What to do this May 1, 2019 in Paris?

Published by My B. · Published on 19 April 2019 at 17h20 · Updated on 29 April 2019 at 09h23
What to do this May 1, 2019 in Paris? It is a bank holiday so; many places are closed. And because it is French Labor Day, there are even more closed places than usual. Are you looking for how to spend a good day? Check our ideas to be sure you will not find a closed door.

Open or not open? That is the question because on Wednesday May 1, 2019 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:

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What about swimming: check the opening times
Are you fancying swimming? Which swimming pools are open on this day? Check the list of possibilities:

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Opening of parks and gardens: Parc FloralJardin des Plantes and the Ménagerie are open.
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In short, the choice is all yours if you want to spend a very pleasant May 1, in Paris!

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On 1 May 2019

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    75001 Paris 1

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