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Nocturnes in museums


When you are visiting Paris, it is use to visit museums.But did you know that it is possible to visit the museums at night or in the evening when most visitors are gone?

Here is a list of Parisian museums to visit at night or the evening during the year.

Visit the Parisian museums during the week

On Mondays: the Jacquemart-André museum and the Maillol Museum are open in the evening until 9.30 pm;

Tuesday: The Jeu de Paume Museum is open until 9 pm and the Cartier Foundation until 10 pm

On Wednesdays: the Louvre Museum and the Grand Palais are open until 10 pm. The Pinacotheque until and the Museum of the Hunting and the Nature until 9H30 pm. The Rodin Museum and the Henry Cartier Bresson Foundation until 9H45 pm

On Thursdays: the Museum of Modern Art and the Luxembourg Museum are open until 10 pm, the Musée des Arts et Métiers until 9.30 pm, 9.45 pm for the Musée d’Orsay or 23 pm for the Center Georges Pompidou.

Friday: The Louvre is open until 10 pm, the Musée Maillol until 9:30 pm and the Musée du Quai Branly until 9 pm.
Visiting the Parisian museums during the weekend

Saturday: The Jacquemart André Museum is open until 9:30 pm and the Quai Branly Museum is open until 9 pm.

Sunday: The Cinematheque is open until 8 pm.

Please note: during the European night of museums on 20 May, it is possible to visit many museums all night long.
For more addresses, please visit the site evous.fr

The nocturnes in the museums of Paris



Paris is known for being one of the most romantic cities in the world. You can walk together in the city or eat a romantic dinner, stay in romantic places. Discover the different romantic places in the capital.

Romantic restaurants in Paris

You will find some good addresses of restaurants for a romantic meal :
– The restaurant Lapérouse in the 6th neighbourhood on the banks of the Seine. It offers an idyllic place to meat a meal for two people. This renowned restaurant offers dishes around 35 euros and organizes evenings for receptions.
– Le Moulin de la Galette is an old mill transformed into a renowned restaurant and is located in the 18th neighbourhood, at Lepic street.
– The luxurious Mollard brewery is located in the St Lazare area and offers tables in a place where you will discover ceramics and mosaics.
– Le café de Flore in the 6th neighborhood is also a place to discover where artists and intellectuals are used to going there.

Romantic walks in Paris

L’île de la Cité and l’île Saint Louis are perfect for romantic walks hand in hand. Not far from there, you can find also the Pont des Arts and the Pont de l’Archevêché, meeting places for all couples.

Besides, at the Place des Abesses, there is the “I Love You” Wall. These words are written in 280 different languages.

At the stations Bourse and Grands Boulevards, you will discover covered walkways and galleries from the Belle Epoque style such as the Galerie Vivienne or the Passage of the Panorama.

Romantic museums in Paris

The best museum to visit is the Museum of the Romantic Life in the Pigalle district. This place is perfect to meet quietly in a garden where you will find a tea room open from March to October. You can also attend readings and concerts and visit temporary and permanent exhibitions.

There is also the Museum of Victor Hugo on the Place des Vosges. You will visit its apartments and its huge library accessible to the public.

The most beautiful romantic views in Paris

You can also go on the roofs of the most beautiful monuments of Paris to contemplate a sunset on a summer evening or a breathtaking view of Paris.

The roofs of the Georges Pompidou Museum in the center of Paris, the Tour Montparnasse in the 14th neighbourhood or the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur in Montmartre offers a wonderful view of the capital.

To discover more romantic places, go to aloha.fr or on the website of the Paris Tourist Office.

Paris is the romantic capital

Night of museums


An event established over ten years ago, on the third Saturday in May French museums open their doors to visitors for free, staying open late into the evening.

Museums and quite particularly museums of France, on the occasion of this night, open to all the artistic practices through which the visitors make up(compose) the route(course) of their choice(selection). They were two millions last year to take advantage of numerous animations which were so proposed to them: projections, visit in the flashlight(torch), the treasure hunts, the shows, the concerts, etc. Organised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, this event aims to make culture more accessible to all.

During this one special night, you can visit or revisit the top museums in the French capital, such as the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, or Centre Pompidou, or be surprised by the Arts and Metiers Museum, the Decorative Arts Museum or the Palais de la Découverte (Palace of Discovery). This popular event also takes place in some thirty European countries. A long and fruitful night lies ahead…

Source : Parisinfo.com and Nuitdesmusees.culturecommunication.gouv.fr