French were on lockdown since Tuesday March 17th 2020. They will finally be able to go out again and go shopping or discover cultural entertainments usually very rich in Paris. If the French capital stays in red area and everything is not normal again, here are some ideas to discover the city or to enjoy home this week, May 25 to 31, 2020.
Coronavirus: 2 million facemasks given in 400 Ile-de-France stations from May 11
While deconfinement is said to start on May 11, 2020, Ile-de-France president Valérie Pécresse announces two million facemasks will be given for free to Ile-de-France train travelers. They will be given from Monday May 11 in 400 stations in Ile-de-France.
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!
Covid-19: an African pagne store in Paris gives 500 non-surgical masks for free
Non-surgical masks given for free to Parisians? This is what offers African pagne store Barakatou. Starting from Monday April 27, this store nestled in Paris 18th arrondissement will give 500 masks in order to help Paris inhabitants to be protected from covid-19.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
What to do today while confined
Even though you are at home, there are lots of things to keep yourselves busy, improve your knowledge. Everyday, discover a selection of things to do during the confinement.
Coronavirus: what to do at home while confined?
Stay at home, this is the watchword for as long as the confinement lasts, as decreed by the French government to try and curb and limit the propagation of coronavirus in France. So, in the health crisis context, we all have to adapt and find alternatives to our entertaining outings now banned. Read, write, paint, cook, work out, watch series, have fun with the kids… Discover a bunch of things you can do at home while confined.
Coronavirus: entertainment alternatives despite lockdown
Since stage 3 of the coronavirus epidemic in France and lockdown are on, it radically (but temporarily) changes our lifestyle, but how to cope? Here are a few entertainment alternatives!
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!
Harry Potter and the new wizarding website to have fun during confinement
It’s time to sprinkle a bit of magic to your daily life: J.K. Rowling unveils Harry Potter At Home, a new website full of entertainments and stories to keep ourselves busy during confinement. This free website invites us to join the wizarding world and discover all its secrets.
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.
Free concerts on European philharmonic orchestras’ websites
What a beautiful time for opera fans! To make sure this confinement is not too boring, Berlin Philharmonic, Paris Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic let us a free and unlimited access to their concerts. Discover how to enjoy these exceptional programs.
Confinement: Paris Opera extends its free online show program
Carmen, Swan Lake and even the Barber of Seville, during lockdown, Paris Opera unveils a wonderful program of shows available on line for free. And big news, new shows are scheduled until late May.
Confinement: Royal Albert Home launches at home shows
London famous concert venue Royal Albert Hall is adapting to confinement measures by offering live shows to stream from your sofa. After Rufus Wainwright, Peter Gregson and Alexis Ffrench, enjoy Baxter Dury, Roddy Woomble and even Shea Shambles.
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.
Exhibitions and museums:
Digital and de-confined exhibitions in Paris this May 2020
What exhibitions can we visit in May 2020 in Paris? As we still wait to be allowed out again and go back to museums, there are wonderful virtual exhibitions and tours to enjoy. Stay tuned: deconfinement will lead to some change in the May's cultural program.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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: Monart, the virtual art gallery accessible from your sofa
During the confinement caused by the coronavirus epidemic, art lovers can head to Monart, a virtual art gallery, to discover free of charge and from your sofa, the most beautiful works by contemporary artists from all over the world. You can even buy a work of art from the comfort of your living room!
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.
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: Musée Jacquemart-André’s collections as if you were there
Wanting to go to the Musée Jacquemart-André without leaving your home because of the coronavirus pandemic? It’s possible since the Parisian institution invites you to digitally discover its collections. The occasion to have a cultural break in your quarantine.
Coronavirus: the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and its collections as if you were there
Because coronavirus is no excuse not to go to museums, MAD Paris-Musée des Arts Décoratifs invites us to digitally discover its collections with a 360° virtual tour, as well as entertainments for children, a drawing contest and many more surprises. Keep reading!
Coronavirus: the Atelier des Lumières come to you
Despite being able to go to the Atelier des Lumières because of coronavirus, it’s the Atelier des Lumières that comes to you! How come? Through different experiences such as discover one work per day or entertainments for children. Perfect to spend time and escape while confined.
Coronavirus: enjoy a virtual tour of Paris Museum of Modern Art
Calling all art lovers! Despite coronavirus, Paris Museum of Modern Art invites you to virtually discover its areas from your home. How come? With a 360° virtual tour for a total immersion…
Muséosphère to explore Paris museums from your home
Playful for children and adults, Muséosphère invites us to discover Paris museums. Thanks to this interactive website, you can visit different museums and learn more about the treasures they hold.
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.
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The Running show becomes Run Experience: postponed
Surprise! The Salon du Running (or running show) becomes Run Experience and will finally not take place from April 2 to 4, 2020 at the Parc des Expositions. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the fair is postponed to October 15 to 17, 2020.
Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés 2020 - Postponed
Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés will finally be back in Paris in October, 2020 for a new and 20th edition full of music and very jazzy discoveries!
Coronavirus: HOLI, the festival of colors 2020 delayed!
Colorful and traditional Indian festival HOLI initially coming back this March 29, 2020 to Paris Jardin d'Acclimatation is postponed.
Paris Half-Marathon 2020 postponed to September 2020
The 28th edition of Paris Half-Marathon now called Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris was expected to take place this Sunday March 1, 2020 in the streets of the French capital, departing from Gare d'Austerlitz to line at the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand has been postponed to September 6, 2020.
Marathon of Paris 2020, postponed to October
The new and 44th edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris was said to be held on Sunday April 5, 2020 but is postponed to October 18, 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. This year, the route is set between the Avenue des Champs-Elysées and the Porte Dauphine.
Long Night of Museums, Museum Night 2020 in Paris and Ile de France: new date
This year, the “Nuit des Musées,” or Long Night of Museum, returns on Saturday November 14, 2020 after being postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic. The Museum of Modern Art, the Musée d'Orsay, the Fondation Vuitton and even the Palace of Versailles, they will all be free of charge for this special late-night opening. On the menu, then: exhibitions, shows, workshops and more. So, are you ready to live the Long Night of Museums aka Museum Night?
Dates and Opening Time
From 25 May 2020 to 31 May 2020
Paris - Ile de France
75001 Paris 1