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Maison Europenne de la Photographie
Maison Européenne de la Photographie
#About the Museum

Behind the metro station of Saint-Paul and Hotel de Ville is the European photography house - a high quality museum that displays exhibits of the best photographers, both young and old. The museum was founded in 1978. It includes 20 exhibits each year that showcase the option to explore new artistic horizons and the beauty of photography. The Maison Européenne de la Photographie has over 20,000 photos, displayed in exhibits in France and abroad. Visiting here is highly recommended for photography enthusiasts and culture in general. There are classics, along with modern items, European photographers as well as international photographers.

The Maison Européenne de la Photographie hosts photography exhibits from around the world and is located in a beautiful building. Though its size is modest, the exhibits change regularly. You can find a library here with more than 300,000 books and magazines, a cafe that is open throughout the weekend, and an auditorium which holds different conferences and speakers.

The photography museum is well-known among locals, but less known to tourists.

A Closer Look at One of the Exhibits at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie:

Maison de Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo's House
#About Victor Hugo's House

There is no one who has not heard the name Victor Hugo, the author of "Les Miserables," "Hunchback of Notre Dame" and more.

The historic house of Hugo (Maison de Victor Hugo), which is 280 square meters, located on the second floor of the Rohan-Jemna Hotel, now serves as a museum. It is located in the Place de Vouz No. 6 in the fourth district of Paris. Hugo rented the apartment for 16 years from 1832-1848. Today the museum is preserved and managed by the city of Paris.

During his stay at this apartment, he hosted many of the greatest French writers of his time. In February 1843 in his apartment he celebrated his daughter's wedding, Leopoldine, and in September marked her tragic death.

In the office of this apartment he wrote some of his famous works, for example a large part of "Les Miserables" was written there. In 1841 he was elected a member of the French Academy.

After he left the apartment in 1848, the building went through renovations that make it hard to accurately reconstruct the original frame of the building, for example the disappearance of the corridors and balconies overlooking the square. The museum and exhibition were made possible thanks to the contribution of the author and Hugo's good friend, Paul Maurice, who enabled the Paris municipality in 1902 to purchase the building. The museum was inaugurated on the 30th June 1903.

#Victor Hugo's Culture

Victor Hugo was a French poet, writer, playwright and politician. He is considered the greatest poet of France and is best known for his famous books: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Les Miserables."

Already at the age of 14 Hugo decided he wanted to be a poet, and when he was only 10 he was awarded a scholarship for his first book of poems. He used to write day after day for years and revolutionized French poetry. He led a group of writers and poets who created a new style - Romanticism.

In 1830, Hugo's play "Hernani" was performed in Paris, which was one of the first romantic plays. Paris was very angry after this play and a lot of heated arguments broke out in the theater among the spectators of the show. These arguments were part of a long tradition of disagreements about artistic taste in the French theater.

In 1831 Hugo published the renowned novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." The purpose of the novel was to present the beauty of Notre Dame Cathedral to the general public, after its destruction by the masses during the French Revolution. The novel was a success in France and led to the beginning of a proper preservation process for the cathedral. The book has been translated into many languages and has gained great success around the world.

Hugo made sure that his stories instigate hope in the hearts of the poor and suffering, and to assure them a beautiful and just life.

In 1838, his play "Roi Bella" was performed for the first time in the Renaissance Theater in Paris, a romantic drama that takes place in Spain in the 17th century.

Victor Hugo died in Paris in the year 1855 and was buried in his funeral in the Pantheon, where all the great builders of France are buried.

#What is in Hugo's Apartment?

In 1902, as part of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Victor Hugo, his house was opened as a museum.

In the first floors of the building is the Rohan-Jemna Hotel and on the third floor you will find the same house where Victor Hugo lived with his wife and four children, in the years 1832-1848. Hugo's apartment had been restored to the smallest and most accurate detail.

