1, Place de la Concorde
Phone: +33 (0) 1 47 03 12 50

Jeu De Paume

The second Jeu de Paume site is located at:
Hotel de Sully
62, rue Sainte-Antoine
75004 Paris

+33 (0) 1 42 74 47 75

The association de préfiguration for the Etablissement Public (EPIC) Jeu de Paume was set up in May 2004. It was formed by fusing three associations: the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, the Centre national de la photographie and Patrimoine Photographique.

The role of Jeu de Paume is to promote photography and mechanical or electronic images by taking an open, transversal approach in terms both of chronology (from the 19th to the 21st century) and of photographic practices and disciplines (photography, film, video, installation, etc.).

This innovative, unifying approach puts an end to the partitioning of historical photography and contemporary art and mixes monograph and thematic exhibitions, artistic and three-dimensional images with mechanical ones, taking into account ongoing technological transformations. The exhibitions, prepared with the help of specialists and researchers, are accompanied by catalogues and exhibition guides. The Jeu de Paume also explores the world of images, their uses and the issues they raise, in a public programme of films, talks, symposia and teaching projects. It has its own commercial and distribution activities.

The President of Jeu de Paume is Mr Alain Dominique Perrin.

The mission conferred on Jeu de paume by the Ministry of Culture and Communication makes it a key venue for photography and the modern image.


TERRITOIRES EN EXPANSION – Une nouvelle génération d’artistes
5 April – 20 May 2007
Free entry, open every day except Tuesday from 12pm-6pm at the
Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz
16 rue Charles VII
94130 Nogent-sur-Marne

This exhibition is organised by the Jeu de Paume in collaboration with the Fondation national des arts graphiques et plastiques (FNAGP), and is presented at the Maison d’art Bernard Anthonioz in Nogent-sur-Marne.
Photography and video work by Louidgi Beltrame, Julien Discrit, Élise Florenty, Cyprien Gaillard, Camille Henrot, Julien Loustau, Ariane Michel, François Nouguiès, Sung-A Yoon
The FNAGP opened the new exhibition space in Nogent-sur-Marne in Spring 2006, in which exhibitions organised with other cultural institutions are presented. TERRITOIRES EN EXPANSION was inaugurated in 2007 with the work of nine artists previously presented at the Jeu de Paume in 2005, 2006 and early 2007, at the Concorde site’s Atelier.

The Atelier at the Jeu de Paume is a space dedicated to promote the new generation of French or French-domiciled artists, working in the areas of photography, video and electronic image. Inaugurated in 2005, this space benefits from the support of the FNAGP.


Laureates of the Prix Photo du Jeu de Paume, 2006
24 April-3 June 2007

The Jeu de Paume presents, in partnership with Olympus France and la Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, the laureates of the photo prize 2006:
Jean-Christian Bourcart (Jury’s prize)
Jurgen Nefzger (Public’s prize)
A catalogue, created with the support of the Amis du Jeu de Paume, accompanies the exhibition.+ [ Read all ]

Forthcoming exhibitions

LES BOYADIJAN – Armenian photographers at Négus court
19 June – 2 September 2007
This exhibition, composed of photography, texts and objects, highlights the destiny of a single Armenian family, the Boyadijans. Testimonials from several generations describe the life of an Armenian community in twentieth century Ethiopia.
Despite being used in Africa relatively early, photography remained an essentially western tool until the Second World War. Before this period, we find very few African photographers. However, several foreign photographers worked in Ethiopia from the 1860s onwards, when the British soldiers introduced the medium to the Horn of Africa. Italians such as the architect Giacomo Naretti, and the writer Hénon, also practiced photography in Ethiopia. It wasn’t until 1905, however, that the first professional photographer settled in Addis-Ababa.
Of Armenian origin, Bedros Boyadijan became one of the photographers at the court of Ménélik. His sons, Haigaz and Tony, succeeded him. Tony Boyadijan became the photographer of the court of Ras Tafari, the future empreror Hailé Selassié, at the end of the 1920s. He is thus responsible for several of the official photographs of the Ethiopian sovereign.

PIERRE et GILLES – double je, 1976 -2007
26 June-23 September 2007
This exhibition presents a selection of 120 works realised between 1976 and 2007. Pierre and Gilles’ style met great success from 1976, at the start of their collaboration. Their photographs, worked over in paint, are unique works, inspired by pop, mythological, burlesque, erotic and religious iconography. The artists explore and reinvent popular images without boundaries;...+ [ Read all ]


5 euros, 2,50 euros concessions (Sully site)
6 euros, 3 euros concessions (Concorde site)
Both sites (Concorde and Sully): 8 euros, 4 euros concessions

Opening hours

Open from Tuesday to Friday, from 12pm to 7pm
On Tuesday (Concorde site only) until 9 pm
Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 7pm
Closed on Mondays, 25 December, 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 11 November

Museum internal and external photos (4)

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News and events

The Jeu de Paume’s Concorde site is currently undergoing renovation works, until June 25 2007 to modernise its exhibition and audiovisual rooms. This work is being carried out by Antoine Stinco, the architect responsible for the building’s renovation between 1989 and 1991.
The exhibiton Alec Soth has therefore been postponed until 2008. The Concorde site will reopen on 25 June 2007 with the inauguration of the exhibition Pierre et Gilles.


Must make a reservation by phoning 01 47 03 12 50 at least one week in advance.
For guided tours, groups can consist of 25 adults or 35 students maximum, and reservations must be made at least one week in advance, by phoning 01 47 03 12 41.

Group tickets cost 110 euros for a French-language tour and 145 euros for an English language tour
Student groups and disabled visitor groups cost 80 euros


A Yearly membership costs 31 € (23€ concessions, 46 € for a couple).