As well as the information available on this site, the Centre Pompidou has set up a dedicated website for people with disabilities, providing them with all the information and resources they need.
Recommended access to the Centre Pompidou:
- through the main entrance in Place Georges Pompidou. Go to the “priority access” queue on your left. Please note: 11% slope and uneven paving stones
- on the corner of Rue Saint-Merri and Rue du Renard. This access avoids Place Georges Pompidou which is not suitable, and takes you directly to the Mezzanine level (level 1).
Access to the Atelier Brancusi:
in Rue Rambuteau (opposite no. 50). Take the lift on the left of the studio. Press the interphone button to take the lift.
To come to the Centre Pompidou :
- by public transport:
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11), Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11), Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14)
RER: Châtelet-Les-Halles (lines A, B, D)
Bus: 29, 38, 47, 75
For all information concerning accessibility in public transport, you can contact INFOMOBI on 09 70 81 83 85 (non-surcharged call) or go to www.infomobi.com
- by car:
Centre Pompidou car park: access at 31 Rue Beaubourg
Parking spots are reserved for handicapped visitors on levels –2 and –3.
Exit via the lifts to Rue Saint-Martin, above Place Georges Pompidou.
Wheelchairs are freely availableloaned free in the individual visitors’ cloakroom (level 0), at the museum entrance (level 5) and the exhibitions (level 6). Loans are made in exchange for ID.
The Centre Pompidou is equipped with audio induction loops.
Guide dogs are allowed inside the Centre Pompidou.
Audio description circuits :
The Centre Pompidou provides visually impaired people with a circuit around the Musée National d'Art Moderne collections featuring an audio description. This enables them to independently explore ten masterpieces from the modern period (1905 to 1960) on level 5. Major works from the modern collections, such as Georges Braque's L’Estaque, Marcel Duchamp's Porte-Bouteilles and Henri Matisse's Luxe, Calme et Volupté are described in detail. The artistic movements to which the works belong are also presented, including Fauvism, Abstraction and Cubism. The circuit can be downloaded for free on the Centre Pompidou app (IOS, Android and Windows Phone):
- for iPhone/iPad
- for Android
- for Windows Phone
Tailor-made tours are staged in the various areas every month (except the summer holidays) for visitors to see the museum collection, exhibitions or discover the building, accompanied by a lecturer trained in the appropriate oral mediation.
Through comments and detailed descriptions, the lecture enables visitors to get a picture of works in the museum or exhibitions, shedding light on their creators’ approach.
One Saturday each month, at 10 or 11 a.m.
Trained in techniques for communicating with the hard of hearing, the lecturer takes these visitors on a discovery of an exhibition or the collections. Hearing aids equipped with induction loop collars or earphones are available.
One Saturday each month at 11 a.m.
The lecturer, deaf himself, talks in sign language, providing a visual/gestural discovery of the history of art, its movements, and its artists through the museum’s permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.
One Saturday each month at 2.30 p.m.
Unaccompanied tour : Free for visitors* and their assistants (direct access without going to the ticket office)
Tailor-made tour : €4.50 for the visitor* / Free for the assistant
*Upon presentation of supporting documents, including:
- MDPH disability card
- COTOREP unlimited disability card
- Disability card issued by the Office National des Anciens Combattants et Victimes de Guerre
- MDPH priority card
Tours for blind or partially-sighted visitors:
Reservations should be made at least one week before the tour date required by email
Tours for the deaf or hard of hearing:
Reservations should be made at least three days beforehand by text message only: 06 17 48 45 50 or by email
To find out the dates of these tours, see the activity calendar
The Centre Pompidou organises visits especially adapted to groups with disabilities, coordinated by specialised lecturers.
- Unaccompanied tours : Free
- Tours with a specialised lecturer : €30/group
At least one month ago for tours with lecturer, and at least two weeks ago for unaccompanied tours.
- by phone: Tel: +33 (0)1 44 78 12 57, Mondays to Fridays 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
- for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing: by email or by phone, text message only: +33 (0)6 17 48 45 50
Cycles of tours can be offered to people with learning disabilities or mental disorders (12 people maximum), consisting of two sessions: a tour and a practical workshop.
Prices: Tour/workshop cycle : €100 (€30 for the tour; €70 for the workshop)
Reservations: at least one month ago, by email, or by phone: +33 (0)1 44 78 40 92
The Centre Pompidou offers cycles of tours suitable for audiences with Alzheimer's disease.
For people with Alzheimer's disease, these tours are a special time for exchanging views, socialising and (re)discovering the collections in mediation conditions that encourage each person to express themselves. Lecturers are trained to respond to the needs and specific character of these audiences. Tours are led by the same lecturer throughout the cycle. Each tour at the museum focuses on a corpus of 4 to 5 works chosen by the lecturer from the modern collections.
To guarantee the smooth running of these tours, the number of participants is limited to 12 maximum per group (including cameras).
Prices: 30€ / group
Reservations: Only by phone: +33 (0)1 44 78 12 57, Mondays to Fridays 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Further informations: By phone: +33 (0)1 44 78 40 92 or by email
As a Centre Pompidou accessibility guide, you get a discount on all shows: €5 per participant, for 10 tickets or more bought in a single order for the same show. Have a look at the 2019 programme!
Info and reservations: by phone on +33 (0)1 44 78 14 08, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays (except public holidays), or by email
Payment in advance by bank card, bank transfer or cheque.