Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

79 rue des Archives - 75003 Paris

Le Marais - 3e Arrondissement


The foundation is housed in an elegant artist’s studio in Montparnasse. It contains the collections of Henri Cartier-Bresson, a major 20th-century photographer, and his wife, Martine Franck. Cartier-Bresson’s prolific work can be seen during temporary exhibitions, on or off-site. Exhibitions of the works of other important French and international photographers are also shown.


  • Photographie

Epoque des collections

  • Contemporain (XXe - XXIe)

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€8. Concessions: €5.

Guided tour

Last Saturday of every month at 11.30am ; free upon presentation of the entrance ticket. Reservation is required :

Group tour

Wednesday to Friday. Fares and information :


Free for disabled people, the press, the 'Amis de la Fondation' and on Wednesday evenings (6.30pm-8.30pm).

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Closing times


Opening times

Tuesday-Sunday, 1pm-6.30pm; Saturday, 11am-6.45pm. The foundation is closed when there is not an exhibition.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November

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Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

79 rue des Archives
75003 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 61 50 50

  • Subway - Arts et Métiers, Filles du Calvaire, Temple
  • Bus - 20, 75

Museum in the same district: Le Marais

Museum in the same arrondissement: 3rd arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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