The Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation provides Greek language guided tours of the exhibition "Henri Cartier-Bresson", presented at its museum in Athens from July 3 to October 27, 2024.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Museum's ticket office, subject to availability.

This summer, the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation joins forces with the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation to honour the extraordinary artist couple Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) and Martine Franck (1938-2012), with an extensive tribute that will go on display in both its museums, in Athens and in Andros, from July 3 to October 27, 2024

The B&E Goulandris Foundation in Athens will present a detailed tribute to Cartier-Bresson that will consist of two exhibitions.

The first exhibition will feature the 74 photographs that make up the book Images à la sauvette (The Decisive Moment), that was published upon the initiative of Tériade (Stratis Eleftheriades) with the help of Matisse by publishers Simon & Schuster. This unique book was published in 1952 and its photographs travel audiences to different parts of the world such as France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, Mexico, Morocco, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Burma, Indonesia and China. It has been described by Robert Capa as “A Bible for photographers”, a quote that remains to this day the most famous reference to Cartier-Bresson’s work.

The second exhibition will present, for the first time, all the photographs taken by Cartier-Bresson during his travels in Greece in 1937, 1953 and 1961. Through these photographs visitors will have the opportunity to travel to Athens, the Cycladic islands, the most important Greek archaeological sites as well as the most remote parts of the Peloponnese, Thessaly and Epirus in the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s. Approximately 80% of the exhibition will feature works that will go on display for the first time globally, accompanied by rich and previously unpublished archive material such as letters, contact sheets and more.

The exhibitions are under the auspices of the French Ministry of Culture.

Greek language guided tours of the exhibition "Henri Cartier-Bresson"

Museum of the B&E Goulandris Foundation, Athens

From July 3 to October 27, 2024
Every Saturday & Sunday
| 12.00-12.45

Cost of participation
Admission and Greek language Guided Tour of the Temporary Exhibition | 18€
Concession Ticket and Greek language Guided Tour of the Temporary Exhibition | 15€
Free Admission and Greek language Guided Tour of the Temporary Exhibition | 6

Guided Tour duration: 45’

Number of participants: From 3 to 25 people

* Visitors participating in the Guided Tours are advised to be at the Museum 15΄ before the tour starts.


Group & Private Guided Tours

The B&E Goulandris Foundation also provides custom group or private guided tours by prior arrangement.
Guided tours can take place both within and outside opening hours and for any number of persons, at the corresponding price.

Book your guided tour in advance. Contact us at +30 210 72 52 895 or at

Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, Athens
13 Eratosthenous str., Athens 116 35, Greece. Τ. +30 210 72 52 895, F. +30 210 72 35 467, E.
From 3/7 to 27/10: Every Saturday & Sunday | 12.00-12.45