European Museum Night 7

European Museum Night

On Saturday, May 21st, museums in Paris and other cities across Europe are open for free until midnight. It’s a unique opportunity to discover temporary and permanent exhibitions.

The European Museum Night is an annual cultural event that takes place in many cities across Europe and allows the public to discover museums in a different way. The event usually takes place on the third Saturday of May, and participating museums open their doors for free to the public for an evening.

In Paris, many museums participate in the event, including the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, the Musée Rodin, and many more. Museums offer activities and animations for all ages, as well as special guided tours, lectures, concerts, film screenings, and artistic performances.

European Museum Night is an opportunity to discover the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of Parisian museums in a different way, in a festive and convivial atmosphere. It’s also a unique opportunity to discover lesser-known museums or to visit museums in a more informal and less conventional way.

It’s recommended to check the opening hours of the museums as well as the specific events offered by each museum before attending the European Museum Night in Paris.


May 13 - 14 2023


8:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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