Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

(4.1/5 based on 180+ 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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  • Beautiful place dedicated to photography. I've been to the exhibition, Gao Bo. The rooms are spacious, photos are superb and well implemented value under well-chosen lighting. Entrance 8 euros is more than adequate.
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  • A very interesting tour, the building and the expos were beautiful, we had a great time. Only downside, we arrived for our tour in the early afternoon on Sunday, January 22, and after a search of use by a very friendly agent, we have "face" the young woman that issued us tickets, they say smile causes wrinkles, I'm sure this person is not ready to have one, she didn't lift the eyes of his screen and not even try sketching a smile too bad...
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  • It's the kind of Museum where tourists this is not press and it's nice! In a beautiful Mansion from the swamp, over 3 floors we find the works of several photographers french or not. The entrance is very affordable especially for students and I, who am not keen of photos quite found my account. We walk in silence from one floor to another admiring the various styles of exposed photographers. An experience that contrasts with the bustle of the Parisian especially in sales period, a Saturday night. I recommend this place!
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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