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European Museum Night

Event in France

European Museum Night - Event in France

Since 2005, selected European museums have exceptionally opened for a night, free of charge, as part of European Museum Night. The event takes place on the closest Saturday to 18 May, simultaneously in countries that have signed the Council of Europe’s cultural convention.

Over 1,200 French museums take part in European Museum Night, and 98% of them open to the public free of charge between 6 pm and midnight. Most museums offer special activities for this original night, aimed at all audiences: storytelling tour, torch-lit tour, concert, workshops for children, screenings, fireworks... Children and adults, lovers of music, live performance, literature and art in a more general sense all gather here for a unique night.

Next editionMay 2025

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