European Museum Night in Paris 2018, top 10

On May 19, 2018, European Museum Night is back. In Paris and in Île-de-France, many institutions are open until late in the evening to offer you unique and unprecedented activities... The program is wide, so here is a list of tips and good ideas so that you can make the best of this night. Follow the guide!

In 2016, not less than 3,000 French museums took part in European Museum Night and over 2 million visitors answered the call. This year, thousands of activities are organized in the participating museums (concerts, guided tours, screenings, performances...). To help you making the right call, here is our selection among the capital’s main museums:

Museum Night in Paris TOP 10:

  • Museum Night 2018 at the Louvre
    This Saturday May 19, 2018, the Louvre invites children and adults to explore the Parisian cultural heritage for one night, completely free of charge!

    Le Musée du Louvre, coeur artistique et touristique de la capitale

  • Museum Night 2018 at Centre Pompidou
    The Centre Pompidou takes part in Museums Night 2018 and invites us to discover its collection for free through tours guided by the youngest ones!

    César, les photos de l'expo au Centre Pompidou

  • Museum Night 2018 at the Grand Palais
    For Museum Night 2018, pop in the Grand Palais. On Saturday May 19, 2018, the Kupka and Artists and Robots exhibitions are free for everyone and on the occasion, Superpoze will present It’s Alive, a piece for automatic music instruments by Stephan Eicher. Welcome to the future!

    Artistes et Robots, l'expo au Grand Palais

  • Museum Night 2018 at the Musée Picasso
    On the occasion of Museums Night 2018, held on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 6 p.m. to midnight, the Musée Picasso houses a performance entitled “I Will Keep A Light Burning” thought up by Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil.

    Nuit des Musées 2018 au musée Picasso Paris

  • Museum Night 2018 at the Musée de l’Orangerie
    For Museum Night 2018, the Musée de l’Orangerie makes us relive the New York from the 1950’s with a jazz concert. On Saturday May 19, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, the Water Lilies and the American abstract artists and the last Monet exhibition is free!

    Les Nymphéas et artistes abstraits au Musée de l'Orangerie




  • Museum Night 2018 at the Musée d’Art Moderne
    Saturday May 19, 2018, Paris Musée d’Art Moderne opens its doors late at night and offers us to visit for free its collection and the current exhibition “Jean Fautrier. Material and light” through guided tours.

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Elodie D.
Last updated on 17 May 2018

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