Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation

Recognised as being of public interest in 2006, the foundation provides for the conservation and transmission of Pathé's heritage. This means making a century-long heritage, steeped in history, accessible to one and all: silent films, equipment, photographs, posters, historical files, programmes, scripts, etc.


Installed in an exceptional 2200 square metre (23,500 sq.ft.) building designed by the architect Renzo Piano, the Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation is located on Avenue des Gobelins in Paris, at the former location of the Théâtre des Gobelins with its conserved façade, sculpted by Auguste Rodin around 1869.

The structure, with its organic design, sets itself apart with its elegant curves which espouse the Haussmann-era buildings.


The Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation pays tribute to a century of cinema through exhibitions, children's workshops and daily movie screenings, offering silent films accompanied by pianists trained by the improvisation classes of Jean-François Zygel (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris).


Discover masterpieces of silent film under the same conditions as the first cinema screening, which were accompanied by an improvising pianist.


Discover the development of cinematographic techniques in the Equipment Gallery (Galerie des Appareils) or the history of cinema and Pathé with regular exhibitions in the Collections Gallery (Galerie des Collections).


To pass on the magic of the first years of cinema to young cinema-goers, The Foundation organises numerous workshops in cinema techniques for families and school groups.

Useful informations

Find the schedule of workshops, book and buy your ticket in advance directly online. You can also organize your visit by privatizing all or part of the Foundation.

Please return your screen to fully enjoy the experience