OAP Saturdays: A Trip to the Pompidou

Hello lovely Internet Peoples! I hope that as you’re reading this, you are having the best day!

Last weekend, myself and my friend Hiyate took a trip into Paris to visit the Pompidou centre. If you’re not sure, it is an art gallery, specialising in modern art. Now, I’m the first person to admit that I’m not the most refined or cultivated, but I do like to stroll around an art gallery every so often- especially more often when there’s modern art to see. I love James Joyce and Virginia Wolff- I guess I’m a modernist through and through!

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We queued for no longer than 5 minutes, and entry was free because if you are between 18 and 25 and an EU citizen, you get into the major parisian museums for free. Another anti-Brexit argument, eh?

With our tickets, we got onto the fourth and fifth floors of the museum. The fifth was the main gallery- we spent a good three hours up there! There is honestly so much to see, so if you are interested in art, I would take a good half a day to dedicate it to the museum.I’ll include some pictures for you guys to have a scroll through.

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I was super excited to see they had a little corner on  James Joyce- the English lit nerd in me fan girled a lot.

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By far, my favourite piece was a light display at the very end. It wasn’t constantly illuminated, but it was so beautiful and I spent half an hour looking at it. I just love colour!

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The fourth floor was an exhibition on a particular artist- I can’t remember his name, but his work was fabulous. Loads of colour, loads of interesting ideas- I just remember being transfixed by how bright everything was.

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Afterwards, we went to a nearby restaurant for dinner- Le Trente Neuf. I would really recommend eating here, as they maybe didn’t have the biggest menu, but they did serve up some seriously amazing food!

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All in all, it was a great day. Like I said before, I’m not that into art, so it wasn’t the best day I’ve ever had in Paris, but I know loads of you out there will love it. And when it’s free, all the better!

Thanks so much for reading! I’ll fill you in on more of my Paris adventures soon.

A bientôt!

Amber xx

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