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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.

Visits and workshops

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

Artistic and cultural education projects

Professional training


The Centre Pompidou also offers visits and workshops for classes with pupils with disabilities or mental or cognitive problems.

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.