Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP)

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The Maison Européenne de la Photographie, located in the historic heart of Paris, is a major center for contemporary photographic art which opened in February 1996. The Hotel Henault de Cantobre, which was built in 1706, houses the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, and is close to Saint-Paul and Pont Marie Metro Stations. The city authorities asked the Yves Lion firm of architects to undertake the restoration of the original building, as well as the addition of a new wing. The façade overlooking the street, the period ironwork and the central staircase are all examples of classical architecture.
It houses an exhibition center, a large library, an auditorium, and a video viewing facility with a wide selection of films. The visitor can also enjoy the Café sited under the 18th century vaults and a specialized bookstore. It owns about twenty thousands works of art, mostly photographs, and videos. The library gathers 24.000 volumes about photography, artists’ books as well as technical or theoretical works, including rare editions.
Address: 5 rue de Fourcy, Paris
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A perfect place to learn and discover
MichelHennin , Paris, France, 2015-03-17
In Le marais, this museum is dedicated to Photos. You could discover exhibit of well known artists or not ! But it's always a moment of pleasure. you 've a library inside if you need to develop your... read full review
Very nice.
jeesh1116 , Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015-02-18
A nice museum in a beautiful old building right in the Marais. The exhibits are interesting and very diverse. There currently (feb 2015) is an exhibit with pictures of fathers and sons that is... read full review
photo exhibitions
RaySolo , London, United Kingdom, 2014-12-12
well worth checking out.. they usually have 3 or even 4 exhibitions on at any one time. This is my second visit and on both occasions i've enjoyed the work I've seen. The book shop is small but the... read full review
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  • Anna Panda, 22-01-2015

    Expo di foto sempre molto interessanti e ben curate. Poi il mercoledì pomeriggio è gratis, quindi ancora meglio!

  • Josef, 31-12-2014

    Good place to go and see a variety of photography styles. A bit off the beaten track but great nonetheless. No queues :)

  • 148, 15-12-2014

    Michel Frizot collection is really interesting, thoughts about photography are profound and simply expressed. Photographs are curating with humor and intelligence. A great exhibition.

  • Jose, 19-10-2014

    The expositions are good but the museum is quite small

  • Monelle, 13-10-2014

    Superbes expositions de Pascal Maître et de René Burri en ce moment !

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