The visit is especially interesting for those who want to know the man, see how and where he worked and of course under what conditions he lived.

Beyond a glimpse into the intimate rooms of the writer, in which he wrote some his great works, such as Les Miserables, there is an exhibition that presents his life and some of his famous manuscripts. The apartment contains original collections that he collected, paintings he looked at and the authentic furniture he used. Victor Hugo's home presents an exhibition of his life, accompanied by a selection of his writings and drawings. All the rooms have been renovated and restored and offer an authentic view of his work.

A Closer Look:

Muse dith Piaf
Edith Piaf Museum
#About the Museum Dedicated to the Music Legend from France

On Crespin du Gast Street in Paris you will find an emotional spot for music lovers. At house number 5 is the Edith Piaf Museum (Musée Édith Piaf).

The meseum is located inside a normal apartment, the same one Edith lived in when she was 18 years old. It was founded by her fans, and for many years did not charge for entry.

The museum, whose background music consists of Piaf's voice, is a sort of temple to the singer. It has an impressive collection of photos, shoes, bags, and gloves that belonged to the diva, alongside her famous black dress, and endless fan letters written to her throughout her lifetime. These letters are full of love, that filled people's hearts with warmth and love in very tough times.
Pre Lachaise Cemetery
Père Lachaise Cemetery
#About the Most Famous Cemetery in the Entire World

The Pere Lachaise Cemetery is probably the most known cemetery in the world. As you walk through it, it sometimes seems as if you are in a history book. There is a sort of representation here of almost everyone who has succeeded in making an impact on French culture in recent centuries, with an emphasis on the Parisians among them.

In Pere Lachaise you can see quite a few magnificent tombstones that look like little churches. Because of the custom of Catholics to bury several dead in the same place, most of the graves are family graves where many members of a family are buried for generations.

The cemetery was established in 1804 when the land at the time was outside of Paris, it was purchased by the municipality and turned into a cemetery. This was initiated by the French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte. Despite the interesting initiative, no one was eager to bury his relatives in a cemetery so far away from the city and only a few did. The cemetery's administration did not give up and conducted a campaign to promote the sale of the graves in Pere Lachaise. They moved a few authors of the period to the new cemetery, including the famous playwright Moliere. Even then celebrities attracted a lot of attention and the campaign succeeded! - Many began to bury their loved ones next to the dead celebrities of Pere Lachaise and the place became a staggering success. Today there are over 300,000 people buried there. By the way, anyone interested in visiting the graves of famous people that he admires, can buy a map of the cemetery at the main entrance and navigate around it.

Among the famous people buried in Pere Lachaise is the composer Frederic Chopin, the early filmmaker Georges Melies, the brilliant British playwright Oscar Wilde and the most important French singer Edith Piaf. All these people were buried alongside the graves of singers such as Gilbert Baku and Yves Montand, who is buried along with Simone Siniora, his wife and an actress. The most famous and adored grave amongst the young people there is the grave of the American rock idol of the 1960's, the head of the band "The Doors" Jim Morrison, who died in Paris and was buried in Père Lachaise. There is a fenced plot within the boundaries of the cemetery, separated from the rest of the tombs, which serves as a Jewish cemetery. The Rothschild family and other famous Jews are buried there.

The name of the cemetery comes from the name of Father Francois de la Séz, the confessor of King Louis the 14th.

#About Jim Morrison's Grave

One of the most famous graves in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery, is the grave of the renowned singer Jim Morrison, the star of "The Doors" band. His grave receives the most visits. Morrison died in 1971 from a drug overdose at the age of 27. Morrison was one of the most admired rock stars and wrote most of the band's songs. Today he is considered a poet no less than a musician. By the way, it is interesting that he studied film at the university. In any case, he was a star and idol of the youth in his lifetime, but he gained most his fame after his death and youth from all over the world rushed to Père Lachaise, to visit his grave.

