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La Cinémathèque Française

From
€8
Exhibition at the Cinémathèque Française
The art of James Cameron
From 04 April 2024 to 05 January 2025

Your visit to the Cinémathèque Française

The Méliès Museum

The Méliès Museum

Access to the Méliès Museum
Access to the permanent spaces of the Cinémathèque Française
Access to the temporary exhibition of the moment

€10

The Art of James Cameron

The Art of James Cameron

The Art of James Cameron takes visitors on a journey through six decades of groundbreaking work, bringing together a dazzling array of rare pieces from the filmmaker's immense private collection.
The first exhibition of its kind, the show charts and accompanies the trajectory of James Cameron's ideas that led to such classics as Terminator, Aliens, The Return, Titanic and Avatar.
The exhibition features over 300 original works, including drawings, pastels, paintings, props, costumes, photographs and impressive 3D devices designed or adapted by Cameron himself.
Single exhibition ticket valid on the day and at the time of your choice until the end of the exhibition.

From €8

The Art of James Cameron - Coupled exhibition + museum ticket

The Art of James Cameron - Coupled exhibition + museum ticket
Coupled exhibition + museum ticket valid on the day and at the time of your choice until the end of the exhibition.
From €10
Reservation

What to expect

The art of James Cameron
Immerse yourself in the visionary world of the famous film director. Through iconic elements from his landmark films such as "Avatar" and "Titanic", discover the innovative techniques and artistic inspirations that have shaped his work. From grandiose sets to fantastical creatures, every aspect is explored to provide an enriching and captivating experience for film and art lovers.

The Cinémathèque Française is a veritable temple dedicated to the seventh art, offering an unforgettable experience to film lovers the world over.

Nestling in the Bercy district of Paris, the Cinémathèque Française boasts an impressive collection of films, ranging from timeless classics to the most avant-garde contemporary works. Thousands of carefully preserved reels bear witness to the creative genius of legendary directors such as François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Varda and many others.

The temporary exhibitions are carefully designed to offer an in-depth look at the evolution of cinema through the ages and across cultures. Let yourself be carried away into breathtaking visual worlds through original film props and filming secrets that have left their mark on the history of cinema.

The Cinémathèque Française is not just a museum, it's also a unique projection space. The cinemas are equipped with the most advanced technology, giving you an incomparable cinematic experience. You can enjoy retrospectives dedicated to emblematic filmmakers, attend special screenings of carefully restored films and even take part in debates and lectures on the art of filmmaking.

Film workshops are organised for younger children, allowing them to discover the rudiments of filmmaking and express their creativity through the art of cinema. Adults can also take part in cinema and film analysis courses run by passionate experts.

The Cinémathèque Française is the place to be for all film buffs and the curious who want to delve into the history and art of the seventh art.

© James Cameron, Avatar Alliance Foundation, Mélanie Roero pour la Cinémathèque Francaise

Good to know for your visit

Visits to the Cinémathèque Française are free for children under the age of 6.

A game show "Le secret de Barbenfouillis " is available at reception for an extra €2 (on site only). For children aged 7 and over.

Visits to the Musée Méliès are free at night for 18-25 year olds on the 2nd Thursday of the month until 9pm (booking required, information on the Cinémathèque website).

Visits to the Musée Méliès are free every first Sunday of the month without prior booking.

Times

Weekdays (except Tuesdays): 12pm-7pm
Weekends: 11am-8pm
School vacations and public holidays: 11am-8pm

Special opening hours :

  • 24 December from 10am to 5pm
  • 31 December from 10am to 8pm
  • January 1st from 12am to 8pm

Closed on 25 December and 1 May.

Customer Reviews

5/51 review

Annie C.
5/5
Rêves de Méliès
Published over a year ago
Très belle découverte. A faire rêver

Map

Map
Address
51 Rue de Bercy
75012 Paris
Parking lot
(P)
Lyon-Diderot, 12 Rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris
Bercy - Relais Mercure, 12 Rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris
Public transportation
(M)
614Bercy
(B)
24Gare De Bercy - Popb

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