|Museum Georges Pompidou||Museums||0.1km|
|Musee de la Poupee||Museums||0.2km|
|Musee de l'Histoire de France||Museums||0.3km|
|Musee national des Arts et Metiers||Museums||0.7km|
|Crypte Archeologique du Parvis Notre-Dame||Museums||0.8km|
|Tour de la Cathedrale||Museums||0.8km|
The Georges Pompidou Centre was built between 1972 and 1977 and the idea came from the French President Georges Pompidou. There were more than 700 architects from 50 countries who took part in the international tender. The winners were the British and Italian architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers.
The modern glass palace is 166 m long, 60m wide and 42m tall. The Centre Georges Pompidou comprises 5 large floors with a total area of 7 500 m2. The passages and the piping are kept outside the buildings and they are distinguished by colour, which contributes to the unique appearance of the building - it resembles scaffolding. The construction of Georges Pompidou Centre cost almost 1 billion francs, and raised many discussions among the experts and the general public. As for the interiors, there are the exhibition spaces, a library, a museum of modern art, shops, cafes, a cinema, etc. You should not miss the exhibits on the 5th floor as there are works of leading artists of the 20th century, such as Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Vasile Kandinsky, Joan Miró and others. The Centre Georges Pompidou is one of the most visited tourist destinations in France.