Paris comes out of lockdown on 19th May 2021

In less than ten days’ time, Paris will start getting back towards something closer to ‘normal’, with curfew extended, café and restaurant terraces open and – finally – the reopening of museums, cinemas and theatres.

Here’s all the info!

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It’s been a long time coming, mais there’s finally a date for lockdown to be eased off – starting 19th May 2021 cultural venues can reopen, cafes can reopen their terraces and you no longer have to race home for 7pm because the new curfew is at 9pm (and one month later it will be at 11pm).

Just one thing in case you’re planning to go to a museum – make sure you book your ticket online as many places require this to make sure they don’t exceed capacity.

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We’ve updated our latest articles about upcoming exhibitions to include their new dates. All of the following open on 19th May 2021:

Napoléon at la Villette

Les origines du monde at the Musée d’Orsay

L’Empire des sens at the Cognac-Jay Museum

Signac at the Jacquemart-André Museum

Napoléon n’est plus at the Army Museum

Peintre femmes at the Musée du Luxembourg

Magritte / Renoir at the Orangerie, and let’s not forget

— the opening of La Bourse de commerce on 22nd May 2021

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Don’t forget that quite a few outdoor exhibitions are still in place too:

Voyage sur la route du Kisokaidō at the Montparnasse train station

Fragiles colosses and L’art de la science in the Jardin des Plantes

Visages du Rhône at the Jardin du Luxembourg

Le Chat déambule on the Champs-Élysées

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So, everything changes on the 19th May 2021, and three weeks after that (on 9th June 2021) things get even better, with restaurants and cafés, gyms and trade shows being able to open fully. The curfew will also be pushed back to 11pm (before being abolished entirely starting 30th June 2021).

This is really the time to start planning your next stay in Paris! If you want suggestions for which hotel to visite, we have a few ideas 😜 See you soon at HPRG!