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.
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.
Weekdays (except Tuesdays): 12pm-7pm
School vacations and public holidays: 10am-8pm
Special opening hours :
Closed on 25 December and 1 May.