Long Night of Museums, Museum Night 2017 in Paris

This year, the “Nuit des Musées,” or Long Night of Museum, takes place on May 20th, 2017. Over 1000 museums will be open all night, to share their most treasured works, giving you behind-the-scenes access, and even hosting numerous events like treasure hunts, concerts or even light shows! This year another great program is planned for Museum Night, and you won’t want to miss it!

"La Nuit des Musées" is one of the most anticipated events of the season in Paris and throughout Europe. See the city’s museums in a different light, by night and often free of admission. Each year museums put on different events and activities, such as light shows, conference visits, night tours, concerts and other kinds of shows! Experience this year's European Museum Night on May 20th, 2017!

Last year, over 1300 museums in France participated in the European Museum Night, and over 2 million people attended throughout Europe. This year, Saturday May 20th is the big day!

From the Louvre, to the Centre Pompidou, the Palais de Tokyo, the Domaine de Sceaux and Versailles, the schedule of events is packed full, with more than 5000 completely original events in participating museums.

Top 10 for Long Night of Museum Events in Paris:

Long Night of Museum at the Centre Pompidou
The Centre Pompidou is participating in the 2017 “Nuit des Musées” museum night in Paris, by inviting the public to see all of their collections with guided tours. And admission is free!

Long Night of Museum at the Louvre
On May 20th, 2017, the Louvre invites young and old to explore the cultural heritage of the capital city for one night, completely free of admission!

Long Night of Museum at the Musée d’Orsay
Experience the collections at Musée d’Orsay set to the tune of the Amazing Keystone Big Band, on Saturday night, May 20th, 2017!  

Long Night of Museum at the Musée Picasso
To celebrate 2016 Museum night, the Musée Picasso in Paris is putting on a theatrical visit throughout its exhibitions, with three completely original experiences! Don’t miss it on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 6pm to midnight.

Long Night of Museum at the Musée de l’Armée
The Musée de l’Armée has a sensational program planned for Museum Night 2017, a tour that takes you from the indoor tour of the Invalides Court, to the Dome Church where Napoleon’s tomb lies, and even to to the modern department rooms for the Army Museum.

Long Night of Museum at the Cité de l’Immigration
Paris’s Immigration Museum is participating in Museum Night on Saturday. A modern ball will be held all evening long in the great halls of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, while visits in the museum are taking place!

Long Night of Museum at the Musée Guimet
The Musée Guimet is celebrating Museum Night on May 20th with torch-lit visits, theatrical shows and readings in the library.

Long Night of Museum at the Musée de l’Orangerie
Dance the night away surrounded by Monet’s Waterlilies and and works by other Fauve and Nabi artists at the Musée de l’Orangerie for Museum Night 2017! 

Long Night of Museum at the Musée de l’Homme
On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, the Musée de l’Homme anthropology museum will stay open late to welcome curious visitors to see their collections for free.

Long Night of Museum at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
For Museum Night 2017, the Fondation Louis Vuitton presents artisan works by the LVMH group, for a late night visit that’s free of admission.

Top Museum Night Events in the Paris' Region:

The Palace of Versailles Celebrates Long Night of Museum

Long Night of Museum at the Domaine de Sceaux
The Domaine de Sceaux invites music lovers to their estate for the 2017 Museum Night, where they will be hosting a ball called the “Petites Nuits de Sceaux.”

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Elodie D.
Last updated on 19 May 2017

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