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Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Address: 2 impasse Lebouis, 75014 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 56 80 27 00
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great, impressive building

Impressive building and garden but… The exhibition was a sheer disappointed! I felt as we paid for nothing. At least we enjoyed very much the architecture of the building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 26, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting 3 floors of exhibitions. Lots of great Cartier-Bresson photos, both classic and lesser known ones. Such stunning compositions.

Thank Jonathon S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Impressive building and garden but… The exhibition was a sheer disappointed! I felt as we paid for nothing. At least we enjoyed very much the architecture of the building designed By Jean Nouvel. Go for the building not for the current exhibition.

Thank lilach2
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

This space isn't too centrally located, but from Montparnasse it's just about a 10 minute walk. You might think you're going the wrong way since you'll end up in the middle of a residential area, but it's worth the walk if you like Cartier-Bresson and enjoy photography.

1 Thank shigvic11
Sedona, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation's exhibits play an important role preserving the photographer's work as well as introducing visitors to temporary exhibits in its rather smallish space. My two star rating is mainly due to disappointment at the near absence of a permanent collection by Cartier-Bresson. Perhaps I was wrong to expect one. Temporary exhibits can be hit or miss at... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Out of the way but worth visiting if you have the time. We knew nothing about the special exhibit before we went, but it was excellent (Francesca Woodman). There were very few of Bresson's photos on display.

1 Thank TJandTR
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

Friend of mine took me to visit an exhibition happening in this place which was good but didn't get much info due to completely french concept

1 Thank ZaimJee
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

Wonderful classic photographs by Cartier Bresson and exciting temporary exhibitions (saw Jeff Wall) in a beautiful but hard-to-find building

1 Thank RaquelleA
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited this gallery to see a particular exhibition. We found the locations to be a little unusual, but the space itself is very nice, especially the top floor! We weren't particularly impressed with the exhibition we saw, but that's not the gallery's fault of course.

Thank Melissa R
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank skewedeye
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank John G

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