Museums open late in the evening in Paris

Several museums in Paris stay open late so that the public can visit at night.

Musée Rodin, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

What could be better than finding yourself almost alone as you stroll through the galleries of a museum? Impossible? Not so in Paris, Just go to one of the late night opening evenings, when most people have left the premises.

Late night and even all-night opening hours enable visitors to view works of art, with perhaps fewer crowds. The Palais de Tokyo is open all year long, until midnight.

Every year, during the highly-popular La nuit des musées, many Parisian museums open all night.

Grand Palais Member

Museum
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris, 75008

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Musée Jacquemart-André Member

Museum
158 boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75008

The Musée Jacquemart-André, owned by the Institut de France, presents collections of art that are worthy of great museums in a......

Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Member

Museum
37 quai Branly, Paris, 75007
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Located on the banks of the Seine, near the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac exhibits 3,500 works of art......

Musée national Eugène Delacroix Member

Museum
6 rue de Furstenberg, Paris, 75006

The museum occupies part of the apartment on Place Fürstenberg, where the painter died, and his workshop which opens onto a......

Musée Maillol Member

Museum
61 rue de Grenelle, Paris, 75007

The Musée Maillol presents the most important collection of works by Aristide Maillol, an artist who reinvented modern sculpture......

Musée de l'Armée - Invalides Member

Museum
129 rue de Grenelle, Paris, 75007

The Musée de l'Armée, created in 1905, is located in the prestigious setting of the Hôtel National des Invalides. It was created......

Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris Member

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12-14 avenue de New York, Paris, 75116

Opened in 1961, the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (or MaM) is situated in the east wing of the Palais de Tokyo, a......

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain Member

Museum
261 boulevard Raspail, Paris, 75014

The Cartier foundation for contemporary art, which opened in 1994, is located on Boulevard Raspail in the 14th arrondissement of......

Musée de Montmartre - Jardins Renoir Member

Museum
12 rue Cortot, Paris, 75018

Definitely Paris’s most charming museum, it was founded in 1960 in the oldest building in Montmartre, which was also home to a......

Monnaie de Paris Member

Museum
11 quai de Conti, Paris, 75006

The Monnaie de Paris is changing. In April 2011, to make their heritage accessible to a wider audience, the Monnaie de Paris......