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Address: 2 impasse Lebouis, 75014 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 0 1 56 80 27 00
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu - Fri 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Nice exhibit space

The Cartier Bresson Foundation is essentially space for rotating exhibits. On the top floor there is a small collection of photos and a library. Otherwise the building is used... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I went to the Cartier-Bresson Foundation expecting to see a lot of his work. Unfortunately there is a very small collection housed here on the top floor and the other exhibit was a rather exoticized collection of photographs about Calcutta (the French love Calcutta). The building is quite interesting and it is worth a quick visit if you happen to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is really interesting little space with a very hospitable staff and interesting exhibitions. We saw a Pieter Hugo exhibition called Kin which was just excellent. The video by the photographer in the permanent gallery at the top was also helpful. Definitely a great place to visit in Paris if you get tired of the crowds in the 1st.

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The kind of intimate art experience that cities/countries outside NY are so good at: sincere, quality exhibitions without all the hoopla. You don’t need a million dollar space to have a thoughtful art experience. They feature temporary exhibits on 2 or 3 floors, and a permanent Cartier-Bresson installation on the top floor. FYI: lots of stairs and the lift isn't... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Eggleston exhibition here was excellent. Thought the venue itself was small and it was really busy when I went. Well worth it. I didn't think the bresson works in the attic space were that impressive. Thought they would be bigger!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The Cartier Bresson Foundation is essentially space for rotating exhibits. On the top floor there is a small collection of photos and a library. Otherwise the building is used to exhibit work. We went to see the Sergio Larrain exhibit. It is a fine space and if interested in the work showing, worth the trip there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We enter the exhibitions with no expectations, and it was absolutely wonderful. The Receptionist was really nice, explained us about the place, the exhibitions and the artists. She gave us further recommendation to travel around. The gallery itself is very neat and cozy. The photos arrange after much thinking and everything looked really good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This mainly glass building often has high quality international art .We saw the Ron Mueck exhibition recently and were impressed, having only seen individual pieces of his work before.The film that went with it was excellent too.It is always worth checking what is on here if you are interested in art. There is a very comprehensive art bookshop on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Foundation itself is quite small, but when we went, they had an excellent exhibit of the Chilean photographer Sergio Larrain. Very few of Cartier-Bresson's photographs are displayed (on the top floor), so I would imagine that visitors' experiences here would be highly dependent on the particular exhibit at the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

With a surprising lack of photographic galleries in Paris, for any fans of the genre, you will probably make your way here eventually. As there isn't much choice to wet your appetite in town we looked this foundation up and went along, there are two exhibition floors available and the shows will rotate, so depending on when you go will... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Can’t overstress the fact (as some previous reviews point out) of the Fondation functioning – as far as the general public is concerned – primarily as a host of other people’s work. If you’re expecting to be swept away by H C-B, prepare to be greatly disappointed. When we went (early June), the two main floors were taken up with... More 

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Additional Information about Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

Address: 2 impasse Lebouis, 75014 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 0 1 56 80 27 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

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