Maison Européenne de la Photographie

5/7 Rue de Fourcy, Paris, 75004
Capacity : 300

Book the European House of Photography, Private Mansion in the heart of the Marais

The Maison Européenne de la Photographie is an essential venue for photography, in the Marais district of Paris
In a Private Mansion located in the heart of Paris, between the Marais and the quays of the Seine, the MEP is an open and warm place to live, ideal for the organization of events.

A versatile space combined with differentiating content

The 1200 square meters of exhibition and meeting rooms, the workshops under vaulted cellars, the courtyard and the auditorium are all modular spaces. Our program and our exhibition cycles offer cultural and contemporary content, an inspirational lever for your communication actions.

A historical anchorage

The Hôtel de Cantobre was built in 1706 for François-Alphonse Hénault de Cantobre, a general farmer. After successive waves of occupation, the building was restored and enlarged by the addition of a modern wing designed by architect Yves Lion during the 1990s. The facades on the street, the ironwork and the central staircase, representative of classical architecture, have been preserved and are listed as historical monuments.

Spaces available to hire

  • The courtyard of honor (cocktails, introductory words): from May to October, it allows the organization of a welcome drink or a reception and serves the building thanks to its staircase of honor.
  • The salon (meetings, juries, board meetings, breakfasts, cocktails): a meeting room and office for the director of the MEP, the space combines the charm of 18th century apartments with contemporary furniture and a beautiful view of the paved courtyard.
  • The studio (cocktails, breakfasts): a space dedicated to young creation, it allows the discovery of emerging artists for their first institutional exhibition and can be combined with the lounge or the courtyard.
  • The exhibition galleries (evenings, cocktails, film shoots, fashion shows, award ceremonies): served by the interior grand staircase, they have two floors of very spacious rooms and can accommodate large buffets, complete with tray service.
  • The workshops (activities linked to the auditorium, evenings): they include an educational space, a large central room with artists' videos and a room dedicated to the collection which combines the charm of the old stone with a very contemporary design.
  • The Bernard-Pierre Wolff auditorium (screenings, conferences, board meetings, seminars, financial presentations): a real projection room, it has 88 seats, a wide range of equipment with a control room, digital video and cinema projectors (DCP, 35mm), a 6m screen and Dolby 5.1 sound system.

Configurations and capacities of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Spaces available to hire
U-shaped room
Exhibition galleries 600m2
Auditorium 120m2 -
Workshops 110m2 100 
Studio 90m2
Living rooms 40m2
Paved courtyard (in parallel with a privatization) 100m2
The House 1200m2

MEP Plan

Information and prices

Spaces available to hire Rates before tax
Exhibition gallery Morning (8am-11am): 5 000€ - Evening (8.30pm-11.30pm): 5 000€ - Daytime only on Monday and Tuesday, rates on request
Auditorium Half day (5h max) or evening (except Thursday): 2 000€ - Day (10:00 am to 6:00 pm or 6:00 pm to 12:00 am): 4000€.
Workshops Morning (every day from 8am-11am): 2 500€ - Evening (Wednesday to Sunday from 8.30pm-11.30pm): 2 500€.
Studio Morning (8am-11am): 3 000€ - Evening (8:30pm-11:30pm): 3 000
Lounges Morning (8am-11am): 2 000€ - Evening (8:30pm-11:30pm): 2 000
Paved courtyard (in parallel with a privatization) Half day: 1 000€ - Full day: 1 000€ - Evening: 1 000
The House Day (Monday or Tuesday only) or evening: 11 000€ up to 150 people /12 000€ between 150 and 300 people.

These services give access to the free visit of the exhibitions. Security, technical management, equipment and cleaning before and after the event are included. Additional security fees during the night or when the exhibition is open to the public.
Some spaces can be combined upon request and will be subject to preferential rates.
Spaces are not available during inter-exhibition periods.

Equipment available at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Equipment Quantity
Chairs 16 (Lounges) - 6 (Workshops)
Tables 1 (Lounges) - 6 (Workshops)
White screen 1 (Workshops)
Video projector 1 (Lounges) - 1 (Workshops)
Paperboard -
Micro 3 (Auditorium)
Desk 1 (Auditorium)
Wifi yes
Scene 1 (Auditorium)
Kitchen  Office

Private visit of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Guided tours can be organized with a lecturer (300€ HT, 30 people maximum). The MEP bookstore, a reference in Paris for photography books, and the library, a veritable showcase housing a collection of 33,000 works, can also be opened on request.

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