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Culture and leisure

Music, theatre, concerts, museums, art galleries... the e-International Welcome Office shares with you the events and news of Paris and the University Paris-Saclay! You will also find reference websites that can guide you, places to visit in the city of Paris and some practical information, by downloading and consulting 

What to do in Paris

Opening hours

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 between 18 and 25 years old and you are a national or a resident of a EU member state

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.

On campus

For upcoming events on campus :

  • Suscribe to La Diagonale Newsletter, which mission is to encourage and promote science and society projects at Université Paris-Saclay.
  • Check the Events and News pages on the university's website. 

Around the Saclay area

Vallée de chevreuse and its natural park

Tourist office:

You can contact

Maison du parc naturel de la Vallée de Chevreuse :

https ://

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


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.

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: Zoom