Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

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Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 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. Maison Européenne de la Photographie 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. Put Maison Européenne de la Photographie and other Paris attractions into our Paris trip generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Gorgeous setting for a photography gallery - beautiful townhouse with lots of light. The staff are very friendly and the price is good value, €8 for 3-4 separate exhibitions. The rooms are airy with l...  more »
  • I use to visit MEP twice a year. I never get disapointed. There are allways good exibitions to see there and the bookshop is small but excelent. Sometimes there are very worthy "dedicaces". Une negati...  more »
  • I'm going on a quarterly basis to the rhythm of the renewal of exhibitions (in general there are four at the same time). What's great is that are shown the different currents, different periods. There are always safe values, and photographers to discover. At the bottom I ain't never been disappointed even my emotion varied widely from one style to another. In addition the area is very rich in points of interest.
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  • one of the best place in Paris for photography lovers. Tickets were free after 5pm all Wednesdays, hope it's still the case.
  • Jennifer's Top 10 Museums in Paris! Totally underrated. Featuring amazing contemporary photographers. I was blown away by the work. Two floors of just absolute perfection. Come here often as they change up the collections. A must if you love photography.
  • Everytime I' m in the neighbourhood I stop at this lovely Museum. Always worth it.
  • I have been there many times during the last year and they always have very good exhibitions.
  • absolutely wonderful. each time i am in paris, this is one of my stops. well worth a visit each and every time