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Coming as a group to the Centre Pompidou is an invitation to discover an iconic architecture designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers as well as the richness of Europe's largest collection of modern and contemporary art and exhibitions, not to mention the Atelier Brancusi.

Reservation required

Adult offers

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With your own lecturer or freely, during a 1h30 time slot, discover the museum or exhibitions or the Atelier Brancusi.


Under the guidance of a lecturer from the Centre Pompidou, during a 1h30 visit, learn to look at and understand the creation of the 20th and 21st centuries.


To discover the permanent collections, several themes are proposed:

  • Moderns, from 1905 to 1960
  • Contemporaries, from 1960 to the present day
  • Paris, capital of the arts
  • Art and philosophy
  • Artist and commitment
  • The Brancusi Workshop

The conference tours can be held in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.


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School offers

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Vue de l’atelier des enfants, Centre Pompidou. Photo © Manuel Braun, 2015


The visits

Visits with a speaker are intended for students at all levels, from kindergarten to high school. They invite to approach the works of the museum and exhibitions from fundamental notions in the learning of the language of creation and are associated with the teaching themes addressed in the school curricula.

Visits to temporary exhibitions are open to schoolchildren on an open house basis.


The activities

The Centre Pompidou, which is open to 20th and 21st century creation, offers many workshops and tours for the youngest to familiarise themselves with modern and contemporary art. The activities take place in two stages: a time of questioning, manipulation and experimentation leading to individual or collective achievements, a time of discovery of the works in the museum to establish connections and invite students to dialogue.


The artistic practice workshops take place at the Atelier des enfants, a place of reflection and creation. The workshops offered for kindergartens and elementary schools are all new keys, forged by children guided by visual artists, to enter and immerse themselves in the works.


For toddlers, in nursery schools or kindergartens, the tours in the museum, animated by actors, musicians or visual artists, awaken the five senses to encourage exchange and questioning around the permanent collections.

Active visits

The Centre Pompidou offers ever more innovative themes, constantly seeking to adapt to students' new cultural practices.


Discover all the workshop and circuit themes:

The educational action team is at your disposal by email to assist you in the development of your visits.

Universities offer

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The Centre Pompidou invites you to explore the most demanding forms of thinking and modern and contemporary creation in total freedom. The tours and circuits on offer reflect the requirements of higher teaching. The aim is to introduce students to multidisciplinary creation and make them more aware through educating the eye. 



Through four types of didactic and chronological visits, the Centre Pompidou offers, around a selection of major works from its incomparable collection of modern and contemporary art, an approach centred on the eye in order to discover the major movements in the history of art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

  • From modern to contemporary: A panorama of art from 1905 to the present day.
  • Les modernes, from 1905 to 1960: A visit through the great figures of 20th century art.
  • Contemporaries, from 1960 to the present: To thwart clichés about contemporary art.
  • Architectural visit to the Centre Pompidou: Discover the history and architecture of the building.
  • Archi-design: Architectural visit of the building and discovery of the Museum's design collection.


Looking for a specific project? The Centre Pompidou supports you in the construction of tailor-made modules developed according to the fields of teaching and research, giving rise to a partnership.


In partnership with the Maison de l'Europe in Paris.

The Centre Pompidou offers specific visits for international students to discover the Museum's collection through the European lens.


Programme organised around the Centre Pompidou's programme, combining visits and/or shows, meetings with artists or professionals from the Centre Pompidou and artistic practice workshops.

For any information on the modules, the "Cursus/Art" courses and the "Hospitality" program, you can contact the educational action by email.


Become a member!
24 € for students.
27 € for universities teachers.
More information on membership

Rates and booking for groups

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For adults:


Small groups of
 7 to 15 people

Large groups of 16 to 25 people

Tours with a lecturer  

Tour of the museum and building €250 €390
Tour of exhibitions €300 €440

Tours without a lecturer

Tour of the museum €150 €250
Tour of exhibitions €200 €300


For schools:


Schools EU, leisure centres, daycare centres

Priority education programmes (REP, REP+)*


Artistic technique workshop (2h) 130 € 70 €
Museum Circuit (1h) 70 € 70 €

Please note that the school rate is only available for schools and kindergartens EU.


For students:


Schools, leisure centres, daycare centres

  Students EU, < 26 years old

Priority education programmes (REP, REP+)*

Tours with a lecturer  

Tour of the museum and building €70 €110 €30
Tour of exhibitions €70 €290 €30

Tours without a lecturer

Tour of the museum €30 €30 €30
Tour of exhibitions €30 €210 €30


*« Accès-culture » (REP, REP+) (Priority education programmes) :

An appropriate teaching approach and price adjusted to the priority education network. Visits can take place in small groups in order to create a framework suitable for learning and artistic discovery, fostered by the permanent interaction between sensitive experience and artistic creation in the very heart of the museum.


