Transport strike in Paris: Museums and monuments open

Published by Laurent P. · Photos by My B. · Published on 9 January 2020 at 13h04 · Updated on 17 January 2020 at 11h27
On this new strike day in Paris and Ile-de-France, the editorial board tells you what museums and monuments are open today to make sure you don’t go for nothing, supposing you can get around…

Feel like going out to improve your knowledge or discover a monument? On this new strike day, several museums and monuments have announced some disruptions. And for those who don’t really need to ride public transportation to enjoy a walk and make the best of culture in Paris, here are the museums that are closed or open.

The Louvre, the Versailles Palace, the Musée du Quai Branly… You have to be patient and plan your outing accordingly. Note that museums and monuments named below have announced they will be open or closed on this very day. If the strike is renewed for a longer period of time, we invite you to regularly visit our guide and follow any announcement released by museums and other establishments.

Museums and monuments that should be open:

The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Palace of Versailles, the Musée du Luxembourg, the Grand Palais, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Musée Maillol, the Musée Jacquemart-André, the Atelier des Lumières, the Musée de l'Homme, the Musée Grevin, the Institut du Monde Arabe, the Musée Grevin, the Cinémathèque Française the Musée des Arts et Métiers...

Museums and monuments uncertain or changing opening hours:
(article regularly updated)

Visuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris LouvreThe Musée du Louvre
Because of a strike movement, the opening of the museum might be delayed and some rooms might be exceptionally closed.

Visuel Paris musée d'OrsayVisuel Paris musée d'OrsayVisuel Paris musée d'OrsayVisuel Paris musée d'OrsayThe Musée d'Orsay
Because of a social movement and demonstrations, the Musée d'Orsay has announced to close early, at 5 p.m.

Visuel Centre PompidouVisuel Centre PompidouVisuel Centre PompidouVisuel Centre PompidouThe Centre Pompidou
Because of a social movement, the Centre Pompidou has announced to close as early as 6 p.m. Last admission at 5 p.m.

Fénéon, les temps nouveaux au Musée de l'OrangerieFénéon, les temps nouveaux au Musée de l'OrangerieFénéon, les temps nouveaux au Musée de l'OrangerieFénéon, les temps nouveaux au Musée de l'OrangerieThe Musée de l'Orangerie
Because of the strikes, the museum has announced it will close as early as 5 p.m. Last admission at 4:30 p.m.

Musée des arts asiatiques Guimet : 130 ans, et pas une rideMusée des arts asiatiques Guimet : 130 ans, et pas une rideMusée des arts asiatiques Guimet : 130 ans, et pas une rideMusée des arts asiatiques Guimet : 130 ans, et pas une rideThe Musée Guimet
The cultural venue has announced on its website that as long as the strike continues, the museums closes at 5 p.m.

Visuel Paris Fondation Louis VuittonVisuel Paris Fondation Louis VuittonVisuel Paris Fondation Louis VuittonVisuel Paris Fondation Louis VuittonThe Fondation Louis Vuitton
The museum set in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne remains open during the strike. We recommend you to use the metro line 1 (stop at Les Sablons) and walk 10 minutes because of the high traffic. The shuttle service works as usual but can be distrupted because of the traffic.

Le Ballon d'Or présenté à la Cité des Sciences Le Ballon d'Or présenté à la Cité des Sciences Le Ballon d'Or présenté à la Cité des Sciences Le Ballon d'Or présenté à la Cité des Sciences The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Because of the strike, the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie has announced on its website it was open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Visuel Paris Petit PalaisVisuel Paris Petit PalaisVisuel Paris Petit PalaisVisuel Paris Petit PalaisThe Petit Palais
The Petit Palais has announced to open, exclusing some rooms on the ground floor. The museum will yetl close at 5 p.m. As will the others museums of the City of Paris like the Musée Bourdelle, the Catacombes (10 a.m.-5 p.m., last admission at 4 p.m., we highly recommend you to book), the Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, the Musée Zadkine, the Musée Cognacq-Jay, the Musée de la Vie Romantique, the Musée de la Libération de Paris - Leclerc - Moulin, and the Maison de Balzac.

Exposition Barbara Hepworth au Musée RodinExposition Barbara Hepworth au Musée RodinExposition Barbara Hepworth au Musée RodinExposition Barbara Hepworth au Musée RodinThe Musée Rodin
The Musée Rodin has announced on its website it will close at 5:30 p.m.

Marche et Démarche au Musée des Arts DécoratifsMarche et Démarche au Musée des Arts DécoratifsMarche et Démarche au Musée des Arts DécoratifsMarche et Démarche au Musée des Arts DécoratifsThe MAD Paris (Musée des Arts Décoratifs)
The MAD Paris has announced on its website that because of a social movement, the "March et démarche", "Moderne Maharajah", "Affiches cubaines" and "Marquise Arconati Visconti" were open normaly, but the permanent collections are partially open. The museum will close at 4:45 p.m.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 3 January 2020

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    Paris
    75 Paris

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