The Cinémathèque Française

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A required place for film lovers in the city of light, the Cinematheque Française Museum and Film Center is located in a building designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry. The Cinémathèque contains a film museum with a permanent exhibition of cinema through its vibrant history, and also hosts frequent temporary expositions that pay tribute to filmmakers mainly.

The theater is home to several retrospectives of classic films, and the program also emphasizes the directors and actors. The Cinémathèque Française also includes a library of movies, also an extensive collection of movie posters, photographs, stills, books and courses. In brief, if you are interested in the history of French cinema, set aside some time for an afternoon at the Cinematheque.

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The museum is a treasure trove of archives related to the history of celluloid, the permanent collection at the Cinematheque has hundreds of artifacts. The museum traces the history of cinema through the development of optical instruments and magic lanterns, showing how new technologies made moving films possible.
Other notable sections of the museum are legendary costumes, movie posters, collections of scripts, notes and drawings, and other artifacts. Scenes from films that have marked the history of film are played throughout– from Hitchcock to Charlie Chaplin, Fritz Lang or Francois Truffaut.

Address: 51, rue de Bercy, Paris
Phone: +33 1 71 19 33 33

Where to Stay in Paris

There’s a massive choice, and prices are generally reasonable considering this is a capital city. We’d advise picking somewhere within easy walking distance of a metro so that you can easily get around all the sights in this itinerary.

Our favourite way to find the best deals on accommodation is to book directly on the hotel website. usually have the best rate available thanks to our collaborators that feeds us with Exclusive and live Promo and deals.

  • Le Lapin Blanc, a Hotel just a 5-minute walk from Cluny-La Sorbonne Metro station. he best rate available online. You can modify or cancel your booking without fee until 2 days at noon before your arrival. Get a discount of 10% using promocode WEBACK2019 .
  • Des Duc Hotels, a few steps from Chatelet, the Louvre and Notre Dame. Get a discount of 10% using code WEBACK.
  • Concortel paris hotel, Reserve directly on website and get 15% reduction compared to other tariffs available online. free breakfast during week-end stays reserved via Hotel Website.
  • Hotel Saint honore, Just a short walk from the Champs Elysées and the Madeleine, the hotel Saint Honore is ideally situated for direct access to the Paris airports (CDG, Orly) and the 4 main train stations. BEST RATE GUARANTEE Get 25% off for your 3 nights stay !
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