This Saturday, May 14, at night, live a fun museum experience during the 18th edition of the Night of Museums. From 8pm until midnight, more than 3,000 museums in France and Europe will offer free programming and activities specially planned for the occasion. This event is an excellent way to discover (or rediscover) the works of these museums in a unique atmosphere. 

Take advantage of your Parisian escapade to live an unusual experience ! Our location in the heart of Montmartre, 1 minute walk from the Abbesses metro station, will allow you to easily move around Paris and explore all the richness that a museum can offer to you.

Here is a selection of 5 Parisian museums participating in the Night of Museums


 The Centre Pompidou | 8pm to 1am  

The Centre Pompidou invites you to a festive and dreamy nocturnal exploration !

DJ set, visits in the collection, artistic performances, and other surprises to share the pleasure of the night.

The Musée national d'art moderne, located on the 4th and 5th floors of the Centre Pompidou, is accessible free of charge to let you enjoy the 2,000 works on display. 

A hypnotic and festive journey to experience the Centre Pompidou with family, friends or solo.

More info here

View of the Museum (level 5)
 View of the Museum (level 5) / Joan Miró, "Bleu I" and "Bleu II" © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2021 / © Audrey Laurans - Centre Pompidou, Mnam-Cci / Dist. RMN-GP

Address : Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou 75004 Paris 4 - 30 minutes by metro from the residence 


 Bourse de commerce | 7pm to midnight 

For its first participation in the European Night of Museums, the Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection offers a program of thematic guided tours, discover the architecture of the monument and the exhibitions of the moment, also discover the anecdotes of the mediators-lecturers present in the corridors of the museum. 


Program of thematic guided tours

Free entrance within the limits of available places:

Exhibition Charles Ray " T'as la réf ? " | 7:30 pm / 8:30 pm / 9:30 pm / 10:30 pm
The exhibition traces his 50 years of creation, from his beginnings as a performance artist to his latest works.

Exhibition Roni Horn and Felix Gonzalez-Torres " L'art en partage " | 7 pm / 8 pm / 9 pm / 10 pm / 11 pm
For the first time in a museum, an exhibition recounts the powerful complicity between these two artists 

Architecture "It's concrete" | 7:30 pm / 8:30 pm / 9:30 pm / 10:30 pm
Walk through the museum following the curves of Tadao Ando's unique architecture.

Exceptional access to the Machine Room | 7 pm / 8 pm / 9 pm / 10 pm / 11 pm
Embark on a journey through the different centuries of history and architecture traversed by the building.

More details here 


Charles Ray, "Fall '91", 1992 © Charles Ray. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo: Anthony Cuñha

Address : 2 Rue de Viarmes, 75001 Paris - 30 minutes by metro from your apartment 


 Museum of Romantic Life | 6:30 pm to 11 pm 

Take advantage of the free access to the museum. On the occasion of this exceptional night, the museum has prepared several artistic animations, around the exhibition of the moment : Romantic Heroines.

 

Program

Free entrance within the limits of available place

Theater | From 6:30 pm
"The spirit seeks and it is the heart that finds"
Drama show created by the students of Anne-Frédérique Bourget's class at the Conservatoire  

Concert-reading | 1st session at 7:30 pm ; second session at 9 pm.
"Desire and feminine mythology", a show created by Chloé Mons and Hélène Singer

Duration 40'.

More info here

 Museum of Romantic Life (facade)
 Museum of Romantic Life (facade) © Pierre Antoine / Paris Musées 
Address : 16 rue Chaptal, 75009 - 10 minutes walk from Montmartre Residence 


Museum of Arts and Crafts | 6pm to midnight 
For this evening, the museum invites you to solve the mysteries behind the greatest inventions of the Museum of Arts and Crafts with your family thanks to their new application Mission Inventions. Go in search of buttons to flash to discover riddles, quizzes, archival documents, etc... 

 

Program Overview 

Family workshop "The thaumatrope" | 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
After discovering different optical toys, children, from 7 to 12 years old, accompanied by an adult, create a thaumatrope on the theme of night. 

 20 min, on reservation (the same day at the reception) 

Visit the treasures of the church | 18h30, 20h30, 21h30 and 23h30
Visit the emblematic church of Saint-Martin-des-Champs which hides many technical treasures. 

15 min, without reservation

Foucault's pendulum demonstration | 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm and 11pm 
You are invited to come and see the Earth turn. Come and witness this mythical experiment, first performed in 1851, which oscillates between science and wonder. 

15 min, without reservation

Visit Lavoisier's Laboratory | 7pm and 9:30pm
Discover the experiments and theories developed by this famous scientist. 

15 min, without reservation

Other animations and visits are waiting for you this Saturday May 14th !  Find the complete program here 

Adress : 60 Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris - 20 minutes by metro from the residence.

 

 Museum of Quai Branly | 6:00 pm to midnight 

May 14 is also the world day of migratory birds. In the alleys of the garden or in the heart of the collections, meet birds from all over the world and explore the relationship between human, nature and the environment on the four continents.

 

Program 

Visit of the exhibition "On the road to the chieftaincies of Cameroon" from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 
With a guide, travel to the heart of the traditional chieftaincies of Cameroon. 

 20 min approximately / every quarter of an hour

Storytelling tour from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
In the heart of the collections, let yourself be carried away by mini-tales about the environment and birds. 

20 min / every quarter of an hour

Musical creation and sampling workshop | 6:30 pm, 7 pm, 7:30 pm and 8 pm
Slip into the backstage of musical creation and compose step by step a melody made of samples of bird songs, traditional and electronic music.

Guided tour " Green walk " | 7:30 pm to 10 pm 
During a short walk in the museum's gardens, learn more about biodiversity and its issues.


More info here 

Address : 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris - 30 minutes walk from the residence.