Paris (France)

Centre Pompidou

In 1969, President Georges Pompidou decided to provide France with a venue like no other: a centre for art and culture capable of housing both the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, with an international dimension, a large public library (the future Bpi), a centre for industrial creation and a centre for musical research and creation (Ircam), all together in one and the same building situated in the heart of the capital. Built up patiently over the years, today the collection of modern and contemporary art brings together more than 120,000 works. It is the richest collection in Europe and the second in the world. Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Otto Dix, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Frida Kahlo, Wassily Kandinsky, Yves Klein, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Annette Messager, Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Jean Prouvé, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Xavier Veilhan, and so many more!
Centre Pompidou

Access preferences

Dedicated website for people with disabilities (Web accessibility)

The Centre Pompidou has set up a dedicated website for people with disabilities, providing them with all the information and resources they need (only in French).

For people with hearing impairments (Understanding)

The Centre Pompidou is equipped with audio induction loops.

For people with reduced mobility (Accessible entrance for prams and wheelchairs)

Wheelchairs are freely available at the group reception desk, level 0 – accessible by lift.

Loans are made in exchange for ID.

For people with seeing impairments (Getting around inside the museum)

Guide dogs are allowed inside the Centre Pompidou.

General Accessibility in the Museum (Accessibility)

Interactive Floor plan (Getting around inside the museum)

Tailor-made Tours (Group and Tours)

Tailor-made tours are staged in the various areas every month (except the summer holidays) for visitors to see the museum collection, exhibitions or discover the building, accompanied by a lecturer trained in the appropriate oral mediation. "See and hear" visits (audio description)
for blind or partially-sighted visitors. Tours in french sign language and international signs
for deaf visitors. Lip-reading tours for the hard of hearing

Contact info

Centre Pompidou,
Place Georges-Pompidou,
Paris, France.
+33 (0)1 44 78 12 33