Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

From Larry Clark, Martin Parr to Helmut Newton, all of photography’s greats are displayed in the European House of Photography, a must-see for photo enthusiasts, located in the heart of the Marais.

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In 1996 the European House of Photography took up residence in the magnificent private mansion the Hôtel Hénault de Cantobre, which dates from the early 18th century. Located just around the corner from the Ile Saint-Louis, the museum offers some twenty monographic shows and retrospectives per year, and showcases the most influential French and foreign artists, ranging from Larry Clark, Raymond Depardon, Martin Parr, Helmut Newton to William Klein.

To complete your visit, head to the library, with its collection of 30,000 exceptional reference works. In addition, the equally impressive video library boasts a selection of 750 films dedicated to photography, to be viewed upon request.

Please note that the museum doesn’t have a permanent collection on display, so check the programme before your visit.

Photography is alive and well all year round in Paris Region. Find the sites, fairs and exhibitions not to be missed in the capital and its surroundings.

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5/7 rue rue de Fourcy
75004 Paris 4ème

    Days and opening hours

    Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 8 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Friday 11am - 8pm Thursday 11am - 10pm Weekends 10am - 8pm (Subscribers only on Sundays from 10am to 11am) Closing time 30 minutes prior to opening. Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and during the inter-exhibition periods.
    The MEP bookshop is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30am to 7:30pm.

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    • Full price: 13 € Reduced price: 8 €.
      Free entry for children < 8 years, disabled people.


    Spoken languages

    • French
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    5/7 rue rue de Fourcy
    75004 Paris 4ème

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    • Nicolas Brasseur