Museums in Paris: reopening dates

Published by Rizhlaine F., Laurent P., Cécile D. · Photos by My B. · Published on 3 July 2020 at 16h47 · Updated on 3 July 2020 at 16h47
Paris museums are exiting lockdown and are gradually reopening. Discover the different reopening dates for Paris museums.

Edouard Philippe announced it, museums and monuments can all reopen from June 2, 2020. After small museums, it is time for all other museums to gradually reopen. Please note facemasks are mandatory and each museum can set up instructions they find necessary to avoid any rick of coronavirus contamination.

Closed over the coronavirus epidemic, museums and art foundations are reopening as the situation evolves, adapting to health recommendations. But in this twirl of news, it is often difficult to start anywhere! Let us have a look at the calendar of museum reopening dates.

Museums open:

A la recherche des oeuvres disparues, l'exposition à l'Institut Giacometti : nos photosA la recherche des oeuvres disparues, l'exposition à l'Institut Giacometti : nos photosA la recherche des oeuvres disparues, l'exposition à l'Institut Giacometti : nos photosA la recherche des oeuvres disparues, l'exposition à l'Institut Giacometti : nos photos The Giacometti Institute reopens with In Search of Lost Works - our pictures
The institut Giacometti reopens this Friday May 15, 2020! The museum is finally allowed to exit containment and invites the fans of the artist to come and discover their latest exhibitions, In Search of Lost Works, from February 25 to June 17, 2020. A fascinating investigation on the clues left by Giacometti to discover never-seen-before works! Don’t miss it!

The World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photos The Banksy exhibition reopens in Paris: late-night opening
“The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience” exhibition reopens on May 12, 2020 in Paris. Extended to December 31, 2020, this exhibition in sut is devoted to the world-famous street artist, and reveals about 100 works on 1200sqm. Keep reading to discover our most beautiful pictures of the exhibition.

Turner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart AndréTurner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart AndréTurner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart AndréTurner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart André 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.

Immersive Art Festival 2019 à L'Atelier des Lumières à ParisImmersive Art Festival 2019 à L'Atelier des Lumières à ParisImmersive Art Festival 2019 à L'Atelier des Lumières à ParisImmersive Art Festival 2019 à L'Atelier des Lumières à Paris Coronavirus: the Atelier des Lumières reopens
Paris Atelier des Lumières reopens from May 26, 2020. The first digital art center is back with immersive exhibitions and new health instructions.

Fluctuart, premier centre d'art urbain flottant au monde, ouvre ses portesFluctuart, premier centre d'art urbain flottant au monde, ouvre ses portesFluctuart, premier centre d'art urbain flottant au monde, ouvre ses portesFluctuart, premier centre d'art urbain flottant au monde, ouvre ses portes Fluctuart and its open air terrace reopen
This is spirit-liftig news... First floating urban center Fluctuart finally reopens this June 2, 2020. An art spot set near the Pont des Invalides which reopening has been made possible since the phase 2 of the containment exit has launched, as detailed by Edouard Philippe this May 28.

Vie et oeuvres d’Otto Freundlich au Musée de MontmartreVie et oeuvres d’Otto Freundlich au Musée de MontmartreVie et oeuvres d’Otto Freundlich au Musée de MontmartreVie et oeuvres d’Otto Freundlich au Musée de Montmartre The Otto Freundlich exhibition at Paris Musée de Montmartre reopens
You thought you knew everything about Otto Freundlich? Not at all. The monographic “La revelation de l’abstraction” exhibition running from February 28 to September 6, 2020 at Paris Musée de Montmartre returns to the life and works of the modern and abstract art forerunner. The exhibition reopens on May 30, 2020.

Mad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photosMad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photosMad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photosMad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photos Mad Dimension, the new immersive and 100% Insta-worthy museum reopens
Alert, this is an event in Paris! The Mad Dimension is the latest and buzzing museum that is 100% immersive and 100% Insta-worthy. This temporary museum reopens from June 6, 2020 and has wonderful surprises in store. Book your session and enjoy an exclusive experience.

Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes du Château de Versailles, fontaineLes Grandes Eaux Nocturnes du Château de Versailles, fontaineLes Grandes Eaux Nocturnes du Château de Versailles, fontaineLes Grandes Eaux Nocturnes du Château de Versailles, fontaine 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.

Cézanne et les maîtres, Rêve d’Italie, l'exposition au Musée Marmottan-Monet : nos photosCézanne et les maîtres, Rêve d’Italie, l'exposition au Musée Marmottan-Monet : nos photosCézanne et les maîtres, Rêve d’Italie, l'exposition au Musée Marmottan-Monet : nos photosCézanne et les maîtres, Rêve d’Italie, l'exposition au Musée Marmottan-Monet : nos photos Paris Musée Marmottan-Monet reopens
The Musée Marmottan-Monet has announced it will reopen on June 2, 2020. Good news for all art lovers! The occasion to (re)discover the Cézanne and the Italian mastres exhibition in small groups.

Reopening in June:

Araignées, Lucioles et Papillons au Musée en Herbe : nos photosAraignées, Lucioles et Papillons au Musée en Herbe : nos photosAraignées, Lucioles et Papillons au Musée en Herbe : nos photosAraignées, Lucioles et Papillons au Musée en Herbe : nos photos Araignées, Lucioles et Papillons, the artistic-scientific exhibition at Paris Musée en Herbe
Paris Musée en Herbe welcomes children and adults so that they can discover the mysterious world of the small insects living in our world. The “Araignées, Lucioles et Papillons” (Spiders, Lightning Bugs and Butterflies) exhibition expects you from June 13, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Discover this display with your family and enjoy the many works and other vivarium to learn more while having fun!

