Since May 11th, France has exited containment. If you can go out and about again to enjoy the French capital and the rest of Ile-de-France, we remind you that Covid-19 is still around. So, please keep on upholding barrier gestures and social distancing to protect yourselves and people around you. For thos who would like to go out in Paris again, discover the program awaiting you this weekend, May 29, 30, 31 and June 1, 2020 in Paris and Ile-de-France. For the others, enjoy activities at home!
What to do this weekend, May 29, 30, 31 and June 1, 2020
Art, culture, walks
Coronavirus: the Atelier des Lumières reopens
Paris Atelier des Lumières reopens from May 26, 2020. The first digital art center is back with immersive exhibitions and new health instructions.
Art Paris 2020 digital version
Art Paris, the springtime event for modern and contemporary art, will take place but 100% online. We can discover and buy works thanks to Art Paris Digital or be virtually immersed in the galleries thanks to Art Paris Live. Let’s welcome art on our screens from May 27 to 31, 2020.
Stream Bruce Springsteen and Dropkick Murphys live at Fenway Park
Dropkick Murphys and Bruce Springsteen live: this is the streaming event you do not want to miss on Friday May 29. The Celtic punk rock band and the Boss will perform together at Fenway Park, an entirely empty stadium, without an audience because of the social distancing measures.
The Banksy exhibition reopens in May 2020 in Paris: late-night opening
“The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience” exhibition reopens on May 12, 2020 in Paris. Extended to June 30, 2020, this exhibition in sut is devoted to the world-famous street artist, and reveals about 100 works on 1200sqm. Keep reading to discover our most beautiful pictures of the exhibition.
Deconfinement: finding walks and hikes within a 100-kilometer distance to Paris
As the end of confinement is upon us, the ban of moving over 100 kilometers from your home from May 11th is said to prevent trips between departments. But as we all want to stretch our legs after a long hibernation, but we should not clog up the same areas, the Helloways platform enables us to have easy access to walks, hikes and microadventures near you.
Coronavirus: the bicycle lane under the Arc de Triomphe reopens for deconfinement
As deconfinement is upon us, the Tunnel de l'Etoilet is said to reopen to welcome a bike lane under the Arc de Triomphe. This is a study launched to think about the underground spaces set underneath the Place de l’Etoile. The coronavirus epidemic and the necessity to increase the number of bikeways at the end of confinement enabled to speed this project up.
Deconfinement: Bois de Vincennes and Bois de Boulogne woods reopen this May 11th
With containment exit, the Bois de Vincennes and Boulogne woods will welcome Parisians and Ile-de-France inhabitants again starting this May 11th, 2020.
Coronavirus: the Seine riverbanks, the Esplanade des Invalides and the Champ de Mars reopen this May 11th
It's official, with the end of confinement, this Monday May 11th, you can now enjoy the Seine riverbanks, the Esplanade des Invalides and the Champ-de-Mars pitches in Paris and all the way to the Bois de Vincennes and the Bois de Boulogne woods. Careful though, gatherings over 10 people remain banned!
The Giacometti Institute reopens with In Search of Lost Works - our pictures
The institut Giacometti reopens this Friday May 15, 2020! The museum is finally allowed to exit containment and invites the fans of the artist to come and discover their latest exhibitions, In Search of Lost Works, from February 25 to June 17, 2020. A fascinating investigation on the clues left by Giacometti to discover never-seen-before works! Don’t miss it!
Lakana Paris Cruise, your private boat outing in Paris
Get a classic private boat in Paris for you and your partner, your family, or your friends with Lakana Paris Cruise. Explore the city from the water, its monuments, and its bridges, as well as hidden places such as the floating village of the Île Saint-Germain.
The tree climbing sites in the Ile-de-France region
The Ile-de-France is full of dense forests with numerous tree climbing adventures' facilities. Just like a true adventurer, you can go prove just how smooth and agile you are (worthy of a true monkey, I bet). Here is a list of the best tree-climbing adventures' facilities (aka "accrobranche") in the Ile-de-France region. Whether you have children or you be a true athlete, you are in for some fun! Most sites reopen on Thursday May 21, 2020
Department stores and shopping malls in Paris, open or closed
As gradual confinement has started this Monday May 11th, including among others the reopening of schools and stores. But Île-de-France being in a red area, what about department stores and shopping malls in Paris and around?
