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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The opening and closure times may change. For updated timings, please check the official attraction page.

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Made Paris fun and easy to navigate!! With only 4 days to spend in Paris, the Paris Pass was awesome. It really cut down on wasted time trying to navigate from one experience to the next. I think we were able to see much more with the Paris Pass. The Hop On Hop Off bus is a terrific idea as well.
Tami Jones from United States

Made us see new attractions in Paris I have been to Paris many times. First time I bought Paris Pass - but not the last. Besides the convinience in transportation, the guide book gave good inspiration and information to new expirienzes in this wonderful City !
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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