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Tours and workshops designed for groups, which can take place with or without a lecturer, offer an introduction to art and creation of the 20th and 21st century. You can the museum, the exhibitions and the Atelier Brancusi, discover the magnificent architecture of the building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers and take part in workshops and circuits for young audiences. 

A “group” contains 7 to 25 people.

Discover the educational action offer of the Centre Pompidou

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To see Adult and school group visits

Adult and school group visits

 

Unaccompanied tours

 

Without a lecturer or with your own guide, you can set out to discover Europe’s largest collection of modern and contemporary art, in the museum or the numerous exhibitions laid on by the Centre Pompidou.

 

Tours with lecturers

 
The Centre Pompidou lecturers and coordinators help you to understand and look at the art and creation of the 20th and 21st century. You can study a particular work, movement or period with them, clarify a point in the history of art or a technique, or explore a concept. 

Languages proposed for tours: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

 

Info for schools

Tours with a lecturer are geared towards pupils of all levels. They help children to look at works in the museum or exhibitions, introduce them to basic concepts in the language of creation, and reflect themes that feature in school curriculums. Tours of temporary exhibitions are available to children in the fifth form/9th grade upwards. From nursery school to the fourth form/8th grade, they are available on request depending on teachers’ specific educational projects.
You can contact the educational action team by email if you need assistance to plan your visit.

 

Themes

 

With a lecturer, you can enjoy an enlightening themed tour at no extra cost: if you are interested in the body, the image, the Sixties or anything else, just ask us when you make your reservation! 

Discover all the themes for adult visits
 Discover all the themes for school visits
 Find online documentation to prepare your visit

 

Coming as a group

 

For a more comfortable visit, the Centre Pompidou does not offer group visits during peak periods,
Saturday and Sundays from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

 

Museum

 

  • With a Centre Pompidou lecturer: every day from 9.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. except Tuesdays and 1 May.
  • Without a Centre Pompidou lecturer: every day from 11.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. except Tuesdays and 1 May.

 

Exhibitions 

 

  • With a Centre Pompidoulecturer: every day from 9.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. except Tuesdays and 1 May.
  • Without a Centre Pompidou lecturer: every day from 11.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. except Tuesdays and 1 May.

Late-night openings on Thursdays (last admissions at 9.15 p.m.)

 

Atelier Brancusi

 

Every day from 2.30 to 4.00 p.m., except Tuesdays and 1 May.

 

Practical information

 

Length of tours: 1 hr, 1 hr 30 or 2 hrs

 

Access

 

 Use the Place Georges Pompidou entrance and join the “priority access” queue 15 minutes before the start of the activity, on presentation of the reservation slip (apart from the first visits at 9.30 a.m., when you just need to turn up at 9.30).
 Meeting point: group reception area, on the left as you enter the Centre Pompidou, level 0.

 

Headset system

 

 Headset systems are available to adult groups to make their visits more comfortable in exhibitions and the museum, subject to availability.

 

Prices for adult groups

 

 

Small groups of
 7 to 15 people

Large groups of 16 to 25 people

Tours with a lecturer  

Tour of the museum and building 1 hr €167 €260
1 hr 30 €250 €390
2 hrs €333 €520
Tour of exhibitions 1 hr €200 €293
1 hr 30 €300 €440
2 hrs €400 €587

Tours without a lecturer

Tour of the museum 1 hr 30 €150 €250
Tour of exhibitions €200 €300
To reward your loyalty, you get a reduction of 50% with your 10th visit of the year!

 

Prices for school groups

 

 

Schools, leisure centres, daycare centres

“Accès culture” price
 (REP, REP+*)

Tours with a lecturer  

Tour of the museum and building 1 hr 30 €70 €30
Tour of exhibitions €70 €30
Tour with two lecturers (1 class split into two groups) - €60

Tours without a lecturer

Tour of the museum 1 hr 30 €30 €30
Tour of exhibitions €30 €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. 

 

Reservations

 

So that we can welcome you in comfortable conditions, reservations are compulsory. We advise you to make them as soon as possible.       Atleast: 

  • 4 weeks before your visit for tours with a Centre Pompidou lecturer.
  • 1 week before your visit for tours without a Centre Pompidou lecturer.

By telephone +33 (0)1 44 78 12 57, Mondays to Fridays, 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
By email: group@centrepompidou.fr (not recommended for urgent request)
Your reservation will be validated on receipt of a bookingform sent by the Centre Pompidou group reservations department.

 

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.

 

Accompanying adults

 

The minimum number of accompanying adults is as follows:

 

School level

Number of children

Minimum number of accompanying adults

Nursery school 1 à 16
17 à 24
25 à 32
2
3
4
Primary school 1 à 24
25 à 36
2
3
Secondary and high schools 1 à 12
13 à 24
25 à 36
1
2
3

 

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. 

School workshops and visits

An open window onto the creation of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Centre Pompidou proposes numerous workshops and circuits to young children to make them familiar with modern and contemporary art. Activities take place in two stages: a time for questioning, handling material and experimentation when the children produce individual or collective works, then a time of discovering the works in the museum to establish connections and encourage children to talk.

Activities

 

Workshops

 

Artistic technique workshops take place in the Atelier des Enfants, a place for reflection and creation. The workshops available to nursery and primary school children are like new keys, forged by the children under the guidance of visual artists, to enter the works and become immersed in them.

 

Circuits 

 

For very small children in daycare centres or nursery schools, circuits in the museum introduced by actors, musicians or visual artists stimulate the five senses in order to encourage exchanges and questions about the works in the permanent collection. 

