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La Cinematheque Francaise

#316 of 2,255 things to do in Paris
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Mythical Items and costumes from the movies : Indispensable!Since 2005, this "House of movies" is settled in the Bercy's Gardens in a building designed by Frank O. Gehry.It offers three screening theatres, a museum, two major rooms for exhibitions...more
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Parc Bercy | 51, rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris, France
Bercy / Nation
+33 1 71 19 33 33
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

A good reuse of the failed American Center, this modern building in Parc Bercy has great firm series and often has an interesting special expo on the French cinema. Also a very good book store.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Monday, 30 July. I arrive @12:30 and doors are locked. I come back 45 minutes later and doors are still locked. 2 employees are visible in the entry lobby, walking somewhere. Neither appears to notice me. LCF is closed in August, I hear. But it...More

1  Thank WalrusMN
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I went to the Cinematheque a few times when I was in Paris: to see the current exhibition (on Chris Marker), to see the film museum, and to view a couple films. Entry to the Cinematheque building is free (and there is free wi-fi), and...More

2  Thank VictoriaQueue
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I was lucky to be in Paris when they had a Chris Marker exhibition that I was thrilled about. The most disappointing thing was that none of the films and videos at the Chris Marker exhibition had any English subtitles. It was all in French...More

2  Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 April 2018

It is not the greatest museum, it is quite small, but it presents old equipment of cinema making which is quite interesting. I went there for the exposition on Clouzot so I did not stay in the museum too long. But the exposition was very...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Made the journey out of central Paris to parc de bercy today only to find it is closed throughout August. Hope this stops you making the same mistake!

1  Thank nak12017
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The 2nd floor at the Cinémathèque Françsise is dedicated to a 'museum of film', where you'll find lots of old equipment for making those early "moving pictures" - and the machinery that projected them onto the big screen, back in the days. For a true...More

2  Thank Thunderberg
Reviewed 3 April 2017

They finally found a suitable use for this odd building that was a useless white elephant for many years. Now a major cultural institution. Watch for special expositions on the subject of film. They are terrific. Lots of films shown here.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is niche museum, suitable only for hard core cinephiles. If you know the work of the French New Wave and are familiar with the works of Truffaut, Godard, and Resnais then this museum may intrigue you. If you know the history behind the museum...More

2  Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a must see for any cinephile! It isn't very large, but that didn't keep us from looking at every single piece of equipment/costume/replica. We spent about 2 hours here, including the bookshop (which was mainly stocked with French books) I actually took notes,...More

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Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise
lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and
impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small
parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy
Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois
de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on
its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to
this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make
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