Information on accessibility

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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.

Dedicated services for accessibility

• 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. 
• Guide dogs are allowed inside the Centre Pompidou.
• The Centre Pompidou ticket offices and auditoriums of cinemas 1 and 2 are equipped with audio induction loops.

Priority access


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

By car

Autolib: station at 204 Rue Saint-Martin; station at 36 Rue du Temple
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.

Recommended access for people with reduced mobility and impaired sight

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).

Other entrances

Access through the main entrance in Place Georges Pompidou
Please note:  11% slope and uneven paving stones 
Go to the “priority access” queue on your left  
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.

Tailor-made tours

To see Tailor-made tours

Frantisek Kupka, Le Rouge à lèvres, 1908 © Jean-Claude Planchet - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP © Adagp, Paris, photo © A.Mocquo

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

 For blind or partially-sighted visitors - “See and hear” visits

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.

  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.



Unaccompanied tour

Tailor-made tour

 (direct access without going to the ticket office)
 for visitors and their assistants
€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

Group visits

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



Unaccompanied tours

Tours with a specialised lecturer

Tour/workshop cycle

Free €30 €100
 (€30 for the tour; €70 for the workshop)

Hearing aids

Hearing aids equipped with induction loop collars or earphones are available for the hard of hearing at the cloakroom beside the group reception area (Forum – level 0).  


Blind and partially-sighted visitors:
Tel.: 01 44 78 12 33

Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing:
Text message only: 06 17 48 45 50 

Visitors with learning disabilities or mental disorders:
Tel: 01 44 78 12 57, Mondays to Fridays 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Tour and workshop cycle: email / 01 44 78 42 02

Audio description circuits

Texte  Audio description circuits

Audio description circuits © Centre Pompidou

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).

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

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.

Info and reservations by telephone on +33 (0), 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.

Have a look at the 2019 programme!

Annual membership

Once you are designated a Centre Pompidou accessibility guide, you can benefit from discount pricing with the one-year Solo membership card. At €27 instead of €49, Pop', the new Centre Pompidou membership scheme, provides a totally new experience inside modern and contemporary creation: unlimited access to the museum and exhibitions, participation in collaborative projects, exclusive events, advantages with our partners and more.

Please note: accessibility guiderates are available only at the Membership area (Forum, level 0) or by telephone on +33 (0)1 44 78 14 63, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays.

More information here