Paris Arab World Institute reopens

Published by Laurent P. · Photos by My B. · Published on 30 June 2020 at 15h09 · Updated on 1 July 2020 at 07h53
Good news for Islamic art fans! The Arab World Institute reopens from July 1, 2020 with a whole bunch of entertainments. Let us discover the program together!

After closing for months over the coronavirus crisis, the Arab World Institute – or Institut du Monde Arabe – ultimately reopens from July 1, 2020 to art and history lovers and visitors. A very awaited reopening offering tours of the museum’s permanent collections, as well as the bookstore – famous throughout Europe – and the unobstructed views on Paris from the panoramic terrace.

As for health requirements, everything has been planned to make sure you will stay safe and health: online booking (even if it is free), mandatory facemasks from 11 years old, social distancing, marks on the floor, hand sanitizer… All it needs to make sure you have a good time improving your knowledge with your family or friends safely. Yet, note the access to the panoramic terrace is limited to 50 people at the same time, by booking, the access to the bookstore is limited to 30 people with a traffic direction, and the access to the lift is limited to two.

And here is the program for the reopening:

As part of the “L’été apprenant et culturel” launched by the government, the Arab World Institute offers you all summer many guided tours for everyone, as well as many workshops such as clay engraving, entertainments focusing on writing and calligraphy, the art of illumination, as well as music workshops. A summer during which you can meet artists the museum welcomes for free putting the premises to their services.

  • A parvis like you have never seen before

After the giant rap, raï, R&B karaoke organized for World Music Day, many art performances await on the parvis of the museum. Entertainments will be unveiled little by little.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 1 July 2020



    1, rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard
    75005 Paris 5

    Métro Jussieu
    ligne 7, ligne 10

    Tarif réduit: 6 €
    Plein tarif: 8 €

    Official website

    More informations
    Ouvert du mardi au dimanche de 13h à 18h.

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