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School groups

The educational action of the Centre Pompidou fosters encounters between school-goers and art & creation. It invites all pupils to build a rich and coherent personal culture throughout their school years. 

In keeping with its open spirit and aim to make culture and creation accessible to as many people as possible, all the Centre Pompidou’s tours and workshops catering to schools are free of charge. 


You need to book activities in advance.

We recommend doing so as soon as possible, to be able to prepare for your tour smoothly.

 À vos agendas ! 

Les réservations des visites conférences et visites libres pour la période janvier-août 2024 sont désormais ouvertes. 

Visits and workshops

Check out the activities available throughout this school year, appropriate to the level of your class, in line with the latest museum events and major exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou. 

Practical information

Self-guided tours, guided tours and workshops are free for school groups


Advanced booking required

We suggest you book as soon as possible so we can prepare your tour:

  • For tours with a Centre Pompidou guide: book five weeks before your visit
  • For unaccompanied tours: book no later than the day before your visit


Book online

Or by phone: +33 (0)1 44 78 12 57

from Monday to Friday (except public holidays), 9am to 5pm

On the day of the visit:

When you arrive at the Piazza, take the yellow "Groups" queue. 


Plan for at least 15 minutes to avail yourselves of the services reserved for group visitors: reception, cloakrooms etc.


To prepare your visit inside the Centre Pompidou, consult the interactive plan.


For further information

contact us by email

Educational resources

Videos, web-series, kits, files: this set of resources has been designed in an educational, creative spirit, to walk you through an introduction to modern and contemporary art, and help you prepare your visit and take it further in class. 

 Nouveau ! 

Expériences de visite au Centre Pompidou

un dispositif de médiation pour explorer le Centre Pompidou en toute autonomie avec vos groupes en cycles 3 et 4


Art et féminismes

notre dernier dossier ressources est en ligne !

Educational projects on art and culture

Discovering works, meeting artists and developing cultural practice: find out about some of the many educational projects on art and culture catering to nursery school through to high school, designed by Centre Pompidou staff in close collaboration with the educational teams.

Training sessions

The Centre Pompidou offers training sessions giving teachers the opportunity to acquaint themselves with modern and contemporary art, put together a circuit to view the collection, and learn new teaching methods. 


The Centre Pompidou also offers tours and workshops for classes including pupils with physical disabilities and psychic and cognitive disorders.

In the shop

"L'Art en jeu", the Centre Pompidou's iconic collection of books for young people, is a fun way to learn about art.