Musée Méliès, the Magic of Cinema - Cinémathèque Française Musée Méliès, the Magic of Cinema - Cinémathèque Française

Musée Méliès, the Magic of Cinema - Cinémathèque Française ‘What person in our time could live without a bit of magic, without a bit of dreaming?’ Georges Méliès


Musée Méliès, la magie du cinéma


What to expect

Here is a quotation that perfectly sums up the vocation of the new Musée Méliès – extended and redesigned with an extra 300 m² - at the Cinémathèque Française. The Museum Méliès, with its many treasures, archives and other machinery, costumes, posters, drawings, models, and films, traces the history and richness of the art of filmmaking.

The place also devotes a great part of its collection to the work of Georges Méliès, the magician of cinema who inspired top international film directors such as Cocteau, Gondry, Wes Anderson, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Tim Burton. A journey across time and space through film reels.

What is included:

  • Admission to the Musée Méliès 
  • Admission to the Cinémathèque Française

Please note

Entry to the Musée Méliès is free for children aged under 6.

Entry to the Musée Méliès is free during late night openings for 18–25-year-olds, on the 1st Thursday of the month until 9pm (with prior reservation, information on the Cinémathèque website).

This ticket does not include access to the temporary exhibitions at the Cinémathèque.


Weekdays (except Tuesday): 12pm-7pm
Weekends: 11am-8pm
School holidays and public holidays: 10am-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.
Rêves de Méliès
March 19th 2023
Très belle découverte. A faire rêver


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