Art lovers to consider a holiday in France
Posted on Tuesday 11 May 2010
For many travelers, a holiday in France conjures up thoughts of romance, beautiful city streets and the Eiffel tower in Paris. However, residents of India planning their next trip to the country might want to take advantage of the rich art works found just outside the city in the northeastern town of Metz.
A new branch of the world-famous Pompidou Center opened in Metz this week and was formally introduced to the public by French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, The Guardian reports. He spoke on May 11 to welcome a select group to see the new facility before it was open to the public.
The museum's sweeping facade and gravity-defiant galleries were designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines and if the exterior is anything to go by, the Pompidou Metz will be a hub of brilliance and innovation.
Visitors who want to see both Paris and the new facility will be able to take a high-speed train from the capital to this museum. As the news provider describes its unique architecture and fresh approach to art, those planning a holiday in France should be sure to add this new attraction to their list of places to see.
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