Discover the photographic collections of the City of Paris with Paris en Images. Our website offers free access to over 130,000 images from the Roger-Viollet archive as well as the collections of the City of Paris' museum and libraries.

Photographs displayed on this website may be reproduced under certain conditions for private or educational use, or for personal websites. See Terms of Use.
Most pictures on our site are also available for sale as mounted or framed prints.

- In the Collections Gallery, search, view, enlarge, share or order prints from a selection of over 50,000 photographs.

“The story behind the Pictures takes you for a guided tour of the collections through thematic portfolios about Parisian celebrities, places, events or photographers, or about the daily or artistic life in the City of Lights.

In the Streets” invites you to a stroll in early 20th Century Paris. Select a district (arrondissement) on the map and visit its neighborhoods.

- Buy a print explains how to order prints, available for most of the pictures presented on our site.

Paris en Images is managed by Parisienne de Photographie, a public local company of the City of Paris to digitization and management of the reproduction rights of its iconographic and photographic heritage. The collections include images from various Parisian museums & public libraries, as well as other cultural institutions including the Roger-Viollet archive.


Paris. L'Hôtel de ville et le pont d'Arcole, vers 1900.

The town hall and the pont d'Arcole bridge. Paris, about 1900.
© Léon et Lévy / Roger-Viollet