Nuit des Musées 2024 at the Conciergerie: a free nocturne in this historic Paris venue

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis, Rizhlaine de Sortiraparis, Laurent de Sortiraparis · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on May 17th, 2024 at 10:56 a.m.
This year, the Conciergerie is taking part in the 20th Nuit des Musées. Join us this Saturday, May 18, 2024, to enjoy the program at this historic Parisian venue. Are you ready to experience a cultural nocturne in the heart of Paris?

Lovers of history and Paris who want to discover the Conciergerie on the occasion of Nuitdes Musées 2024 will be able to visit this beautiful museum steeped in history, this Saturday, May 18, 2024, and enjoy the premises under the prism of an unusual nocturne. Yes, the Nuit des Musées is a not-to-be-missed event in the Parisian calendar, offering a fine program of visits, often free of charge, and usually accompanied by unusual events including concerts, workshops, performances and other surprises.

As a reminder, the Conciergerie was a prison, the historic prison of Paris built in the 6th century. From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and the Revolution, the building has seen many personalities pass through its doors. Marie-Antoinette ended her days there, Robespierre awaited trial... and even today, the Conciergerie retains traces of its history and attracts visitors eager to discover its secrets, while offering fascinating temporary exhibitions.

So what does the Conciergerie have in store for Nuit des Musées? Below, we reveal the program that awaits you in this Parisian heritage treasure during this new edition this Saturday, May 18, 2024.

The Nuit des Musées 2024 program at the Conciergerie :

Aucun événement annoncé à ce jour, le programme est mis à jour en fonction des annonces officielles.

  • The exhibition
    Last chance to enjoy the exhibition at night this weekend! Don't miss the chance to discover "Voyage dans les pierres et la lumière" by artist Ahmet Ertuğ. In the Conciergerie's Salle des Gens d'Armes, (re)discover French and Italian architectural masterpieces through a selection of photographs highlighting these emblematic monuments.
    7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Last admission 11 pm
    Visits to the exhibition are free, no reservation necessary.

  • The show
    The L'Envolée Cirque team invites you on a sensory, moving and contemplative tour of the Conciergerie. Guided by five circus artists and a musician, let yourself be carried away as you stroll through the stations, rediscovering the monument from another angle. From aerial acrobatics to Chinese mat and optical juggling, all these disciplines will take over the space with bodies in a state of fluidity, and through installations and visual and plastic devices. A musical thread will allow these performances to interact in a suspended ballet, defying the laws of gravity!
    Reservations are required for this event.
    Access to the show (reservation required for one of the two slots): 7pm and 9:30pm

A lovely evening in the heart of Parisian history!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On May 18th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    2 Boulevard du Palais
    75001 Paris 1

    Metro line 1 "Chatelet" station, line 4 "Cité" station


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