Méliès Museum The Magic of Cinema at the French Cinematheque
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What to expect
Explore the Enchanted Universe of Georges Méliès
Located within the French Cinematheque, the Méliès Museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to delve into the legacy of the renowned filmmaker Georges Méliès, a true pioneer of special effects and cinematic magic. This brand-new 800 m2 space transports cinema enthusiasts on an unforgettable journey, from Montreuil to Hollywood, spanning over a century of cinematic research and innovation.
An Exceptional Collection
At the heart of the museum, over 300 exceptional pieces await visitors, including machines, costumes, posters, drawings, and models. This collection is complemented by nearly 150 photographs, as well as Méliès' films, from the most famous to the rarest. Visitors can admire magic lanterns alongside state-of-the-art devices, and even experience entirely novel virtual reality. A delight for special effects enthusiasts, who will discover how Méliès influenced contemporary cinema and inspired directors like Cocteau, Franju, Gondry, Spielberg, and many more.
Immersion into Méliès' Life
The museum also provides a unique insight into the life and work of Georges Méliès. How did this filmmaker of "A Trip to the Moon" become one of the most inventive and prolific authors of cinema? What was his peculiar cosmogony? How did he work, and how does he fit into the history of cinema invention and performing arts? These questions find their answers in the captivating museum exhibition.
- Full price: €10
- Reduced rate: €7.50
- Ages 18-25: €7.50
- Under 18: €5
- Family Pack: €22 (valid for 2 adults and 3 children)
- Free Pass: free
- Free entry on the first Sunday of the month.
- Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 12pm-7pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 11am-8pm
- School holidays and public holidays: 10am-8pm
- Closed on Tuesdays
- Closed on May 1st
- Free evening openings for ages 18-25 on the second Thursday of the month until 9pm, with prior registration
- Guided tours every Saturday at 4pm
Embark on a Marvelous Exploration
The Méliès Museum at the French Cinematheque is a must-visit for all cinema and history enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the magical universe of Georges Méliès, uncover the secrets of the special effects that revolutionized the 7th art, and learn more about the fascinating life of this ingenious inventor of modern cinema. Don't miss this unique opportunity to travel through time and be enchanted by the power of cinema!
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