Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

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4.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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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  • A preliminary Google search before visiting Maison Européenne de la Photographie is a tip we wish we'd seen. Not wanting to give a full critique here, the artwork displayed contained well trodden subj...  read more »
  • Various photos expos, which changes regularly in a beautiful place: programming is great: Herb Ritts, Bernard Plossu, Bettina Rheims, Lartigue, but also less known photographers and thematic exhibitions (cats...). Never disappointed a visit here...
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  • Small photo-museum near the seine and English bookshop. Always have good photo exhibitions if you are to the photo. Check out EVS. their website before visiting. Not so visited by tourists so there's soul ended queue.
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  • 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.
  • absolutely wonderful. each time i am in paris, this is one of my stops. well worth a visit each and every time
  • It's fine it you want to see photos of famous people, or photos by famous people, but if you see enough famous people in your normal everyday life, then try another gallery. They do get the numbers through, because some people really like famous people. I'm bored by their shows. Wednesday night it's free from 5-8 if you really need to see some photos of famous people.
  • Excellent exhibitions that are well curated and make sense communally. Gorgeous building.
  • Excellent photo galleries in a beautiful building
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