Coronavirus: Museums and monuments shut down in Paris

Published by My B. · Photos by My B. · Published on 13 March 2020 at 18h30 · Updated on 15 March 2020 at 16h21
Following the ban of public gatherings of over 100 people to curb the coronavirus epidemic, Museums and Monuments in Paris are closing or postponing their events. Here are the places now shut down.

Following addresses from President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, museums and monuments in Île-de-France are being shut down. Here are the places currently closed.

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As France keeps on exiting containment, in Paris, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs gradually reopens from June 15, 2020.

Exhibitions postponed:

Christo et Jeanne-Claude au Centre PompidouChristo et Jeanne-Claude au Centre PompidouChristo et Jeanne-Claude au Centre PompidouChristo et Jeanne-Claude au Centre Pompidou Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the exhibition at Centre Pompidou, our pictures
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Centre Pompidou has decided to postponed the exhibition devoted to Christo and Jeanne-Claude to July 1 to October 19, 2020. An exhibition like a tribute to the artist who passed away in May 2020. Discover pictures of the exhibition.

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The Grand Palais devotes a digital exhibition to the latest excavations conducted in Pompeii and all the works of art discovered then. Postponed because of the coronavirus epidemic, the exhibition is running again from July 1 to September 27, 2020.

Noir et Blanc : une esthétique de la photographie, l'exposition au Grand PalaisNoir et Blanc : une esthétique de la photographie, l'exposition au Grand PalaisNoir et Blanc : une esthétique de la photographie, l'exposition au Grand PalaisNoir et Blanc : une esthétique de la photographie, l'exposition au Grand Palais Noir et Blanc, the photo exhibition at Paris Grand Palais
The Grand Palais teams up with the Bibliothèque Nationale de France to display “Noir et Blanc: une esthétique de la photographie” [Black and White: a photography aesthetic], an exhibition to discover in the south-eastern part of the Grand Palais from November 12, 2020 to January 4, 2021.

To make sure you are up to date on the situation in Paris: Coronavirus: the situation in Paris and Île de France.

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