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Social mediators

Are you an employee or a voluntary worker in the social domain? Are you in contact with economically or socially vulnerable adults or children in situations of exclusion who are unfamiliar with cultural institutions? 
Since it opened, the Centre Pompidou has endeavoured to enable a maximum number of people to access its collection, its programme and its visit and workshop offers.  
We thus implement a deliberately inclusive policy designed to create and cultivate conditions to promote encounters and sharing around art works and creative practices. This commitment is based on the principle that each person is a cultural subject who has to right to education and information, the right to participate in cultural life and the right to free artistic expression. The Centre Pompidou thus situates its action in line with cultural rights that seek to increase the freedom, responsibility and capabilities of all. 
The Centre Pompidou has been committed to the Living Together Mission since  2004, designing a variety of cultural offers combined with advantageous tariffs and customised support for professionals and voluntary workers in the social and medico-social fields.

Become a Centre Pompidou mediator

In order to avail of the right to speak as a guide, benefit from free group visits, and our training courses, you must first be registered as a social mediator with the Centre Pompidou. 

Register online
Then participate in a "First Meeting" for new mediators in order to enable us to get to know each other better. 
At this meeting you will be able to discover the diversity of the Centre Pompidou offers, and to exchange ideas on how to prepare and conduct your future group visits. 
Consult the dates of the First Meetings 
and enrol using the enrolment form provided in the calendar. 
Once you have been registered as a mediator, you will receive a monthly newsletter keeping you abreast of the programme and appointments provided for mediators.


Mediator appointments

In order to help you to prepare your group visits, we provide meetings reserved for mediators in the social domain: 

  • preparing a first visit; 
  • training courses in participative mediation;  
  • discovering digital resources; 
  • architectural visits; 
  • presentation of storytelling visits…  

Discover the dates on the next appointments

Annual membership at reduced rates

If you wish to come to the Centre Pompidou frequently in order to prepare your visits or to discover the diversity of its programme, the Solo 1 year membership card provides unlimited access to Centre Pompidou spaces.


The special rate for mediators is €27 instead of €49. 
To avail of the special mediator rate, please contact the membership department by telephone at 01 44 78 14 63, Mondays to Saturdays, from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm, or go to the on-site Membership space (Forum, level 0).  


Discover all the advantages of membership

Organise group visits to the Museum

Group visits are free. 
We suggest you to book as soon as possible so we can prepare your tour. 

Free visits (free)

Visit the Centre Pompidou museum's temporary exhibitions and permanent collection whenever you wish. 

Guided visits (free)

Discover the temporary exhibitions and permanent collection with guides providing customised mediation, in which sharing and exchanges around reactions to art works play a major role. 



Circuits in the collection (free)

Discover our new circuits formats designed especially for families and young visitors from 2 to 10 years old, in the contemporary collection. With an actress or a musician, discover the works of art in a theatrical or musical, but always playfun way!

On the programme:

  • "La pièce montée": with an actress
  • "Mes petits doigts m'ont dit": with a puppet

Cosy visits (free)

Invite your public to a baby-sized visit enabling parents and children to discover one of the collection's art works. Each visit introduces your small family-sized group to the history of an art work through multi-sensory discovery. "Cosy visits" are a special moment for tiny tots (0-2 years old) and their parents, enabling them to share an original experience of the museum in the course of an entertaining and poetic visit. 
Cosy visits are provided every Wednesday from 10 am to 12 am and from 11 am to 1 pm (except during summer holidays). 
Groups of 16 people per visit (with a minimum of 1 adult for every two children).  


Consult dates of visits

In practice

Group sizes: 
Maximum 25 people, escorts included

Except for Cosy visits: maximum 8 babies, 16 people  

  • By telephone: contact the reservations department at 01 44 78 12 57, Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
    To avail of preferential rate, please indicate that you are a social mediator at the Centre Pompidou.
  • Or  on line  (for Free visits and Conference visits only) using your user id to connect to your account

Group visits must be reserved:

  • for Conference visits, Cicuits and Cosy visits: at least 5 weeks in advance, and paid for no later than 21 days before the date of your visit
  • for Free visits (without a guide): at least 7 days before the date of your visit

We recommend that you book as early as possible to ensure that the desired slot is available. 

