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The Pompidou Centre is a must while in Paris

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The Pompidou Centre is a must while in Paris
So much to do in Paris and so little time to do it while you're on holiday in the city - how on earth will you squeeze in everything that you want to see in just a few short weeks or days? If you're staying in a Paris hostel at the moment then please make sure that you do spare a moment to head to the Pompidou Centre, as you're sure to have fun and will remember it forever.

The exhibition space - built in the 70s and renovated between 1997 and 1999 - has just been included in a list of the best buildings in Europe and no doubt you'll regret it if you have the opportunity to pay it a little visit and then opt for another activity. According to Steve McKenna of Stuff, modern architecture in Europe is just as good as the older works and stands "proudly" among them, holding their own.

"Most generate a love-'em-or-hate-'em reaction," he said, adding that the Pompidou Centre "still has the power to shock when you see it for the first time".

How good does that sound? If you're still not convinced, listen up - Mr McKenna continued, noting that there are lots of ducts and colourful pipes on the outside of the structure and it "sticks out like a sore thumb" in the much more grand district of Beauborg.

It was named after Georges Pompidou - the former president - who wanted Paris to be able to boast a cultural hub that could be used as both a museum and a place for creativity which, no doubt, is the Pompidou Centre. So get on down there and check it out!

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