Cinémathèque française | Exhibition

Louis de Funès (event suspended)

from 15 July 2020 to 31 May 2021

51 rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris

Gare de Lyon - Bercy - 12e Arrondissement


The French comic actor Louis de Funès, who died 37 years ago, left his comic touch on the greatest French comedies. The Cinémathèque Française traces the career of this creative and popular genius who was first a jazz pianist during the war.

It looks at his sources of inspiration in American burlesque cinema, his working methods and his way of acting, characterized by grimaces, dance, gestures and sound effects. A vibrant tribute that throws light on the man behind his eternal film character.


All public

Prices and times

From 12pm to 7pm. From 12pm to 9pm Thursday. From 11am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed on Tuesday

€10€. Reduced rate: €7,50. Children aged under 18: €5. Family rate: €22

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Cinémathèque française

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!

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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.

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