European House of Photography, Paris

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European House of Photography, located in the historic heart of Paris, is a major center for contemporary photographic art. A piece of heaven for any photographer or fan, this site houses an exhibition center, a large library, an auditorium, and a video viewing facility with a wide selection of films. You can even enjoy the Café under the 18th century vaults and a specialized bookstore. European House of Photography is designed to make the three fundamental photographic media, including exhibition prints, the printed page, and film, easily accessible to you.

The collection owns about 20,000 works of art, consisting of mostly photographs and videos. The library also gathers volumes about photography, artists’ books, and technical or theoretical works, including rare editions. Special exhibitions are organized every year about artists, themes, and movements that mainly belong to the second halves of the 20th and 21st centuries. By using our Paris trip itinerary maker site , you can arrange your visit to European House of Photography and other attractions in Paris.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Wheelchair with interesting temporary exhibitions. A must for fans.
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  • September 23, 2017
    Nice location for this Maison but sadly disappointing for those who love photography. I went on a Wednesday afternoon after 17 thinking that the entrance was free (as reported on internet) but unfortunately I had to pay the dearest ben ticket 9 euros! Unfortunately this price is not repaid by the quality and quantity of photos. In half an hour see all, only two exhibitions and the Museum's part reduced to a minimum. There were also two other temporary exhibitions on the ground floor but not visitable (though ready) because they had to be inaugurated a few days later. Inaugurate the exhibitions in contemporary??? Disappointing ...
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  • September 14, 2017
    Could be seen easily without studying the photo museum pass is not available but stopped to go close to the Museum of fine arts since the prior too without bias this would also seem nice and works at the admission is €7 is where you spend a nice time I think it was about
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  • October 3, 2017
    Nice gallery in typical old Parisian big house. There’s a flat entry fee of €9 (students and unwaged get a discount). Perhaps expensive compared to photographers gallery in london or similar where some parts are free and others paid for. However there were around 5 different artists covered - a few quite extensively. I visited around 12.30 and the place wasn’t so busy. Which is good as I’m sure no one really appreciates a cramped and crowded gallery. Would visit again.
  • September 14, 2017
    After spending some time finding this place we had our bags searched and went to pay admission. We were asked for ID before we could pay! I understand there is a heightened security level in Paris but we had attended the Musee d'Orsay and seen priceless collections the previous day with no need to show ID. This is a contemporary photo exhibition! Anyway I dont tend to carry my passport around with me, but my partner had his- this then provoked an amused conversation about his D.O.B between the two men on the ticket desk . I had no ID with me so we were not allowed in and the person on the desk seemed delighted by this. A disappointing attitude and not the way to treat visitors from abroad to a great cultural cities. This one star review is for the little bigot on the reception desk. Not the way to promote your art.
  • August 20, 2017
    Before it used to be free on Wednesdays. I don't get why they changed that. Otherwise it's still very good. Always saw great photo exhibitions. And this Tahara's niwa garden is somptuous. What a great gift to welcome visitors.
  • July 30, 2017
    We were there around the 14. July when they displayed Japanese photography and biographies about the photographers. While some photos were a bit too abstract others are also interesting too people less into art and photography.
  • May 12, 2017
    This is an art gallery first, and not a photography exhibition. Those looking for the latter may be disappointed. Lovely building but I really didn't enjoy the exhibitions which were far too arty for my uncultured mind.

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