The best open-air free exhibitions in Paris

Whether works of art are exhibited on the gates of a monument or along the Seine riverbanks, many exhibitions are free and to be visited at any time. Here is our selection!

Are you torn apart between making the most of the sun and educating yourself? Well, we have found the solution to all these problems! After releasing a guide about open-air film festivals 2017 in Paris, here is our selection of the exhibitions to see while strolling around the city:

From July 8 to September 3, 2017, the Louvre takes part in the Paris-Plages operation and sets up an exhibition of work reproductions from the Pont Neuf to the Tunnel des Tuileries. This exhibition goes alongside the “parcours mouvementé” in all outdoor areas of the Louvre: courtyards, gardens, pyramid, you will explore the Louvre architecture in a more or less sporting way (suitable clothes recommended).

Paris Plages 2017 : le musée du Louvre s'expose au bord de la Seine

With only a few weeks to go before the verdict for 2024, the Mairie de Paris offers us to rediscover the first modern Olympics organized in Paris through a photo exhibition called “1924, Paris accueille l’univers Olympique”. This free exhibition is to be visited at the Hôtel de Ville from June 28 to September 13, 2017.

1924, Paris accueille l'univers Olympique, l'expo sur les grilles de l'Hôtel de Ville

The MUR XIII is one of the most emblematic artistic venues in Paris 13th arrondissement known for its interest in street art. Located a stone's throw from the BNF, artists follow one another to take over the large board of the MUR. It is now Criseo's time to decorate the board... And it is a success!

MUR XIII mars 2017

The Luxembourg Gardens gates showcase a great picture exhibition called “Jardins extraordinaires” highlighting some of the 420 gardens featuring the “Jardin remarquable” (Remarkable Gardens) label given by the Culture and Communication Ministry. The exhibition will run from March 18 to July 16, 2017.

Jardins extraordinaires, l'exposition au jardin du Luxembourg

Maïlys C.
Last updated on 6 July 2017

Practical information

Opening Time
From 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017



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