This Whit Monday, the following Museums and Monuments will remain open and welcome you for permanent and/or temporary exhibition. Careful, Ville de Paris museums – Musée d’Art Moderne, Musée Carnavalet, Petit Palis – will be closed on this public holiday!
Monuments, gardens and castles open on June 10, 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).
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: 10 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.
Aquarium Sea Life Paris: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Aquarium Sea Life Paris welcomes with king penguins and 350 living species in 50 aquariums for thrilling experiences: the same day, you can pet a sea star, hold a crab in your hand, touch shark’s eggs and see the ecosystem in coral reefs.
Museums open on Monday 10, 2019:
King Tut at the Grande Halle de la Villette: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
King Tut: the Treasure of the Pharaoh is the wonderful exhibition to see from March 23 to September 15, 2019 at the Grande Halle de la Villette. Thanks to 150 original items coming straight from King Tut's tomb including 60 displayed for the first time outside Egypt, let's go back in time and discover the cursed Pharaoh.
Van Gogh at L'Atelier des Lumières: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
L'Atelier des Lumières takes us to Van Gogh's universe for a new immersive exhibition running from February 22 to December 31, 2019. Totally immersed in projections of paintings by masters on the concrete walls, we're in awe for 35 minutes, you can even walk in Van Gogh's most beautiful paintings, a magical moment you don't want to miss.
Centre Pompidou: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
The Centre Pompidou houses the Musée National d’Art Moderne and has been offering for 40 years new contemporary works of art in a smoother and more accessible tour. Dubuffet’s Le Jardin d’Hiver, Daniel Buren’s linear works, Bertrand Lavier’s works… We love this new presentation. And in addition to the tour, let’s enjoy the Préhistoire and Dora Maar exhibitions.
Louvre: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
True culture icon in Paris, this palace is a must-see that we couldn’t really visit. In addition to the large formats and the world’s most famous small ones (think Mona Lisa), the Louvre has to be visited for its architecture, from the Medieval Louvre to I.M. Peï’s Louvre (the pyramid architect) and its masterpieces, and they are numerous!
Grand Palais: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Grand Palais – World’s Fair 1900 architectural jewel – often welcomes temporary exhibitions since no permanent collections are displayed within the place. Currently, the Grand Palais offers a focus on the moon and its interpretation by artists, and a wonderful exhibition about Soviet art, Rouge.
Musée de l’Orangerie: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Set in the heart of the Tuileries garden, the Musée de l’Orangerie houses many temporary exhibitions. Yet, the Musée de l’Orangerie is famous for the varied donations received from artists and collectors. While Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume!
Musée Guimet – Asian Arts National Museum: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Musée Guimet takes to Asia, to discover civilizations and their arts, in an area that displays over 10,000 items from Asian and Middle-East; this museum has been created by Emile Guimet who travelled a lot and donated the treasures he used to bring back.
Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
As a vestige of the Art Déco style in Paris, the Cité Chaillot offers about 22,000 sqm devoted to the French and World’s heritage: divided into three parts, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine collection houses whole parts of buildings of all time, sometimes scale models, sometimes recreation or even photographs from many cities from this past century.
Espace Dali Paris 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Confidential museum in Paris, Espace Fali has been welcoming the greatest private collection of Salvador Dali's work for 25 years. After closing for 4 months for embellishment works, Espace Dali is to reopen on April 13, 2018 with a new visit route, 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 offers a new exhibition, Monstres, Mangas et Murakami focusing on the fantastic and wonderful universe of Japanese art, through works by artist Takashi Murakami and his group, the Kaikai Kiki.
Cinémathèque: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Cinémathèque, set near the Parc de Bercy, houses a large part of the audiovisual heritage, from the debuts of the cinema to nowadays. Magic lantern, picture boxes and optical illusions from the 18th century to the latest state-of-the-art cameras and projectors, without forgetting scripts, sets and costumes, the Musée de la Cinémathèque is a true gem for lovers of the 7th art!
Musée Maillol: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Emil Bührle exhibition is displayed at the 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. – 6 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. Currently, the museum dedicates a beautiful exhibition to Vilhelm Hammershoi, the mast of Danish painting.
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.
Fondation Louis Vuitton: 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton is a company foundation covering 11,000sqm devoted to contemporary art and including 7000sqm open to the public. Currently, the fondation Louis Vuitton provides a Samuel Courtauld collection exhibition, to rediscover the impressionist masterpieces usually displayed in London.
Musée de la Grande Guerre: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
If it's not a smile-inducing topic, families find at the Musée de la Grande Guerre the explanations children are looking for after a lesson about the war: reproductions of dressed soldiers, horses, reconstructed trenches with the smell and the sounds take us straight to this unthinkable state of war for whoever never lived it.
This June, many exhibitions are coming, so make sure you check the best exhibitions in June 2019!
Photo: Musée du Louvre © Paris Tourist Office – Photographer: Marc Bertrand
On 10 June 2019
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