Coronavirus : le Musée du Quai Branly fermé jusqu'à nouvel ordreCoronavirus : le Musée du Quai Branly fermé jusqu'à nouvel ordreCoronavirus : le Musée du Quai Branly fermé jusqu'à nouvel ordreCoronavirus : le Musée du Quai Branly fermé jusqu'à nouvel ordre Paris Musée du Quai Branly reopens
Paris Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac reopens from June 9, 2020. This is the occasion to discover temporary exhibitions that will enjoyed extra time.

Exposition des Contes étranges de Jacobsen au musée Bourdelle, les photosExposition des Contes étranges de Jacobsen au musée Bourdelle, les photosExposition des Contes étranges de Jacobsen au musée Bourdelle, les photosExposition des Contes étranges de Jacobsen au musée Bourdelle, les photos 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.

Le Musée de la LibérationLe Musée de la LibérationLe Musée de la LibérationLe Musée de la Libération Paris Musée de la Libération to reopen in June 2020
Contemporary history enthusiasts will soon be able to go to the new Musée de la Libération de Paris – Musée du Général Leclerc – Musée Jean Moulin, starting June 16, 2020. Inaugurated in August 2019, it gathers works and other historic documents coming from the Musée du Général Leclerc, originally set above the Gare Montparnasse, as well as from Antoinette Sasse and the Fondation du Maréchal Leclerc de Hautecloque.

Visuel Paris Petit palaisVisuel Paris Petit palaisVisuel Paris Petit palaisVisuel Paris Petit palais 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.

Réouverture de la Maison de BalzacRéouverture de la Maison de BalzacRéouverture de la Maison de BalzacRéouverture de la Maison de Balzac 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.

Réouverture du Musée Cernuschi : nos photosRéouverture du Musée Cernuschi : nos photosRéouverture du Musée Cernuschi : nos photosRéouverture du Musée Cernuschi : nos photos 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.

Saint-Valentin 2020 : Coeurs, l'exposition gratuite du musée de la Vie RomantiqueSaint-Valentin 2020 : Coeurs, l'exposition gratuite du musée de la Vie RomantiqueSaint-Valentin 2020 : Coeurs, l'exposition gratuite du musée de la Vie RomantiqueSaint-Valentin 2020 : Coeurs, l'exposition gratuite du musée de la Vie Romantique Reopening of Paris Musée de la Vie Romantique
Paris Musée de la vie romantique is expected to reopen from June 16, 2020. This is the occasion to rediscover this charming place nestled in Paris 9th arrondissement.

Les Catacombes de ParisLes Catacombes de ParisLes Catacombes de ParisLes Catacombes de 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.

Des ateliers pour les enfants au Musée des Arts Décoratifs Des ateliers pour les enfants au Musée des Arts Décoratifs Des ateliers pour les enfants au Musée des Arts Décoratifs Des ateliers pour les enfants au Musée des Arts Décoratifs 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.

Musée DelacroixMusée DelacroixMusée DelacroixMusée Delacroix The Musée Delacroix reopens: free all summer!
After having to close because of the coronavirus epidemic, the Musée Delacroix reopens from June 22, 2020 in Paris. This is the occasion to go and discover this magnificent museum and its gardens paying tribute to the famous painter. And good deal: the museum is free of charge all summer long!

Visuel Paris Palais de TokyoVisuel Paris Palais de TokyoVisuel Paris Palais de TokyoVisuel Paris Palais de Tokyo Paris Palais de Tokyo reopens
This is very good news for contemporary art lovers. Paris Palais de Tokyo is to reopen from June 15, 2020, subject to the authorization from the prefecture. The occasion to discover – or rediscover – the latest exhibitions, enjoying extra time because of lockdown, as well as American graffiti legend Futura’s work.

Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs: June 15

Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine: June 17

Musée Nissim de Camond : June 17

Musée Gustave Moreau: 3rd week of June

Musée national de la Céramique de Sèvres: 3rd week of June

Musée d’archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain en Laye: 4th week of June

Musée national de Malmaison-Bois Préau: last week of June

Reopening in July:

Visuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris Louvre 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!

Visuel Centre PompidouVisuel Centre PompidouVisuel Centre PompidouVisuel Centre Pompidou Centre Pompidou reopens
The verdict is here, Centre Pompidou is reopening on July 1, 2020. Covering 75,000sqm and welcoming 3.27 million visitors every year, the cultural monster in Paris is back.

Visuel Paris Métro Grand PalaisVisuel Paris Métro Grand PalaisVisuel Paris Métro Grand PalaisVisuel Paris Métro Grand Palais 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.

Musée national de la Renaissance d’Ecouen: July 1st

Le Défilé Dior printemps-été 2020 au Musée RodinLe Défilé Dior printemps-été 2020 au Musée RodinLe Défilé Dior printemps-été 2020 au Musée RodinLe Défilé Dior printemps-été 2020 au Musée Rodin 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.

Musée des arts asiatiques Guimet : 130 ans, et pas une rideMusée des arts asiatiques Guimet : 130 ans, et pas une rideMusée des arts asiatiques Guimet : 130 ans, et pas une rideMusée des arts asiatiques Guimet : 130 ans, et pas une ride 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.

Musée des Plans-reliefs: 3rd week of July

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 12 May 2020

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