Every year, not less than 3,000 French museums took part in European Museums Night and over 2 million visitors answered the call to visit the collections for free. The event has been delayed to November 14, 2020 because of the May 2020 lockdown.
For museum regulars as well as historic monument enthusiasts, Museums Night also offers the perfect opportunity to visit historical places. To help you make the right call, here is our selection among the most beautiful châteaux and monuments in Île-de-France!
The program is updated as soon as official announcements are made for Museums Night 2020.
Top ten châteaux and monuments to visit on Museums Night 2019:
Museums Night 2019 at the Palace of Versailles
On Museums Night 2019 taking place this Saturday May 18, 2019, the Palace of Versailles offers us to spend the night in the Royal Chapel, in the King’s Apartments or in the Hall of Mirrors. It also offers us to relive the era at the rhythm of the Manufacture sonore.
Museums Night 2019 at the Louvre
This Saturday May 18, 2019, the Louvre takes part in Museums Night 2019 and opens its doors to everyone for a free night in the world's biggest museum!
Museums Night 2019 at the Musée d’Orsay
The Musée d’Orsay takes part in the Museums Night 2019 on Saturday May 18, 2019 for a night devoted to models, related to the Black Models
Museum Night 2019 at Chantilly’s Great Stables
On the occasion of Museum Night, Chantilly’s Great Stables exceptionally open their doors on May 18, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for several tours and animations around the equestrian world.
Museums Night 2019 at the Château de Brie-Comte-robert (77)
The Château de Brie-Comte-Robert takes part in Museums Night on May 18, 2019. Escape room, tour, entertainments will be free!
Museums Night 2019 at the Château d’Ecouen (95)
The Château d’Ecouen housing the Musée de la Renaissance takes part in Museums Night on this Saturday May 18, 2019. Here’s the occasion to discover the château and its collections.
Museums Night 2019 at the Château de Dourdan (91)
On Museums Night held on Saturday May 18, 2019, the Dourdan castle and museum opens its doors for free from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This is the opportunity to visit the place with staged tours in costumes!
Museums Night 2019 at the Domaine National de Champs-sur-Marne (94)
For Museums Night, the Domaine National de Champs-sur-Marne invites you to discover the château and its gardens on Saturday May 18, 2019.
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Museums Night in Ile de France:
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Dates and Opening Time
On 18 May 2019
Paris - Ile de France
75001 Paris 1