From the fateful day when the Lumière brothers screened their first film, France has been at the forefront of the movie business. And the French movie industry continues to produce art house favorites and fabulous blockbusters (like Intouchables). This history is on display at a lovely new museum in Paris called Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé in the Gobelins quartier of the 13th arrondissement. If you can’t make it to Paris, here’s an excellent infographic– produced by Raffles Hotels— charting the history of cinema in France.

A history of Cinema in France

Infographic provided by Raffles.



  1. This is very nice! I will brush up on my knowledge of the history of the cinema. Too bad so many old theatres and film studios were destroyed or are no longer in operation in and around Paris.