What to do in Paris and its area

Music, concerts, museums, art galleries, theatre... Discover Paris's and its area's best things to do and the websites that will share everything you need to know about art, culture, restaurants, events and more.

The official website for Paris region:




Official website of the Convention and Visitors Bureau:




Your ultimate guide to Paris by Time Out:




Paris cultural agenda (in French):



Museums open between 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. and close between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Museums are usually closed on Mondays or Tuesdays.

Some museums are open every day, such as some monuments that can be visited until 11 p.m. or midnight. Several museums offer weekly late night opening hours until 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.

Many museums and monuments close during public holidays, such as January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

You are bewteen 18 and 25 years old

18-25 years olds who are nationals or residents of a  EU member state get free entry to museums and permanent exhibits. This free access concerns around 50 museums and around 100 national monuments. Temporary exhibits have an entry fee.


Upcoming events

Irving Penn Grand Palais

This exhibition, organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Grand Palais to mark the centenary of the birth of Irving Penn, is the first major retrospective of the American artist’s work in France since his death.

Fête de la science

On October 7th, Université Paris-Saclay will be present at the Ulis mall for this scientific event organised by the area's scientific organisations and institutions.

Colloque Devenir Plante

Conference on October 11th: Artists, physicists, gardeners, philosophers, biologists, farmers, historians, researchers and anthropologists are gathering to discuss climate change and on how to renew their practices and actions.

Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche, an annual all-night arts festival, is taking place on October 7th. Paris blossoms into a harvest of art, music and theatrical events from 7pm-7am.

For more information, click here

For upcoming events, suscribe to La Diagonale Newsletter, which mission is to encourage and promote science and society projects at Université Paris-Saclay.

Around Paris-Saclay area

Must see places

Vallée de chevreuse and its natural park

Tourist office:


You can contact ot.chevreuse@wanadoo.fr

Maison du parc naturel de la Vallée de Chevreuse :

https ://www.parc-naturel-chevreuse.fr/

Information and documentation on the parc, accomodation and restaurants, walk and bicycle trips, tourist circuits, nature visits for children, etc.

Versailles Palace

Official website:


Versailles Palace shows:


Château de Rambouillet


After 2 years of renovation, Château de Rambouillet has reopened its doors to the public !

Royal cities and villages of character

Yvelines Region's Tourist Office


Essonne Region's Tourist Office



Jouy-en-Josas Tourist Office


Saclay area's open map

The map identifies and gathers all the best places to visit and the things to do in the Saclay area: natural and cultural heritage, local events, itineraries and hikes:


Visit the website of your commune's City hall (mairie) to find out information about cultural, sporting, children, nature and community activities. You can also suscribe to their Newsletter to get all the monthly information about events and current affairs.


With children

Jardin d'acclimatation

Bois de Boulogne 16th arrondissement Paris

Muséum National D'histoire Naturel

5th arrondissement Paris

France Miniature Parc

Elancourt, Yvelines

Kid's Educational Farms


Kid's Educational Farms


Amusement Park



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