The Cinémathèque Française is very serious about carrying out its agenda, which is to preserve and enrich film heritage documents and to ensure the broadcast and appreciation of French film by all.

The cinema has played a massively important part in French cultural life ever since it was invented. The Musée du Cinema celebrates the French love of film; it strives to remember the former glories and to educate and inspire a new generation of cinophiles.

The building in which the museum resides is itself a celebrated and beautiful work of architecture. Designed by Frank Gehry, who also designed the Bilbao Guggenheim museum, the museum is a maze of light and dark intended to evoke a projection booth.

The Cinémathèque Française contains: 18,000 posters, 10,500 costume and set drawings, 17,500 press reviews, 450,000 photos of shootings of more than 20,000 films and 6,000 directors, 18,700 books about movies, 467 periodic collections, 2,600 videos and 1,350 DVD's.

The Cinémathèque Française is located in the district of Bercy. Bercy is an important cultural area and home to a number of architecturally interesting buildings including the sports palace and the funfair museum.

The museum has a large program of teaching and educational events with an emphasis on themes, periods, actors, and directors.

The Cinémathèque Française is one of the great specialist museums; an amazing collection in an amazing space. This is how it should be done. You can see it all with the Paris Pass sightseeing card!

Please Note: This attraction does not provide free entry for those under 18 years of age. They will be charged an admission fee at the gate.

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Best purchase for first time to Paris! I took my daughter to Paris for a graduation gift. The Paris pass was a lifesaver. We used it everyday, and was accepted for all public transportation. I would highly recommend it.
Tauri from United States

The best idea ever! No line ups, subway passes, museum passes! Having the Paris pass was a terrific! We weren't familiar with Paris and by having the 2 day hop on, hop off pass, it enabled us to get the lay of the land first! The subway pass was terrific as you go can anywhere! We took a beautiful river boat cruise down the Seine! The best part of the pass was getting into all of the museums without lining up!! The line ups were really long and it was really hot, so walking to the front and just going in paid off royally!!
Karen Davie from Canada

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Monday 12.00 - 19.00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12.00 - 19.00
Thursday 12.00 - 19.00
Friday 12.00 - 19.00
Saturday 12.00 - 19.00
Sunday 10.00 - 20.00

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Address:

51 rue de Bercy Paris 12e

Telephone:

+33 (0)1 71 19 33 33