Museum of the Cinema

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Museum of Cinema
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    This attraction requires advanced booking.

What you'll do

The Cinémathèque Française aims to preserve and enrich film heritage documents and to ensure the broadcast and appreciation of French film by all

Visit the Museum of the Cinema with The Paris Pass®

  • You can visit this attraction with the digital Paris Museum Pass. Please download it before you visit!
  • Delve into the world of French cinema and learn its most famous stories and secrets
  • Peruse thousands of objects used in film, including costumes, posters, set pieces and more
  • Large program of educational events

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 cinephiles.

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 costumes 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 DVDs.

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.

Know before you go

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

This attraction is available as part of the digital Paris Museum Pass which is included for free with The Paris Pass®. Be sure to download it and save it on your phone as you'll need it at the entrance. You'll be asked to specify a 'date' which MUST be on one of the days you plan to use your passes. Once a date has been entered, it will be redeemed and cannot be amended. Click here for more information on the Paris Museum Pass.

For more information visit the Museum of the Cinema website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

May 19 - June 30

Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 12PM - 8PM

Saturday and Sunday: 10AM - 8PM

July 1 onwards
Daily 10AM - 8PM

Please see the attraction website for the most up-to-date hours.

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days of your purchase date.

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