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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Centre Pompidou

Paris: Pompidou Centre Private Guided Tour

Product ID: 43904
Discover the world's largest collection of contemporary art on a 2-hour tour of the Pompidou Centre in central Paris. Skip the long lines to navigate the diverse styles and expressions of artists such as Pollock, Picasso, Dix, Duchamp, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Serbo-Croatian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn more about abstract and expressionist art at the Pompidou Centre
  • Skip the long lines to see art by Picasso, Dix, Ernst, and more
  • See the world's largest collection of contemporary art
  • Marvel at Chirico's metaphysical Il Ritornato
  • Go to Andy Warhol's Big Electric Chair
  • Discover how to appreciate paintings such as Malevitch's Black Square
  • Look at the Portrait of a Journalist Sylvia von Harden by Otto Dix
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Pompidou Center
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour operates rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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This was the best guided tour we've ever had, anywhere.

This was the best guided tour we've ever had, anywhere. Our tour of the Pompidou collection was a fascinating two-hour mini-seminar on modern art. Boris, our guide, is a genial, attentive, well-spoken, thoroughly knowledgeable young humanist scholar. We thank him for an altogether delightful and informative morning at the Pompidou.

September 20, 2019

Understood museum much better!

April 19, 2019

Very much apprecitated our two hours with Boris; he made us see things in new ways. Very, very knowledgeable. Much food for thought. Highly recommended. Many thanks from Clara, Agneta and Anders

November 2, 2018

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Product ID: 43904