On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the invention of the cinematograph, the Institut Lumière has organised an unprecedented exhibition dedicated to the flagship inventions of the Lyon-based pioneers of cinema, Louis and Auguste Lumière. Their story ties in closely with Paris, where they organised their first paid public screening in the Grand Café's Salon Indien hall on 28 December, 1895. The Lumière brothers went on to screen their first large-format 75mm films at the Universal Exhibition of 1900, not far from the Grand Palais...
Their rich, creative and ground-breaking work was inspired by their fascination for still or moving pictures.
Opening : Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m, from Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m
Closed on Tuesdays.
Closed 1st May
Due to the Vigipirate Plan (increase security measures) level "attack alert", access to Grand Palais is forbidden to all suitcases, all travel bags and backpacks larger than A3 size. The Grand Palais security service may be required to take, without notice, any measure it deems useful.