Pompidou Centre Accessibility
The Pompidou Centre is the top modern art museum in Paris and also perhaps the most accessible Museum in Paris. It has step-free entrance and elevators to get between floors. The halls going through the exhibits are spacious, and the whole museum including the area near the entrance is flat without steps. The best drop-off location is on the south side of the building at the corner of Rue du Renard and Rue St. Merri. That entrance has doors that can be opened by a staff member and level access. Consider combining a visit to the Pompidou Centre with a visit to the Jewish Art and History Museum which is 350 meters away over level ground.
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Is there an accessible entrance?
Where is it located? South side of building at the corner of Rue du Renard and Rue St Merri
Are there steps to get into the building? No
Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? Outward, security guards can help
Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? South side of building at the corner of Rue du Renard and rue St Merri
Where is the closest disabled parking? Disabled parking spaces are available at levels -2 and -3 of the car-park. Exit via elevators at Rue Saint-Martin.
Where is the closest Metro station? Rambuteau (ligne 11), Hôtel de Ville (lignes 1, 11), Châtelet (lignes 1, 4, 7, 11, 14)
Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? No cobblestones or hills
What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? 100%
Which parts are not accessible? All parts of museum are accessible.
Are there loaner wheelchairs? Yes
Is there an accessible bathroom? Yes
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes
Are there grab bars? Yes
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes
Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up steps? Yes. English tours on Sundays at 3pm, French tours on Sunday at 4 pm (except first Sunday of month)
Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking? No
…opening of an accessible entrance? No
…loaner wheelchairs? No
…accessible tours? No
Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? Free for both
If you are coming from the Notre Dame Cathedral, you will encounter this sign leading you to the level entrance shown in the picture on the right:
350 meter route from accessible entrance at Pompidou Centre to Jewish Museum. The path in front of the Pompidou Centre is flat:
750 meter route from Pompidou Centre to Notre Dame Cathedral:
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