Top Secret: cinema and espionage - Cinémathèque Française Top Secret: cinema and espionage - Cinémathèque Française

Top Secret: cinema and espionage - Cinémathèque Française Undercover in the heart of the intelligence services.


Top secret : cinéma et espionnage


What to expect

Brush up on your classics or discover the films, series and characters that have shaped the cinema of espionage with this brand-new exhibition dedicated to the spies of the big screen.

From James Bond to Jason Bourne, our perception of the intelligence professions seems to be somewhat contradictory: there are two collective imaginations that time and events are constantly changing.

Regularly used for propaganda purposes (Cold War), and sometimes inspired by real facts, the Cinematheque enables you to discover historical figures who were the source of real myths (Marthe Richard, Mademoiselle Docteur) as well as those who were purely fictional (Alicia Huberman). 

With clips from films, accessories and gadgets, archives and other documents, the exhibition ‘Top Secret: cinema and espionage’ explores an exciting and complex subject from the wonderful perspective of cinema.

What is included :

  • Access to the temporary exhibition ‘Top Secret: cinema and espionage’
  • Access to the Musée Méliès on the same day

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Please note

Reduced fares are available, upon presentation of proof, directly at the museum for the following public : job seekers, students.

Free night openings are reserved for 18-25 year olds on the second Thursday of the month until 9pm, upon registration directly with the Cinémathèque.

As part of the Vigipirate program security controls are put in place at the entrance of Parisian museums and monuments. In case of a large attendance, these controls can create a waiting time which cannot be skipped.

In accordance with current regulations, large suitcases and backpacks are not allowed in the building.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-7pm
Early closing at 6pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Weekends: 11am-8pm
School holidays zone C and public holidays: 10am-8pm

Closed on Tuesdays, 25 December and 1 May.


  • Clips from the best scenes of spy films
  • Access to all of the Musée Méliès



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75012 Paris
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Lyon-Diderot, 12 Rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris
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