What to do this week in Paris and elsewhere? The end of coninement enables to meet our favorite places in Paris again. And if you decide to stay home, we've got ideas too. From June 1 to 7, 2020, discover entertainments to enjoy at home, on your own or with friends. Shows, concerts, museums.... Sortiraparis.com gives you several options to keep yourself busy during the quarantine. Keep reading!
Stay up to date on the situation:
Coronavirus in France, the situation on Tuesday June 2
Discover the situation in France as for the Covid-19 epidemic on Tuesday June 2, 2020. In France, as of today, 31 deaths in 24 hours. Discover the latest news of the day and data provided by the government.
Coronavirus: Paris and île-de-France, latest news
Discover the latest news regarding the coronavirus pandemic in Paris and Ile-de-France. This Tuesday June 2, 2020, Paris and the rest of France are enjoying their 20th day out since containment exit has started. Let's have an update on new measures, openings and news in the Paris region.
Coronavirus: update on the situation in the world, 743 deaths in the U.S. and 1,103 in Brazil 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 Tuesday June 2, 2020. Over 6 million cases have been reported and over 370,000 people have died of Covid-19 worldwide. Latin America is the new epicenter of the pandemic. Europe is gradually exiting containment. Moscow is starting to exit containment and the UK reopens schools.
Edouard Philippe's address: the government's statements for June 2
This Thursday May 28, 2020 the French government is presenting the second phase of the containment exit plan expected to start on June 2nd. This is the occasion to assess the situation in France since May 11th. We will also (finally) know when restaurants, bars, cafés, movie theaters, museums, show venues and other places of life French miss will reopen. We will also be given the new deconfinement map with the green and orange areas.
Coronavirus: EU inner borders remain closed until June 15th
EU inner borders and French borders will remain shut until June 15th, 2020, Edouard Philippe announced as he was presenting phase 2 of the containment exit plan.
Main events of the week:
In the Drawing Room, the Prat collection at Paris Petit Palais
The Petit Palais highlights the Prat Collection with an exhibition called “In the Drawing Room”. Three centuries of drawings by major French artists are to be discovered or rediscovered from June 16th to October 4th, , 2020.
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann reopens
This is official, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann are finally allowed to reopen after two months and half of closing. On Saturday May 30, 2020, the department store set on Boulevard Haussmann expects you to enjoy French fashion and style again.
Walks of the week:
Reopening of the Palace of Versailles
As France enter phase 2 of the containment exit, green light is given to museums and monuments to reopen from June 2, 2020. What about the Palace of Versailles? The Sun King's palace reopens on June 6, 2020.
Thoiry Zoo reopening and novelties 2020
Thoiry Zoo reopens from June 3, 2020 and for this new season, a "Zoo Clean N' Safe" charter is implemented. And new this year is the Terres des Gorilles - Gorillas' Land.
John the Fearless Tower to reopen on June 3, 2020
Medieval monument in Paris, the John the Fearless Tower, or Tour Jean Sans Peur, is said to reopen on June 3, 2020. Last vestige of the Hôtel des Ducs de Bourgogne Valois, the John the Fearless Tower was built in 1409 and gives us a vision of the life in the Middle-Age in a reconstructed house. You can currently enjoy an exhibition about culinary arts in the Middle-Age, running until August 2020.
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
Printemps Haussmann store reopens
As Printemps Haussmann was forced to remain closed despite containment exit, the Parisian department store has been authorized to reopen, starting Thursday May 28 at 11 a.m. The administrative court has suspended the police decree forbidding the reopening of Printemps Haussmann.
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?
Paris Galeries Lafayette launches the "Exclusive Live Shopping" online service
Now allowed to reopens, Galeries Lafayette have adapted to the health situation with the "Exclusive Live Shopping", an online and live video shopping service.
The Otto Freundlich exhibition at Paris Musée de Montmartre reopens
You thought you knew everything about Otto Freundlich? Not at all. The monographic “La revelation de l’abstraction” exhibition running from February 28 to September 6, 2020 at Paris Musée de Montmartre returns to the life and works of the modern and abstract art forerunner. The exhibition reopens on May 30, 2020.
The Paris Catacombs to reopen by mid-June
Former undergound quarries laying under the capital, the Paris Catacombs are said to reopen by June 16th, 2020 with safety measures adapted to the health recommendations.
