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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.

 

Upon presentation of supporting documents*

Metro

Rambuteau Picto métro ligne 11 (line 11)

Hôtel de Ville Picto Métro ligne 1 Picto Métro ligne 11 (lines 1 and 11)
Châtelet Picto Métro ligne 1 Picto Métro ligne 4 Picto Métro ligne 7 Picto Métro ligne 11 Picto Métro ligne 14 (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14)
RER
Châtelet Les Halles Picto RER ligne A Picto RER ligne B (lines A, B, and D)

Bus

Picto Bus ligne 29 Picto Bus ligne 38 Picto Bus ligne 47 Picto Bus ligne 75 (lines 29, 38, 47 and 75) 

Info. transport

For all information concerning accessibility in public transport, you can go to

vianavigo.com/accessibilité

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.

To prepare your visit:

consult the interactive plan


Dedicated services

For people with reduced mobility:

Wheelchairs are freely available at the group reception desk, level 0 – accessible by lift.

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 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.

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.

Lip-reading tours

for the hard of hearing

 

rained 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.

Prices:

Upon presentation of supporting documents*:

  • 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

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

To find out the dates of these tours:

see the activity calendar


Offer for group visits

You are a professional or volunteer working in the social sector?

You are entitled to preferential rates.

 

  • If you are already identified as an accessibility mediator with the Centre Pompidou, you can benefit from preferential rates for group visits and for the Pop' Solo 1-year membership card (€27 instead of €49), providing unlimited access to the museum and the exhibitions and allowing you to participate in collaborative projects and member events (membership at the mediator rate is available only from the on-site Membership space or by telephone at 01 44 78 14 63, Monday to Saturday, from 9.00am to 5.00 pm). 
  • If you are not yet identified as an accessibility mediator and you wish to organise a group visit for disabled people, please contact us by email

Guided tours of the museum or exhibitions

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

 

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 7.00 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.


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 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).

 

Prices: 30€ / group
Informations and reservations:

By mail or by phone: +33 (0)1 44 78 40 92, Mondays to Fridays 9.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.


Cinema and live shows

As a private individual:

You are entitled to reduced rates for films and shows.

 

As an accessibility facilitator for the Centre Pompidou:

You are entitled to preferential rates for all shows: €5 per participant, for 10 tickets or more bought in a single order for the same show.

 

Info and reservations:

by mail or by phone on +33 (0)1 44 78 14 08, from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays (except public holidays)
Payment in advance by bank card, bank transfer or cheque.

 

Have a look at Cinema/Video and Live shows programme


*Supporting documents include:

  • MDPH disability card
  • COTOREP unlimited disability card
  • Disability card issued by the Office National des Anciens Combattants et Victimes de Guerre
  • MDPH priority card