Visiting Paris: museums open this summer

Published by Rizhlaine F., Laurent P., Cécile D. · Photos by My B. · Published on 3 August 2020 at 11h43 · Updated on 3 August 2020 at 13h14
Paris museums are exiting lockdown and are gradually reopening. Discover the different reopening dates for Paris museums. And here are museums to visit this summer!

After a long lockdown, museums and art foundations are reopening as the situation evolves, adapting to health recommendations. Now, most museums have reopened to the public and remain open for the summer, but often with limited capacity enabling you to discover places exceptionally welcoming few visitors. So, for this cultural summer, here are museums that reopened and their guidelines: 

Museums open this summer in Paris and Île-de-France:

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.

Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos The Museum of Illusions opens in Paris
The Museum of Illusions opens in Paris 1st arrondissement. Starting December 20, 2019 come and live a unique and playful experience with your family! Dive into a fascinating world shaking your senses up… A multisensory visit you really don’t want to miss.

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 stays closed until further notice
Paris Musée Jacquemart-André - like many other museums in Paris - must remain closed until January 2021, over the coronavirus epidemic.

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.

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.

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.

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 “Cézanne and the Italian Masters” at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet - reopening and extra time
The “Cézanne and the Italian Masters” exhibition running from February 27 2020 at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet will return from June 2 and extended to January 3, 2021 due to coronavirus. For the first time it returns on the very strong connection between Cézanne and the masterpieces by the greatest Italian masters. The occasion to discover Cézanne and his painting in a new light!

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.

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.

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!

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 Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs closed until further notice
In line with the new measures announced this Tuesday December 10, 2020 by the Prime Minister, Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs must stay closed until further notice. It will reopen if the health situation allows it.

Visuel Paris Palais de TokyoVisuel Paris Palais de TokyoVisuel Paris Palais de TokyoVisuel Paris Palais de Tokyo Paris Palais de Tokyo switches to winter time
This is very good news for contemporary art lovers. Paris Palais de Tokyo remains open subject to the authorization from the prefecture and changes its opening hours. The occasion to discover – or rediscover – the latest exhibitions, enjoying extra time because of lockdown, as well as American graffiti legend Futura’s work.

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.

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.

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 LouvreVisuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris Louvre The Louvre to reopen later, tickets automatically refunded
The Louvre was to reopen in December 2020. When will we enjoy Mona Lisa, the Apollon Gallery, Middle-Eastern, Greek, and Roman antiques, in a new tour again? The museum might reopen from January 7, 2021 depending on the government's decisions.

Visuel Centre PompidouVisuel Centre PompidouVisuel Centre PompidouVisuel Centre Pompidou Coronavirus: Paris Centre Pompidou shuts down
Here we go again: Centre Pompidou must shut down again because of coronavirus and the new lockdown announced by the French President. The museum closes from October 30, 2020 until futher notice.

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.

Photos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée Rodin Musée Rodin reopens the sculpture garden
The Musée Rodin is a genuine Parisian rococo architecture gem where are mostly exhibited works by Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel. Even though the epidemic does not enable us to visit the museum, the sculpture garden will reopen from Saturday January 17, 2021. This is the occasion to (re)discover works by his master surrounded by greenery.

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.

Vacances de la Toussaint au Musée de la Grande Guerre Vacances de la Toussaint au Musée de la Grande Guerre Vacances de la Toussaint au Musée de la Grande Guerre Vacances de la Toussaint au Musée de la Grande Guerre The Musée de la Grande Guerre reopens on June 22, 2020
The Musée de la Grande Guerre is a history museum to discover 40 minutes from Paris. Since 2011, this remembrance place aims at explaining the First World War to children and adults as a matter of duty of remembrance. In the rooms of the museum, we find what wore the French soldiers, the taxis of the Marne, tanks displayed in impressive settings making the family tour easier!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 11 May 2020

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