French Cinematheque

  • Entertainment
  • Cultural leisure activities
  • Cinema
  • Cultural centre
  • Exhibition gallery

La Cinémathèque française is a unique place dedicated to cinema, in all its forms, from all times and for all tastes.

40 weekly showings (great classics of the 7th art to obscure cinema), meetings with cinema creators, exhibition events (latest to date - Stanley Kubrick, Tim Burton, Le Monde enchanté de Jacques Demy), workshops for children, but also a Méliès museum which presents an 800m² journey from Montreuil to Hollywood, a journey through the history of cinema with exceptional exhibits completed by a selection of nearly 150 photographs and above all by Méliès' films - his best known, of course, including Journey to the Moon, but also many others, much rarer. Magic lanterns interact with "state-of-the-art" devices, including a completely new virtual reality experience. It is also a library with the largest archives, a specialised bookshop and a restaurant. La Cinémathèque française is the top place to visit for worldwide cinematographic heritage.

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Ticket number : Yes

Opening and closing times

From 01/01 to 21/07 between 12 pm and 7 pm. The Film Library is open from Monday to Friday, from 10am to 7pm (closed on Tuesdays). Saturday, from 1pm to 6.30pm.

The bookshop is open from 12pm to 8pm (closed on Tuesdays).

From 27/08 to 31/12, daily.


Adult: 10 €
Child (17 years): 5 €.

Group rate available for > 15 people.

Cinema :
Full price: €7
Reduced rate: €5,5
18 years : €4

Meetings, conferences :
Full price: €5
Reduced rate: €4

Full price: €12
Reduced rate: €9,50
Under 18s: €5

Paris Museum Pass accepted: free access.

Payment methods accepted

  • Film voucher


Types of customers

  • Groups
  • Special rate for disabled people
  • Special rate for jobseekers
  • Students


  • Minimum number of people : 15


Types of visits available

  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request

Average length of visit

  • 90 minutes (individual)

Services and facilities


  • Restaurant


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French

Visit languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Languages of educational signs

  • Arab
  • French

Audioguide languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • Hearing disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Magnetic loop available at the reception
  • Reception staff trained in the French Sign Language

- Multi-sensory demarcations

- Sound beacons
- Indicator strips on the ground
- Tactile maps


- Metro Bercy - Lines 6 and 14

- Bus: lines 24, 64, 87

- By car: A4, Pont de Bercy exit

- Car park: 77, rue de Bercy (Hôtel Ibis Style) or 8, boulevard de Bercy

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Contact information

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Local authorities manager


  • For groups :
    Booking required
    Deadline reservation : 28 days
    External guide accepted