The sight of groups of young people lighting candles and placing flowers is pretty common here, however some cases of vandalism have been seen here several times - the tomb was vandalized with graffiti and much of the vegetation around it was destroyed. The fans often left a lot of dirt and grime around the grave, so the cemetery management decided to place a guard near the grave, which helped to moderate the behavior.

#About Oscar Wilde's Grave

The story about the grave of Oscar Wilde, the Irish poet and playwright, is sad and maybe a little funny.

Wilde died in France in 1900 and was originally buried in a small and not particularly impressive cemetery near Paris. In 1909, an obsessed fan was determined to bury him in a place worthy of his status and passed Wilde's remains to the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery.

An American sculptor named Jacob Epstein took upon himself the project of designing Wilde's tomb. The construction of the sculpture took about three years, at the end Epstein reveal ed his work - a statue of a man with precise anatomical details in an Egyptian style. Yes, the statue was completely naked, including the private areas. It was a little ironic, because Wilde, an admired Englishman and cultural hero, fell from his high status, into prison and humiliation, after being discovered being a homosexual - a serious offense in England of those days. When he left prison, poor and lonely, he moved to Paris, where he eventually died. It was not until after his death that history did him a favor that he won the iconic status of one of the greatest playwrights of all time.

In any case, the cemetery management decided to cover the sculpture's private area with a fig leaf specially designed for it. One night an anonymous fan decided to remove the leaf, but to his dismay he removed the "relevant" part of the statue along with the leaf. To this day you can find the emasculated statue...

In recent years, a two-meter high glass partition has been placed around the tomb to prevent visitors from continuing their habit of kissing the grave with lips smeared with lipstick. However, soon the glass was also stained with red lipstick. Now a fence surrounds the entire area, this time to protect the glass ..

#Graves and Stories

Famous and romantic characters are buried in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery.

Abelard and Heloise are one of the couples. Abelard, who was a smart scholar at the Notre Dame Cathedral, attracted many students and admirers. The priest of Paris took him to be a private tutor for the orphaned niece who grew up in his house - Heloise. She was 17 years old and he was 36, their love won and it was not long before they had a son. The angry uncle sent messengers to neuter Abelar and as a result they both ran away to different monasteries that distanced them. Despite the distance, the two did not forget each other and wrote dozens of love letters that were published over the years. Legend has it that when Heloise was buried, 22 years after her lover, he extended his hands from the grave to embrace her.

We can learn another romantic story from the grave of a young journalist named Victor Noir, who was killed by Napoleon's nephew in a duel over the heart of a girl. On his grave was a life-size bronze statue of him, with a noticeable bulge in his trousers. Due to the fact that he was not a small man, the statue has become a symbol of fertility and to this day many women come to feel the bulge, hoping to conceive and surround the sculpture with flowers and potted plants.

Another story takes place in 1871, the last rebels of the Paris commune were barricaded in the cemetery. A total of 147 rebels were executed in front of the cemetery wall on the southeast side. "The Wall of the Commune Fighters," the wall of which their brothers were murdered and buried, is still a pilgrimage site for French leftists.

#An Interesting Anecdote About Pere Lachaise

In the early days of the cemetery, in 1804, it was greeted coldly by the Parisians who were used to throwing the dead into mass graves. The cemetery is actually a huge park in northeast Paris with about 6,000 trees on an area of 440,000 square meters.

300,000 people are buried in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery, however there are only 100,000 tombstones.

Weird, right? - The explanation is that when a grave does not have visitors for a long time, the body is transferred to a mass grave.
This is how today's rich Parisians, who want a "private home" rather than "public housing" after their death, win. Today they pay a lot of money to buy a permanent burial place for themselves and their families.

#Pere Lachaise Tourism

Today, Pere Lachaise is one of the most popular sites in Paris. This cemetery has existed for more than 200 years. It is the resting place of a million souls and attracts over 2 million visitors every year. Some of the tombstones are tourist attractions - such as those of Chopin, Edith Piaf, Moliere, Bizet and Oscar Wilde.