Claudia Andujar exhibition at the Cartier foundation - Reopening
The Fondation Cartier welcomes Claudia Andujar and her “The Yanomami Struggle” exhibition. Until October, 2020, discover the Yanomami people and Amazonia through the pictures of the Brazilian artist. An impressive journey thanks to over 300 photographs and historic documents.
“Cézanne and the Italian Masters” at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet - reopening and extra time
The “Cézanne and the Italian Masters” exhibition running from February 27 2020 at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet will return from June 2 and extended to January 3, 2021 due to coronavirus. For the first time it returns on the very strong connection between Cézanne and the masterpieces by the greatest Italian masters. The occasion to discover Cézanne and his painting in a new light!
Araignées, Lucioles et Papillons, the artistic-scientific exhibition at Paris Musée en Herbe
Paris Musée en Herbe welcomes children and adults so that they can discover the mysterious world of the small insects living in our world. The “Araignées, Lucioles et Papillons” (Spiders, Lightning Bugs and Butterflies) exhibition expects you from June 13, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Discover this display with your family and enjoy the many works and other vivarium to learn more while having fun!
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.
Ocean festival 2020, free entertainments at Paris Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée
Nothing will prevent Paris Asquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée from celebrating Marine Day and World Ocean Day: this edition 2020 will be held online! On Saturday June 6, tune in to take part in many entertainments planned for children and adults, it is free, it is playful and instructive, we are looking forward to it!
Musée Bourdelle to reopen from June 16, 2020
The Musée Bourdelle enabling us to discover the famous French sculptor’s works and studio is said to welcome visitors again from June 16, 2020.
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: theaters and show venues to reopen everywhere in France
In a press conference delivered by Edouard Philippe as for the phase 2 of the containment exit plan, Prime Minister announced that theaters and show venues were allowed to reopen in June, on 2nd or 22nd, depending on the area they are set. But some rooms took actions and are already programming to reopen in September.
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.
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.
Mayfair Garden, the Indian gourmet restaurant opens its terrace
Calling all Indian food lovers, run to Mayfair Garden within walking from the Trocadéro in Paris. This sophisticated restaurant provides flavorful cooking brilliantly cooked by chef Nawaz Noman and opens its terrace from June 2 to treat us again.
Yaya, the Greek food restaurant by Juan Arbelaez and Kalios
Open in 2017 in Saint-Ouen, Yaya, the Greek and Mediterranean food restaurant by Juan Arbelaez and Kalios is an authentic invitation to travel for your taste buds, to (re)discover on their terrace starting from June 2, 2020. Follow us, we are leaving for Greece.
Flora Danica: a Danish break on the Champs-Elysées
Experience a 100% Nordic moment at Flora Danica, Maison du Danemark brasserie. The restaurant reopens its terrace on the world's most beautiful avenue from June 2, 2020.
In Paris, Le Meurice restaurant provides a take-away service
Would you like to taste a two-star cuisine? Good news, Le Meurice restaurant by Alain Ducasse now provides a take-away service for menus and meal basket. The occasion to discover flavors enhanced by chef Amaury Bouhours as well as Cédric Grolet’s desserts!
Philippe Conticini reopens his Gâteaux d’Emotions bakery-pastry store in Paris 16th arrondissement
Philippe Conticini reopens his Gâteaux d’Emotions store in Paris 16th arrondissement, in the Passy neighborhood. This is the chef's first "bakery" unveiling a wonderful range of viennoiseries in addition to the pastries we love.
Vegan pastries by Pierre Hermé x La Maison du Chocolat back in stores
Great news for fans, pastry chefs Pierre Hermé and Nicolas Cloiseau, from La Maison du Chocolat's pastries are back in Pierre Hermé stores.
Fruttini by MO unveils their new frozen summer fruits available on take away or delivery
Tomato, rhubarb, peach, and other frozen summer fruits are already available on take away and delivery at Fruttini by MO.
James Tissot, the retrospective at the Musée d’Orsay: new dates
The Musée d’Orsay offers us a rather exclusive exhibition focusing on James Tissot. Initially planned from March 24 to July 19, 2020, the exhibition will let you dive into the high society in the 19th century and discover the details of the artist’s life deeply attached to the French and British societies from June 23 to September 13, 2020.
Have a good week, stay safe and at home!
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Dates and Opening Time
From 1 June 2020 to 7 June 2020
Paris - Ile de France
75001 Paris 1