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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  • Nice place with rooms to appreciate the works. Moderate price. Choice of varied and sometimes surprising artists... Herb Rittz excellent!
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  • I appreciate the variety of styles of photos on display, there is something for everyone. Better go at off-peak hours to avoid the crowd. The output is even nicer.
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  • The MEP is a little confusing; behind a rather monumental Street façade Nestle coins to the labyrinthine configuration on several levels around an interior architecture dated in its own juice and moderately maintained. Precisely what excite the eye and the sense of the amateur photography which finds its reward through exhibitions of high quality always renewed themes. What highlight the many talents and a wide variety of subjects. Shooting is allowed there (Thank YOU because number of organisers of exhibitions in the museums and galleries remained in the twentieth century!). A free instruction is available to the traveler. A small effort to propose a cafeteria where one would like to have a drink during the visit.
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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