Pompidou Centre

Off to the Pompidou Centre? See our insider advice for a queue-free visit as well as opening times and phone numbers!

Pompidou Centre Crowds

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Some recent contributions of the community

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    Nadia A. – No wait-- 23 days
  • 19756876 10212298185266031 3223827853956509336 n
    Nadia A. waited 15 min-- 23 days
  • 19756876 10212298185266031 3223827853956509336 n
    Nadia A.il n'y a pas de file dehors mais seulement aux caisses à l'intérieur !-- 23 days
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    Edouard D.queue conséquente mais pas décourageante-- about 1 month
  • Freenaute@neuf
    ThierryAttention le centre est en grève donc fermé ce lundi. -- 6 months
  • Gudule13300@yahoo
    pbnBeaucoup de monde temps attente estimé à 2h-- 6 months
  • Piamelissalaroche@gmail
    Pia-Mélissa L.De la queue même à la sortie un lundi après-midi.-- 8 months
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    Kévin T.Très longue file d'attente... -- 8 months
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    Sofia O.La cola continúa dentro, una vez que quieres entrar en la sala. Llevamos 30' esperando. -- 8 months
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    Sofia O.-- 8 months

Our Tips

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How to avoid crowds

  • Visitor flow at the Pompidou centre varies a lot throughout the year depending particularly on the current exhibitions. A good rule is that the first and last two weeks of a popular exhibition are the busiest.

  • Avoid if possible, even if you come to see the permanent collection, visiting during the months of June, September and February, as that’s when exhibitions are changed.

  • There are more visitors when the weather is bad than on sunny days, and this difference seems to be sharper during school holidays.

  • The lowest number of visitors can be expected on a sunny day preceded by a long rainy period: that’s THE best moment to visit the Pompidou Centre.

Working hours

  • The museum and exhibits are open every day except Tuesdays and May 1.

  • Opening hours are 11am to 10pm, except Thursdays when it closes at 11pm for exhibitions at level 6.

  • The exhibitions don’t necessarily have the same schedule, check on the museum’s website.

Ticket prices

  • General: 14 €.
  • Reduced price: 11 €. Many reasons could grant you a reduced or free entrance, check the official website for more details.
  • Free the first Sunday of each month (but the crowds are much bigger, so we don’t recommend it).

Tickets are valid for one day only, for the museum, the exhibition centre and the ‘panoramic view’.

Contact Number


📍 Place Georges Pompidou


Metro : Rambuteau station (line 11), Hôtel de Ville station (line 1 or 11), Châtelet station (line 4, 7, 11 or 14)

Bus : lines 21, 29, 38, 47, 58, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 81, 85, 96

RER : Châtelet-Les Halles (RER A, B, D)

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