Pompidou Centre - free aerial view of Paris

Posted by Paris Popcorn On 6:07 PM

There are many structures to climb in order to get an aerial view of Paris (Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arch de Triumph) – and nearly all of them charge an entrance fee. However, I highly recommend the (free) view from the top of the Pompidou Centre. Not many people are aware of this little treasure, but riding the 6 flights of escalators right to the very top, one is greeted with a breathtaking view of the city – and what's more, one of Paris's trendiest restaurants is nestled at the top, known as Chez George – giving one a fabulous excuse to pause for a coffee, lunch or dinner while taking in the view…

Just some facts, the Pompidou Centre is named after Georges Pompidou who was the president of France from 1969 – 1974 and as it so happens, this original cultural institution was his brainchild too.

Of course there is so much more to the Pompidou Centre and it's really worth a visit to see it's exhibitions, films, stores, live street performances in its pavilion, and much, much more….. it's a real cultural bliss! The Pompidou Center is open every day, except Tuesdays and its address is Place Georges Pompidou found in the 4th aarondissement - nearest metros Rambuteau and Les Halles