The staff of the cemetery, which is made of about 100 people, feel the workload: they have to clean the rubbish, the graffiti and the more or less respectable souvenirs left by the tourists to the dead.

A Closer Look at the Cemetery:


Art Tour in Paris

Muse Rodin
Rodin Museum
#Rodin Museums History

The Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin) is housed in a beautiful 18th century palace called Hotel Biron. The palace was built in 1731 as a luxurious residence of a wealthy barber and sought to establish for himself the most beautiful house in Paris of that time. After the death of the original owner, the palace changed several ownerships until, in 1905, the palace was purchased by the French government and divided into several luxury and expensive housing units.

The unique design of the palace and the magnificent gardens surrounding it attracted various artists such as Henri Matisse, and in 1908 the sculptor Auguste Rodin rented part of the ground floor of the palace to store his works. In the rooms he rented he used as a studio, where he worked and entertained his many friends. At the same time, Rodin began talking to the French government to fulfil his life's goal: to turn the palace into a museum dedicated to his works.

In 1916, as part of an agreement to establish the museum, Rodin donated all his works, sculptures and paintings, photographs and archives, as well as the private collections he had accumulated over the years. But Rodin did not live to see his dream come true - he died in 1917, while the museum opened its doors to the general public only two years later.

#What's at the Museum
In the 17 galleries of the palace, and in the nearby sculpture garden, you can see the famous works of Auguste Rodin, among them also those that have earned him great fame such as "The Thinker", "The Bourgeois of Calais" and more. Alongside Rodin's works are the works of Camille Claudel, who was his student and his beloved and a gifted sculptor, and works by other artists such as Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet and Monk.

One of Rodin's famous sculptures, the "Bronze Age", caused great rage when it was first shown in 1877. It was a statue of a naked man who looked so natural and real that the artist was accused of casting him on a living model. After it became clear that the accusations had no basis, the rage was replaced with great admiration, and Rodin was regarded as one of the greatest sculptors in the world.

Another famous sculpture, perhaps the artist's most famous sculpture, is the statue of "The Thinker" - a self contained human figure, who rests his head on his hand in a 'thinking' pose. This sculpture was part of a comprehensive work by Rodin. "The Gates of the Underworld" inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, was also presented as an independent sculpture. In 1906 "The Thinker" was placed at the front of the Pantheon in Paris, thus becoming the first sculpture of the artist to be exhibited in a public place in Paris. After the opening of the Rodin Museum, the sculpture was copied to the sculpture garden of the Biron Palace, where it stands to this day.

#Auguste Rodin
The Rodin Museum is named after the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, who is known for his realistic style and for his famous sculpture "The Thinker."

Rodin was born in Paris to a poor family and despite his talent, at the beginning of his artistic career, he could not take off. For twenty years he made a living by carving, his application was rejected three times by the "Ecole des Beaux-Arts" (National High School of Fine Arts).

The turning point began in the mid 1870's, when he toured Italy and saw Michelangelo's works, from which he drew inspiration for his creation, "The Bronze Age." Rodin's characters were so realistic and distant from what was customary at the time that they accused him of casting with the bodies of living models. After it became clear that the charges against him had no basis, he received tremendous admiration for his impressive achievement and he was recognized as one of the greatest sculptors in the whole world.

#The Rodin Museum for Tourists
The house, cafe and garden of the Rodin Museum are dedicated to the work of the genius sculptor, Rodin, who lived and sculpted here during his last years. This is a small museum and one of the most unique and beautiful in the city. Many choose this museum as a favorite for them in Paris because of its beauty and pleasant and artistic atmosphere, along with the magnificent sculptures that make Rodin the successor of the Classical period sculptors.

The museum opened in 1919 and is located in the Hotel Biron, which was built in 1727 and where Rodin lived since 1908.

