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Museum Night 2024: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, the program not to be missed

MUSEUM NIGHT. This Saturday, May 18, 2024, is the 20th edition of Museum Night. À This occasion, more than 1,000 French cultural establishments will open their doors until June 2019. midnight. The à Paris, Rennes, Bordeaux, etc.

[Mis à day May 17, 2024 5:33 p.m.] The European Night of Museums is back for its 20th edition. The Ministry of Culture is organizing this event this Saturday, May 18 in the evening, giving visitors the opportunity to discover the riches of the collections for free of more than 1,000 museums   unusual hours.

The museums will exceptionally open until December 2019. midnight, allowing visitors to discover the works in a different way. This is due to the period of a day, as well as for the whole day. the organization of special activities. For example, a narrated tour, an introduction to drawing, or even a sound and light show. There is also a specific theme for each year. The 2024 edition offers ""Class, work !"" whereù students from high schools, colleges and primary schools act as mediators on a work being studied. eacute;e during the school year.

What is the program for the Night of Museumsées 2024 ?

Available on data.culture.gouv.fr, the map of the Ministry of Culture lists all the establishments participating in this program. Museum Night. You have the possibility to to locate museums by region or department. You can also search by accessibility equipment and services, so that all audiences are taken into account. It may be, for example, a motor, visual or hearing disability. In addition, the site offers practical information on the different cultural activities organized.

What to do à Paris during Museum Night?

Within the Paris metropolitan area, there are more than 200 establishments participating in this program. Museum Night. Among these, we find the musée du Louvre, which offers, among others, the following activities:

  • a demonstration of Greco-Roman wrestling;
  • a stopover in the heart of ancient Egypt;
  • a race à the slowness conducive &agrav; contemplation of works of art…

In the 9th arrondissement, you can also go to the musée Gustave Moreau for a self-guided visit or an eveningé and theatrical. The latter does not require any reservation. Another idea for an outing: the museum of the National Library of France (BNF). You can consult certain works there or appreciate historical collector's items, such as Charlemagne's chessboard. This, without forgetting the exhibition dedicated to the invention of the Renaissance. As for the mus’Orsay, it offers the discovery of the permanent collections, as well as an immersion in r& eacute;ealityé Virtual. Ideal for seeing or revisiting, in the heart of the capital, the work of the great impressionists, these artists of the 19th century.

Museum Night 2024: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, the program not to be missed

A night at the Louvre Museum & Paris © Xavier Francolon/SIPA (published on 05/16/2024)

What to do in &Ile-de-France during Museum Night ?

On the occasion of Museum Night, the Ile-de-France region also presents many ideas for events. ;eacute;covered. In Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (Yvelines), the house-museum&eacutee Raymond Devos offers a survey ;te à destination for a young audience. The objective ? Find certain lost objects by Raymond Devos. In a different register, the museum of national archéology and the domain National Museum of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Yvelines) are organizing an outdoor light and shadow show. A unique opportunity to discover the architecture of the city's castle in a unique way.

For an activity unusual &agrav; Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines (Yvelines), the Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon offers a visit & blind in order to absorb the atmosphere of the place and the writings of the couple of authors. Each participant wears a blindfold! For creative arts, you can go to the museum departmental Albert-Kahn &agrav; Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine) to take part in the a workshop for making tealight holders using recycled materials.

What to do à Lyon during Museum Night?

During the twentieth edition of the Nuit des Musées, on Lugdunum archaeological museum invites you to participate in the design of a giant fresco. This will settle down to the next level. using Lego bricks. A workshop dedicated to &agrav; the pixel art technique is also organized, in the company of the illustrator Theoschu. In collaboration with the Albedo company, the museum of history Gadagne offers an ambulatory and disruptive show which directly involves visitors. As for the museum's mediators, they tell stories and anecdotes as part of the animation "L’History in chaos".

During Museum Night, a detour via the fort de Vaise allows you to discover a poetic concert to immerse yourself in the imagination of Lucas Zambon. The stage is also open to the public. all participants. With musical entertainment and theatrical compositions, the museum of fine arts of Lyon gives carte blanche to & students from the Lyon Conservatory to enhance a free tour of the premises.

What to do à Bordeaux during Museum Night?

During Museum Night, the Bordeaux Fine Arts Galleryprepare a flash visit, in 30 minutes flat, around the work of Val&rie Belin. The opportunity to discover the photographs, as well as the creations of the visual artist. The museum of contemporary art of Bordeaux also offers numerous activities and entertainment. Among these are:

  • creation and initiation workshops for children;
  • readings organized in partnership with the association Read and make people read;
  • a fun and family visit around the "Auto" by Nina Beier.

At the musée d’Aquitaine, the students of the Camille Jullian high school perform a public reading of the tales of Charles Perrault. This discovery takes place continuously throughout the evening. At the same time, Olympics are also organized, for adults and children alike. On the program, board games and physical, as well as photo sessions. Rewards are provided for those who participate in this event. all the circuit tests.

What to do à Marseille during Museum Night?

