Georges Pompidou Center Photo by www.DiscoverParis.net
The National Center of Art and Culture (Georges Pompidou Center) first opened its doors to the public in 1997. Today, it attracts some six million visitors a year. But what stood in its place before the center was built? In this month’s Paris, Past and Present, read about the plateau Beaubourg, a neighborhood that came to be known known as Ilot Insalubre N° 1. In the 1930s it was razed to the ground, displacing thousands of people who lived there.
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