What to do on Ascension Day, Thursday May 10, 2018 in Paris?

Thursday May 10, 2018 will be Ascension Day in Paris so this is a public holiday. This is perfect to enjoy a wonderful day in Paris. Let’s plan your day!

Are you on the lookout for ideas to make the best of Thursday May 10, 2018, a public holiday, in Paris? Sortiraparis unearthed some good ideas: strolls, shopping, there is something for everyone.

Daytime Outings:

Foire du Trône 2018La Foire du Trône
Get ready because the Foire du Trône is back from March 30 to May 27, 2018, at the Pelouse de Reuilly in Paris, a large lawn surrounded by greenery. With 350 attractions and 80 rides and rollercoasters, young and old will once again be able to enjoy this historic fair that has been around since 957 A.D.!

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!

VirtualRoom, le jeu VR à faire entre amis à Paris !Virtual Room
How about playing in VR in Paris with your friends? We’ve found THE VR room that will shake up your outings in Paris. VirtualRoom, set in the 11th arrondissement promises a new VR game to complete as a group… Nicer than a solo VR game, more immersive than an escape game, Virtual Room is absolutely great!

Aventure Land
The Aventure Land Park, where adventure courses and outdoor activities are mixed up, opens its doors starting from April 14, 2018 for a new season full of new features. Come take a breath of fresh air and have fun on the countryside.

Le Manoir de Paris fête ses 5 ans à Clown CityClown City Origines at Le Manoir de Paris
From May 4 to 27, 2018, Le Manoir de Paris celebrates its 7th anniversary with a terrifying show that won't leave you undamaged.

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.

Art and Cultural Exhibitions

Museums and Monuments open on May 10, 2018
Thursday May 10, 2018 is Ascension Day, so how about strolling around or visiting a museum? If you extend this bank holiday you will have four days off for you, so that you can discover multiple events in the region!

L'Atelier des Lumières, premier Centre d'Art Numérique à ParisThe Atelier des Lumières
A new place to be discovered, the Atelier des Lumières is about to rock Paris 11th arrondissement with a Digital art center set in a former smelting plant from the 19th century. For its opening, Atelier des Lumières will offer a 30-minute immersion into Gustave Klimt’s work thanks to over 120 video-projectors! Meet on April 13, 2018…

L'exposition LEGO des Super-Heros DC à la VilletteThe Art of the Brick Lego, DC Super Heroes
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!

Jurassic World
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!


Le musical Grease débarque au Forum des Halles et aux 4 Temps !Grease
On September 17, 2017, Théâtre Mogador reopens with Grease for the greatest pleasure of musical lovers! From September 19, 2017 to January 31, 2018, come and dance your heart out with Sandy and Danny . With over 200,000 tickets solds, not less than 85 added performances are proposed until July 8, 2018.

From April 1 to June 28, 2018, the Chantilly stables will host a new equestrian show, Nature. Written by Sophie Bienaimé, this show will be full of surprise and poetry. For about an hour, singers and musicians will come and pace the race of horses in the wonderful setting of the dome of the Chantilly Chateau!

Restaurants and Bars

La Fête du PainBread Festival
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.

Ground Control at Paris Halle Charolais
Did you miss it? It’s coming back! Ground Control announced to be back in the 12th arrondissement in Paris from February 9, 2018… We imagine that the many lovers of this underground and temporary place – Ground Control – will be in!

Ouverture du Papa Cabane : la nouvelle terrasse estivale à ParisPapa Cabane
Good news! The beautiful and large 1000-sqm terrace set just behind Paris AccorHotels Arena is back. Meet every Thursday evening this summer, starting from May 17, 2018, to (re)discover Papa Cabane’s very pleasant concept!

Monsieur Mouche
Do you fancy sipping delightful cocktails on a barge with an unobstructed view on the Seine and the Eiffel Tower? Search no more and head to Monsieur Mouche the new rooftop cocktails bar in Paris!

Sunny days are here again and summer will be here before you know it! So what could be more appropriate than enjoying the city’s terrace spaces? For a little spot surrounded by greenery, an unobstructed view of the Paris rooftops or secret spots, we have it all in this guide to Parisian terraces!


Les Centres Commerciaux ouverts le lundi de Pâques, 6 avril 2015Shopping malls open on May 10, 2018
Sunny days are back, and it is time to get some new clothes! Do, let’s enjoy May 10, 2018 to go shopping... Here is a guide of the shopping malls open on this public holiday.

In other words, your day will be filled with fun activities!

Elodie D.
Last updated on 9 May 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
On 10 May 2018



    1er Arrondissement
    75001 Paris 1

    Recommended age
    For all

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