Catch a show, a film

The Centre Pompidou was designed as a multi-discipline cultural establishment. In addition to visiting our permanent collection and exhibitions, discover and enable your public to discover a multiplicity of experiences with our programme of lives shows and films.

Live shows

As a social mediator at the Centre Pompidou you are entitled to a preferential rate for all shows: €5 per participant, on condition of purchasing at least 10 tickets for the same show at the same time. 
Target audience: the general public, depending on the programme. 
Certain shows are open to a young audience.  
Info and reservations from the group sales office: 

  • by email
  • or by telephone from 01 44 78 14 08, Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays), from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.  

Advance payment: by bank card, bank transfer or cheque. 


Discover the shows of the season


Would you like to bring your public to see a film in the Centre Pompidou? You can obtain invitations for some showings in cycles and retrospectives. 
Target audience: the general public, depending on the programme. 
Films shown in their original language are subtitled in French. 


Keep informed of offers and the means of obtaining invitations with our monthly newsletter
Discover the cinema programme

Elaborate a project

Artistic digressions

Let yourself be surprised and guided differently by the members of the Art Session collective, young volunteers aged 18 to 25 who are actively involved in Centre Pompidou cultural projects. These young people use the "Artistic digressions" service to offer a customised discovery of the Centre Pompidou in a friendly manner based on dialogue, respect for all cultures, and participation. 
The "Artistic digressions" prioritise a progressive and pro-active mode of discovery:   

  • 1st  stage: a meeting with the volunteers in your structure; 
  • 2nd  stage: a meeting with the volunteers in the Centre Pompidou and a favourites visit in small groups; 
  • 3rd  stage: a creative workshop in the Centre Pompidou. 

Target audience: young adults aged 18 to 25. 
Contact us by email

Studio 13/16

Studio 13/16 is a space reserved exclusively for adolescents that endeavours to enable adolescents to discover creation and to demonstrate that places of culture are also places of socialisation, pleasure and sharing. This is a space where adolescents can come as often as they like, to realise their ideas and learn new techniques using the media platform, or simply to relax and make friends. 
A high point of this artistic and cultural experience: encounters with today's creators! Workshop cycles designed by and with artists enable all to imagine their own personal projects.  
Target audience: adolescents aged 11 to 18.  
The adolescents are welcomed by mediators continuously from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm: 

  • Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during school terms; 
  • every day except Tuesday during school holidays. 

Contact the Studio 13/16  team by email

1 day, 1 art work

"1 day, 1 art work" is an awareness-building programme for art and creation that is conducted outside the museum essentially for families, art-lovers and people with little knowledge of modern or contemporary art as exhibited in the Pompidou
For one day, a major art work from the collection of the Centre Pompidou is presented free of charge to the public outside the museum context. It is presented by a curator from the Musée National d'Art Moderne, and leads to a hands-on artistic workshop for children and their parents. 
In 2018, the "1 day, 1 art work" operation thus visited Robert Debré hospital (Paris, 19), the prison in the Hauts-de-Seine department, the emergency accommodation centre for migrants in Ivry-sur-Seine. In Ivry, the presentation of the work was translated in turn into Arabic, Dari, Pashto and English in order to enable a maximum number of people to engage in the exchange. 

Discover the Bpi too

Also a member of the  Living Together Mission, the Public Information Library (Bpi) undertakes to present collections and free services for publics in the social domain.  
Consult the offers on the Bpi site

Conversation workshops

The Centre Pompidou and the  Bpi  provide free conversation workshops in French as a Foreign Language among the museum's collection. These workshops are conducted by librarians from the Bpi (native French speakers) and organised around the works presented in the museum. 
Target audience: people with a basic knowledge of French (intermediate level) 
Dates and times: every Friday at 2.00 pm, 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm