Open or not open? That is the question because on Tuesday May 1, 2018 it is French Labor Day. In order to make the right call, here is a list of good ideas for an outing or to have fun during this bank holiday:
May 1 in Paris is lily of the valley day!
On May 1, giving each other lily of the valley for good luck is a tradition because these little bell-shape flowers are considered as lucky charms. Lily of the valley also means that spring has sprung in the forests too. For this special day, you have two options: you can become a lily of the valley amateur seller and earn a little stipend or you and your family can take a walk in the forests surrounding Paris to look for these precious lucky flowers.
Museums and Monuments open on May 1, 2018
On this bank holiday spent in Paris, you can whether have a walk in a garden, visit a monument or a temporary exhibition. To make the right call, check the list of museums and monuments open on this May 1, 2018.
Shopping malls open on May 1, 2018 in Paris and in Île de France
Are you on the look for a shopping mall open on Tuesday May 1, 2018? We’ve got you covered with this list.
Amusement parks in Paris and its surroundings
Here is the right day to have some fun. Discover what amusement parks and theme parks have in store in Paris and its surroundings. Parks and rides are waiting for you to make you experience fun times with your friends and family, and be ready to be surprised!
Opening of Paris Jardin d'Acclimatation new theme park
Paris Jardin d’Acclimatation is getting a makeover and opens from May 1, 2018, a new park featuring 40 attractions including 17 unique rides. The whole in a SteamPunk atmosphere like old-fashioned Paris. Rides for teens too, a park with preserved nature with animals and a sporting tour, as many arguments to renew this theme park, the leisure spot you can’t miss in Paris.
Foire de Paris
Foire de Paris is an event well known among Parisians returning this Tuesday May 1 at Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles. Once again, Foire de Paris offers many decoration, home organization, activities and gastronomy ideas including the service that comes with it!
A giant ball pool atop the Montparnasse Tower
From April 13 to May 1, 2018, a giant ball pool awaits you atop the Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation Deck. Children and the adults in full regression that we are, are expected to jump and laze around, 210-m above the ground, with Paris in the background. Original, isn’t it?
Special effects at the Eiffel Tower
From April 17 to July 1, 2018, the event “Effets spéciaux: ça tourne à la Tour!” storms the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Related to the exhibition “Special effects, steal the scene!” of the Cité des Sciences, this animation takes us to the heart of a movie set and invites you to become an actor through 3 participate workshops.
LEGO® elebrates its 60th anniversay at Aquarium de Paris
From March 10 to May 6, 2018, Aquarium de Paris is getting a makeover and is adorned with thousands of tiny and colorful bricks to celebrate 60 years of the cult construction game, LEGO®.
Jurassic World, the exhibition at the Cité du Cinéma
From April 14 to September 2, 2018, Paris Cité du Cinéma dedicates an exhibition around the movie Jurassic World and its extended universe. A visit into the bowels of the park, discovering the greatest moments of the movie and of course, dinosaurs.
The Art of the Brick LEGO®, DC Super Heroes, a Nathan Sawaya exhibition at La Villette
DC Super Heroes and LEGO® fans, from April 29 to August 19, 2018, you have to go to La Villette for the extraordinary LEGO® exhibition with DC Super Heroes by Nathan Sawaya. This incredible exhibition displays DC Comics super heroes in 100% unique sculptures, LEGO® sculpture made by Nathan Sawaya: we already love it!
What about swimming: check the opening times
Are you fancying swimming? Which swimming pools are open on this day? Check the list of possibilities:
Parc Zoologique de Paris turns you into a budding explorer
Last day to discover the budding explorers’ program at Parc Zoologique de Paris. Biodiversity’s worst enemy is the city: pollution, warmth, strong frequentation, it seriously jeopardizes plant and animal species diversity. This is the reason Parc Zoologique de Paris is committed to an approach to preserving the local biodiversity and more specifically to popularizing it through special activities.
Thoiry Zoo will reopen from Wednesday February 17 to Monday December 31, 2018. For this new season, the team in Thoiry domain is happy to celebrate its 50th birthday with its public and presents its novelties!
The most beautiful terraces in Paris
Sunny days are here again and summer will be here before you know it! So what could be more appropriate than enjoying the city’s terrace spaces? For a little spot surrounded by greenery, an unobstructed view of the Paris rooftops or secret spots, we have it all in this guide to Parisian terraces!
In short, the choice is all yours if you want to spend a very pleasant May 1, in Paris!
On 1 May 2018
Paris - Ile de France