Cinémathèque française

51 rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris

Gare de Lyon - Bercy - 12e Arrondissement

What's on?

Reopening on 15 July 2020.
Every day, until we resume our onsite activities and the building reopens, we will put a restored film from the Cinematheque's collections online at 8.30 pm. The programme will range from 1898 (Films by Paul Nadar) to 2014 (Langlois as seen by 13 contemporary filmmakers).
We have many Master Classes with directors – Tim Burton, Agnès Varda, James Gray, Isabella Rossellini or Martin Scorsese - which are accessible free of charge on the website
Plus, today we are launching the Henri film collection platform, named after Henri Langlois, the founder of the Cinématheque.
This initiative to put online a small part of our collection, for which we own the distribution rights, is of course a response to a very particular context, the Covid-19 epidemic and the containment, but also to the desire to disseminate as widely as possible a few little-known gems of film heritage. The Cinematheque is very attached to screening films and the emotion shared in an auditorium, and thus by this means pursues its mission of transmission and discovery.


Enjoy the fabulous and exciting history of this rare and unique collection, entirely devoted to cinema. This wonderful venue designed by the architect Franck Gehry offers a vision of the collectors who were 'crazy about cinema' and who contributed to this shrine to the memory of cinema. Thanks to them, some of the greatest treasures in the history of cinema are displayed here today: 17th century optical boxes, magic lanterns, camera obscura, and Lumière cinematography, but also legendary costumes worn by Hollywood greats (Vivien Leigh, Greta Garbo, Elisabeth Taylor, Louise Brooks, etc.), original posters, studio scenery, and cult objects like the female robot from the film 'Metropolis' by Fritz Lang or the head of Mrs Bates in 'Psycho' by Alfred Hitchcock, etc. Not to be missed!


  • Affiches
  • Appareils
  • Bibliothèque
  • Cinéma
  • Costumes
  • Dessins
  • Films
  • Lettres autographes
  • Lithographies
  • Magie

Epoque des collections

  • Fauvisme (XXe)
  • Cubisme (XXe)
  • Modernisme (XXe)
  • Expressionisme (XXe)
  • Futurisme (XXe)
  • Dadaisme (XXe)
  • Surréalisme (XXe)
  • L'abstraction (XXe)
  • Mouvement (XXe)
  • Contemporain (XXe - XXIe)


Bercy gardens

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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Visitor tools

Included in the ticket price.


The restaurant, 'les 400 coups' is open everyday (except Tuesday) from 11am to 7pm (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 10pm). Terrace. Large picnic table. Brunch on Sundays. Tel. : + 33 (0) 1 43 44 18 72 - email : -

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections: €5 / €4 (concessions) / €2.50 (under 18s). Temporary exhibitions: varying fees.

Free for young people and children

Under 6s.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Closing times


Exceptional closure

Annual closure in August.

Opening times

Wednesday to Monday from midday to 7pm.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Cinémathèque française

51 rue de Bercy
75012 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 71 19 33 33

  • Subway - Bercy
  • RER - Gare de Lyon
  • Bus - 24, 64, 87
  • By car: A4, exit Pont de Bercy Vélib' station nearby.

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Reduced rates for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Reduced rates for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

- Physically disabled: the Cinémathèque is accessible to those in wheelchairs and there is reserved seating for them in the cinema rooms.
- Visually impaired: audible markers, guiding strips on the floor, tactile maps, multi-sensory terminals to help you get around and audio guides with contrasting buttons are available for free at the entrance to the museum.
- Hearing impaired: guided tours of temporary exhibitions in French Sign Language. On the Cinémathèque website, each screening states which version is being shown (subtitled, mute, etc.) - the 1st Friday of every month at 8.30pm a subtitled screening is shown. The Henri Langlois room is equipped with an induction hearing loop. The 1st Sunday of every month, a guided tour of the museum is offered in French Sign Language. The video library offers you the opportunity to consult subtitled foreign films, and films with subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. It also has audio-described DVDs.
Contact: / +33 (0)1 71 19 33 33 (from midday to 7pm, every day except Tuesday).

Detailed description of accessibility at the Cinémathèque française is available on, and guaranteed by the Paris Île-de-France Regional Tourist Board.

More details on accessibility

Museum in the same district: Gare de Lyon - Bercy

Museum in the same arrondissement: 12th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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