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La Cinematheque Francaise

#317 of 2,892 things to do in Paris
Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mythical Items and costumes from the movies : Indispensable!Since 2005, this "House of movies" is settled in the Bercy's Gardens in a building designed by Frank O. Gehry.It offers three screening theatres, a museum, two major rooms for exhibitions...more
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51 rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris, France
Bercy / Nation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing to see that there were few early magic lanterns on display despite them being in the collection and the shop only had one postcard relating to this area.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019

I was expecting an expansive ode to french cinema starting from the Lumiere Brothers to modern french classics but unfortunately it doesn't cover much modern cinema and is a lot smaller than I expected. Go if you're in to film and the history of film...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Adama R
Reviewed September 9, 2018

A good reuse of the failed American Center, this modern building in Parc Bercy has great firm series and often has an interesting special expo on the French cinema. Also a very good book store.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Monday, 30 July. I arrive @12:30 and doors are locked. I come back 45 minutes later and doors are still locked. 2 employees are visible in the entry lobby, walking somewhere. Neither appears to notice me. LCF is closed in August, I hear. But it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank WalrusMN
Reviewed June 4, 2018

I went to the Cinematheque a few times when I was in Paris: to see the current exhibition (on Chris Marker), to see the film museum, and to view a couple films. Entry to the Cinematheque building is free (and there is free wi-fi), and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank VictoriaQueue
Reviewed June 1, 2018

I was lucky to be in Paris when they had a Chris Marker exhibition that I was thrilled about. The most disappointing thing was that none of the films and videos at the Chris Marker exhibition had any English subtitles. It was all in French...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Karen D
Reviewed April 3, 2018

It is not the greatest museum, it is quite small, but it presents old equipment of cinema making which is quite interesting. I went there for the exposition on Clouzot so I did not stay in the museum too long. But the exposition was very...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Made the journey out of central Paris to parc de bercy today only to find it is closed throughout August. Hope this stops you making the same mistake!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank nak12017
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

The 2nd floor at the Cinémathèque Françsise is dedicated to a 'museum of film', where you'll find lots of old equipment for making those early "moving pictures" - and the machinery that projected them onto the big screen, back in the days. For a true...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Thunderberg
Reviewed April 3, 2017

They finally found a suitable use for this odd building that was a useless white elephant for many years. Now a major cultural institution. Watch for special expositions on the subject of film. They are terrific. Lots of films shown here.

Date of experience: November 2016
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