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The Fondation HCB is closed from until March 7 for extension work.
The online bookshop continues to operate.
Reopening on March 8 at 11am with the exhibition Mathieu Pernot – La ruine de sa demeure

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
79 rue des Archives
75003 Paris

01 40 61 50 50

The Fondation HCB does not have a dedicated area for bicycles. Several facilities are available on rue des Archives.

The Fondation is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 7pm
Last entry: 6:20pm
The Fondation is closed on Mondays.

Exceptional closure: January 1st, May 1st, December 25th

Full rate: €9
Concessions: €5 (proof required)

  • Seniors (65 and over)
  • Job seekers
  • Accompanying care partners of visitors with disabilities
  • Students under 26
  • Maison des Artistes


Free admission (proof required)

  • Recipients of welfare benefits
  • Visitors with disabilities
  • 18 and under
  • ICOM
  • Friend of the Fondation HCB Card
  • Journalist – Professional press card


Open access to the bookshop.

Health pass
Following government announcements, and from 21 July 2021, access to the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson for all persons over 12 years of age will be on presentation of a valid European health pass:

  • a vaccination certificate (complete vaccination schedule)
  • a certificate of negative RT-PCR or antigenic test less than 72 hours old;
  • or a certificate of recovery of the Covid-19: positive RT-PCR or antigenic test dated at least 11 days and less than 6 months.

The health pass can be presented in the form of a QR Code in paper format or digitally on the TousAntiCovid Carnet application. This check does not allow your health information to be read or stored.
Children under 12 remain exempt from the health pass.
For more information, visit the government website.

The Fondation HCB guarantees convenience and accessibility to all of its exhibition spaces for visitors with disabilities.

Contact details
Visits and education:
Bookshop and Front Desk:
General information:

The exhibitions at the Fondation HCB
According to its founders’ will, the Fondation HCB preserves the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck but does not devote space to a permanent exhibition of their photographs. Located in the Marais, the place also welcomes the work of other photographers.

The Fondation HCB is closed to the public until March 7 for extension works. The online bookshop continues to operate. Reopening on March 8 with the exhibition Mathieu Pernot - La ruine de sa demeure.