From the hotel: 6 mins by public transport - 7 mins à pieds - 3 mins by bike
The Centre Georges Pompidou, more commonly known as Beaubourg from the name of the district where it is built, has grown in popularity to become one of the most visited places in Paris. Its museum attracts millions of visitors from all over the world every year.
The building of the Centre, in the picturesque Marais district of Paris, was the subject of much controversy. Its contemporary architecture and the bright colours of its various components were a stark contrast to the historic streets it overlooks.
Today, the Centre Pompidou is a must-see on any visit to Paris. The various rooms of its museum regularly host major exhibitions, and its library attracts large numbers of Parisian students.
The rooftop boasts one of the best views of Paris and a side restaurant.
A whole shopping and restaurant scene has sprung up around the Centre Pompidou. In the immediate vicinity, historic monuments and ancient churches stand side by side with souvenir shops and trendy or touristic restaurants.
It’s impossible to avoid the Stravinsky Fountain and its 16 sculptures created by Niki de Saint Phalle in tribute to the composer. From the Centre Pompidou, you can visit the Marais or follow the narrow streets to the Tour Saint Jacques, or cross Boulevard Sébastopol to the Forum des Halles.
From the hotel, it’s just a few minutes to Beaubourg and the clock district, with its recently restored automatic clock, Le Défenseur du Temps.