When it first opened in the 1970s, the Centre Pompidou was called: “the most avant-guarde building in the world”. Some of its early critics described it as a “wart” on the face of Paris. About six million people visit it each year.
Conceived by former French president Georges Pompidou and designed by architects Tenzo Piano and Richard Rogers, this building originally opened in 1977, and it underwent a major renovation in 2000, which expanded and improved its space. It contains the impressive Musée National d’Art Moderne and often puts on prestigious temporary exhibitions.
With my aunt Marysia, we decided to take the escalators to the rooftop of this buildings to admire the views of Paris.
I would like to invite you on the roof of Centre Pompidou, let’s look at the panorama of this gorgeous city and listen to the song: “Sous le ciel de Paris”( Under the sky of Paris), by Julien Dassin ( the younger son of the famous French singer Joe Dassin) and Florence Coste. Please play the song and see the pictures:
Students enjoy working on their assignments in this cafe, on the roof of Centre Pompidou (also called: le Beaubourg)