Accompanying adults

The required number of accompanying adults is as follows:  

School level

Number of children

Required number of accompanying adults

Nursery school 1 to 16
17 to 24
Primary school 1 to 24
Secondary and high schools 1 to 12
13 to 24

To ensure the safety of the group it is important to comply with the minimum number of adults shown in the table above. If this is not the case, unfortunately the Centre Pompidou cannot host the group. 



So that we can welcome you in comfortable conditions, reservations are compulsory. We advise you to make them as soon as possible (at least 5 weeks before your visit for tours with a lecturer).

Please note that the Centre Pompidou does not accept any groups without reservation.



You can pay for your visit by:

CNAC G. Pompidou Accounting agent, direct debit: RGFIN PARIS HEAD office, bank code: 10071, ATM code: 75000, account number: 00001005175-75, IBAN number: FR76 1007 1750 0000 0010 0517 575, BIC : TRPUFRP1

  • Cheque made out to the "Agent comptable du Centre Pompidou" to be sent to :

Centre Pompidou
Accounting Agency
75191 Paris Cedex 04

For your payment by bank transfer or cheque, please indicate in the wording of your transfer or on the back of your cheque the term "GROUP" followed by the number of your order so that we can track your payment.

Please note that the Centre Pompidou does not accept purchase orders in payment: the reservation is now valid for service rendered. (Flash EPN GIP n°119, page 9)


Lecturer fees

Teachers and national lecturers need to be permitted to address a group in the Centre Pompidou. The request should be made when reserving the tour and the fee is included in the final price.

In pratice



For a more comfortable visit, the Centre Pompidou does not offer group visits during peak periods, i.e. Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.


  • With a speaker from the Centre Pompidou: every day, from 9am to 7pm except Tuesday and May 1st.
  • Without a speaker from the Centre Pompidou: every day, from 11:30 am to 7 pm except Tuesday and May 1st.


  • With a speaker from the Centre Pompidou: every day, from 9:45 am to 7 pm except Tuesday and May 1st.
  • Without a speaker from the Centre Pompidou: every day, from 11:30 am to 7 pm except Tuesday and May 1st.

Nocturnes on Thursdays with a last access at 9:15 pm.


Every day from 2:30 pm to 4 pm, except Tuesday and May 1st.



Groups can enter the Centre Pompidou:

  • By  Beaubourg Street for visits before 11am
  • By the line « Access with a time slot »  on the Saint Merri Street for visits after 11am



For a more comfortable visit to exhibitions and permanent collections headset system are available for adult groups, free of charge but subject to availability.

The group leader is the guarantor of the equipment loaned. He is thus responsible for both the loan and the return of the equipment under good conditions.



A cloakroom service for groups is available at the group reception desk, level 0.

The group leader is the guarantor of the depot in the cloakroom. He is thus responsible for organizing the deposit for the whole group at the beginning of the visit and the withdrawal at the end of the visit. All exits are final.

Live show offers for schools and universities

Discounts are available when 10 tickets or more are purchased in a single order for the same show.

Benefit from a reduced price of €5 per pupil for all live show performances (within the limit of seats available).
With shows specifically reserved for schoolchildren, the accompanying teacher has a free seat (1 teacher for every 10 pupils). 

If you are a teacher or student in higher education, or work in an organisation where the beneficiaries are exclusively students (e.g. regional student groups, student insurance companies and associations), you can get a discount for live shows at the Centre Pompidou.



  Catégorie A Catégorie B
 Full price  14 €  10 €
 School  5 €
 University  8 €

Supporting documentation required (student card or other proof)



Information and purchases:

  • By telephone: + 33 (0)1 44 78 14 08, Mondays to Saturdays (excluding public holidays) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • By email

Payment methods:

  • Bank card (up to €1,500)
  • Bank transfer
  • Cheque

Format and delivery:

  • E-tickets in PDF format to be collected from your personal space (on-line ticketing)


Discover the programme 2019 of live shows!

For people aged 18-30

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Students present a meeting with an artist, their work and the audience in evenings entitled “Parole de danse” and “Films de danse”.


Young people at work in the Centre Pompidou

Students try out the experience of moderating an evening between an artist, the artist’s work and the audience in evenings as part of the “Parole de danse/Films de danse “programme.

Art Session

Art Session is a group of young people who collaborate on highlights in the life of the Centre Pompidou.

 “15mn chrono!” (“15 minutes flat”) breaks in the Bibliothèque d’Information Publique

Especially dedicated to the readers of the BPI, these “lightning” tours are available in the museum every 15 minutes from 6 to 7 p.m. with a lecturer. They show readers how to appreciate one of the two largest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world! 

Museum Live

Free evenings dedicated to the 18/30 age, in the heart of the Centre Pompidou collections, in the presence of artists, curators and restorers, together with performances, concerts and DJ set, activities where the audience are invited to participate.


You can find all the 18-30 activities in the calendar