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Méliès Museum The Magic of Cinema at the French Cinematheque

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Méliès Museum, Unveiling the Cinematic Magic

Méliès Museum, Unveiling the Cinematic Magic
  • Embark on a journey through the history of cinema and special effects with the iconic guide, Georges Méliès.
  • Engage in an interactive experience featuring unseen films, hands-on devices, unique costumes, and rare posters.
  • Immerse yourself in a fantastic voyage of delight and wonder at the Méliès Museum. An essential visit!

Temporary Exhibitions

Viva Varda Exhibition

  • Access to the Viva Varda Exhibition

At the French Cinematheque from October 11, 2023, to January 28, 2024


Méliès Museum + Viva Varda Exhibition - Access to the Viva Varda Exhibition

  • Access to the Viva Varda Exhibition
  • Access to the Méliès Museum

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.

Admission Fees

  • 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.

Opening Hours

  • 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

Special Hours

  • 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!


- On Saturday and Sunday: 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm
- From Monday to Friday: 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm

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51 Rue de Bercy
75012 Paris
Parking lot
Lyon-Diderot, 12 Rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris
Bercy - Relais Mercure, 12 Rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris
Public transportation
24Gare De Bercy - Popb

Common questions

Where is the Méliès Museum at the French Cinémathèque located?

The Méliès Museum is situated within the French Cinémathèque, at 51 Rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris, France.

What are the museum's opening hours?

The museum is open from Monday to Friday, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and during school holidays and public holidays from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. It is closed on Tuesdays.

What can I discover within the museum?

The museum showcases the remarkable Méliès collection, featuring over 300 machines, costumes, posters, drawings, and models. You can also watch Méliès' films, including some rarer ones, and experience innovative virtual reality.

What are the admission fees for the Méliès Museum?

The entry fees are as follows: Full Price: €10 | Reduced Price: €7.50 | Ages 18-25: €7.50 | Under 18: €5. Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month.

How can I reach the museum using public transportation?

You can access the museum by taking metro line 6 or line 14 and getting off at the Bercy station. The French Cinémathèque is just a few minutes' walk from the station.

What can I do around the museum after the visit?

Following your visit to the Méliès Museum, you can enjoy nearby attractions such as Bercy Village, a lively district with shops, restaurants, and cinemas. Alternatively, you can take a leisurely stroll in the beautiful Parc de Bercy to unwind.

Does the Méliès Museum offer guided tours?

Yes, guided tours are organized every Saturday at 4:00 PM. This is an excellent opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of Georges Méliès in detail and ask questions to an experienced guide.

Are there special hours or events?

Indeed, the museum offers free evening openings exclusively for ages 18-25 on the second Thursday of each month, extending until 9:00 PM, with prior registration required.

Can I purchase tickets online in advance?

Certainly, you can book your tickets online through ticket reservation platforms such as the website www.cometoparis.com.

What is the history of the Méliès Museum?

The Méliès Museum opened its doors in 2004, showcasing an exceptional collection derived from cinematic research on Georges Méliès by the CNC. Since then, it has provided a captivating immersion into the history of cinema and the accomplishments of the renowned filmmaker.

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