Free exhibitions in Paris in October 2024: good ideas for art lovers

Published by La Rédac · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on June 7th, 2024 at 01:44 p.m.
Do you like exhibitions? So do we! And we love them best when they're free! To discover Paris' finest exhibitions without hurting your wallet in October 2024, follow our guide.

We just love autumn! Its shimmering trees, its warm drinks, its All Saints' Day vacations with the bigHalloween party... And, of course, its exhibitions!October marks the start of a new season in Paris' museums and galleries: new programs get underway, and many surprises await us.

But all these events come at a price, and our wallets can't always keep up. Fortunately, there are plenty of free exhibitions in Paris and the Paris region to quench our thirst for art, even on a tight budget!

Free collections, galleries, art venues, open-air exhibitions, nocturnes, special events: your cultural program for October 2024 promises to be a busy one.

So let's take a look at the free art exhibitions and events that await you this month. Don't forget to consult this guide regularly: we'll be adding new ideas for outings as the capital's museums and art venues are announced.

Château d'Écouen - Musée national de la Renaissance  -  A7C8658Château d'Écouen - Musée national de la Renaissance  -  A7C8658Château d'Écouen - Musée national de la Renaissance  -  A7C8658Château d'Écouen - Musée national de la Renaissance  -  A7C8658 Sport and the Renaissance: a free exhibition on ancient sports at the Musée de la Renaissance
The Château d'Ecouen -musée national de la Renaissance invites us to discover 16th-century sports, with the free exhibition "Sport and the Renaissance", on view from July 1 to November 5, 2024. [Read more]

Exposition Martine Syms à Lafayette AnticipationsExposition Martine Syms à Lafayette AnticipationsExposition Martine Syms à Lafayette AnticipationsExposition Martine Syms à Lafayette Anticipations Martine Syms exhibition at Lafayette Anticipations
Attention contemporary art lovers! American artist Martine Syms takes over Lafayette Anticipations for a retrospective exhibition unique in France, from October 16, 2024 to February 9, 2025. A truly immersive experience where art and commerce meet in an innovative concept store... Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Martine Syms through her works and collaborative objects! [Read more]

We are Here : l'exposition d'art urbain au Petit Palais - IMG20240611093151We are Here : l'exposition d'art urbain au Petit Palais - IMG20240611093151We are Here : l'exposition d'art urbain au Petit Palais - IMG20240611093151We are Here : l'exposition d'art urbain au Petit Palais - IMG20240611093151 We are here: the free urban art exhibition invades the Petit Palais collections - photo
We didn't expect to see urban art in a Fine Arts museum... And yet that's exactly what the We are here exhibition, on view free of charge from June 12 to November 17, 2024, offers us. [Read more]

Exposition Paris à l'Hôtel de Ville - les PhotosExposition Paris à l'Hôtel de Ville - les PhotosExposition Paris à l'Hôtel de Ville - les PhotosExposition Paris à l'Hôtel de Ville - les Photos "Paris!" the free immersive exhibition celebrating the capital at Hôtel de Ville
Paris reveals all its facets at an exceptional exhibition at the Hôtel de Ville? From May 25 to November 16, 2024, discover Paris City Hall's event exhibition for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games: "Paris! the capital presents itself to the world! Come and (re)discover Paris, its wealth, its culture, its events, its tragedies and everything that makes up its identity. [Read more]

Noli, jeux coréens  - IMG 9590Noli, jeux coréens  - IMG 9590Noli, jeux coréens  - IMG 9590Noli, jeux coréens  - IMG 9590 Noli, Korean games: the free, fun exhibition at the Korean Cultural Centre
The Korean Cultural Center offers a fascinating and entertaining tour of Korean games, from the 18th century to the present day, from vintage toys to video games, in a free exhibition from May 24 to October 5, 2024! [Read more]

bnfbnfbnfbnf À nous les stades! A history of women's sport: the free exhibition at BnF
Sport isn't just a man's game, and the BnF François-Mitterand intends to remind us of this in a free exhibition on women's sport, from May 22 to October 13, 2024! [Read more]

