Digital and de-confined exhibitions in Paris this May 2020

Published by Cécile D. · Photos by My B. · Published on 22 May 2020 at 16h17 · Updated on 22 May 2020 at 16h17
What exhibitions can we visit in May 2020 in Paris? As we still wait to be allowed out again and go back to museums, there are wonderful virtual exhibitions and tours to enjoy. Stay tuned: deconfinement will lead to some change in the May's cultural program.

We’ve got a new saying for you: April showers bring many hours of art events in May! And it's perfect, since there's something for everyone.

May 2020's major events:

Exposition Dior au Musée des Arts Décoratifs Exposition Dior au Musée des Arts Décoratifs Exposition Dior au Musée des Arts Décoratifs Exposition Dior au Musée des Arts Décoratifs Coronavirus: Christian Dior, the exhibition at the Musée des Arts décoratifs accessible online
Because of the coronavirus epidemic, the House of Dior - that celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017 - at the Musée des Arts décoratifs has decided to reopen a wonderful exhibition about Christian Dior (1905-1957), but digitally speaking through a guided tour available on YouTube.

Le LouvreLe LouvreLe LouvreLe Louvre Discover the Louvre even if confined
The Louvre, as other museums, is closed until further notice. Despite the lockdown, you can still enjoy the treasures it contains thanks to different solutions available on its website. Let’s enjoy a free tour!

Wizarding World, la boutique officielle Harry Potter au Village JouéClub de ParisWizarding World, la boutique officielle Harry Potter au Village JouéClub de ParisWizarding World, la boutique officielle Harry Potter au Village JouéClub de ParisWizarding World, la boutique officielle Harry Potter au Village JouéClub de Paris Harry Potter, the virtual exhibition of the British Library to enjoy for free
Wizards and witches from all over the world, and even muggles, enjoy a new magical trip to the heart of the British Library. But leave your broom and get out of this chimney: no need to get out of the house. The Harry Potter exhibition is available online for free for our greatest joy!

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 Versailles The Palace of Versailles at home: tours, virtual exhibitions and documentaries
The Palace of Versailles can also be visited from home. As it cannot open for months, the world’s most famous palace opens for a video guided tour and virtual exhibitions.

Exposition Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Voyages en Méditerranée - l’album Photo Exposition Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Voyages en Méditerranée - l’album Photo Exposition Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Voyages en Méditerranée - l’album Photo Exposition Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Voyages en Méditerranée - l’album Photo Coronavirus: the Atelier des Lumières come to you
Despite being able to go to the Atelier des Lumières because of coronavirus, it’s the Atelier des Lumières that comes to you! How come? Through different experiences such as discover one work per day or entertainments for children. Perfect to spend time and escape while confined.

Exhibitions to enjoy in real life in May 2020:

A la recherche des oeuvres disparues, l'exposition à l'Institut Giacometti : nos photosA la recherche des oeuvres disparues, l'exposition à l'Institut Giacometti : nos photosA la recherche des oeuvres disparues, l'exposition à l'Institut Giacometti : nos photosA la recherche des oeuvres disparues, l'exposition à l'Institut Giacometti : nos photos The Giacometti Institute reopens with In Search of Lost Works - our pictures
The institut Giacometti reopens this Friday May 15, 2020! The museum is finally allowed to exit containment and invites the fans of the artist to come and discover their latest exhibitions, In Search of Lost Works, from February 25 to June 17, 2020. A fascinating investigation on the clues left by Giacometti to discover never-seen-before works! Don’t miss it!

Reopening of monuments and museums in May 2020?

visuel Paris arc de triomphevisuel Paris arc de triomphevisuel Paris arc de triomphevisuel Paris arc de triomphe National monuments reopening: first dates
The Centre des Monuments Nationaux unveils a first round of dates for the reopening of some of the treasures of the French heritage. So, what cultural places are reopening soon in France?

Visuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris Louvre Coronavirus: museums to reopen on June 2 everywhere in France
Edouard Philippe has announced it on Thursday May 28, 2020: phase two of France's containment exit plan allows musuems and monuments to reopen eveyrwhere in France. Starting from June 2, 2020, we can go back to museums, but with a facemask on all along our visit.

