Open or not open? That is the question because on Monday 1 May 2017 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:
1 May in Paris is lily of the valley day!
On 1 May, 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 1 May 2017
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 1 May 2017.
Shopping malls open on 1 May 2017 in Paris and in Île de France
Are you on the look for a shopping mall open on Monday 1 May 2017? 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!
Foire de Paris 2017
Foire de Paris is an event well known among Parisians returning from 27 April to 8 May 2017 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!
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.
DinoZoore II, dinosaurs are back in the present at Zoo de Thoiry
Do your kids love dinosaurs? What about surprising them with a trip to dinoZOOre? From 1 April to 30 September 2017, Parc de Thoiry turns into a Jurassic Park featuring 16 moving dinosaurs you can observe in the park. As a bonus, for the first time, a virtual reality immersion will take you back in the dinosaurs’ era…
L’Aquarium de Paris unveils an exhibition dedicated to corals
Precious corals are displayed at L’Aquarium de Paris through an educational exhibition called "Corail, Coeur de vie" (Coral, a life center). L’Aquarium de Paris decided to dedicate its next exhibition to these great biodiversity reservoirs that will delight young ones and grown-ups. What about making the best of this day to go and see these marvels and enjoy animations?
Parc Rives de Seine, revival of the road along the riverbank
Shall we enjoy this day off to take a stroll along the Seine newly renovated riverbanks?
Printemps du Berger at Bergerie Nationale
Bergerie Nationale (National sheepfold) opens its doors from 29 April to 1 May 2017 for a crazy weekend! The Printemps du Berger (Shepherd’s spring) offers: INRA 401 sheeps shearing, highlight of the wool from its raw form to the finished product and the discovery of sheepdog’s mission with the very first cross bred show!
Sipping a drink on a rooftop
If the sun decides to come out, you can enjoy it on a beautiful Parisian rooftop. So, let’s go to the Oz rooftop or the Wanderlust rooftop, or what about along the Seine at La Javelle? It’s up to you!
Closing party of the "Dimanches au Galop" at Saint-Cloud racecourse
To close the "Dimanches au Galop"2017 season, Saint-Cloud racecourse welcomes you for free for a day full of surprises. The popular Dimanches au Galop unicorn, Miss Azalée Clair, awaits you and your family or friends to enjoy its most beautiful adventures and to discover race horses’ (and unicorns’!) unique universe.
In short, the choice is all yours if you want to spend a very pleasant 1 May in Paris!
On 1 May 2017
Paris - Ile de France