 

Inter-museum circuits

 

The Centre Pompidou joins forces with other cultural institutions in Paris to devise multidisciplinary circuits between each other, for all levels.

 

Themes

 

The Centre Pompidou offers a range of ever more innovative themes, designed to constantly adapt to pupils’ new cultural practices.

Discover all the workshop and circuit themes.

 

Practical information

 

 

Schools, leisure centres and daycare centres

“Accès Culture” price (REP, REP+)*

Workshops and circuits
Artistic technique workshop 2 hrs 130 € 70 €
Museum circuits 1 hrs 70 € 70 €

 

*Priority education programmes

 

Reservations

Reservations are necessary to enable us to welcome you in comfortable conditions. We recommend booking as soon as possible.

By telephone +33 (0)1 44 78 12 57, Mondays to Fridays, 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
 Online: using the reservation form
 Your reservation will be validated on receipt of a booking slip sent by the Centre Pompidou group reservations department.

Accompanying adults

The minimum number of accompanying adults is as follows:

School level

Number of children

Minimum number of accompanying adults

Nursery school 1 to 16
 17 to 24
 25 to 32
2
3
4
Primary school 1 to 24
 25 to 36
2
3
Secondary and high schools 1 to 12
 13 to 24
 25 to 36
1
2
3

 

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. 

© Manuel Braun

To see School workshops and visits

© Manuel Braun

Tours and circuits for students

 

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. 

Les “incontournables” (“Essentials”)

Through four types of educational, chronological visits, the Centre Pompidou proposes an approach centred on the eye with a selection of major works from its incomparable collection of modern and contemporary art, so that students can discover major movements in the history of art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

 

Les “partis-pris” (“Standpoints”)

By focusing on major intellectual figures and famous players in the history of 20th century art, each “standpoint” sheds light on the roles played by these figures: thinkers, artists, poets, critics and collectors. Each session puts the spotlight on the men and women who made the history of modern and contemporary arts.

 

Working for the Agrégation*? We’ve got something for you!

*High-level teaching examination

This programme reflects the curriculum for the “aggrégation” competition in the visual arts and enables students to fine-tune their perception of modern and contemporary art and creation.

 

Are you in “classe prépa”?* Don’t panic!

*Classes préparatoires: two years’ intensive study for entrance to the "grandes écoles".

This programme reflects the curriculum of the preparatory classes for the “grandes écoles” competitive examinations. It helps students to understand the works through their historical and symbolic context, in connection with the themes studied.   

 

“Parcours-croisés” (Mingled circuits)

After watching a show at the Centre Pompidou or the Centre National de La Danse, students are invited to an introduction to arts and culture professions at the CND in December 2015. In partnership with the Centre National de La Danse.

 

“Duo” visits: the museum, the library and the stage 

“Duo” visits consist of a tour of the museum or an exhibition, then a film screening in the auditorium, a live show or an introduction to the collection of the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information (BPI).

 • From the visual arts to the performing arts
Students discover all forms of creation from the museum to the stage.

 • The visual arts in the cinema
Students get a clearer picture of images through the decompartmentalisation of media, from the museum to the screen. 

 • From the museum to the library
Students grasp the principles of architecture, the graphic arts, design and photography through the collections of the Centre Pompidou, then through the documentary collection of the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information (BPI).

 

“Bespoke” tours

Are you looking for a specific project? The Centre Pompidou can construct “bespoke” modules with you in the fields of teaching and research, based on two approaches: “From the arts to the sciences” and “From the arts to the word”.

Discover all the themes of tours and circuits for students  

 

Practical information

 

Formula

Length

Price

Les incontournables
Group tour with a Centre Pompidou lecturer
1 hr 30 €110 per group
Les “partis pris”
Group tour with a Centre Pompidou lecturer
1 hr 30 €110 per group
Special “Agrégation”and “Prépa” tours
Group tour with a Centre Pompidou lecturer
1 hr 30 €110 per group
“Parcours croisés” 1 hr 30 A free presentation of the arts and culture professions at the CND. Length:
€14 per person for a show at the Centre Pompidou
€10 per person for a show at the Centre National De La Danse.
 “Duos” visits
Group tour with a Centre Pompidou lecturer, together with a film screening for the show or an introduction to the BPI collection 
1 hr €110 per group for the permanent collections or €290 per group for temporary exhibitions
Show: €10 or €14 per person 
 Cinema: €4 per person
 Introduction to the BPI collection: free
“Bespoke” tours
Group tour with a Centre Pompidou lecturer
2 hrs €290 per group

You can obtain the Centre Pompidou pass through your establishment at a preferential rate of €18 per student.
 More information about membership 

 

Reservations

 

You will need to book at least four weeks in advance for us to welcome you in comfortable conditions. 

For “Les Incontournables”and “Partis-pris”, and the special “aggregation” and “prépa” tours: reservations by telephone on 01 44 78 12 57 from Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

For “Duo”, “Parcours croisés” and “Bespoke”tours, contact us by email

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To see For people aged 18-30

For people aged 18-30

 

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

Meetings in the heart of the Centre Pompidou collections, in the presence of artists, curators and restorers, together with performances, mini-concerts and activities where the audience are invited to participate.

 

48th parallel

Free evenings dedicated to the 18/30 age group where they explore an exhibition, or take part in a workshop or a performance. The evening continues with a concert or DJ set at the temporary bar.

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