The Grand Patrimoine Photo Library

The photo library preserves a collection of old and contemporary pictures of the museum and its collections.

The photograph collection includes film photographs, slides and digital photos in low and high definition.
The themes of these photographs are the collections and the various heritage sites.

The photograph collection is available to the general public, students, researchers, professors, museum staff, publishing houses, the press, etc.

The archive department is in charge of providing pictures and handling reproduction rights. For any request regarding photographs, searching the database, reproduction rights or for an appointment, please send us an email.

Practical information:

For more information, you can contact the head of the photo library at +33 (0)2 40 71 05 72 or by email at

You can also consult our price list and our terms and conditions of use.