Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé

Cinema in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

This striking cinema has a small exhibition devoted to the history of cinema screens silent B&W movies accompanied by a live pianist. The Pathé Foundation is hidden in a former theatre and cinema dating to 1869, but only the façade – sculpted by Rodin – remains. The rest of the building is an unbelievable, five-storey, contemporary creation by world-class architect Renzo Piano.

Guided architecture tours take place Saturday at noon. The family-friendly ciné-concerts (films) at weekends are particularly enchanting.