Centre Georges Pompidou
Since opening in 1977, the Centre Georges Pompidou has delighted visitors with its unique architecture—but there's more to excite the senses inside the Centre's Lego-like walls. Two whole floors are dedicated to France's Musée National d’Art Moderne (National Museum of Modern Art), with 65,000-plus pieces of modern art from 1905 onward, ranging from surrealist to pop art. Be sure to visit the Centre's 245-piece collection of works by Matisse. And don't forget to climb all the way to the building's 6th floor, where you can enjoy a sweeping panoramic view of the city (included with a ticket to the museum).
Centre Georges Pompidou: Place Georges Pompidou; +33 (0)1 44 78 12 33.
- Hours: 11 a.m.—9 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. Closed Tuesday.
- Tickets: €13 ($18) for adults, free for children.