Pierre Hermé reopens his pastry stores in Paris
Did you miss Pierre Hermé’s pastries? Well, you will be delighted to learn that the pastry champion reopens 8 of his stores in Paris starting this Thursday May 14.
Deconfinement: Paris starred restaurant La Tour d’Argent provides delivery and click & collect service
La Tour d’Argent is one of the most iconic restaurants in Paris. This starred restaurant turns the stoves back on and makes its cuisine available in delivery or Click & Collect while waiting for its official grand reopening.
Cédric Grolet Opéra reopens with a click & collect service and a new menu
Pastry chef Cédric Grolet reopens his Opéra store with a click & collect service and on the occasion, he launches a new e-store. Novelties are also available on the menu!
Reopening - Sillages Paris: a custom-made exceptional perfume
Sillages Paris is the latest Parisian spot where you can awake your senses and be introduced to the art of perfumery and leave with a scent that is 100% you. We tried the experience for you and here’s what we thought.
Huygens: the custom-made cosmetics store reopens in Paris and provides a click&collect service
Huygens is this store nestled in Paris Marais neighborhood and offering you natural and custom-made cosmetics that will find their spot in your toilet bags.
What to do this weekend, May 29, 30, 31 and June 1, 2020, at home to show solidarity
Coronavirus: how to help during the confinement?
As the coronavirus epidemic keeps on spreading in France, many people wish to remain united during the confinement. Hospitals, elderly people, how to help them during the pandemic?
What to do this weekend, May 29, 30, 31 and June 1, 2020, at home
Have fun and improve your knowledge
Make the best of the confinement to know Paris inside out
Are you missing wandering around Paris? While waiting for the confinement to end, we invite you to learn more about the French capital before meeting it again!
Did you know? Uncommon anecdotes and fun facts about Paris
Do you really know everything about Paris? Here are anecdotes and fun facts about the greatest monuments in Paris. Come along, we’re discover surprising places in town!
Recreate famous paintings at home with the GettyMuseumChallenge
Do you miss museums? With a lot of imagination and a few props, museums can come to you: become a work of art by recreating a famous painting or a sculpture thanks to the GettyMuseumChallenge. If you do not know what it is about, we will explain everything.
International Museum Day: museums' digital collections to enjoy during lockdown
Monday May 18th is International Museum Day and we must say that we miss visiting museums! Sortiraparis gives you a selection of digital tours and other digital collections from Paris museums to nicely enjoy from home while waiting for their reopening.
Confinement: visit the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel from the comfort of your home
Visiting the Vatican? It is possible even though you are confined, online. Since 2010, the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Room and the Profane Museum can be visited in 3D along with very clear explanations. If it does not replace a tour in Rome, these virtual tours allow us to improve our knowledge from the comfort of our sofas.
Coronavirus: virtual tour of Ramesses VI’s tomb
Looking to visit the tomb of a Pharaoh while being in coronavirus lockdown? Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities gives us this chance by offering a virtual reality thanks to a 3D modeling of Ramesses VI’s tomb. The occasion to discover the richness of Ancient Egypt!
Coronavirus: the Turner exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André reopens in May
Despite coronavirus, Paris Musée Jacquemart-André proposes its great retrospective around work by British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner with the “Turner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate” exhibition, running again from May 26 to January 11, 202 in partnership with London’s Tate. The exhibition is also available on line for a virtual tour.
Harry Potter, the virtual exhibition of the British Library to enjoy for free
Wizards and witches from all over the world, and even muggles, enjoy a new magical trip to the heart of the British Library. But leave your broom and get out of this chimney: no need to get out of the house. The Harry Potter exhibition is available online for free for our greatest joy!
The Palace of Versailles at home: tours, virtual exhibitions and documentaries
The Palace of Versailles can also be visited from home. As it cannot open for months, the world’s most famous palace opens for a video guided tour and virtual exhibitions.
