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With a building that is an emblematic building of the 20th century, an incomparable collection of more than 100,000 artworks and a rich programme of events, the Centre Pompidou is one of the two major museums of modern and contemporary art in the world.

Space hire

With its strong brand image, large capacity, and diversity of spaces in a range of sizes, it offers a venue for all kinds of event: product launches, fashion shows, drinks receptions, awards ceremonies, ceremonial addresses, conferences, dinners, seminars, press conferences, marketing presentations and more. The so-called “Triangle” at the south end of the Piazza offers a street-level public space unique in Paris while the upper floors of the building offer magnificent and unforgettable views over the city.

With a range of spaces of different kinds, moods and sizes, the Centre Pompidou offers a variety of space hire solutions tailored to every kind of event. Space hire can be combined with access to the museum or exhibitions, with or without guided tour.

Restaurant + Espace U

(Level 6, 570 m² + terrace 248 m²)

Accessed by the escalators, Level 6 houses Galeries 1 and 2, used for major temporary exhibitions, and Restaurant Georges. The restaurant’s panoramic terrace offers your guests a truly spectacular view over Paris. Coupling it with Espace U, which has its own terrace giving onto the external structure of the Centre and the city beyond, will accommodate 1 500 people for a drinks reception.


(Level 5, 70 m² + terrace 580 m² inc. 25 m² of decorative pond)

Levels 4 and 5 house the Museum where the Centre Pompidou’s permanent collection is displayed. Here, two spaces are available for breakfasts or drinks receptions followed by private visits taking in the founding movements and leading figures of modern and contemporary art.

The Museum Entrance Hall and its terrace offer room for 200.
 The Salon, with a capacity of 100, is located inside the Modern section of Museum (1905-1965) on Level 5. Its very special location and vast south-facing terrace with sculptures set in a reflective pool make it the venue of choice for an exclusive reception. The terrace will hold up to 200.


(Level 1, 780 m²)

On Level 1, Café Mezzanine, adjoining Galerie Sud, looks down over the entrance to the Centre; it can accommodate 250 people for a drinks reception or seated dinner. Combining it with Terrasse Est will allow you to receive 500 guests.


(Level 0, 2,000 m²)

The Forum is the Centre Pompidou’s vast entrance hall, the heart of the whole building. Its 2 000 square metres house the ticket desks, the information point, the museum shop, the bookshop and a café. One of the largest spaces available for hire, it will hold up to 2 000 people. Its height and scale make it suitable for all sorts of large events.

Atelier Brancusi 


Architect Renzo Piano’s reconstruction of Constantin Brancusi’s sculpture studio offers an intimate space in the heart of the city, enjoying zenithal light and opening onto a garden. Suitable for an exclusive reception, it is available for private booking for up to 100 people.

Triangle Piazza

(Street level, outside, 330 m²)

Adjoining the Rue Saint-Merri, one of the busiest streets in Paris, which links the Marais with the Forum des Halles, the “Triangle” is the 330 square metre area in front of the Centre that stands above the south end of the sloping Piazza. Level with the street and entirely open to the public, it is the perfect spot for product launches, promotional campaigns or direct marketing.



On Level 1 and in Forum -1 the Centre has four rooms for hire,* available for private screenings, meetings, talks, seminars and so on. These rooms have audio-visual facilities adaptable to any kind of event.

* Subject to the requirements of the Centre’s own events programme

Location shoots and still photography

The Centre Pompidou’s unique building, tremendous views over Paris and exceptionally strong brand image make it an outstanding choice for all kinds of shoots, for film, TV and press: features, TV films, documentaries, interviews, advertising photography, fashion shoots and more.

Vue de la terrasse du musée © Manuel Braun

Collections of the museum © Manuel Braun

Private guided tours

Take in the art and associate your event with the best of today’s art and design

Provide your guests with a unique cultural experience by offering them an exclusive private view of the Centre Pompidou’s Museum and outstanding exhibitions.


Marc-Antoine Chaumien, Assistant Director of Communication and Partnerships
For all matters relating to space hire, location shoots and still photography please contact the Communications and Partnerships Division.

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or by telephone: + 33 (0)1 44 78 49 97