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La Cinematheque Francaise

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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 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

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

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

Thank jeannenebois
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!

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

Thank dreamermom
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Alfred Hitchcock was mates with the owner of the museum circa 1960's and donated a very important prop in 1960! It'll be a spoiler for you if you've not since the film before you see this prop though. There was a bunch of other cool...More

1  Thank Rhiannoncl
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The museum is in an early Gehry designed building which, outside, is showing wear and needs a bit of a clean. Apparently it was not intended as the home of French Cinema but its first use failed shortly after it was opened in 1994 and...More

1  Thank Michael W
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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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