Among the different establishments contributing to the Night of the Museums, the natural history museum of Marseilleoffers a self-guided tour of the "Dogs and Cats” exhibition. This is enhanced by a fun journey, with interactive and sensory experiences around our companions. four legs and their way of perceiving the world around them. As for the Marseille history museum, it organizes different activities:

  • a participatory fresco around sport, art and history;
  • a chamber music concert with the students of the Pierre Barbizet Conservatory;
  • a guided tour of the exhibition on Marseille and its relationship to sports.

During Museum Night, you can also go to the museum of contemporary art of Marseille, in the 8th arrondissement. The students of the Périer high school are organizing a public reading of literary and poetic works. Throughout the texts told, dance demonstrations are also planned in dedicated spaces.

What to do à Lille during Museum Night?

For Museum Night, the palais des beaux-arts de Lille is preparing numerous entertainment activities. dedicated to culture and artistic creations. This is particularly the case for the following activities:

  • guided tours around the building, exhibitions and masterpieces of the museum;< /li>
  • an initiation workshop on mandalas;
  • a presentation by "M&eac;dée" by Eugène Delacroix around "Class, l’&work !".

In an unusual register, you can participate à the night animated by the candle. This is done at the musée des écoles de Lille, where; There is also a discovery of light projection tools, and a snack at the table. the old one.

Another idea for an outing: a detour to the birthplace of Charles de Gaulle, where ;ugrave; guided tours in period costumes are available. honor. They are organized every fifteen minutes. Finally, the museum of the Hospice Comtesseoffers free strolls through the heart of the collections, the atmospheric rooms and the medicinal garden. That, without forgetting flash visits and yoga initiation sessions.

Museum Night 2024: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, the program not to be missed

Lille Palace of Fine Arts at night © CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA (published on 05/16/2024)

What to do à Rennes during Museum Night?

As part of the Night of Museums, the écomuséée de la Bintinais de Rennesorganizes several activities around Breton culture and legends. We can evoke a nighttime stroll, where the visitor route is clear; &agrav; the glow of lanterns. Film screenings for young people, treasure hunts and vigils are also on the program. Note that crepe and pancake stands allow you to eat.

In Rennes, the musée de Bretagne offers an introductory workshop &eacute;e de Bretagne engraving. The exhibition "Quel toupet !"   creates vegetable hairstyles for visitors who wish to take part. With the collaboration of the TéKiToi association, makeup sessions are also planned, around the theme "El dia de los muertos&quot ;. As for à l'space of the Free Fields, you can enjoy a jazz concert dedicated to &agrav; New Orleans, wandering the stalls of a flea market, taking part in a flea market. board games. Karaoke sessions are other ideas for entertainment during Museum Night.

What to do à Nice during Museum Night?

For a dive into ancient times Roman, the archaeological museum of Nice offers a visit to the Cimiez site. Using your smartphone, you can then complete a digital and interactive quiz. Museum Night can conclude with a screening of the film “Monty Python: The Life of Brian”. In the heart of the old town, the Palais Lascaris participates in the project "Class, l’œoeuvre !" around the creations of the Trachel brothers. A concert by the OPA association (Plectres Azuréen Orchestra) is also organized, as well as flash tours of the ceremonial salons.

At the museum Matisse, educational workshops are presented around the work on dimensions, done by the students of the Bellanda nursery school. A guided tour allows you to appreciate Tatah's exhibition in a different way on a selection of pictorial and sculptural works by Matisse. To discover radio performances, live shows and traveling mediation activities, go to the museum of modern art and contemporary art from Nice. A meeting around Yves Klein is also planned during Museum Night.

When is Museum Nightées 2024 ?

La Nuit des Musées 2024 marks the twentieth edition of the event. For this year, it takes place on Saturday May 18, 2024 throughout the French territory, as well as than in Europe. Depending on the museum, several activities are offered during the day, starting in the morning or during the day. ;afternoon. However, the official start begins at 6 p.m., and the demonstration continues most often until midnight, and possibly 11 p.m. or 1 a.m. for certain establishments. Là again, everything depends on the organization of the museums themselves and the planned events.

As a general rule, Museum Night takes place towards the end of May, more precisely during the third week. Depending on the context and organizational constraints, however, there are exceptions, such as the 2020 edition, which took place in 2020. mid-November, or the 2021 edition with a date set at the beginning of July. D’où the importance of finding out the official date each year so as not to miss the event.

What is the practical information about Museum Night ? Is it free or not?

The Night of the Museums is a free event for all visitors. This is an element of attractiveness. to challenge and reach different audiences, particularly those who are not used to music. this type of cultural discovery. The free also concerns the activities and events organized at the venue. this occasion. Please note, some of them require prior registration to participate in the workshops.

In addition to the previous link to locate the participating museums, you can find practical information via another interactive map of the Night of the Museums. ;eacute;es. Carry out a search and consult the program of museums near you. Available in different languages, the official site of the Nuit des Musées also includes information on the program and the general organization of the museum. event. Don’don’t hesitate to either. Turn to the museums themselves or the participating cities to prepare your cultural evening.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116