Places Not To Be Missed: The Best Cinemas in Paris

To celebrate the Cannes Film Festival, taking place from 11th to 22nd May, be sure to set some time aside this month to discover the best cinemas in Paris!

La Cinémathèque Française

Built by the architect Frank Gehry, the prestigious building of the Cinémathèque française lets you explore the history of cinema on a global scale. With its vast collections of props and camera equipment, with various exerts from works by famous directors, along with its temporary exhibitions, libraries and public film screenings, the Cinémathèque française is the perfect place for anyone wishing to dive headfirst into the vault of cinema history.

51 rue de Bercy, 75012, Paris, M° Bercy

Le Forum Des Images

Created in 1988 to set up an audio-visual memory bank for the city of Paris, the Forum des Images has since celebrated cinema and moving pictures of all varieties. From fiction to documentaries, from animation to television shorts, at the Forum all genres, formats and audio-visual disciplines find a unique place of expression. A place recognised by industry professionals, it is nowadays tremendously successful with all audiences.

2 rue du Cinéma, 75001, Paris, M° Châtelet-Les Halles

Espace Saint Michel

One of the oldest in Paris, recently refurbished and restored to its former glory, the century-old cinema is once again the place to go for little-seen art-house and independent films from far-flung corners of Europe and Asia. What was once a single five hundred-seat space has now been divided into two smaller screens, but the venue still retains a certain grandeur of the belle époque.

7 place Saint-Michel, 75005, Paris, M° Saint-Michel

Mk2 Quai De Loire/quai De Seine

MK2 Quai de Loire and MK2 Quai de Seine are two cinemas located on the Quai de la Loire and Quai de la Seine respectively. They are connected by a boat, the Zéro de conduite, specifically designed for this purpose. This is the ideal spot to catch one of the latest film releases, while soaking up the unique atmosphere of the canals.

7 quai de la Loire, 75019, Paris, M° Jaurès

14 quai de la Seine, 75019, Paris, M° Jaurès