70 000 photographs of Paris dating from 1940 to the present are available for consultation - a unique record of the changing city and its many aspects, yesterday and today.

Black & white prints of Paris from 1940 to 1980 are classified by street name, theme and general locality.
From 1980 to the present, colour prints and ektachromes present contemporary architecture and are classified by arrondissement, by project or by development scheme.

Original photo reports for Pavillon de l'Arsenal exhibitions may also be perused.

Access to our photo archives is by appointment only, Tuesday to Friday from 2 pm to 6.30 pm.

Research is carried out with the help of a librarian.

The entrance is on the 2nd floor, via the exhibition hall.

Charges for duplicating prints :
  Format 18X24 cm = 15€
  Format 24X36 cm = 20€
  Allow one week for processing.

Annual closing
August and Christmas period.


50 000 B&W paper prints
10 000 colour paper prints
10 000 ektachromes 24 x 36 cm


For more information, email us at :
» documentation@pavillon-arsenal.com

or call :
» +33 (0)1 42 76 32 45
» +33 (0)1 42 76 31 96


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