Open or closed? Here’s the question we will ask on Tuesday May 8, 2018. To make the good calls and avoid mistakes, here’s a list of good ideas to go out and have fun on this public holiday.
Museums and Monuments open on May 8, 2018 in Paris
What about spending our May 8, 2018 visiting a museum? With this long weekend, we have three days to discover Parisian museums and monuments all over again…
Shopping malls open on May 8, 2018 in Paris and Île-de-France
Sunny days are back, and it is time to get some new clothes! Do, let’s enjoy May 8, 2018 to go shopping... Here is a guide of the shopping malls open on this public holiday.
The best theme parks in Paris and its surroundings
New year, new features! Check out what the theme parks and fairgrounds of Paris and its surroundings have in store for you in 2018. Don’t waste another minute and spend some quality time with your friends and family.
Foire de Paris 2018
The Foire de Paris, a favorite event among Parisians, is back from April 27th to May 8th, 2018 at the Parc des Expositions. Once again, the Foire de Paris will be featuring home decor ideas and remodeling, hobbies and gastronomy and all the services that come along with it!
Let’s swim! Check the opening hours
How about going for a dip? What are the swimming pools open on that special day? Check the possibilities:
Thoiry Zoo and its novelties 2018
Thoiry Zoo will reopen from Wednesday February 17 to Monday December 31, 2018. For this new season, the team in Thoiry domain is happy to celebrate its 50th birthday with its public and presents its novelties!
Parc des Rives de Seine, the Seine riverbanks novelties
What if we make the best of this day off to have a walk along the Seine riverbanks especially fit for walkers?
Faubourg Festival: La Croisette comes to Faubourg Saint-Denis
From May 8 to 19, 2018, 7 restaurants and cocktail bars in Faubourg Saint-Denis area make their own Cannes Festival and offer custom-made products. It’s the Faubourg Festival!
Gustav Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières
Gustav Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières is the beautiful and unique experience to live out from April 13 to November 11, 2018. In a huge 2000-sqm room, we wander around the Austrian painter’s most beautiful paintings (and yes, within the paintings) listening to Viennese waltz. Make your own opinion with our pictures and videos, we loved it!
Special Effects at the Eiffel Tower
From April 17 to July 1, 2018, the event “Effets spéciaux: ça tourne à la Tour!” storms the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Related to the exhibition “Special effects, steal the scene!” of the Cité des Sciences, this animation takes us to the heart of a movie set and invites you to become an actor through 3 participate workshops.
Chevreloup Arboretum, reopening and novelties 2018
Versailles-Chevreloup Arboretum – managed by the Museum National – is reopening for this new season and on this Tuesday May 8. Come along and discover over 2,500 types of trees, one of the richest collections in Europe. The area covers another 130 acres with novelties such as the sheep flock or the guided tours of the greenhouses.
The Art of the Brick LEGO® at La Villette
DC Super Heroes and LEGO® fans, from April 29 to August 19, 2018, you have to go to La Villette for the extraordinary LEGO® exhibition with DC Super Heroes by Nathan Sawaya. This incredible exhibition displays DC Comics super heroes in 100% unique sculptures, LEGO® sculpture made by Nathan Sawaya: we already love it!
Paris Aquarium Tropical, the one within Palais de la Porte Dorée, underwent a makeover for our greatest happiness. More comfort and instructive tools, Aquarium Tropical is more modern for kids’ and adults’ greatest joy.
From April 14 to September 2, 2018, Paris Cité du Cinéma dedicates an exhibition around the movie Jurassic World and its extended universe. A visit into the bowels of the park, discovering the greatest moments of the movie and of course, dinosaurs.
Fountains Shows of Versailles
For over 350, the Palace of Versailles and its royal gardens have been delighting visitors’ eyes. From March 27 to October 30, 2018, come and discover a new season of strolls around the estate thickets and fountains. The Musical Fountains shows, the Musical Gardens, the Night Fountains Show and the Royal Serenade expect you. In the weekend, at the pace of music, 55 fountains scattered across the 850-acre Versailles gardens offer an incredible show inherited from the Sun King!
The Bread festival is back in Paris from Saturday May 5 to Wednesday 16, 2018 in front of Notre Dame. A 1,200 square-meter tent, 6 recreated bakeries, 8 ovens, about a hundred of bakers and not less than 3,000 French traditional baguettes per day are waiting for you for ten days. Have a look at the program of the 13th edition held in full heart of Paris.
There you go, have a lovely May 8, friends!
On 8 May 2018
Paris - Ile de France