If you come here with children and the museum is not able to intrigue them enough, you can stroll through the museums garden and look at Rodin's sculptures. You can also sit in the museum's café, because it is open to the garden and while your sitting, the adults, can let the kids go wild in the lawns and learn about Rodin's works through the sculptures.

Hotel Biron underwent a three year and 16 million euro renovation, it reopened in November 2015. It also revealed 600 items that were never displayed before.

#Rodin's Most Prominent Works

At the museum you can find some of Rodin's familiar sculptures:

#The Gates of Hell

This is a huge sculpture project commissioned by the French government - a large bronze gate called "The Gates of Hell." The gate was to be the entrance of a decorative art museum, but it was not executed because it was never finished and the gate itself was not completed for 37 years until the sculptor's death.

#The Thinker

One of Rodin's most famous sculptures. It describes a bronze man immersed in his own thoughts. It's construction was completed in 1902 and two years later the statue was released to the public. The truth is that Rodin called it "Dante, the Thinker," but the more common and known name is "The Thinker."

#Les Bourgeois de Calais

The sculpture was completed in 1888 and describes the surrender of the city of Calais in 1347 to Edward III, after a siege that lasted over a year, during the Hundred Years War. Edward III offered not to destroy the city, provided all six of the most important dignitaries of the city came and sacrificed their lives. After the six dignitaries agreed and were persuaded by Queen of England, Philippa of Hainault, Edward III agreed not to carry out the execution. The sculpture presents the different characteristics of each of the six figures. The statue was controversial because Rodin chose to present the city's representatives as broken people rather than heroes.

#The Bronze Age

This is one of Rodin's most famous statues, and it sparked a great rage when it was first shown in 1877. The reason was because the statue of the naked man seemed so natural and real that the artist was accused of casting him from a live human model. After it became clear that the accusations had no basis, they recognized him as a genius and he was admired and appreciated as one of the greatest sculptors in the world. Many have since regarded him as the successor to the great sculptors of the classical period.

#Rodin Gardens

The Rodin Gardens are a magical wonder, like a gem inside a museum. There's a lot of beauty in them. Not luxurious, but a combination of simple, comforting and relaxing beauty at the same time. Classical symmetry and classical sculptures. You can not say that the sculptures scattered in the garden are only beautiful, but also arouse quite a bit of thought. From time to time tourists can be seen trying to imitate the more or less complicated poses of the statues.

The gardens spreads over 3,000 square meters and are divided into a rose garden and a large ornamental garden.

Between the two main buildings of the museum is a charming garden where passerby can see "The Thinker" and the famous roses of the gardens. But in order to really discover the large and wide gardens, one has to go through the wide structure.

To reach another magical garden, smaller than the previous ones, go all the way to the large pool surrounded by sculptures. When the garden seems to be over - continue beyond the big arches. There you will see a small garden, with an English ambience and dimness.

Free entry of the first Sunday of the month, from October to end of March.

Free for Under 18 and under 26 from the European Union.

A Closer Look at the Museum:

Muse national Picasso
Picasso National Museum
#About the Museum

The Picasso National Museum (Musée National Picasso) is relatively new in the Parisian landscape and has become one of the flagship museums of Paris. The museum is dedicated to the works of an artist known as Pablo Picasso, probably the most famous artist of the 20th century, and it includes more than 3,000 works of art: paintings, drawings, illustrations, sculptures and pictures of the artist's own life. The works were created between the years 1894-1973.

The museum is built in such a way that while you wander through it, you go through the original and chronological creations of Picasso himself and are exposed to informational items and relevant events from his time, year after year. Thanks to this form of presentation, you can understand Picasso's complex artistic development process and the points of reference in his artistic history and historical events during the creative process - the blue, pink, Cubist and surreal period. For example, you can see, along with pictures of Picasso from the 50's, cartoons depicting the attitude of the people of the period to his works. The museum also tries to show the influence of Picasso's granddaughter on his works, which have become much less abstract ever since she was born.

