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Library

Rich in almost 13,000 titles – general works, monographs, technical treatises, etc. – and 4,000 files devoted to photographs, the library and documentation centre specialising in photography are open free of charge to researchers and photo enthusiasts for consultation. 
If you intend to visit the library or documentation centre for specific research purposes, you are advised to notify the librarians of your visit so that they may provide you with effective assistance and best respond to your needs.

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Opening hours

Tuesdays to Thursdays

From 10 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month

From 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Accessible Fridays by appointment

La bibliothèque est actuellement fermée, selon les directives du Conseil national de sécurité qui n’a pas encore autorisé la réouverture des salles de lecture.


Museum Shop

Standing close to the main entrance, the Museum shop proposes the Museum’s publications and a selection of works about photography. It also proposes a range of decorative objects, gift ideas for big and small alike if you want to treat yourself or offer something to others, together with cameras and other gadgets, having a more or less direct relationship with photography, image or light.

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closing from 12.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.


Museum Café

For a snack or if you simply wish to quench your thirst ... the Museum Café is there to serve you. You can choose à la carte, try our many varieties of sandwiches, salads and pasta or enjoy a selection of pastries for those of you who have a sweet tooth. The “Museum Café”, a peaceful place to take some refreshment with a terrific view over the grounds of the former Carmelite convent. For obvious organisational reasons, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the Café management beforehand if you wish to come to the Museum Café as a group. Please phone 071/43.58.10.

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday

From 10am to 5.45pm

Last orders at 5.30pm Last orders (salads and pasta) at 3pm

Due to the current health situation, the Café du Musée is temporarily closed.


Museum Grounds

The grounds cover an area of approximately 2 acres and invite you to stroll along its alleys. There is a rich variety of remarkable trees, listed in the heritage register. Furthermore, the surrounding walls of this green setting have become a backdrop, giving pride of place to the photographs exhibited in the Museum of Photography in recent years.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday

From 1 April to 15 October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From 16 October to 31 March from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Due to the current health situation, the Museum Grounds is temporarily closed.