Social mediators

From its very beginnings the Centre Pompidou has sought to welcome the very widest public and to make high culture accessible to those less likely to participate in it. This is why we have a pro-active policy that seeks to create the conditions for an encounter with art that leads to a moment of shared experience.
Involved in the Vivre Ensemble cultural education programme since 2004, the Centre Pompidou provides a diverse cultural offer together with appropriate mediation and a special price structure, as well as personalised support for professionals and volunteers working in the social sector.

Constructing your project at the Centre Pompidou

To see Becoming a social mediator at the Centre Pompidou

© Manuel Braun


 If you are not yet a community outreach organisation at the Centre Pompidou:

To be eligible for the right to speak, special pricing for group visits and our training courses, you must first be identified as a community outreach organisation at the Centre Pompidou by attending an information session (this phase is mandatory). At this meeting, you can find out about the offers designed for your audiences, and discuss the planning and running of group tours in the Centre Pompidou.
To register for an information session in the near future, please contact us by email
Please note: even if you are already a community outreach organisation with the "Vivre Ensemble" mission or another cultural institution, you must still register with our team to become a community outreach organisation at the Centre Pompidou.

Consult our document "Bienvenue au Centre Pompidou"  (in French).

Our training programme:

Are you interested in the training courses designed for community outreach organisations?

We offer community outreach organisations special training courses on the museum collections or temporary exhibitions to help them prepare for their group tours. To register for one of these courses, you must already be identified as a community outreach organisation and have attended an information session. NB: the frequency and format of our courses may vary according to the period and current events. 

Intensive course (2 days)

This offers:

  • the essentials for understanding modern and contemporary art;
  • techniques of mediation that you can use in visiting with your group, which will ensure that they are involved and active participants;
  • ideas for workshops to do in your own organisation, before or after a visit.

Specific training courses:

We offer training courses focused on collections or temporary exhibitions (which vary according to quarterly periods and the programme), seen through the eyes of a lecturer or storyteller.

Have a look at our quarterly training programme (in French).

Taking groups to the Centre Pompidou

To see Taking groups to the Centre Pompidou

© Manuel Braun

Visiting the Centre Pompidou yourself (free)

Visit the Centre Pompidou and view the Museum and the Exhitions on your own.

Organising a guided tour (30€)

Guided tours of the Museum or the Exhibitions are available, led by specialists who will present the work in a way suitable to your group, in which discussion and the sharing of individual experiences of the works plays a central role.

Storytelling visits (30€)

Take a journey of exploration through the collections, accompanied by a storyteller who can help articulate the tale each work has to tell. Entertaining, poetic and educational, storytelling offers a wonderful first introduction to the museum and its collections for adults, children and whole families. 

For audiences learning French, a minimum level of oral comprehension is recommended to get the most out of the tour. 

You can find "dream story" dates in our quarterly calendar.


Group tours must be reserved at least one month in advance, and paid for no later than 21 days before the actual tour. The maximum number of participants is 25, including assistants.

  • Reservations by telephone (visits without a guide or with a lecturer/storyteller): 01 44 78 12 57, Mondays to Fridays, 9.30 am to 1.00 pm.
    To benefit from specific pricing, please indicate that you are a community outreach organisation at the Centre Pompidou.
  • Online reservations (visits without a guide): log onto your account with your login and password.  

Preparing your visit to the Centre Pompidou

Texte Preparing your visit to the Centre Pompidou

Visit to the Centre Pompidou © Manuel Braun

Visiting guide dossier

The resource entitled "Dis-moi des œuvres" ("Talking about art") enables you to devise original tour circuits mingling an exploration of the Museum's modern collections and word-based activities. View the online dossier.

Prepare your visit with our online resources.

You can also view our former visiting guide dossiers designed for community outreach organisations.

Please note: most of the works featured in these dossiers are no longer on show.

The visiting guide app

By downloading the free Centre Pompidou app, you can find your way around more easily thanks to a tour with plans, and also rediscover different tour circuits that are regularly updated.

