Long Night of Museums, Museum Night 2019 in Paris and Ile de France

This year, the “Nuit des Musées,” or Long Night of Museum, takes place on Saturday May 18th, 2019.For this 15th edition, over 1000 museums will be open all night, to share their most treasured works, giving you behind-the-scenes access, and even hosting numerous events like treasure hunts, concerts or even light shows, most of them being free of charge... Meet on Saturday May 18, 2019!

"La Nuit des Musées 2019" is one of the most anticipated events of the season in Paris and throughout Europe. For an exceptional late-night opening, museums invite you to enjoy entertainments changing every year: light shows, tours, conferences, night strolls, concerts, shows, don't miss anything of the 15th edition of the European Museum Night on May 18, 2019!

Know that not less than 1800 French musuems took part in the European Museums Night in 2018 and over 2 million people answered the call throughout Europe.

As usual, Sortiraparis provides you with a selection of museums to visit in Paris and Ile de France for Museums Night 2019. This year, only one watchwords, visiting a museum on Saturday May 18, 2019!

Museums Night 2019 in Paris (75)

Paris 1st arrondissement:

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On Museums Night 2019, on Saturday May 18, 2019 the Musée en Herbe will welcome children for free from 7 p.m. so that they can visit the Monstres, Mangas et Murakam exhibition.

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For Museums Night 2019, the Musée de l’Orangerie opens for free on Saturday May 18, 2019 from 7 p.m. to midnight so that we can discover the Water Lilies and the Franz Marc / August Macke exhibition!

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The Musée du Barreau in Paris takes part in Museums Night on Saturday May 18, 2019, the occasion to discover an unexpected heritage in Paris devoted to the History of the Law and the main figures of Paris Bar. Careful though, charged tour and by booking!

 Paris 3rd arrondissement:

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On May 18, 2019 the Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme offers for Museums Night a whole bunch of activities and entertainments focusing on the museum's collection. And for the youngest visitors, a paper chase is organized... Follow the guide!

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On the occasion of Museums Night 2019, held on Saturday May 18, 2019 from 6 p.m. to midnight, the Musée Picasso opens its doors. And on the occasion, dancers from the Yoann Bourgeois company take over the garden of the Musée Picasso with a beautiful performance!

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On Museums Night 2019, the Musée des Arts et Métiers invites you on Saturday May 18, 2019. On the menu: free visit of the museum throughout the night and many demonstrations of incredible inventions and other events. Families and curious people will be absolutely delighted!

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On Saturday May 18, 2019 the Musée Cognacq-Jay opens for free as part of Museums night: let’s discover works from the 18th century telling a lot about the Age of Enlightenment, purchased between 1900 and 1927 by Ernest Cognacq.

Paris 5th arrondissement:

Le Musée Curie célèbre le 150e anniversaire de Marie CurieLe Musée Curie célèbre le 150e anniversaire de Marie CurieLe Musée Curie célèbre le 150e anniversaire de Marie CurieLe Musée Curie célèbre le 150e anniversaire de Marie Curie Museums Night 2019 at Paris Musée Curie
For Museums Night, the Musée Curie, devoted to the career of scientist Marie Curie, offers activities and entertainments galore on Saturday May 18, 2019. A wonderful way to start your Parisian tour and know more about sciences.

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This Saturday May 18, 2019, Paris Musée de la Préfecture de Police takes us behind the scene of the Parisian police. Unique meetings to complete the free tour of the Musée de la Préfecture de Police and its 2000 pieces - memorabilias from Paris history and France's history.

Paris 6th arrondissement

L'Eternel Ete : le chant choral, Maurice Denis, 1905 - Les nabis et le Décor au Musée du LuxembourgL'Eternel Ete : le chant choral, Maurice Denis, 1905 - Les nabis et le Décor au Musée du LuxembourgL'Eternel Ete : le chant choral, Maurice Denis, 1905 - Les nabis et le Décor au Musée du LuxembourgL'Eternel Ete : le chant choral, Maurice Denis, 1905 - Les nabis et le Décor au Musée du Luxembourg Museums Night 2019 at Paris Musée du Luxembourg
On Saturday May 18, 2019, as part of the Museums Night 2019, the Musée du Luxembourg opens late at night with lots of surprises in store. The place provides a guided tour of the Les Nabis et le Décor

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Museums Night 2019 will be held on Saturday May 18 throughout France. On the occasion, Monnaie de Paris will open for free and provide free or guided tours.

