Every year, the same thing happens: at the end of summer, Paris starts a new cultural season, and this is the highlight of the season.
The happy September operation is on: to make you smile and allow you to have a fabulous September in Paris, here are free exhibitions to enjoy. Museums, art galleries, streets, cultural centers, foundations, monuments, gardens… Art is everywhere and we are so happy and delighted to discover it!
Here is a little selection of exhibitions to visit in September without having to pay. Get your diary, you might save dates of these major art and cultural events coming up.
But please, make sure you keep this page: the guide is updated accordingly, do not hesitate to check it out again soon to miss no Parisian bargain.
September 2022’s free exhibitions:
Free late-night opening on Saturday September 3, 2022 at the Bourse de Commerce
Feel like visiting the collections of the Bourse de Commerce? Enjoy the free late-night opening held on Saturday September 3, 2022 to discover this new and unmissable art place in Paris. [Read more]
Free museums and monuments this Sunday September 4, 2022 in Paris
Which museum can you visit for free on the 1st Sunday of the month, namely Sunday September 4, 2022, in Paris? We are delighted to enjoy our early month ritual: discovering a museum or monument free of charge! [Read more]
FRED jewelry house’s first retrospective at the Palais de Tokyo
Fred jewelry house exhibits for the first time this Fall at the Palais de Tokyo. From September 28 to October 24, 2022, come and enjoy treasures and gemstones by Fred for an immersive tour telling you the wonderful story of the brand. [Read more]
Street-art to soon cover the Paris Tunnel des Tuileries
The Tunnel des Tuileries goes very colorful! For two weeks, a dozen artists cover the Parisian tunnel reserved to soft mobilities in colorful murals to see until July 2023. [Read more]
Immersive exhibition inspired by the Lantern Festival at Paris Korean Culture Center - Our pictures
To celebrate the Taste Korea festival, the Centre culturel coréen – or Korean Culture Center – nestled in Paris 8th arrondissement concocts an exclusive immersive and free exhibition inspired by the famous lantern festival. Meet from June 30 to September 9, 2022, to enjoy this fabulous journey! [Read more]
Les Extatiques 2022, the free open-air exhibition at La Défense and La Seine Musicale, our pictures
Les Extatiques, the monumental open-air exhibition at La Défense is back from June 22, to October 2, 2022, for the 5th edition. This year again, enjoy wonderful installations set between La Défense and the gardens of La Seine Musicale. [Read more]
From La Hune with love, Melody Gardot’s (free) photo exhibition
Melody Gardot expresses her talent through music and photography just as well. The American jazz singer displays her photographs at the La Hune gallery. A free exhibition called “From la Hune with love”, running from May 24 to September 30, 2022. [Read more]
Pop Icons, the open-air photo exhibition at Bercy Village
And what if characters from the Star Wars saga were to strike a pose in front of the Eiffel Tower? Artist Benoît Lapray shows us more about his surprising universe mixing two worlds, through a free photo exhibition running at Bercy Village. From May 19 to September 18, 2022, come and admire Pop Icons. [Read more]
Parisiennes Citoyennes, the exhibition about women’s empowerment at Paris Musée Carnavalet
From September 28, 2022, to January 29, 2023, learn more about the history of feminism and women’s rights in Paris, thanks to the exclusive “Parisiennes citoyennes!” exhibition displayed by the Musée Carnavalet. [Read more]
Free museums and monuments in Paris and Ile de France
Looking for a free museum in Paris? Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée d’Art Moderne, Musée de l’Aviation, Musée des Arts Asiatiques, over 20 museums are free of charge, all year round, so, discover them! [Read more]
As for major art events in September:
Historical reenactment weekend 2022 at the Musée de la Grande Guerre
For the weekend - September 3 and 4, 2022 - the Musée de la Grande Guerre welcomes a huge WWI military camp. For two days, let us meet over 250 passionate re-enactors sharing their knowledge with us. The highlights? A never-before-seen show and a hike. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 in Paris and Ile-de-France: Dates and program
European Heritage Days are back on September 17 and 18, 2022, for the 39th edition. In Paris and Ile de France, this is the occasion to visit for free museums, exceptional opening, exclusive guided tours and wonderful entertainments planned with a theme: "Sustainable Heritage". [Read more]
Dates and Opening Time
From 1 September 2022 to 30 September 2022
Paris - Ile de France