Coronavirus: discover the Fondation Louis Vuitton and its weekly program to discover at home
Because of the coronavirus epidemic and the confinement, the Fondation Louis Vuitton offers us to discover their exhibitions without moving from the comfort of our homes. On the menu as well: concerts, masterclasses and other events.
Coronavirus: Christian Dior, the exhibition at the Musée des Arts décoratifs accessible online
Because of the coronavirus epidemic, the House of Dior - that celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017 - at the Musée des Arts décoratifs has decided to reopen a wonderful exhibition about Christian Dior (1905-1957), but digitally speaking through a guided tour available on YouTube.
Digital exhibition about Notre-Dame de Paris
Available online, the digital “Notre-Dame de Paris en plus de 100 oeuvres” exhibition returns on the history of the cathedral and walks across the greatest events it witnessed through a selection of over 100 reproduction of works of all time eras.
Coronavirus: the Musée Carnavalet to discover from your home
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, and because we cannot visit the Musée Carnavalet in the flesh – especially as it was to reopen this spring 2020 after years of renovations – let’s make the best of the confinement to digitally visit it, from your home, thanks to an exclusive virtual tour.
Coronavirus: Pompéi, the exhibition at the Grand Palais from your home
Because of the coronavirus epidemic, no Pompéi exhibition so far at the Grand Palais, but it didn’t prevent the cultural venue from offering a digital version of this great retrospective. To discover from March 25th, 2020 as of noon.
Discover the Louvre even if confined
The Louvre, as other museums, is closed until further notice. Despite the lockdown, you can still enjoy the treasures it contains thanks to different solutions available on its website. Let’s enjoy a free tour!
Coronavirus: discover Musée Rodin’s collections from your home
Amid the coronavirus crises, no visit allowed at the Musée Rodin, well physically speaking…. But you can be amazed by the different works exhibited at the museum since the cultural place offers you to discover its collection digitally, from your home. Collections are available as part of the #CultureChezNous action led by Minister of Culture.
Music and shows
Deconfinement: Paris Opera extends its free online show program
Throughout lockdown, Paris Opera delighted us with a very beautiful selection of shows available online and for free. We enjoyed Carmen, Swan Lake and even the Barber of Seville. And big news, new shows are scheduled until late May.
Confinement: Pink Floyd provides a series of shows to enjoy for free on YouTube
To help you cope with confinement, legendary band Pink Floyd has announced a series of shows to enjoy for free on their YouTube channel. Kick of on April 17 with the “Pulse” live.
Confinement: Radiohead streams a free show every week
Radiohead is coming to you as you’re confined. As other artists, the British band, led by the talented Thom Yorke, will broadcast every week on their YouTube channel a show in streaming. Kick off this Thursday April 9, at 11 p.m. (CEST) to (re)discover their “Live From A Tent” recorded in Dublin in October 2000.
The Farewell: VOD release date
The Farewell is a Chinese American drama comedy written and directed by Lulu Wang that will be out on January 8, 2020 and in VOD from May 8, 2020 in France.
Underwater starring Kristen Stewart: VOD release date
Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick and even Vincent Cassel will have to face an earthquake under water in “Underwater” a new William Eubank movie out in France on January 8, 2020 and in VOD on May 8, 2020.
Judy, the biopic about Judy Garland starring Renée Zellweger: on demand release
Renée Zellweger is Judy Garland in the biopic by Rupert Goold. Simply called Judy, this film will be out on February 26, and on release on May 14, 2020 in France. In the meantime, here's the trailer.
Onward: latest Disney Pixar movie available on demand and on rent now
Onward, a film made from computer generated pictures by studios Pixar will be released in France on March 4, and on demand from April 23 and on digital rent from May 1, 2020. Discover the poster and the trailers now!
Little Women by Greta Gerwig: already on demand
Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep and even Timothée Chalamet are part of the beautiful cast starring in Greta Gerwig’s newest movie. Based on the famous novel by Louisa May Alcott, “Little Women” will be out in France on January 1, 2020, on VOD purchase on May 1, 2020 and on rent from May 6, 2020.
