Creation of frac île-de-france

Opening of le plateau
, exhibition space, resulting from the initiative of a neighbourhood association (“Vivre aux Buttes-Chaumont”) presided by the artist Eric Corne. The objective was to reorient a real estate plan for the site of the former audio-visual company La Société Française de Production, in order to develop a contemporary art program.

This was project was made possible thanks to the support of Conseil Régional d’Île-de-France.

Rehabilitation of le château, by the Communauté d’agglomération de Marne-et-Gondoire, with Xavier Veilhan, architects Bona-Lemercier and set designer Alexis Bertrand. As part of its multi-site development project, it becomes frac île-de-france’s second venue.

Inauguration of the Réserves in Romainville, with 1,600 m2 devoted to the conservation and management of works of art, in order to optimise their dissemination throughout the Île-de-France region.  The building is part of the new contemporary art centre in eastern Paris – a former industrial wasteland rehabilitated by Freaks architecture.

Transfer of the collection to the Reserves and launch of the participatory project “Sors de ta réserve!”


Presidency of frac île-de-france
Marie-Pierre de la Gontrie – 1998-2001

Germaine de Liencourt – 2001-2007 (Honorary President since 2009)

François Barré – 2008-2014

Jean-François Chougnet –  2015-2016

Florence Berthout – 2016-2022

Béatrice Lecouturier – since 2022


Directors of frac île-de-france
Edda Maillet – 1983-1990

Bernard Goy – frac île-de-france/Co-director of
le plateau – 1990-2005

Xavier Franceschi – 2006-2022

Céline Poulin – since 2023


Co-Artistic Directors of le plateau

Eric Corne – 2001-2004

Caroline Bourgeois – 2004-2008