Beaubourg in Paris, France
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If you are planning to visit France, then you must not forget to tour around Beaubourg. Recognized as Centre Georges Pompidou, Beaubourg is a building that embraces both literature and art. It stands 42 meters high and contains eight floors, three of which are underground. It was conceptualized by a British Architect couple, Richard and Sue Rogers and Italian architect Renzo Piano in 1969 during President Georges Pompidou’s supremacy. Construction lasted five years and was completed in 1977.

There is a huge glass escalator, located in front of the building. This escalator can take you to and from the upper levels where you can enjoy the views of Notre Dame Tower, Saint Jacques Tower and the famous Basilique du Sacré-Cœur.

One of the major attractions in Beaubourg is the National Museum for Modern Art (or Musée National d’Art Moderne in French). Enormous assortments of modern masterpieces from 1905 to the present are shown here, including the works of 20th century art masters like Pablo Picasso.

The structure also houses France’s largest library, the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information, which is situated on the second and third floor. This library, which primarily showcases French literature, has two million books and periodicals from different countries. It also has an audio-visual room and a language laboratory, which are open to the public.

If you would like to see the streets of France in the medieval period, then just head to the square in front of Beaubourg itself. Acrobats, musicians and street actors perform here until the evening to entertain the tourists. Souvenirs, on the other hand, can be purchased in shops surrounding the center.

Truly, Beaubourg is a refuge of French modern masterpieces. Visiting such a place is worth your travelling expenses. Enjoy the privilege of traveling by going to Beaubourg as soon as you land in France.

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