Nuits corticales, l'exposition contemporaine de Loris Gréaud qui transforme le Petit Palais - photos - IMG20231002170208Nuits corticales, l'exposition contemporaine de Loris Gréaud qui transforme le Petit Palais - photos - IMG20231002170208Nuits corticales, l'exposition contemporaine de Loris Gréaud qui transforme le Petit Palais - photos - IMG20231002170208Nuits corticales, l'exposition contemporaine de Loris Gréaud qui transforme le Petit Palais - photos - IMG20231002170208 Le Corps en mouvement: when sport and art meet in the collections of the Petit Palais
The Petit Palais is showcasing its permanent collections, and linking sport and art with a brand new exhibition: discover "Le corps en mouvement" free of charge from May 15 to November 17 2024. [Read more]

Les mondes imaginaires : l'exposition de sculptures onirique de l'Espace Monte-Cristo - photos - IMG20240412103716Les mondes imaginaires : l'exposition de sculptures onirique de l'Espace Monte-Cristo - photos - IMG20240412103716Les mondes imaginaires : l'exposition de sculptures onirique de l'Espace Monte-Cristo - photos - IMG20240412103716Les mondes imaginaires : l'exposition de sculptures onirique de l'Espace Monte-Cristo - photos - IMG20240412103716 Imaginary worlds: the dreamlike sculpture exhibition at Espace Monte-Cristo - photos
Poetic, dreamlike, surprising: with its new free exhibition, Espace Monte-Cristo aims to awaken our childlike hearts. Discover Imaginary Worlds from April 13 to December 15, 2024. [Read more]

Exposition Faisons Corps - IMG 5443Exposition Faisons Corps - IMG 5443Exposition Faisons Corps - IMG 5443Exposition Faisons Corps - IMG 5443 Faisons corps: the free exhibition exploring intimacy at the Maif Social Club unveiled
The Maif Social Club is organizing a group exhibition on the body, intimacy and identity. From March 30, 2024 to January 4, 2025, visit Faisons corps free of charge. [Read more]

L'Esquisse, le nouvel Hôtel culturel de Barbizon à la fois café et Musée gratuitL'Esquisse, le nouvel Hôtel culturel de Barbizon à la fois café et Musée gratuitL'Esquisse, le nouvel Hôtel culturel de Barbizon à la fois café et Musée gratuitL'Esquisse, le nouvel Hôtel culturel de Barbizon à la fois café et Musée gratuit L'Esquisse, Barbizon's new cultural hotel, both café and free museum
L'Esquisse is a fusion of hotel, café and free museum. We're off to Barbizon, the famous artists' village, to take advantage of this new spot that combines large, charming rooms, a great café by the fireplace and a free museum honoring the artists who have influenced Barbizon around the world. [Read more]

hachehachehachehache Viking heroes: a free exhibition combining history and culture at the Val d'Oise archaeological museum
The Musée d'archéologique du Val d'Oise introduces us to the world of the Vikings, between history and imaginary clichés, with the Viking Heroes exhibition on view from February 10 to December 29, 2024. [Read more]

Exposition Notre-Dame de Paris : au coeur du chantier -  A7C4581Exposition Notre-Dame de Paris : au coeur du chantier -  A7C4581Exposition Notre-Dame de Paris : au coeur du chantier -  A7C4581Exposition Notre-Dame de Paris : au coeur du chantier -  A7C4581 Notre-Dame de Paris at the heart of the construction site, the free exhibition under the forecourt in photos
The Notre-Dame de Paris: au coeur du chantier exhibition, which takes place beneath the cathedral's forecourt, is now unveiled. From March 7, 2023, until the monument reopens, discover the work of the hundreds of men and women who are rebuilding the cathedral. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the highlights of the titanic construction site, to discover the work of the journeymen and craftsmen, and the challenges of reconstruction. [Read more]

Have you made your choice? Don't forget to take a look at this month's exhibition program (free or paying).

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From October 1st, 2024 to October 31th, 2024

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    Free

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