Quai de la Photo, a floating photographic center dedicated to contemporary photography, is the new unusual place on the banks of the Seine in Paris.
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A hybrid and plural place of life
Quai de la photo is a hybrid and plural place of life, both cultural and festive, to be discovered from July 2023. On a total surface area of more than 1,000 m2, composed of a new floating building and a vast terrace on the banks, Quai de la Photo is both :
— An art center dedicated to major and emerging artists in contemporary photography.
— An integrated marina with excursions aboard small cruise ships.
— A warm and festive place to live, including a restaurant and several bars.
Located in a district in full economic and cultural effervescence
Quai de la Photo benefits from a privileged location in the heart of Paris, near the National Library of France in the 13th arrondissement, a district in full economic and cultural effervescence.
A place of sharing and discovery, inspiration and creation where all activities intersect, Quai de la Photo offers :
– Discover contemporary photography through exhibitions, with free or guided tours, with completely free access.
– Relax over a drink and enjoy tasty cuisine, in a lively atmosphere and a dream setting.
– Explore Paris from the river with cruises aboard small boats, on a private excursion or on a “discovery” walk.
– Learn about photography or deepen your knowledge with à la carte workshops, on thematic cruises or in the integrated professional studio.
– Meet photographers at conferences and signing sessions.
– Share the experience of the photo book in the specialized bookstore La Comète.
Through the diversity of activities offered, and the policy of free and open access to exhibitions, Quai de la Photo aims to bring together a wide variety of visitors by promoting a mix of audiences. This place of life, transcending the uses traditionally devolved to cultural spaces, advocates a decompartmentalised vision of art to make it accessible to as many people as possible.