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Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Contemporary photography centre set in a stately 18th-century mansion

5-7 rue de Fourcy
75004 Paris,
M° Saint-Paul

Occupying an 18th-century mansion in Saint-Paul, Paris’ premier contemporary photography hub (est. 1996) has a 24,000-strong collection of works ranging from the 1950s to the present. Two levels are dedicated to exhibitions – be it Japanese icon Daidō Moriyama or 21st-century Chinese prodigy Ren Hang. There’s also a café, bookshop and video-viewing facility, alongside an emerging-artists gallery.