What to do on Ascension Day, Thursday May 25, 2017 in Paris?

Thursday May 25, 2017 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 25, 2017, a public holiday, in Paris? Sortiraparis unearthed some good ideas: strolls, shopping, there is something for everyone.

Les Musées et Monuments ouverts le 1er novembreMuseums and monuments open on this Ascension Day What about a stroll or a museum? This year, Thursday May 25 is a public holiday, so here is to make the best of this day!

Art/Africa Fondation Louis Vuitton, open on Thursday May 25, houses three small exhibitions dedicated to the current South-African and Sub-Saharan African artistic creation. Pieces from Jean Pigozzi’s art collection (1989-2009), a focus on South-African contemporary stage and an outlook of Fondation Vuitton’s African collection are unveiled before your eyes

DC Comics From 31 March to 10 September 2017, the Musée Art Ludique is displaying the DC Comics exhibition "The Dawn of Superheroes". Working with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros, the Parisian museum gathers together over 250 original plates and 300 cinema research drafts. A great DC-Superheroes family portrait is waiting for you!
 L’Art de DC Comics au Musée Art Ludique - Batman
Rodin To celebrate the centenary of the sculptor's death, Auguste Rodin (1840-197), the Grand Palais hosts a major exhibition from 22 March to 31 July 2017. Exhibiting 200 works of the master, the museum pays tribute to Rodin whose influence on his contemporaries and his successors - many of them are displayed - has been incredible.

Bernard Lassus, l'exposition au Centre PompidouBernard Lassus From 24 May to 28 August 2017, the Centre Pompidou offers a lovely exhibition about the visual and landscape artist, Bernard Lassus. Set into two parts, this exhibition takes place in the room dedicated to the museum’s permanent collection on the 5th floor, and on the 800-square meter southern terrace showing an artificial garden.

Art Saint-Germain-des-Prés 2017 Art Saint-Germain-des-Prés is back from May 18 to June 3, 2017 in 70 galleries in the quarter of Saint-Germain.

Contemporary photography salon Salon de la Photographie Contemporaine on the Place Saint-Sulpice in the 6th arrondissement is back on May 24 and 25, 2017. Come and discover about hundred artists, French, foreign, experienced or novice photographers who are not well known to the general public but who can be tomorrow’s talents...
Le Salon de la Photographie Contemporaine 2017 Place Saint Sulpice

Ground Control Make the best of this public holiday and come to chill (if the weather is nice enough) at Ground Control Paris, the very famous free and curious pop-up bar. In 2015, set at the foot of a former SNCF train warehouse, Ground Control Paris 2017 takes over a place in the 12th arrondissement...

Ouverture du Papa Cabane : la nouvelle terrasse estivale à ParisPapa Cabane Just behind the AccorHotels Arena you will find a 1,000 square-meter terrace to discover every Thursday evenings this summer.

La Tropézienne du Trocadéro Every Thursday evenings on this summer 2017 and starting from May 25, the new edition of the La Tropézienne du Trocadéro will be started in the Trocadero gardens. On the menu? Petanque games, rosé wine, paper lanterns, deckchairs, tarte Tropézienne are waiting for you from 7 p.m.

Shopping malls open on May 25 Sunny days are back and it is time to get some new clothes! Do, let’s enjoy Ascension Day to go shopping... Here is a guide of the shopping malls open on this public holiday. 

Theme Parks in Paris and its surroundings What about enjoying rides on this special day? Here is our guide of the best theme parks in Paris and its surroundings. Les parcs d'attraction autour de Paris

Carte d’Or pop-up store in Paris Ice-cream lovers, this is for you. Maison Carte d’Or opens a pop-up store in the Marais to celebrate sunny days coming back. Head to this chic and cozy store from 5 May to 29 July to try out delightful frozen pastries thought up by pastry chef Yannick Tranchant.

In short, the choice is all yours!

Caroline J.
Last updated on 11 May 2017

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