One of the best cultural nights of the year is happening this weekend on the Left Bank (and all around Europe) – European Museum Night! – with special events and, above all, almost every museum in the city open free for the evening!
Here are a few ideas for visits you might like to do close to our hotels…
It’s difficult to believe that the Pantheon is taking part in Museum Night for the first time (that’s what the website says), but from 4-6pm poets will be walking round the monument and reciting poetry, with more poetical performances in the evening and a conference later on.
Click here for the full programme at the Pantheon.
At the Irish Cultural Centre you can visit the exhibition “En attendant” by Tomi Ungerer for free, and there’s a showing of a documentary about the artist called “L’homme sur son île”, directed by Percy Adlon (“Bagdad Café”).
At the IMA (Institute of the Arab World) there’s a lot going on, with visits of their permanent collection, a workshop-performance by Nagham Hodaifa, showings of films, a special football match and free entrance to their exhibition about football in the Arab world.
For the full programme, click here.
The Hungarian Institute has an exhibition paying homage to Bauhaus.
The Natural History Museum is free for the evening. #yay!
The Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé has some ciné-concerts on offer, as well as guided visits of their weird and wonderful collection of record players and film projectors. Oh, and the temporary exhibition is free too.
The Giacometti Institute is free to enter, all day in fact!
But that isn’t the half of it…
The Musée de minéralogie MINES ParisTech is free to enter (if you like precious stones and 19th century venues, this will be a treat for you).
The Zadkine Museum has nocturnal visits on offer and a violon / cello concert in the garden.
The Luxembourg Museum is allowing you to see their exhibition Les Nabis et le décor for free, as well as hosting a classical music concert.
And that’s just a taste of what’s happening on the Left Bank. There’s even more to see if you decide to cross over the Seine!
The full programme for Paris and the neighbouring region can be found on the official website and in the PDF embedded at the bottom of this article.
Museum Night 2019 is happening on the Left Bank (and all over Europe) on Saturday 18th May
Admission (generally) free
Opening hours variable depending on the venue
To check out the full list of everything happening in the Paris region, click the ‘fullscreen’ button at the bottom right of the image below.