Opened in 2010, LE BAL is an independent arts centre in Paris. It focuses on documentary photography, video, cinema and new media through exhibitions, production, book publishing, talks and debates.

LE BAL has around 350 m² of exhibition space divided across two floors; a bookshop, LE BAL Books; and café, Le Bal Café. It is located off Place de Clichy at 6 Impasse de la Défense, 18th arrondissement, 75018, Paris. Its director is Diane Dufour (who was European Director of Magnum Photos from 2000 to 2006).
The building is a former 1930s dance hall called Chez Isis. LE BAL co-publishes two or three books each year, including L’Anti-collection, a limited-edition artist’s book which it jointly publishes with the Centre national des arts plastiques, and Les Carnets du Bal. LE BAL’s educational platform, La Fabrique du Regard, has run programmes since 2008 for young people aged 8–18, especially from disadvantaged areas of Paris and its suburbs, to critically look at images.


Contacts & Details
wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

mon, tue

T: +33 1 44 70 75 50
W: Website

6, Impasse de la Défense

Current Exhibitions
Sigmar Polke
A unique ensemble of photographs by Sigmar Polke dating from the 1970s, an emblematic period featuring...
13 Sep 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
Past Exhibitions
LE BAL presents the first exhibition dedicated to the famous Japanese magazine, which greatly influenced...
14 Sep 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
Stéphane Duroy: Again and Again
Le BAL presents “Again and Again”, a solo exhibition by Stéphane Duroy. After about 40...
06 Jan 2017 - 09 Apr 2017
Magnum Analog Recovery
LE BAL presents “Magnum Analog Recovery”, a group exhibition curated by Diane Dufour and Julie...
29 Apr 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
Dave Heath: Dialogues with Solitude
This is the first major presentation of the American photographer’s work in France, bringing together...
13 Sep 2018 - 23 Dec 2018