The Translators starring Lambert Wilson: already on demand
“The Translators”, a new Régis Roinsard movie, is a thriller based on the release of world’s bestsellers starring Lambert Wilson. It will be out on January 29, 2020 and on demand from April 30, 2020 in France. If you like enigmas, this movie was made for you.
Entertainments for kids
Coronavirus: Paris Zoo switches to confinement time
Amid the coronavirus epidemic, despite being able to go to Paris zoo, families can go on their laptops to discover the different entertainments provided by the Zoo de Vincennes on its website. All you need to keep you busy while confined!
Coronavirus: relive Disneyland Paris magic from your home
Despite coronavirus, children and adults can be amazed by Disneyland Paris magic from their home… And for good reason, the Parisian theme park invites them to discover a new and free platform called Disneyland Paris at home providing games, entertainments and other videos to develop creativity. The park also offers the possibility to discover - or rediscover - parades and shows on their social networks: the best way to wait and enjoy the atmosphere of the resort before being able to return to the park.
Coronavirus: Anne Hidalgo confirms Paris Plages will return in 2020
Anne Hidalgo confirme dit, Paris Plages 2020 will return this summer. The Parisian summer event will yet have to be adapted to the health instructions amid this coronavirus epidemic period.
Le Mois d’Août de la Culture: this summer’s latest cultural event in Paris
Le Mois d’Août de la Culture, this is the latest event created in Paris. After confinement and the closure of all cultural sites from March to June, Paris wants to give a major spot to artists with a magnificent festival to live outdoor and always in small groups. Keep reading to know more.
Coronavirus: Paris and île-de-France, news
Discover the latest news regarding the coronavirus pandemic in Paris and Ile-de-France. This Friday May 29, 2020, Paris and the rest of France are enjoying their 19th day out since containment exit has started. Let's have an update on new measures, openings and news in the Paris region.
Coronavirus in France, the situation on Friday May 29
Discover the situation in France as for the Covid-19 epidemic on Friday May 29, 2020. In France, as of today, 66 deaths in 24 hours in 24 hours. Discover the latest news of the day and data provided by the government.
Coronavirus: update on the situation in the world, 87 deaths in Italy and 2 in Spain in 24h
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for weeks. Discover updates on countries the most impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Friday May 29, 2020. About 5.8 million cases have been reported and over 360,000 people have died of Covid-19 worldwide. The U.S. exceeds the 100,000-death mark. Latin America is the new epicenter of the pandemic. Europe is gradually exiting containment.
Coronavirus: what changes from May 11th, 2020
Gradual containment exit has started, we are Monday May 11th, 2020 and French can resume their daily activities. But in concrete terms, what can we do or not from today?
Free cloth masks for Parisians: sign up now
Anne Hidalgo confirmed free cloth and washable facemasks will be given to each Parisian. Interviewed by LCI this May 5, Paris mayor says that these reusable masks will be available from May 11th in pharmacies. She said that "500,000 surgical msks will be avaialble this week given by arorndissement mayors to the most fragile people". Anne Hidalgo promised earlier in April that “two million cloth facemasks” will be “given” to Parisians in order to fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
Employer’s certificate in Île-de- France public transit to download or online
Île-de-France inhabitants will need an “employer’s certificate”, or “Attestion employeur” in French, to ride public transit at peak hours and go to work starting from May 11th. Ile-de-France region President has had this proposition listed in a charter signed this Wednesday with the State, the local authorities, employers, union trades and public transit operators and validated by the government. This certificate will be mandatory at peak hours between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. upon penalization. The Police Prefecture confirmed tolerance will be shown until Tuesday May 12th.
Certificate for trips over 100km to print out, download or have on your smartphone
Starting from May 11th, trips outside your home department are limited to 100km as the crow flies, excluding pressing business and family matters. A new certificate to copy out, print out or download on your smartphone if need be and available on the government's website. But distance restriction does not apply if you travel within your home department.
Dates and Opening Time
From 29 May 2020 to 1 June 2020