Meet your private art historian guide in the late morning at the Centre George Pompidou, located in the Beaubourg area of Paris’s 4th arrondissement. First, marvel at the incredible exterior of the multipurpose building, designed by the British-Italian architecture team of Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and Gianfranco Franchini and featuring a colorful, high-tech facade of exposed metal framework.
Enter the complex with included admission, and learn about the various cultural institutions housed here, including a large public library, a music research lab, and the National Museum of Modern Art (Musée National d'Art Moderne). The tour focuses on the museum’s vast collection of contemporary art, including important works by visionaries like Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Georges Braque, and Alexander Calder.
Kids receive a goody bag of organic snacks and a juice box, plus interactive teaching cards to help them understand the language of contemporary art and stay engaged throughout the tour. There's plenty for parents and adults to enjoy too, as your guide shares the history of the Centre and provides fascinating background info on the museum collection. It's a great way for the whole family to explore this modern Parisian landmark.