Virtual events in Paris

Paris’s museums, monuments, exhibitions, shows and trade fairs are open for virtual visits.

Nota Bene - Covid
Centre Pompidou © Amélie Dupont - Architecte : Renzo Piano et Richard Rogers

Paris’s museumsmonumentstheatres, concert halls and organizers of trade fairs and trade shows have adapted amazingly well to the situation and are proposing virtual visits and online events. Check out what’s on in Paris from the comfort of your own home on the screen of your laptop, tablet or smartphone. 

Museums, including the LouvreMusée d'OrsayPompidou CentreFondation Louis VuittonMusée des Arts et Métiers and many more, are now making their programmes available on their websites, on dedicated platforms and /or on social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube etc.). Some are even offering access to past exhibitions, so if you missed one this is a great chance to catch up.

The museums run by the city of Paris, including the Modern ArtCernushi and Bourdelle museums, can be visited remotely too.

A number of cultural institutions – Grand PalaisAtelier des LumièresMusée en HerbeCluny Museum-The Medieval WorldMusée de l'Air et de l'EspaceInstitut GiacomettiNatural History Museum among others – can also be visited online. Some of their events are specifically designed for families and children.

Virtual visits allow you to discover the finest details of some of Paris’s iconic monuments and castles including the roofs of the Palais Garnier opera house, the Hall of Mirrors at the Château de Versailles, and the magnificent function rooms of Paris’s Hôtel de Ville – its virtual exhibitions are free of charge. Admire the construction of the Eiffel Tower or the Art Deco architecture of the Palais de la Porte Dorée.

Until they can reopen, Paris’s theatresopera houses and concert halls are featuring online performances, and numerous musicians, stand-up comedians and speakers are live-streaming their events

Trade fairs and trade shows are some of the other must-see events in Paris’s diary that can be experienced in digital format.

The Top virtual events in Paris

The Olmecs and the Cultures of the Gulf of Mexico

from 09 October 2020 to 03 October 2021
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris

Spotlight on the Olmec civilization and pre-Columbian cultures at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

Zone Franche

Exhibition | exposition virtuelle
from 19 May 2021 to 01 August 2021
Institut des Cultures d’Islam - 56 rue Stephenson et 19 rue Léon, Paris

Une exposition virtuelle dans le cadre de la Saison Africa à découvrir d’urgence

"How to become a Parisian in one hour" by Olivier Giraud

Show - comedy, one-man show
Currently available in streaming
Théâtre des Nouveautés - 24 boulevard Poissonnière, Paris

Olivier Giraud offers a show in English on the attitudes and idiosyncrasies of Parisians: mannerisms and habits that have given th...

Underscope at the Gaîté Lyrique

Modern music | Music - miscellaneous
from 01 November 2020 to 30 June 2021
Gaîté Lyrique - 3 bis rue Papin, Paris

Live electro concerts to enjoy at home

Arte concert festival

Festival | Concert | Music - miscellaneous | Modern music
In 2021, a large number of concerts will continue to be available in streaming.
Gaîté Lyrique - 3 bis rue Papin, Paris

The Blogothèque, the Gaîté Lyrique and Arte join forces for live music performance

Photo Doc (online)

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition | Photo
Virtual 2020 edition - Next edition: May 2021
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

The meeting place for documentary photography

"Le rire de Cabu" in front of the Hôtel de Ville

Exhibition | exposition virtuelle
From 12 January 2021
Hôtel de Ville de Paris - Mairie de Paris - Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris

An exhibition on the work of press cartoonist Cabu in the Salle Saint-Jean Cabu in the Salle Saint-Jean

The 72 days of the Commune

Exhibition | exposition virtuelle
from 18 March 2021 to 17 June 2021
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Visit virtually or across Paris to discover an outdoor itinerant exhibition about the Paris Commune

Philarmonie Live, free concerts online

Music - miscellaneous
from 03 March 2021 to 15 September 2021
Philharmonie de Paris - 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

Listen to the concerts of the Philharmonie de Paris online!