Monday, 12 March 2012


Yet another favourite museum in Paris is the Pompidou or 'Beaubourg" in the 4th arrondissement, near Les Halles and the Marais. Named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974, it is the largest modern art museum in Europe.  Here is a vast collection of everything from paintings to video to live performance.

And, if you don't like modern art - 

You still shouldn't miss the amazing views of Paris seen from the interior escalators.

And if you don't like spectacular views of Paris - 

The area in front of the museum, the Place Georges Pompidou, is full of colourful characters who invent various ways of making a Euro.

I'm not sure how this is a money maker but I guess it works.

Musicians, acrobats, and human statues all gather here to perform and normally have a very attentive audience.

There is also a fantastic book store in the museum if you're looking for a monograph on practically any modern artist.  I've spent many happy hours browsing the shelves before selecting something, normally the heaviest book they have, to bring home.

All in all, this is a fun area.  Art, music, Paris......the best!

Centre Georges Pompidou

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