2 weeks in France-5-26 to 6/8/2022

Coffee shops/Pere La Chaise/Lunch

Centre Pompidou
Dinner au Pasage
Stroll in Paris

Family get together
Old town
Troyes Cathedral

Jardin des plantes
Lunch in the old town
Lake Orient
Paris Landmarks

Church La Madeleine
Dinner at Caillebotte
Eiffel Tower

Jardins du Trocadero
Walking around/Lunch
Church of Saint Gervais
Dinner at Frenchie

Paris, France-6/2/2022 to 6/8/2022

Centre Pompidou-6/3/2022

The Centre Pompidou, designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, is a 20th-century architectural marvel, immediately recognizable by its exterior escalators and enormous colored tubing. It is home to the National Museum of Modern Art and is internationally renowned for its 20th and 21st century art collections. 

It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who commissioned the building, and was officially opened on 31 January 1977 by President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.


It was the first major example of an 'inside-out' building with its structural system, mechanical systems, and circulation exposed on the exterior of the building. Initially, all of the functional structural elements of the building were color-coded: green pipes are plumbing, blue ducts are for climate control, electrical wires are encased in yellow, and circulation elements and red for devices for safety.


Staying in line to get inside.


The first floor


The first floor is gigantic.


Lots of blue pipes on the ceiling.


Floor overview.


Rest area with the library on the right.


Cafe Le Central, snack bar.


The Cafe central is overlooking the forum. designed by the Spanish designer Jaime Hayon, is ideal for a short break between two visits!


We are now on the 2nd floor.


Escalator going up to the 6th floor.



View of Paris from the top of the Pompidou center.


Gorgeous view of the rooftops of Paris.


We are now on the highest floor. 


Panoramic view


Gateway to the museum.  We did not buy tickets so we did not get in.


Eiffel tower in the distance.


Eiffel tower on the left and Montmartre on the right.


Amazing view from up here.



Girls make art!


We are now leaving the building.


  There is a movie theater inside.




NEXT.... Dinner at Au passage




Our house


Photo Gallery

 Mon  petit coin