Musée français de la photographie

78 rue de Paris - 91570 Bièvres

91 - Essonne

Musée français de la photographie, logo, Paris © Musée français de la photographie


The French Museum of Photography displays a vast collection of photographic equipment and images retracing the history of photography and its social purposes. You'll see camera obscuras, velocigraphs, magic lanterns, rare daguerreotypes, a developing tank, miniature cameras used by short, a real Ali Baba's cave where you can learn about the invention process or simply admire the beauty of the cameras and both old and modern photos.


  • Appareils
  • Photographie

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities

Educational activities

Booking essential by telephone, Monday to Friday, 6 weeks minimum in advance, on +33 (0) 1 69 35 16 50.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€3. €2 for large families, students, seniors and disabled visitors.


Free for: teachers, museum and art school professionals; journalists, registered jobseekers, tour guides and ICOM card holders.
Free on the 3rd weekend of every month.

Free for young people and children

Under 18 years.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Closing times

Monday, Tuesday

Opening times

Open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday, 1.30pm-5.30pm, except on public holidays.

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Musée français de la photographie

78 rue de Paris
91570 Bièvres
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 69 35 16 50

  • RER - Bièvres
  • Bus - 179, 190, 495

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Accessibility information

Some areas are accessible. Wide lift and accessible toilets.

Museum in the same district: 91 - Essonne

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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