Unfortunately he died in 1977, yet the Musee du Cinema was still
housed in the Palais de Chaillot at the Place du Trocodero in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris, but a few years later the Cinémathèque
Française, which was also founded by Henri Langlois decided to move the collection.
The collection then became the subject of a very unusual court case, as the Cinémathèque
Française argued that this museum in Paris was
unquestionably the creative work of one man and therefore protected under the law and
therefore it could not be disbanded.
Unfortunately, the Musee du Cinema was destroyed by fire in the July of 1997, which was a
few months before the decision was made to say that the museum should be kept in its
Therefore, as you can now gather, this is NOT one of the museums that you can now go and
visit, even though there are listings for this!
However, today now at the Palais de Chaillot you can get to visit the Musee de la Marine.