The museum is located in the Marais area in the third district of Paris.

In the museum you will also find works by other famous artists of his time - Matisse, Cezanne, Degas and others, and you can take note of the mutual influences of the artists on each other's works. On the second floor of the museum there is an area with temporary displays and on the third floor are the museum offices and the library.

#The Museum's Building

The building where the museum is located was originally built for Pierre Aubert, the lord of Fontenay. Aubert's great wealth came in the wake of his role as a "salt taxer," which is where the building got the name "The Salt Building".

The buildings architect was Jean Boullier and is considered one of the most beautiful historical buildings in the Marais district.

Over the years, the ownership of the building has changed and its uses have been replaced. In 1671 the building was under the patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Venice. During the French Revolution the building was confiscated and became property of the authorities and in 1815 it became an urban school of art. The building was purchased by the city of Paris in 1964 and received the status of a building for preservation.

After a competition in which they tried to decide what the purpose would be, it was chosen to serve as a museum showing the works of the artist Pablo Picasso.

#The Items in the Museum

In 1968, a law was passed which allows heirs to pay the inheritance tax through art objects considered part of France's cultural heritage. Picasso, who used to say "I am the greatest collector of Picasso in the world" - has accumulated thousands of his own works, several works by other artists and a large number of primitive sculptures from around the world. Thus, after the death of Picasso in 1973, his heirs were persuaded to donate his works, in order to avoid a huge estate tax they could not pay. This collection, which included about 5,000 items, became a museum. Over time, another 1,000 items were added to the museum.

The museum has four works that deserve special attention:

"Self Portrait" - a painting painted during a hard and lonely winter in 1901 in one of the most difficult periods in Picasso's life.

"Two Brothers" - a painting drawn in 1906 in Spain.

"Two Women Running on the Beach" - a painting that served as a Decorative curtain for the ballet "The Blue Train".

And "The Kiss" - a painting drawn in 1969. This picture was drawn a few years after he married his wife Jacqueline and began to paint also familiar subjects such as love life.

Free entry of the first Sunday of the month.

Free for Under 18 and under 26 from the European Union.

A Closer Look at the Museum:

Centre Georges Pompidou
Georges Pompidou Center
#The Pompidou Center - Center for Contemporary Art in Paris

The Georges Pompidou Center (Centre Georges Pompidou) for Contemporary Art, named after one of the Presidents of France in the 1870's, is one of the highlights of modern and innovative Paris. It is located in the fourth district in the Beauvoir area and close to the beautiful Marais area.

The opening of the center in 1977 caused a big public debate, due to its unusual and strange appearance. Because of its modernist architecture, which was revolutionary and not common at the time, the locals called the center names such as an oil refinery or a textile factory.

As the home of the National Museum of Modern Art, The Pompidou Center contains some of the most interesting collections of contemporary art. From the artworks of the painter Pablo Picasso to the works of Andy Warhol pop art a variety of styles are exhibited here.

In the square at the right near the center, many street performers gather, such as magicians, musicians, fire breathers and other various artists.

The complex also features the famous and entertaining Stravinsky Fountain, where the 16 sculptures represent the works of composer Igor Stravinsky. You will also find a diverse library open to the general public and IRCAM, the Center for Music Research and Acoustics. One of the famous albums created there is “Perfect Stranger” by Frank Zapa. Today, the center deals mainly with computerized music.

#The Pompidou Center Architecture

In 2013 Richard Rogers celebrated his 80th birthday.

The Pompidou Center is well known for Rogers' entire work, which he built together with Italian architect Renzo Piano. The main part of the proposal presented by the architects was the idea that the traditional didactic museum building was no longer suitable for contemporary art, and instead, a special technical structure should be established. Technologically, the structure was designed to provide the effect of exposed steel pipes with cross-tensile rods. Beyond that, the building was equipped with an intensive system of services that could grow and change according to future mechanical demands.

