Since 1995 Françoise Paviot leads the Gallery which carries her name. She was chief editor for the publication Interphothèque Actualités and then for the internal newspaper of the Centre Pompidou.
From 1975 to 1990, she was the director of the interdepartmental committee at the Documentation Française. She is also the author of iconographic works: Paris on Holiday (Éditions du Collectionneur, 2004) and Paris of the photographers (Éditions du Chêne, 2002). She participated in several collective publications on photography and organised numerous exhibitions as a curator, including “Hommage à René-Jacques” in the French Navy Museum (Paris).