During the day on 1 December, demonstrations took place in Paris in the district of the Champs-Elysées. Following certain violent outbursts, material damage was caused in streets around and on the famous avenue. The damage was repaired overnight and the situation has since returned to normal.
At this festive time of year, the magic of Christmas is always present in Paris and almost all of the announced events and attractions are going ahead as planned: ice rinks, illuminations, special entertainment and family shows continue to enthral grown-ups and kids and promise wonderful moments right into the arrival of the New Year.
This social protest movement represents no danger to visitors. It will however cause some inconvenience with the exceptional closing of certain museums and monuments, as well as that of some public transport stations. In anticipation of a new demonstration on Saturday 15 December, we recommend that you keep up to date with the situation via our Twitter account Paris Je T'aime, and that you stay outside the perimeter of the processions in order to avoid any uncomfortable situations.
>>> In anticipation of demonstrations planned this weekend in Paris, our teams will be at your disposal to answer all your enquiries on + 33 1 49 52 42 63 (on Saturday 15 December, from 9am to 6pm).
All informations about Parisian transports : https://www.ratp.fr/
Places closed on 15 December 2018 (non-exhaustive list)
Main information point of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau - Hôtel de Ville
Museums, monuments and gardens
Arc de Triomphe
Musée d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris
Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris
Tours de Notre-Dame de Paris
Walking tours and visits still available in Paris' sourronding areas: ExploreParis.com