Despite the enormous dimensions of the building, it succeeded in integrating into the existing street system, precisely because it was different from the surrounding landscape. This is an unusual building in many respects: it has no sculptural architecture outside or a space development inside. Even the main staircase, as we know from the architectural world, disappeared here and instead, they built escalators from the subway station, but they were placed outside the building to allow an "architectural tour" in the urban space of Paris.

The center has two unusual fronts:
The public façade has escalators in a glass tube that diagonally ascends along the transparent wall and the back sealed front, which includes the plumbing, air conditioning systems and elevators. All the prominent identity colors of the building are taken from the world of oil refineries and laboratories.

The building made Piano and Rogers become world-class fame architects.

#What is inside The Pompidou Center?

The center contains the huge public library of Paris and the National Museum of Modern Art.

The museum has more than 50,000 works of art of various kinds, including painting, sculpture, drawing and photography. Of which, only about 2,000 are presented to the public. The styles that characterize the works are Fobism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism.

On the first floor of the building there is a changing exhibit of industrial design, on the second and third floors there is a library with half a million books. On the third and fourth floors is the Museum of Modern Art, the largest of its kind in Europe, where you will find an impressive collection of paintings by Dali, Magritte, Ernest, Rowe, Kandinsky, Matisse, Braque, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol.

In the square in front of the center, there is a lively activity of street artists in the form of silent human statues, imitators and mimes, jugglers, magicians, fire spiders and more.
There is always a large gathering in the entrance plaza, to the delight of tourists looking for attractions and artists collecting pennies.

At the top of the building you will find a luxurious restaurant and an observation deck.

#Tourism in The Pompidou Center

The Pompidou Center is a cultural center that has grown into one of the most important ones in France. The building is surrounded by the iron construction and serves as a residence for the Museum of Modern Art and the Municipal Library. Despite the many debates that raged in Paris until there was approval to build this "ugly" building, its success exceeded the expectations. Its ugliness is actually the secret of its success, which is the most visited museum in the world and has become a victim of its success. The museum receives 25,000 visitors a day, five times what they initially expected. In its first 20 years, 160 million people visited the center.

The structure of the center is designed and built in an interesting hi-tech style. Outside hang pipes of its various systems. Each system has a different color according to its function: Blue - air, green - water, yellow - electricity, red - traffic (such as elevators).

Most of the city can be seen from here: the tall Montmartre hill with its white church, "Sacré-Cœur" to the Invalides where Napoleon Bonaparte is buried.


Every first Sunday of the month, entrance is free.

If you are looking to come at opening hours, try getting in line at least half an hour before. There are long lines here, and it's worth it to get here early.

On the sixth floor is a restaurant with a panoramic view that really great.

In the Pompidou Center there is wifi for free - if you need to use wifi, this is a good place to take advantage.

At the square next to the center you can see street performers, and absorb the Parisian air.

It's recommended to go all the way to the top floor of the museum, to the roof, sit by the window and drink a cup of coffee at 'Cafe Beaufort.'

A Closer Look:


אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

העולם הוא צבעוני ומופלא, אאוריקה כאן בשביל שתגלו אותו...

אלפי נושאים, תמונות וסרטונים, מפתיעים, מסקרנים וממוקדים.

ניתן לנווט בין הפריטים במגע, בעכבר, בגלגלת, או במקשי המקלדת

בואו לגלות, לחקור, ולקבל השראה!

אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

נראה שכבר הכרתם את אאוריקה. בטח כבר גיליתם כאן דברים מדהימים, אולי כבר שאלתם שאלות וקיבלתם תשובות טובות.
נשמח לראות משהו מכם בספר האורחים שלנו: איזו מילה טובה, חוות דעת, עצה חכמה לשיפור או כל מה שיש לכם לספר לנו על אאוריקה, כפי שאתם חווים אותה.