Visuel Paris Petit PalaisVisuel Paris Petit PalaisVisuel Paris Petit PalaisVisuel Paris Petit Palais Coronavirus: Paris museums to reopen
To face coronavirus and the economic crisis, Paris deputy mayor for Culture Christophe Girard has announced a few weeks ago that museums depending on the city will be allowed to partially open again mid-June regarding post-confinement health measures are upheld. What museums are concerned? We tell you everything!

Virtual exhibitions to see in May 2020:

Turner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart AndréTurner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart AndréTurner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart AndréTurner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart André Coronavirus: the Turner exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André reopens in May
Despite coronavirus, Paris Musée Jacquemart-André proposes its great retrospective around work by British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner with the “Turner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate” exhibition, running again from May 26 to January 11, 202 in partnership with London’s Tate. The exhibition is also available on line for a virtual tour.

Coronavirus : le tombeau de Ramsès VI en visite virtuelle depuis son canapéCoronavirus : le tombeau de Ramsès VI en visite virtuelle depuis son canapéCoronavirus : le tombeau de Ramsès VI en visite virtuelle depuis son canapéCoronavirus : le tombeau de Ramsès VI en visite virtuelle depuis son canapé Coronavirus: virtual tour of Ramesses VI’s tomb
Looking to visit the tomb of a Pharaoh while being in coronavirus lockdown? Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities gives us this chance by offering a virtual reality thanks to a 3D modeling of Ramesses VI’s tomb. The occasion to discover the richness of Ancient Egypt!

Pompéi, l'exposition au Grand PalaisPompéi, l'exposition au Grand PalaisPompéi, l'exposition au Grand PalaisPompéi, l'exposition au Grand Palais Coronavirus: Pompéi, the exhibition at the Grand Palais from your home
Because of the coronavirus epidemic, no Pompéi exhibition so far at the Grand Palais, but it didn’t prevent the cultural venue from offering a digital version of this great retrospective. To discover from March 25th, 2020 as of noon.

Coronavirus : la maison de Claude Monet à Giverny en visite virtuelleCoronavirus : la maison de Claude Monet à Giverny en visite virtuelleCoronavirus : la maison de Claude Monet à Giverny en visite virtuelleCoronavirus : la maison de Claude Monet à Giverny en visite virtuelle Coronavirus: virtually visit Claude Monet’s house in Giverny
And what if, to escape while confined because of the coronavirus pandemic, we virtually enjoy a visit to Giverny? This is what the Maison de Claude Monet offers, a museum devoted to the artist set in the painter’s famous house, surrounded by gardens, with an exclusive virtual tour! A way to travel while staying home… Keep reading!

Notre Dame de Paris, les photos des dégâtsNotre Dame de Paris, les photos des dégâtsNotre Dame de Paris, les photos des dégâtsNotre Dame de Paris, les photos des dégâts Digital exhibition about Notre-Dame de Paris
Available online, the digital “Notre-Dame de Paris en plus de 100 oeuvres” exhibition returns on the history of the cathedral and walks across the greatest events it witnessed through a selection of over 100 reproduction of works of all time eras.

Les canons de l'élégance au Musée de l'ArméeLes canons de l'élégance au Musée de l'ArméeLes canons de l'élégance au Musée de l'ArméeLes canons de l'élégance au Musée de l'Armée Coronavirus: Les Canons de l’élégance at Paris Musée de l’Armée digitally accessible
Soldiers have always wanted to look elegant. From October 19, 2019 to January 26, 2020, Paris Musée de l’Armée invites us to discover about 200 pieces of fashion from the military world thanks to the “Les Canons de l’Elégance” [The Canons of Elegance] exhibition. And during coronavirus confinement, the exhibition is digitally opening again.

Museums to enjoy virtually in May 2020:

Chapelle SixtineChapelle SixtineChapelle SixtineChapelle Sixtine Confinement: visit the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel from the comfort of your home
Visiting the Vatican? It is possible even though you are confined, online. Since 2010, the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Room and the Profane Museum can be visited in 3D along with very clear explanations. If it does not replace a tour in Rome, these virtual tours allow us to improve our knowledge from the comfort of our sofas.

