Free at Hôtel de Ville: Paris in Photos by the Magnum Agency

Free at Hôtel de Ville: Paris in Photos by the Magnum Agency

The Paris city hall has put on a number of noteworthy exhibitions that are free for the general public. The latest at the Hôtel de Ville is “Paris Magnum”, which showcases the images captured by the top photo-journalists at the Magnum Agency.

For over 80 years, these photographers—including the likes of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and Raymond Depardon—have witnessed the societal changes in the French capital. Their lenses have captured Paris at critical moments: the strikes in 1936, the Libération, the advent of the 5th Republic, the war in Algeria and May 1968. The city has also profoundly changed with big architectural additions like the Louvre’s pyramid, Centre Pompidou, La Défense, and more…

“Paris Magnum” is a marvelous vista of a changing Paris, featuring some of the most iconic photographs of the city.

Due to popular demand, the exhibition has been prolonged to the 25th of April. Open daily 10 am- 6:30 pm, closed on Sunday. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. For more information, visit


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