyed the visit, a good value for the money.