2. Centre-Pompidou Metz
Metz made history in 2010 when it unveiled the first satellite of the Pompidou centre in Paris.
The building is the work of three architects, Shigeru Ban, Jean de Gastines and Philip Gumuchdijan and easily recognised for its outline, meant to resemble a Chinese bamboo hat.
Exhibits in the vast galleries are all temporary or semi-temporary, with landmark shows along with “Beacons”, a revolving array of painting, sculpture, photography and illustration from the enormous collection of the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
Think Picasso, Fernand Léger, Joseph Beuys, Joan Miró, Anish Kapoor and so forth.