This Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Night of the Museums is back! Night strolls, theatrical tours, illuminations, treasure hunts, creative workshops, shows, concerts, and other unique activities will animate the museums during the event.

For the Night of the Museums 2019, almost all the museums in Paris are opening their doors for an evening to let in night owls. A new way to visit, but above all a good plan because most museums are exceptionally free tonight.

Our selection of museums to visit tonight

Although museum night takes place all over Europe, it is in Paris that we have decided to select the best museums to visit. Every year, museums innovate to offer visitors extraordinary experiences. So, which museums will shine in the dark?

The Louvre Museum

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La chambre du Duc de Luynes! C’est au musée du Louvre que la chambre d’apparat de l’hôtel de Chevreuse, rue Saint-Dominique à Paris fut reconstituée. Nous sommes face à un ensemble de boiseries des années 1766. Cette chambre d’apparat était celle du Duc de Luynes. Dans la pièce, afin d’évoquer les intérieurs luxueux et chargés des chambre d’apparats du milieu du XVIIIème siècle, les tentures d’alcôve et de fond du lit sont des tapisseries réalisées par la manufacture des Gobelins pour la Duchesse de Bourbon à L’hôtel de Lassay en 1775. Les tentures de l’alcôve de pars et d’autre du lit furent réalisées par François Boucher représentant « L’Amour et Psyché » et « Vertumne et Pomone ». Dans la pièce des œuvres remarquables comme la suite de fauteuils et canapé provenant du château de le Roche-Guyon réalisés en 1768 à Paris. Aussi, un bureau à cylindre dit « du roi de Sardaigne » réalisé en 1775 par Cramer est présent. Un bureau plat de Montigny de 1775 à gauche de la pièce est visible avec à l’arrière de ce dernier le régulateur de Berthoud pour le mécanisme, Lieuthand pour les bois, et Caffieri pour le bronze doré, réalisé en 1767 représentant en partie haute le Char d’Apollon. Proche du bureau à cylindre, une table chiffonnière de Martin Carlin réalisée en 1775 est présentée bâti de chêne et placage d’ébène et plaques de porcelaine de Sèvres. Un ensemble majestueux conférant à la pièce une belle vision des chambres d’apparat aristocratiques dans les hôtels particuliers parisiens dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIème siècle. Jonction entre la fin du style rocaille et l’avènement du style néoclassique. #art #travel #visiting #tourisme #paris #gold #king #queen #luminaires #chandelier #castillo #castles_oftheworld #iphone #igersfrance #hello_France #TopEuropePhoto #TopFrancePhoto #InstaTravel #France_vacations #history #Louvre #museum #painting #blue #antic #baroquestyle #xviiithcentury

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The Night of the Museums cannot of course be held without the Louvre Museum . From 6pm to 8pm, students will come to present literary , theatrical reconstructions of the museum’s works.

Free evening in the world’s largest museum, what else?

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The Orsay Museum

Enjoy an unusual, free and informative visit! This year, it is not only the Night of the Museums for the Orsay Museum but also the night of the models. You will be able to discover the current exhibition, the Black Model, but also to attend presentations of works! From 6pm, the museum will be packed with students, lecturers and dancers who will share with you behind the scenes of the creation of the museum’s works. In addition, if you have never had the opportunity to sketch before, the museum offers an introduction to sketching on a living model, man and woman.

Tip: Come from 5pm, the Musée d’Orsay is very popular during the Night of Museums.

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Grand Palais

The Grand Palais is participating in the Night of the Museums by offering a free visit to two exhibitions: Moon and Red. The dancer Yoann Bourgeois will come to defy the laws of gravity on his magic staircase. A hypnotizing 10-minute performance in the main hall of the museum. Victim of its success, the Grand Palais is very quickly full, it will be necessary to come early (from 6pm) to enjoy the visit!

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Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum joins the Night of the Museums by opening its doors from 6pm to midnight this Saturday. Yoann Bourgeois’ troupe of dancers will bring the Picasso Museum garden to life!

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The Museum of Modern Art in Paris

Free evening at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris , rich in guided visits and concerts, enjoy an extraordinary night stroll!

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Irish Cultural Centre

Visit the Irish Cultural Centre at night in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Documentary screenings and open houses await you to immerse yourself in the history of Ireland. Go free of charge from 2pm to midnight this Saturday.

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Rodin Museum

The Rodin Museum offers you a unique evening, free of charge, animated by various activities. The program? From 5pm to midnight, the museum will offer you various workshops and guided tours!

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The Great War Museum

Another free museum on the occasion of the European Museum Night! But that’s not all. The Museum of the Great War has joined forces with the S’CAPE collective to offer you a new experience in terms of visits… an escape game within the museum! From 7pm to 11.30pm, rediscover the museum and solve the puzzles.

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The Grass Museum

The Grass Museum  is child’s size and invites families to come and discover Japanese culture through an interactive visit! Children will go hunting for monsters and fantastic animals thanks to Murakami’s drawings. This treasure hunt animated by mediators will captivate young and old alike. An opportunity to talk about Japanese culture and art for one evening. And of course, it’s free this Saturday!

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The Museum of Arts and Crafts

On the occasion of the Museum Night, the Museum of Arts and Crafts offers you a sensational programme: a participatory workshop, an exhibition of monumental works, guided tours, flash tours, children’s games, demonstrations of incredible machines, etc. From 6pm to 11:55pm, the Museum of Arts and Crafts invites you to spend a memorable evening for free.

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Night of the Museums in the Pantheon

The Pantheon exceptionally opens its doors this Saturday evening for a free night visit, in exchange for a book to offer to the association Bibliothèques Sans Frontières. From 7pm, writers, poets and performers will fill the national monument for itinerant interventions and a conference “Will culture save the world?”.

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The Louis Vuitton Foundation

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🇫🇷 #MyFLV 👀 Le concours photo #MyFLV revient pour sa deuxième édition ! Jusqu’au 31 mai, partagez les plus beaux souvenirs de votre visite. ✔️ Thème du concours : L’architecture de la Fondation en dialogue avec les œuvres de la Collection. 📸 Postez les plus beaux clichés de votre visite avec le hashtag #MyFLV et tagguez @fondationlv. 🏆 Tentez d’être sélectionnés pour la prochaine campagne d’affichage de la Fondation. Retrouvez plus d'information sur le prix et les conditions de participation en bio 🔝 Bonne chance ! – 🇬🇧 #MyFLV 👀 The photo contest #MyFLV comes back for its second edition. Until May 31, 2019 share the most beautiful memories of your visit. ✔️ This year’s theme: The architecture of the Fondation in dialogue with the works of its Collection. 📸 To participate post the most beautiful pictures of your visit using the hashtag #MyFLV and tagging @fondationlv. 🏆 Your photo might be selected for our next poster campaign ! Please find more information on the prize and how to participate via the link in bio 🔝 Good luck!

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Visit the current exhibitions free of charge at the Louis Vuitton Foundation during the Night of Museums. A simpler but just as interesting program; The Party of Painting and the Courtauld Collection. Impressionist works, abstract, expressive, distant, and figurative painting, gathered for an evening in Paris! The Louis Vuitton Foundation welcomes you from 7pm to 1am, which gives you time to enjoy the visit.

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What to remember

It’s an opportunity for young and old to enjoy a new look at art. Whether you are a fan of museums or bar parties, book your Saturday to spend an unforgettable evening! If you are in Paris for the event, let us take your luggage, many of our Nannies will be happy to help you.

And if you already know the Parisian museums, discover some unusual places to visit!

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