Laurent P. · Published on 2 December 2019 at 17h25
· Updated on 12 December 2019 at 15h19
And you? What do you do on this New Year’s Day 2020? If your good resolution is to go out more, don’t stay home on this Tuesday January 1, museums and monuments are open in Paris to celebrate the new year!
Say what? Monuments open on January 1st, 2020 exist? Yes, some Parisian museums and monuments are open for the resolute tourists and Parisians that want to enjoy the day to go out!
And for those who want to keep on educating themselves on the first day of the year, here are the museums and monuments open on January 1!
Monuments open on January 1, 2019:
- Eiffel Tower: 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Built for the World Fair 1889, the Eiffel tower was said to be dismantled in 1909, but the scientific experiments made possible because of its height saved it. On the 2d floor, the view is a must, you will discover the impressive panorama of Paris monuments (for Parisians, it’s a lovely reminding session but a fascinating discovery of the city for tourists).
- Domaine de Saint-Cloud: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; museum from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The hydraulic system enlivens the gardens with a temporary entertainment, that you will discover throughout a walk. All along the walk, the water goes from pools to fountain to spring out 30-m away at the Grand Jet before finishing its race in the whirling pool of the Grande Cascade, the highlight of the show to be seen in July and October only!
- Montparnasse Tower: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Enjoy views on Paris at 200 meters above the ground. And for the school break, the Montparnasse Tower Observatory Deck offers a photocall with Santa Claus, waffles and even hot chocolate, the whole with breathtaking views on Paris.
- La Défense Grande Arche rooftop: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Find yourself 110 meters above the ground with breathtaking views on Paris and its western suburbs. And for the holidays, the Grande Arche renews its 300sqm man-made ice skating rink (rent skates for €3)
- Château de Breteuil: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Discover the history of the Château de Breteuil and its fantastic furniture thanks to the guided tours held all day long. In the afternoon, the castle story-tellers make you travel through Charles Perrault’s tales: Donkeyskin, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots…
Museums open on January 1, 2020:
- The Atelier des Lumières: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
A new place to be discovered, the Atelier des Lumières is about to rock Paris 11th arrondissement with a Digital art center set in a former smelting plant from the 19th century. Walk a 2000sqm room and paintings by Van Gogh!
- Musée Grévin: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Created in 1882 by journalist Arthur Meyer, Musée Grévin is now one of the most visited places in the French capital! The year 2018 marks 135 years of existence so, to pay it tribute, go to discover or rediscover its greatest was figures!
- Musée de Monmatrtre - Jardins Renoir: 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Musée de Montmartre is the window to the "old Montmartre" and highlights works related to the Parisian village and its painters from Auguste Renoir to Emile Bernard without forgetting Raoul Dufy or Maurice Utrillo in a house from the 17th century surrounded by gardens.
- Arab World Institute: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Arab World Institute is for 30 years an incredible place to discover and understand the culture from Maghreb countries and countries from the Middle East.
- Musée Maillol: 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The Musée Maillol doesn't own permanent collections. Currently displaying an exhibition devoted to the Naive artists from the Douanier Rousseau to Séraphine. The surrealist artist known for his primitive-inspired sculpture is highlighted along with 50 works from the Fondation Giacometti, in a beautiful tour you want to see!
- Musée Jacquemart-André: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
In this beautiful private mansion purchased by Edouard André for his wife Nélie Jacquemart, we find the beautiful collection of art passionate, as well as their living place, left as it used to be, including the reception rooms, the music room and the dining room.
- Espace Dali Paris: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Confidential museum in Paris, Espace Fali has been welcoming the greatest private collection of Salvador Dali's work for 25 years. After closing for 4 months for embellishment works, Espace Dali reopened with a new visit route, a new offer thought to revitalize the museum.
No need to go to these museums closed on January 1, 2020:
The Louvre, Centre Pompidou, the Grand Palais, the Musée d'Orsay, the Cité des Sciences, the Musée de l'Homme, the Musée du Quai Branly, the BNF, the Petit Palais, the Musée d’Art Moderne, the Musée Carnavalet, the Palais Galliera, the Musée de la Vie Romantique, the Musée Cognacq-Jay and the Halle Saint-Pierre.
Happy new year, friends!