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 collections, 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.
In order to avail of the right to speak as a guide, specific tariffs for group visits and our training courses, you must first be registered as a social mediator with the Centre Pompidou.
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.
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…
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).
Visit the Centre Pompidou museum's temporary exhibitions and permanent collections whenever you wish.
Guided visits (€30)
Discover the temporary exhibitions and permanent collections with guides providing customised mediation, in which sharing and exchanges around reactions to art works play a major role.
Storytelling visits (€30)
Explore the collections in the company of a storyteller in the course of a tour in which the art works tell their stories. Educational, entertaining and poetic, approaching works through stories is perfectly appropriate for a first discovery of the museum's collections, for adults, young people and families (children aged 5 and older). For people learning French, a minimum level of oral comprehension is recommended in order to benefit fully from visits.
Cosy visits (€30)
Invite your public to a baby-sized visit enabling parents and children to discover one of the museum'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 10.00 am to 10.30 am and from 11.00 am to 11.30 am (except during summer holidays).
Groups of 16 people per visit (with a minimum of 1 adult for every two children).
A maximum number of 25 people can participate, escorts included (except for Cosy visits, when the maximum number of participants is limited to 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 tariffs, 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, Storytelling visits 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 you reserve as early as possible, in order to be sure your desired time slot is available.
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.
Films are present every day throughout the year at the Centre Pompidou, in film theatres, in the museum and in exhibitions, whether in the form of one-off shows, retrospectives, exhibition-installations or festivals.
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.
Keep informed of offers and the means of obtaining invitations with our monthly newsletter.
Target audience: the general public, depending on the programme.
Films shown in their original language are subtitled in French.
Discover the cinema programme
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 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.
"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 collections 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.
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
The Centre Pompidou and the Bpi provide free conversation workshops in French as a Foreign Language among the museum's collections. These workshops are conducted by librarians from the Bpi (native French speakers) and organised around the works presented in the museum's collections.
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