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Europe's most-visited tourist attractions: Centre Pompidou

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No. 23 Centre Pompidou, Paris

Annual Visitors: 3,130,000

The brainchild of President Georges Pompidou, Paris’s modern art museum opened in 1977 in an ultramodern building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. The duo made the unconventional decision to place the escalators and ducts on the outside of the building to free up room for the 60,000-plus works in the museum’s collection. After closing for renovation for two years in the late ’90s, it reopened in 2000 and has gone on to become the second most-visited museum in France. —Lyndsey Matthews

Source: The Art Newspaper

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