Exhibitions and museums open on May 1, 2019

Published by Elodie D. · Published on 30 April 2019 at 17h10 · Updated on 3 May 2019 at 23h41
This Wednesday May 1, 2019 is the French Labor Day. On this bank holiday spent in Paris, you can whether pick some lilies of the valley, have a walk in a garden, visit a museum and their exhibitions open in Paris. To make the right call, check the list of museums and monuments open on this May 1, 2019.

I offer you to discover the museums and monuments open on Wednesday May 1, 2019 so you can enjoy a peaceful moment in the garden of a monument or in the rooms of an awaited exhibition!

During this article writing process, we were defeatist: traditionally everything is closed on May 1, right? After a thorough investigation, it is official, Paris is and will always be a fantastic city where culture is not limited to working days. So, that means you must make the best of your day!

Monuments open on May 1, 2019:

Visuel Paris, Tour EiffelVisuel Paris, Tour EiffelVisuel Paris, Tour EiffelVisuel Paris, Tour EiffelEiffel 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 de ParisNotre Dame de ParisNotre Dame de ParisNotre Dame de ParisNotre 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.

Monument Jeu d'Enfant 2018 au Domaine National de Saint-CloudMonument Jeu d'Enfant 2018 au Domaine National de Saint-CloudMonument Jeu d'Enfant 2018 au Domaine National de Saint-CloudMonument Jeu d'Enfant 2018 au Domaine National de Saint-CloudDomaine 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.

Les Grandes Eaux Musicales 2018 au Château de VersaillesLes Grandes Eaux Musicales 2018 au Château de VersaillesLes Grandes Eaux Musicales 2018 au Château de VersaillesLes Grandes Eaux Musicales 2018 au Château de VersaillesGardens 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!

Noël au Château de Vaux le Vicomte 2018Noël au Château de Vaux le Vicomte 2018Noël au Château de Vaux le Vicomte 2018Noël au Château de Vaux le Vicomte 2018Vaux-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!

Pâques au Château de BreteuilPâques au Château de BreteuilPâques au Château de BreteuilPâques au Château de BreteuilChâteau 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…

Rendez-vous sauvage en Patagonie au Parc zoologique de ParisRendez-vous sauvage en Patagonie au Parc zoologique de ParisRendez-vous sauvage en Patagonie au Parc zoologique de ParisRendez-vous sauvage en Patagonie au Parc zoologique de ParisParc 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 ouvre son MédusariumL'Aquarium de Paris ouvre son MédusariumL'Aquarium de Paris ouvre son MédusariumL'Aquarium de Paris ouvre son MédusariumL’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 May 1, 2019:

Toutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photosToutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photosToutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photosToutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photos 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.

Exposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photos Van Gogh, La Nuit Etoilée: the experience at Paris Atelier des Lumières
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.

La Collection Bührle au Musée Maillol, les photos !La Collection Bührle au Musée Maillol, les photos !La Collection Bührle au Musée Maillol, les photos !La Collection Bührle au Musée Maillol, les photos !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.

Hammershøi, le maître de la peinture danoise au Musée Jacquemart-AndréHammershøi, le maître de la peinture danoise au Musée Jacquemart-AndréHammershøi, le maître de la peinture danoise au Musée Jacquemart-AndréHammershøi, le maître de la peinture danoise au Musée Jacquemart-AndréMusée 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.

Exposition Thomas Schütte, Trois Actes à la Monnaie de ParisExposition Thomas Schütte, Trois Actes à la Monnaie de ParisExposition Thomas Schütte, Trois Actes à la Monnaie de ParisExposition Thomas Schütte, Trois Actes à la Monnaie de ParisMonnaie de Paris
Monnaie de Paris houses the first Parisian retrospective devoted to German sculptor and artist Thomas Schütte.

Les Métamorphoses des jeunes Artistes en Europe, l'exposition à la Fondation CartierLes Métamorphoses des jeunes Artistes en Europe, l'exposition à la Fondation CartierLes Métamorphoses des jeunes Artistes en Europe, l'exposition à la Fondation CartierLes Métamorphoses des jeunes Artistes en Europe, l'exposition à la Fondation CartierFondation Cartier: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Fondation Cartier, set in Paris 4th arrondissement, welcomes the wonderful Jeunes Artistes en Europe exhibition.

Nouvel Espace DaliNouvel Espace DaliNouvel Espace DaliNouvel Espace DaliEspace 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.

Monstres, Mangas et Murakami au Musée en HerbeMonstres, Mangas et Murakami au Musée en HerbeMonstres, Mangas et Murakami au Musée en HerbeMonstres, Mangas et Murakami au Musée en HerbeMusée 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!

Most museums are closed on May 1, 2019 but do not hesitate to make the best of this day to take a stroll!

Practical information

Opening Time
On 1 May 2019

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    1er Arrondissement
    75001 Paris 1

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