The story behind the pictures

Take a guided tour of the collections through our thematic portfolios and explore our multimedia content.


To enjoy 150 years of Parisian photography, select a category - Photographers, Portraits, Places, Events, Parisian lifestyle or Arts and Techniques - and choose a story.


New stories are published regularly, often inspired by current events, anniversaries or news related to the collections.

You may also order prints of the images appearing in the stories.