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Published on Sep 6, 2012
This museum, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France allows photos without flash and video clips in the permanent collections -- with no restrictions. For the temporary shows (there are usually two running), photos of any kind are not allowed.
This art is on the fourth level of the colorful, famous building (métro RAMBUTEAU) and about every two years, they move the art on permanent display around or add new things from their vaults. Referred to by locals as "Beaubourg," this is a popular attraction and also has a cinemathèque and a mediathèque. To see the art, you must always pay, except for the first Sundays of each month ("heritage days" in France) -- and the temporary shows always charge. Try to get here early, as lines can be long.
Paris and its environs are LOADED with museums of every type, and all those run by the City of Paris are generally free of charge.
Thanks to the mxsmanic channel here on YouTube, we found the hidden Anne Frank garden near this museum. Very pleasant! Relatively new, there's only one way in and out -- we had no idea it was there!
Paris tends to be closed on Sundays, so don't plan on any fine dining or shopping then. The places which are open tend to be ... well ... tourist traps, really. Consider attending Mass (10 am in most churches) -- nobody does Church like the French, I always say! The city has been redesigned to be much more pedestrian-friendly, so it's much, much easier and more pleasant to stroll along the Seine these days than it has been in a long time. Buy some picnic fare on Saturday, and SLOW DOWN! Things will be up and running again Monday morning, you can be sure of that!
I'm available as a private guide, and do customized itineraries, business facilitation, and expatriation consulting. I can also teach you practical everyday French. France is a big, beautiful and VARIED country. As wonderful as Paris can be, remember, Paris is not France, just as New York is not the USA!
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