Cécile D. · Photos by
Julie M. · Published on 27 October 2020 at 10h47
· Updated on 27 October 2020 at 10h48
This Friday November 1, 2019 is a public holiday and many Parisian museums and monuments open their doors to the public: make the best of it to discover temporary exhibitions and this fall novelties.
For All Saints Day 2019, Sortiraparis editorial board presents you a selection of the best exhibition to visit in Museums and Monuments open in Paris. Everything to entertain yourselves and have fun on this public holiday.
Museums and exhibitions open on November 1, 2019:
- The Atelier des Lumières: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
A new place to be discovered, the Atelier des Lumières is about to rock Paris 11th arrondissement with a Digital art center set in a former smelting plant from the 19th century. Walk a 2000sqm room and paintings by Van Gogh!
- The 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! Careful though, you can currently visit the Louvre only by prior registration, especially with the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition!
- 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 displays El Greco and Toulouse-Lautrec exhibitions.
- 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, we have the Italian masterpieces from the Alana Collection.
- Fondation Cartier: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Fondation Cartier, set in Paris 4th arrondissement, welcomes one of the most beautiful exhibitions of the moment: "Nous les Arbres”, to be discovered until November 10, 2019.
- 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. The museum currenlty displays a Félix Fénéon exhibition. Yet, the museum is famous for Monet's Water Lilies.
- 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 des Sciences: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Cité des Sciences is heaven on Earth for curious people of all ages with its tours suited to all and saying everything about sciences. Currently, the Cité des Sciences offers us an exhibition about Spies!
- Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ruin from the Art Déco style in Paris, the Cité Chaillot offers about 22,000-sqm devoted to the French and global heritage: divided into three parts, the collection of the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine sometimes houses entire panels of buildings from anytime, sometimes models, reconstitutions and even photographs from the varied cities of the past century.
- Musée de la Grande Guerre: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
If the subject doesn’t lend itself to smile, families comes to the Musée de la Grande Guerre so that kids can get the explanations seek after a lesson about war: reproductions of dressed soldiers, horses, recreated trenches with the odors and the noise take us to this state of war we can’t imagine if you haven’t seen it.
Monuments open on November 1, 2019:
- Palace of Versailles: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Palace of Versailles is the absolute power symbol of French Kings. We will never be tired of strolling around this universe thought up by Louis XIV to highlight his power onto the world.
- Arc de Triomphe: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Thought up by Napoleon I in 1806, the Arc de Triomphe is inaugurated in 1836 by the King of France, Louis-Philippe who dedicates it to the armies of the French Revolution and the Empire.
- Panthéon: 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
“To the great men, the grateful homeland”. August 15, 2018 can be the perfect occasion to pay tribute to the 74 great men buried in the Pantheon crypt including Simone Veil who made it on July 1, 2018!
- 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 to be seen in July and October only!
- Château de Breteuil: 10 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. – 8:30 p.m. / late-night opening from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Focused on local biodiversity, many events are planned: exploration game, conferences, exploring workshops and discovery days await. To do with your family and friends.
- Vaux-le-Vicomte Château: 10 a.m. – 7 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!
- Musée Grévin: 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Musée Grévin is the only place where you can meet historical characters in Paris. From Henri IV to Charles de Gaulle, without forgetting Joan of Arc and François Hollande, we have the opportunity to meet Kings of France and current political figures and even take pictures with them!
No need to go to these museums closed on November 1:
BNF, Petit Palais, Musée d’Art Moderne, Musée Carnavalet, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Palais Galliera, Musée de la Vie Romantique, Musée Cognacq-Jay and Halle Saint-Pierre.
Happy All Saints Day!