travel at the speed of a dream
Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Penone, Brancusi, Klein... The 120,000 masterpieces in the Centre Pompidou's exceptional collection of modern and contemporary art regularly come to Metz in majesty, for the duration of an exhibition. It is a joy and a pride to share with our parent institution, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, a common vision of art, while cultivating our independence. Our exhibitions are very different but equally ambitious, always unique, demanding and generous. They appeal to all eyes and are open to all trends. At the crossroads of major European cities, we welcome nearly 300,000 visitors each year, many of whom come from cross-border countries, curious about or in love with modern and contemporary art.
Let's walk in the woods
Iconic, the Centre Pompidou-Metz offers a concentrate of intense sensations. The architecture, unique. The space, open to the city, the world and art of course. The Grand Nave and the open-air lifts offer a breathtaking view of the volumes. The roof, whose highest point rises to 77 metres, braided with giant beams, reveals a spectacular geometry. At the heart of the Galleries, the exhibitions awaken, amaze, shake up and question. They offer a space for wandering that is conducive to dreaming. Always in effervescence under "this big Chinese hat", art is here poetic and committed. Without filters and without restraint.
Art is on every floor. Inside, outside. Everywhere it takes place. Multidisciplinary, protean and lively, it gives of itself without counting the cost. You can attend a show, a conference, a film, a dance, a performance, a concert, a fashion show, or all of these at once. Curious and entertaining, the events give a different view of the world. Joyfully offbeat, they are at the crossroads of all influences. In the Capsule or the Paper Tube Studio, you can create freely, put yourself in the shoes of an artist or in the head of an architect. The Centre Pompidou-Metz is a living space where art is omnipresent.
In the city and in the green
Between culture and nature, you can choose both, even if it means taking a break in the green. The shady gardens, which are equipped with deckchairs, offer an ideal place to relax and unwind. The undergrowth is popular with children, who make it their playground. In the autumn, the gardens will be revisited by the extraordinary landscape designer Gilles Clément, who likes to compose "with what is alive and unpredictable in nature", as he often says. Just a stone's throw from the Centre, the large Jean-Marie Pelt Park is a veritable green lung in the heart of the very pretty city of Metz. Better still, urban globetrotters will appreciate the Museum's location in the heart of the city and a stone's throw from the train station. Everything can be reached on foot in a few minutes.
Time for indulgence
Art is also culinary! With its large white sail, the restaurant is an invitation to travel as well as to indulge. Currently being refurbished, it will open its doors in the autumn in a friendly atmosphere designed by the Museum's architects. In the meantime, visit the Café in the South Gardens. Here you can enjoy a quick lunch as well as the irresistible menu of iced teas, lemonades and local beers.
A nugget, the bookshop-boutique
A visit to the bookshop-boutique is a must. Renowned for its selection of books, its range of children's items is not to be outdone, with a nice range of fun, unusual or educational objects. Undeniably, it is an exceptional place to browse and find the souvenir or rare object that will please.