Information on accessibility

Home > Visit > Information on accessibility

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.

Priority access

Recommended access to the Centre Pompidou, during the works:

  • by Rue Beaubourg;
  • 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 go to https://www.vianavigo.com/accessibilite

  • 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.

 

Dedicated services

Dedicated services at Centre Pompidou

© DR

 

For people with reduced mobility:

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.

For the hard of hearing:

The Centre Pompidou is equipped with audio induction loops. 

For impraired people:

Guide dogs are allowed inside the Centre Pompidou.

Tailor-made tours

Tailor-made tours in Centre Pompidou

Frantisek Kupka, « Le Rouge à lèvres », 1908 © Adagp, Paris / photo © A. Mocquot

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.

 

“See and hear” visits (audio description)

For blind or partially-sighted visitors

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.

Lip-reading tours

For the hard of hearing

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.

Tours in French sign language and International sign language

For deaf visitors

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.

 

Practical information:

Prices:

  • 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

Reservations

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

Infos:

To find out the dates of these tours, see the activity calendar

Groups with disabilities adapted visits and offers

Group with disabilities adapted visits and offers at Centre Pompidou

 

Guided tours of the museum or exhibitions

The Centre Pompidou organises visits especially adapted to groups with disabilities, coordinated by specialised lecturers.

Practical information:

Prices:

  • Unaccompanied tours : Free
  • Tours with a specialised lecturer : €30/group

Reservations:
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.
  • online
  • 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:

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.

Practical information:

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

 

Tours for those with alzheimer's disease

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).

Practical information :

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

 

Live shows

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!

Practical information :

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.