Free museums, castles and monuments in Yvelines on Sunday June 2, 2024, 1st Sunday of the month

Published by My de Sortiraparis, Rizhlaine de Sortiraparis, Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on May 21th, 2024 at 11:52 a.m.
On the first Sunday of the month, many monuments, castles, museums and historic sites in Yvelines open their doors to you free of charge. But not all of them are free all year round, and some are currently undergoing renovation work. To help you find your way around, we've put together a list of cultural sites in Yvelines to visit this Sunday, June 2, 2024.

We're smart enough to take advantage of the free monuments and museums on the first Sunday of the month. While Paris sees the opening of the Musée du Quai Branly, the Musée d'Orsay, the Arc de Triomphe and the Hôtel de la Marine, the Yvelines is not to be outdone, with many treasures waiting to be discovered.

It has to be said that the department has plenty to attract the crowds, if only for the Château de Versailles, which enchants us with every visit. But don't forget that the 78 also has a wealth of other historic sites and sublime museums to discover. Some are only open free of charge on the first Sunday of the month at certain times of the year. National monuments, for example, are free on the 1st Sunday of the month only from January to March and from November to December.

So, between sites closed for work or renovations and those that are never free, we point you in the direction of the good deals for this Sunday, June 2, 2024.

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We're off to Saint-Germain-en-Laye to discover the Musée d'Archéologie National in the heart of its historic château. This museum boasts some of the world's richest archaeological collections, tracing human life and "inventions" from the earliest times to the Merovingian era. Various temporary exhibitions enable us to learn more about our ancestors, in a fun and educational way.

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The estate, the ruins of the abbey of Port-Royal des Champs and the national estate of the Granges de Port-Royal together form the national estate of Port Royal des Champs. Discover the ruins of the abbey destroyed by order of Louis XIV and the museum housed in the "Petites Ecoles" building. On the 1ᵉʳ Sunday of each month, admission to the park is free.

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The Musée du Jouet, inaugurated in September 1976, is housed in the heart of the porterie of the Prieuré royal Saint-Louis. The museum houses a vast collection of nearly 14,000 objects, including 600 toys and games, offering a fascinating journey through the world of toys, from Antiquity to the present day. Dolls, cuddly toys, miniature vehicles and racetracks, board games and construction sets, scientific games, skipping ropes and figurines... Fashions come and go, technologies evolve, but children's passions remain intact. To discover the games of yesterday and today, why not take advantage of free admission every first Sunday of the month?

Musée de l'Hôtel DieuMusée de l'Hôtel DieuMusée de l'Hôtel DieuMusée de l'Hôtel Dieu

The Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu houses a collection evoking several centuries of artistic creation on three levels. Located in Mantes la Jolie, just a stone's throw from the Collégiale Notre-Dame, the Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu gives visitors the chance to discover the town's medieval past, as well as the works of artist Maximilien Luce. The museum is open free of charge on the first Sunday of every month.

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The Musée Maurice Denis is a cultural nugget dedicated to the artist Maurice Denis and his contemporaries. Formerly the artist's home, this museum invites visitors on a journey back in time to discover Symbolism and Post-Impressionism. In addition to its rich collection of works, the museum stands out for its accessibility policy: it's free for under-26s and every first Sunday of the month, allowing everyone to explore the fascinating world of Denis and his peers without emptying the wallet.

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You may not have known it, but theArboretum de Chevreloup is also open to visitors free of charge on the first Sunday of the month. The 200-hectare Arboretum de Versailles-Chèvreloup, a vast natural and landscaped area housing an exceptional collection of 2,500 plant species, is an integral part of the royal estate of Versailles. For almost a century, the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle has been developing a veritable living museum of trees. The park is open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last entrance around 4 p.m.

So how about a nice free visit this Sunday, June 2, 2024?

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Dates and Opening Time
On June 2nd, 2024

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    Location

    Domaine National de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
    78100 Saint Germain en Laye

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    Free

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