City of Paris museums are open !
We have been looking forward to this moment! Our museums will be open again as of Wednesday 19 May.
After being closed for several months owing to the health emergency, the general public will be able to (re)discover the collections and exhibitions at the City of Paris Museums in complete safety.
Several museums will open again on 19 May*: the Palais Galliera, the Paris Museum of Modern Art, the Liberation of Paris Museum ‐ General Leclerc Museum ‐ Jean Moulin Museum, Balzac’s House, the Petit Palais, the Cernuschi Museum, the Cognacq‐Jay Museum, the Museum of Romantic Life and the Paris Catacombs.
After a year of restoration work, Victor Hugo’s House on the Place des Vosges will open again on the same date.
The Carnavalet Museum ‐ History of Paris will open again on 29 May after 4 years of renovation work with a new tour sequence in a more spacious setting.
Finally, dates will be published shortly regarding the reopening of the Île de la Cité Archaeological Crypt.
*City of Paris Museums will maintain heightened health measures in order to guarantee optimal protection during visits.
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Check out our complete exhibition schedule!
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Musée de la Vie romantique
- Limited Edition, Vollard, Petiet et l’estampe de maîtres at the Petit Palais until 29 August.
- The Cognacq‐Jay Museum will present the exhibition The Empire of the Senses, from Boucher to Greuze until 18 July.
- At the Paris Museum of Modern Art, visitors will be able to take in 3 exhibitions: Sarah Moon, PastPresent extended until 4 July, Hubert Duprat until 27 June 2021 and The Power of My Hands. Afrique(s) presented in the context of the Africa season until 22 August.
- Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto extended until 18 July at the Palais Galliera.
- Travelling on the Road to Kisokaidо̄, from Hiroshige to Kuniyoshi extended until 8 August at the Cernuschi Museum.
- Storms and Shipwrecks, from Vernet to Courbet will be open to the public until 12 September at the Museum of Romantic Life.
- And, from 9 June, visitors will be able to explore the exhibition Victor Hugo’s Drawings at Victor Hugo’s House.
Making preparations for your visit
The online ticket office will be open on Monday 17 May 2021, with staggered ticket sales. Initially, tickets may be booked for the period from 19 May to 8 June 2021 inclusive for individual visitors only. Group activities and reception will resume on 9 June under conditions to be specified at a later date.
To visit the temporary exhibitions, a time-stamped ticket must be booked online for all visitors, including holders of the Paris Museums Pass*.
The permanent collections of City of Paris Museums are free of charge and online bookings do not need to be made, except in the case of the permanent tour at the Carnavalet Museum – History of Paris for which a free ticket must be booked online.
* Holders of the Paris Museums Pass will be granted an extension. You will be duly informed of the terms and conditions of extension of the Pass by email, on our social media pages and on our internet site in the next few days. Thank you for your understanding.
- Health Measures
Your safety and the safety of our staff are paramount. In accordance with directives from the French government and in order to guarantee optimal safety during your visit, City of Paris Museums has implemented health measures and new admission formalities. We do our utmost to ensure that your visit is completely safe and trouble free.
To find out about all of the measures implemented, consult this page
- Any questions?
- Opening hours
As of 19 May, the museums will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
The Paris Catacombs will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.45 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. (last admissions at 7.30 p.m.).
- Evening opening
Petit Palais: Fridays until 8 p.m.
Paris Museum of Modern Art: Thursdays until 8 p.m.
Palais Galliera: Thursdays and Fridays until 8 p.m.
For further information and to prepare for your visit, consult this page.
Maison de Balzac
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