What is the Mobile Pompidou Centre?
Created in 1977, the Georges Pompidou National Centre of Art and Culture originated from President Georges Pompidou's wish to create an original cultural institution in the heart of Paris entirely dedicated to modern and contemporary art.
The Mobile Pompidou Centre is a travelling museum, the first of its kind in the world, showcasing masterpieces from the Pompidou's permanent collection. This roaming exhibition gives you the opportunity to see first-hand original works of art from French and international contemporary artists. It is a journey of discovery, from the 20th century to the present day, and now you can experience it too!
The "tour" began in October 2011 and is in Boulogne-sur-mer from 16 June to 16 September 2012.
No need to go all the way to Paris, the museum is coming to Boulogne-sur-mer!
- Be part of a unique experience: the Mobile Pompidou Centre is the first mobile museum in the world
- Works available by Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Delaunay and a host of other great artists
- Masterpieces are not only held within the mobile museum: the structure by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers is also a work of art
- The Mobile Pompidou Centre is open six days a week and entrance is FREE
- Colour is the exhibition theme: from Picasso's blue period, to the reds of Matisse, not forgetting Kupka's yellows, you will see every shade under the sun
- Choose between a guided tour (with a resident art expert or a costume actor), or simply wander around the exhibition, with the help of an audioguide (available in several languages).
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How to find the Mobile Pompidou Centre
The Mobile Pompidou Centre is located at Eperon, within the harbour area at Boulogne-sur-mer, a site steeped in history just like the town itself.
To get to the harbour, follow the A16 motorway, and then take exit 32 towards Boulogne Centre. At the first roundabout, take the second exit (D96). When you get to the second roundabout, take the second exit (D940). Keep going straight ahead through the next three roundabouts. Turn right onto Place de la République, and when you get to the roundabout, takes the second exit. Continue straight ahead on Quai Thurot, go round to the left and take the first left.
The Mobile Pompidou Centre is just a few metres away.
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