In his address on May 28, 2020 Prime Minister Edouard Philippe gave an encouraging analysis of the first phase of the containment exit, before disclosing the principles of the second phase starting from June 2. On this occasion, many places such as restaurants, theaters and even theme parks have been able to know when they can reopen. And for monuments, green light is given from June 2, 2020 in orange and green area!
So, in Paris, what opens and when? Let’s have a look on the reopening dates of the most beautiful monuments in the French capital!
Coronavirus: the Musée Jacquemart-André to reopen on May 26, 2020
Paris Musée Jacquemart-André has announced to reopen on Tuesday May 26, 2020. Closed because of the coronavirus epidemic, the museum has adapted to welcome visitors making sure health instructions are upheld.
The Tuileries Garden reopens
The Tuileries Garden is a must-see place in Paris! This garden goes along rue de Rivoli, linking two very famous places in Paris, the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. And when we visit it, we quickly understand why the Tuileries Garden is a listed monument since 1991. We find manies statues along with works of art. Discover it from Sunday May 31, 2020.
Reopening of the Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles, its museums and gardens expect you again from Saturday June 6, 2020. The park and gardens have undergone a makeover and the historic monument is setting up a protocol to make sure visitors are all safe and healthy.
Paris Conciergerie – Reopening
The Conciergerie reopens on June 15, 2020. This historic building in Paris, set on the Ile-de-la-Cité, is a former jail, were Marie-Antoinette was imprisoned. From its construction in the 10th century, the building has been in turn the seat of the Law Court and a prison.
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs reopens
As France keeps on exiting containment, in Paris, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs gradually reopens from June 15, 2020.
The Arc de Triomphe reopens
Iconic monument of the Champs-Elysées sitting on the Place de l’Etoile, the Arc de Triomphe closed over the coronavirus epidemic. This symbol of Paris reopens on June 15, 2020!
The Basilica of Saint Denis to reopen
In Île-de-France, the Centre des Monuments Nationaux announces the reopening of the Basilica of Saint-Denis from June 15, 2020. This is the occasion to go and learn more about this historic monument that is the resting place of Kings of France.
The Panthéon in Paris reopens
Before being the monument dedicated to the Great Men of the Republic we know today, the Panthéon used to be a church nestled on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève. Closed over the coronavirus epidemic, it reopens from June 15, 2020 in Paris.
The Paris Catacombs to reopen by mid-June
Former undergound quarries laying under the capital, the Paris Catacombs are said to reopen by June 16th, 2020 with safety measures adapted to the health recommendations.
Balzac’s House to reopen by mid-June 2020
In Paris, Balzac's House is expected to be able to reopen on June 16, 2020. Recently renovated, it takes you into the private life of the famous French writer.
Paris Petit Palais to reopen on June 16, 2020
In Paris, museums are getting ready to reopen and the Petit Palais, set in the 8th arrondissement, is expected to be able to welcome visitors again from June 16, 2020.
Musée Bourdelle to reopen
The Musée Bourdelle enabling us to discover the famous French sculptor’s works and studio is said to welcome visitors again from June 16, 2020.
Paris Musée Cernuschi to reopen by mid-June
Devoted to Asian arts, Paris Musée Cernuschi is said to welcome visitors again from June 16, 2020. The occasion to rediscover this cultural place recently renovated.
The Expiatory Chapel in Paris reopens
The Expiatory Chapel is one of Paris hidden monuments. Erected in memory of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, this place is filled with history and worth the trip! Good news, the Expiatory Chapel reopens on June 17, 2020.
The Sainte-Chapelle, the 1000-stained-glass-window monument in Paris reopens
The Sainte-Chapelle is a gem in Paris, that is over 800 years old and famous for its stained-glass windows disclosing over 1,100 scenes. Reopening on June 23, 2020.
The Tour Saint-Jacques and its panoramic views on Paris reopens
The Tour Saint-Jacques and its panoramic views on Paris opens from June 27 to November 8, 2020. Set within walking distance from the City Hall, the historic monument is a curiosity to discover, with its 54 meters and 300 stairs. Visits are to be completed in small groups.
The Eiffel Tower, the top to reopen soon
In Paris, the Eiffel Tower reopened on June 25, 2020 after closing for several months. First only accessible via stairs, you can now climb up to the 2nd floor riding the lift. We recommend you book tickets early. You can also enjot a 50% off discount from July 1 to August 31 for children. And good news, the top reopens on July 15, 2020.
Paris Grand Palais reopens
Closed over the coronavirus epidemic, Paris Grand Palais reopens on July 1, 2020. On the occasion, we can (finally) discover the Pompéi exhibition.
The Louvre reopens in Paris: ticketing service and health requirements
The Louvre reopens from July 6, 2020 and has just disclosed its new visit requirements. Timeslot booking, marked tours, closed rooms, no audioguide for now, discover what to expect!
John the Fearless Tower to reopen
Medieval monument in Paris, the John the Fearless Tower, or Tour Jean Sans Peur, is said to reopen on July 11, 2020. Last vestige of the Hôtel des Ducs de Bourgogne Valois, the John the Fearless Tower was built in 1409 and gives us a vision of the life in the Middle-Age in a reconstructed house. You can currently enjoy an exhibition about culinary arts in the Middle-Age, running until August 2020.
Musée Rodin reopens
The Musée Rodin is a genuine Parisian rococo architecture gem where are mostly exhibited works by Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel. And good news, you can visit again starting July 7! Let’s have a closer look at this cultural place set in the middle of the 7th arrondissement in Paris.
Paris Musée des Arts Asiatiques Guimet reopens
After closing because of the coronavirus epidemic, the Musée Guimet reopens from July 8, 2020. This is the occasion to discover this museum dedicated to Asian arts that recently turned 130 years old.
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