On Easter Monday, April 22, 2019, the following monuments and museums will remain open and let you enjoy temporary or permanent exhibitions. Beware, the Musée d’Art Moderne, Musée Carnavalet, and Petit Palais are closed on this public holiday!
Monuments, gardens and Châteaux open on April 22, 2019:
Eiffel Tower: 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Built for the World Fair 1889, the Eiffel tower was said to be dismantled in 1909, but the scientific experiments made possible because of its height saved it. On the 2d floor, the view is a must, you will discover the impressive panorama of Paris monuments (for Parisians, it’s a lovely reminding session but a fascinating discovery of the city for tourists).
Notre Dame: 8 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
With its 13 million visitors a year, the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral is one of the must in Paris. A cult place as much as a monument and a witness of Paris history since the beginning of its construction.
Domaine de Saint-Cloud: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.:
museum from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The hydraulic system enlivens the gardens with a temporary entertainment, that you will discover throughout a walk. All along the walk, the water goes from pools to fountain to spring out 30-m away at the Grand Jet before finishing its race in the whirling pool of the Grande Cascade, the highlight of the show.
Gardens of Versailles: 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Palace of Versailles and its royal gardens delight visitors for 350 years. Come along and discover a new season of walks around the groves and the fountains of the estate, in addition to the visit of the Royal palace. The Fountains Shows, the Music Gardens, the Night Fountain Shows and the Royal Serenade expect you. Listening to the music, 55 fountains scattered across the 850 hectares of the Versailles gardens feature an incredible show inherited from the Sun Century every weekend!
Vaux-le-Vicomte Château: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Vaux-le-Vicomte Chateau is one of the most beautiful castles from the 17th century, Nicolas Fouquet’s work, Louis XIV’s finance superintendent. This castle inspired the construction of the Palace of Versailles!
Château de Breteuil: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Discover the history of the Château de Breteuil and its fantastic furniture thanks to the guided tours held all day long. In the afternoon, the castle story-tellers make you travel through Charles Perrault’s tales: Donkeyskin, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots…
Parc Zoologique de Paris: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Parc Zoologique de Paris welcomes the Printemps des Explorateurs program from April 7 to May 6, 2018. Focused on local biodiversity, many events are planned: exploration game, conferences, exploring workshops and discovery days await. To do with your family and friends.
L’Aquarium de Paris: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
L’Aquarium de Paris is a 3,500-sqm tour in the heart of Paris with over 10,000 fishes and invertebrates, including 2,500 jellyfishes and 450 corals living in 50 pools suited to their way of life.
Museums open on April 22, 2019:
King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Grande Halle de la Villette: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
An exhibition devoted to Tutankhamun in Paris? From March 23, to September 15, 2019, head to La Villette for a major display of the treasures of the Pharaoh in conjunction with the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Van Gogh, La Nuit Etoilée: the experience at Paris Atelier des Lumières: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
From February 22 to December 31, 2019 Paris Atelier des Lumières takes us to a new immersive exhibition focusing on Van Gogh’s universe. For 35 minutes, we roam around Van Gogh’s most beautiful paintings, rediscovering this poorly received genius back in the days. His story, his brushstroke and his evolution are unveiled.
Centre Pompidou: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Centre Pompidou houses the Musée National d'Art Moderne and has been offering for over 40 years new contemporary works in a smoother and more accessible tour. Dubuffet's Jardin d'Hiver, Daniel Burren's linear works and Bertrand Lavier's works, we love this new display. Moreover, we can enjoy the exhibition dedicated to Vasarely and Mutation/Création 3.
The Louvre: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Genuine icon of culture in Paris, this palace is a must-see that we'll never be able to visit as a whole. In addition to large formats and the most famous small painting (Mona Lisa), the Louvre has to be visited for its architecture, for the Medieval Louvre to the Louvre by I.M. Peï (the architect of the Pyramid) and for its many masterpieces! Currently, the Louvre focuses on chalcography with the "Engraving for the King" exhibition.
Grand palais: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Architectural gem from the World's Fair 1900, the Grand Palais often houses temporary exhibitions since it has no permanent collection displayed. Currently, the Grand Palais displays two exhibitions, one about the Moon and its interpretation by artists and the other about Soviet art, Rouge.
Musée de l'Orangerie: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Set in the heart of the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musée de l'Orangerie is known for the Water Lilies and Jean Walter's and Paul Guillaume's private collections! Currently, the Musée de l'Orangerie devotes an exhibition to the Adventure of the Blue Rider, a rather unknown art movement launched in 1910 by Kandinsky, Franz Marc and August Macke!
Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Vestige of the Art Déco style in Paris, the Cité Chaillot provides about 22,000-sqm dedicated to French and World Heritage, divided into three parts, the collection of the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine houses entire part of buildings of any time, sometimes scale models, sometimes recreations and even photographs of various cities from the past century.
Musée Maillol: 10:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
The Collection Emil Bührle is displayed at Paris Musée Maillol.Delacroix, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Modigliani, Picasso… They all expect you from March 20 to July 21, 2019, come and discover their works.
Musée Jacquemart-André: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
In this beautiful private mansion purchased by Edouard André for his wife Nélie Jacquemart, we find the beautiful collection of art passionate, as well as their living place, left as it used to be, including the reception rooms, the music room and the dining room.
Musée Jacquemart-André is currently displaying a great retrospective about Vilhelm Hammershoi, the master of Danish painting, running from March 14 to July 22, 2019.
Espace Dali Paris: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Confidential museum in Paris, Espace Dali has been welcoming the greatest private collection of Salvador Dali's work for 25 years, a new offer thought to revitalize the museum.
Musée en Herbe: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Musée en Herbe, known for introducing children to art, has a new exhibition focusing on artist Takashi Murakami and his group, the Kaikai Kiki, an exhibition called Monstres, Mangas et Murakami.
Musée Grévin: 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Created in 1882 by journalist Arthur Meyer, Musée Grévin is now one of the most visited places in the French capital! The year 2018 marks 135 years of existence so, to pay it tribute, go to discover or rediscover its greatest was figures!
Don't hesitate to have a look at our traditional Easter egg hunts guide, some take place in the gardens of these monuments, such as Vaux-le-Vicomte.
On 22 April 2019
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