Paris 7th arrondissement

Musée du quai Branly. Vue extérieure du bâtiment Musée et des boîtes scénographiques. Juin 2007. jardin d'été 2011Musée du quai Branly. Vue extérieure du bâtiment Musée et des boîtes scénographiques. Juin 2007. jardin d'été 2011Musée du quai Branly. Vue extérieure du bâtiment Musée et des boîtes scénographiques. Juin 2007. jardin d'été 2011Musée du quai Branly. Vue extérieure du bâtiment Musée et des boîtes scénographiques. Juin 2007. jardin d'été 2011 Museums Night 2019 at Paris Musée du Quai Branly
On Saturday May 18, 2019, Paris Musée du Quai Branly takes part in Museums Night and welcomes children and adults for free from 6 p.m. to midnight. Guided tours of the permanent collections and the current Oceania exhibition are on the menu!

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For Museums Night hosted on May 18, 2019, the Hôtel des Invalides and the Musée de l’Armée invite visitors to discover a place full of history. The perfect moment to discover or rediscover Napoleon’s tomb as well as the museum’s permanent collections.

Musée de la Légion d'HonneurMusée de la Légion d'HonneurMusée de la Légion d'HonneurMusée de la Légion d'HonneurMuseums Night 2019 at Paris Musée de la Légion d'Honneur
This Saturday May 18, 2019, the Musée de la Légion d'Honneur takes part in Museums Night. All night long, you can discover the collections of the Musée de la Légion d'Honneur!

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For Museums Night, the UNESCO in Paris will exceptionally open its doors to make us discover its art collection on Saturday May 18, 2019 at nighttime.

Paris 8th arrondissement

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For Museums Night 2019, run to Paris Grand Palais. On Saturday May 18, 2019 the Moon and Red exhibitions will be free of charge for everyone and on the occasion, dancer Yoann Bourgeois will dance around the hypnotic stairs.

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For Museums Night held on Saturday May 18, 2019, the Petit Palais welcomes visitors for free from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. A night giving pride of place to dance and living sculptures – among others…

Paris 12th arrondissement

Pathé devient grand mécène de la Cinémathèque française Pathé devient grand mécène de la Cinémathèque française Pathé devient grand mécène de la Cinémathèque française Pathé devient grand mécène de la Cinémathèque française Museums Night 2019 at the Cinémathèque Française
For Museums Night on Saturday May 18, 2019, the Cinémathèque Française provides different activities focusing on the museum's collections and the exhibitions likely to delight fans of the 7th art, as well as families!

Paris 15th arrondissement

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For Museums Night 2019, Paris Musée Bourdelle invites curious people to experience Antoine Bourdelle's work along with music by Beethoven, Debussy and Berlioz on Saturday May 18, 2019 and all this for free!

Paris 16th arrondissement

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For Museums Night 2019, Paris Musée de l’Homme invites us to a movie night and to enjoy workshops as well as a free access to the exhibition areas, including the current exhibition “Neandertal, the exhibition”.

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The Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet in Paris takes part in Museums Night on Saturday May 18, 2019 from 7 p.m. to midnight and offers an exhibition about the world as seen from Asia.

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On Saturday May 18, 2019 form 7 p.m., the Musée Yves Saint-Laurent opens for free for Museums Night. On the occasion, the YSL Museum will present never-seen-before pieces created by Yves Saint-Laurent!

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The Fondation Louis Vuitton takes part in Museums Night 2019 on Saturday May 18, from 7 p.m., offering the perfect occasion to visit the current exhibitions for free.

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The Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine also takes part in Museums Night on Saturday May 18, 2019. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., visiting the permanent and temporary exhibitions will be free of charge including several workshops awaiting children and adults!

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Paris Philharmonie takes part in Museums Night on Saturday May 18, 2019 and opens its doors for free starting from 7 p.m. And on the occasion, the tour will be filled with music!

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Laurent P.
Last updated on 25 April 2019

Practical information

Opening Time
On 18 May 2019
Starts at 7 p.m.

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