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Museums in Paris, reopenings

Some museums in Paris will reopen by June 16, 2020. Since deconfinement started on May 11, museums are going to be open to the public by June. Here is which ones will open first, and which exhibitions you will be able to see.


Reopening of museums in Paris

Before going to your favorite museum, read the new rules to prevent COVID-19 spreading in Paris. Masks may be mandatory.


  • Musée Bourdelle
    Until July 26, you can still see “Les Contes ètranges de N.H. Jacobsen”


  • Musée de la vie Romantique
    The “Coeurs du romantisme dans l’art contemporain” exihbition will last until September 13, 2020.


  • Musée Jean Moulin
    Until December 13, the museum will host “1940: Les Parisiens dans l’exode”


  • Maison de Balzac
    The exhibition entitled “La Comédie humain, Balzac par Eduard Arroyo” will last until August 16, 2020.


  • Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
    Until October 4, the museum will host “La force du dessin – Chefs d’oeuvre de la Collection Prat”.


Other reopenings

Besides the Cernuschi museum and Paris Catacombs that will re-open presenting their permanent exhibitions, many museums will prolong the temporary ones given the closure due to France confinement. Other museums, such as the Musée d’Art moderne de Paris, and the Musée Cognacq-Jay will be closed until the end of July because of maintenance works. They already have prolonged the temporary exhibitions till Fall.

For what concerns the Crypte archéologique de l’Ile de la Cité, it will host an exhibition about Notre Dame de Paris. The exhibition will include artworks about Notre-Dame, from Victor Hugo to Viollet le Duc.

Meanwhile, you can already collect your ideas on where to go first by joining the free virtual tours to visit Paris museums online. Learn where to be headed in the biggest museums of the city, such as the Centre Pompidou and the Louvre museum.