Journées du Patrimoine 2019 : Le Petit Palais Journées du Patrimoine 2019 : Le Petit Palais Journées du Patrimoine 2019 : Le Petit Palais Journées du Patrimoine 2019 : Le Petit Palais Muséosphère to explore Paris museums from your home
Playful for children and adults, Muséosphère invites us to discover Paris museums. Thanks to this interactive website, you can visit different museums and learn more about the treasures they hold.

Le LouvreLe LouvreLe LouvreLe Louvre Discover the Louvre even if confined
The Louvre, as other museums, is closed until further notice. Despite the lockdown, you can still enjoy the treasures it contains thanks to different solutions available on its website. Let’s enjoy a free tour!

Réouverture du musée Carnavalet à ParisRéouverture du musée Carnavalet à ParisRéouverture du musée Carnavalet à ParisRéouverture du musée Carnavalet à Paris Coronavirus: the Musée Carnavalet to discover from your home
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, and because we cannot visit the Musée Carnavalet in the flesh – especially as it was to reopen this spring 2020 after years of renovations – let’s make the best of the confinement to digitally visit it, from your home, thanks to an exclusive virtual tour.

Visuel Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisVisuel Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisVisuel Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisVisuel Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris Coronavirus: enjoy a virtual tour of Paris Museum of Modern Art
Calling all art lovers! Despite coronavirus, Paris Museum of Modern Art invites you to virtually discover its areas from your home. How come? With a 360° virtual tour for a total immersion…

Harper’s Bazaar, l'exposition au Musée des Arts Décoratifs, nos photosHarper’s Bazaar, l'exposition au Musée des Arts Décoratifs, nos photosHarper’s Bazaar, l'exposition au Musée des Arts Décoratifs, nos photosHarper’s Bazaar, l'exposition au Musée des Arts Décoratifs, nos photos Coronavirus: the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and its collections as if you were there
Because coronavirus is no excuse not to go to museums, MAD Paris-Musée des Arts Décoratifs invites us to digitally discover its collections with a 360° virtual tour, as well as entertainments for children, a drawing contest and many more surprises. Keep reading!

Turner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart AndréTurner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart AndréTurner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart AndréTurner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart André Coronavirus: Musée Jacquemart-André’s collections as if you were there
Wanting to go to the Musée Jacquemart-André without leaving your home because of the coronavirus pandemic? It’s possible since the Parisian institution invites you to digitally discover its collections. The occasion to have a cultural break in your quarantine.

Le Défilé Dior printemps-été 2020 au Musée RodinLe Défilé Dior printemps-été 2020 au Musée RodinLe Défilé Dior printemps-été 2020 au Musée RodinLe Défilé Dior printemps-été 2020 au Musée Rodin Coronavirus: discover Musée Rodin’s collections from your home
Amid the coronavirus crises, no visit allowed at the Musée Rodin, well physically speaking…. But you can be amazed by the different works exhibited at the museum since the cultural place offers you to discover its collection digitally, from your home. Collections are available as part of the #CultureChezNous action led by Minister of Culture.

Visuel Paris Grand PalaisVisuel Paris Grand PalaisVisuel Paris Grand PalaisVisuel Paris Grand Palais Coronavirus: the Grand Palais and its exhibitions from the comfort of your living room
To keep you busy while confined because of the coronavirus, the Grand Palais offers you to virtually visits its exhibition area and invites you to enjoy entertainments and tours available for the entire family. Digital collections, entertainments for children, anecdotes… improve your knowledge from your sofa!

Coronavirus : Monart, la galerie d'art virtuelle accessible depuis votre canapéCoronavirus : Monart, la galerie d'art virtuelle accessible depuis votre canapéCoronavirus : Monart, la galerie d'art virtuelle accessible depuis votre canapéCoronavirus : Monart, la galerie d'art virtuelle accessible depuis votre canapé Coronavirus: Monart, the virtual art gallery accessible from your sofa
During the confinement caused by the coronavirus epidemic, art lovers can head to Monart, a virtual art gallery, to discover free of charge and from your sofa, the most beautiful works by contemporary artists from all over the world. You can even buy a work of art from the comfort of your living room!


Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 1 May 2020 to 31 May 2020

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    Location

    1er Arrondissement
    75001 Paris 1

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