Maison Européenne de la Photographie
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.
Le Mois de la Photo du Grand Paris
Photo Month, which is organised by the museum, is an established, key event for photography lovers. The festival is held every two years, and took a historic turn in 2017 when it became The Photo Month of Greater Paris. Don’t miss this festival and its unique exhibits on display throughout Paris and its nearby suburbs, held in April every odd-numbered year.
Please note that the museum doesn’t have a permanent collection on display, so check the programme before your visit.
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year between 11 AM and 7.45 PM. Closed monday and tuesday. Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.
Live waiting time
- Full price: 10 € Reduced price: 6 €.
Free entry for children < 8 years, disabled people.