Home to one of the world's most outstanding collections of modern art, the Centre Pompidou (Pompidou Center) is one of Paris' most exciting attractions. Take a tour of the museum with a private guide to see works by avant-garde luminaries like Picasso, Dalí, and Matisse. This is a great way to go deeper than just the surface by learning about the artists and their pieces from an insider. Please note
: Admission fee is not included.
Your tour begins at Place Georges Pompidou with an introduction to the infamous building that houses the museum Centre Pompidou. Now quite legendary, its 'inside out' design (with duct work, pipes, and elevators all exposed to the street) caused quite a stir in conservative Paris when it was built.
Home to Europe's largest collection of 20th-century art, Centre Pompidou is one of the most visited museums in the world. In order to avoid being overwhelmed, enjoy this tour with a private guide who takes you from the modern era's controversial beginnings to its place as one of the most respected art techniques of the present day. Learn about surrealism, cubism, fauvism, and dadaism as you take in works from pioneers like Matisse, Picasso, and Dalí.
After close exploration of some favorite masterpieces, you should have a deeper understanding of this chaotic but fascinating period in the history of art. Of course, you'll see more than just the greats of yesteryear, as the Pompidou is home to some of today's most cutting-edge art. As your guide contrasts some of the interesting, temporary exhibits in the museum with revered legends, you just may see a piece by a little-known artist who ends up going down in history as the next Picasso.