Download the mobile app for iPhone/iPad
Download the mobile app for Android
Download the mobile app for Windows Phone

Teaching dossiers

Over 150 teaching dossiers are available on line, providing documentation on art, its figures and its movements.

Découvrir nos autres offres

Au-delà des visites dans nos collections permanentes et expositions, découvrez et faites découvrir à vos publics la pluridisciplinarité de la programmation du Centre Pompidou : cycle de cinéma, spectacles vivants, workshops pour les adolescents…  


En tant que relai du champ social au Centre Pompidou, vous bénéficiez d’un tarif préférentiel  sur l’ensemble  des spectacles : 5€ par participant, à partir de 10 billets achetés au sein d’une même commande, pour une même séance,  
Infos et réservations par téléphone au 01 44 78 14 08, du lundi au samedi (hors jours fériés), de 9h à 19h, ou par email. Paiement à l’avance : par carte bancaire, virement ou chèque.
Public concerné : tout public, selon la programmation. Certains spectacles sont accessibles au jeune public. Découvrez la saison 2019 des spectacles vivants !


Vous souhaitez emmener vos publics au cinéma du Centre Pompidou ? Vous pouvez obtenir des invitations sur quelques séances des cycles et rétrospectives. Restez informé(e) des offres et modalités d’obtention des invitations via nos newsletters mensuelles.
Public concerné : tout public, selon la programmation. Les séances en version originale sont sous-titrées en français.
Pour plus d’informations, contactez-nous par email.


Laissez-vous surprendre et guider autrement par les membres du collectif Art Session, jeunes volontaires âgés de 18 à 25 ans impliqués de manière active dans les projets culturels du Centre Pompidou. Avec le dispositif des « Dérives artistiques », ces jeunes proposent une découverte singulière du Centre Pompidou aux publics du champ social lors de trois rencontres, la dernière étant un atelier pratique.
Public concerné : jeunes adultes, de 18 à 25 ans.
Pour plus d’informations, contactez-nous par email.


Espace exclusivement réservé aux adolescents, le Studio 13/16 est un lieu de pratique proposant aux jeunes une programmation originale basée sur l’expérience. Avec des propositions renouvelées régulièrement, ils sont accueillis par des médiateurs, en continu de 14h à 18h, les mercredis, samedis et dimanches (en vacances scolaires, le studio 13/16 est ouvert tous les jours sauf le mardi, de 14h à 18h).
Public concerné : adolescents de 13 à 16 ans.
Pour plus d’informations, contactez-nous par email.

Organise a special project with the Centre Pompidou

To see Organise a special project with the Centre Pompidou

Green Father Christmas campaign of the Secours Populaire Français © Hervé Véronèse

Our team will be happy to develop special projects in partnership with your organisation, projects that connect to your everyday work and which further the Centre Pompidou’s objective of promoting the exchange of ideas, the sharing of feelings, and personal growth through the encounter with art and culture. Here are a few examples of what we have done:

Pour tout bagage… with Emmaüs Solidarité’s Louvel Tessier hostel

For six months, from January to June 2015, a number of residents from Emmaüs Solidarité’s four hostels for the homeless took part in an art workshop organised by the Centre in partnership with the association’s Culture and Citizenship Initiative. The work led to the creation of a suitcase, emblematic object of a life of nomadism and exclusion, packed with memories and dreams. The exhibition held at CHRS Louvel Tessier between June and September 2015 attracted nearly 200 visitors.

Bringing learners of French as second language to the Centre Pompidou

In March 2014, teams from the Centre Pompidou and the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information met with four organisations providing services to people learning French as a second language to offer them a two-part intervention. In the first place, our staff attended the French courses to lead a conversation workshop around the idea of the museum and the theme of that year’s French Language Week: À la folie. Following this, we invited the groups concerned to visit the Centre Pompidou and the BPI for a session of participatory activities.

Christmas with the Secours Populaire

As part of the Green Father Christmas campaign of the Secours Populaire Français, the Centre Pompidou was pleased to host a Christmas event for SPF Seine-St Denis on 18 December 2013. The children who attended enjoyed a guided tour of the Museum, an art workshop, a performance and a Christmas tea.