04C’est gratuit et à Paris c’est rare. Profitons-en !
In Paris and Ile-de-France, many museums (including some major Parisian museums) offer freebies. In particular, for young people (children, teenagers, students and young adults), which makes it possible to lighten the budget of the families at the checkout. Some days of the week or month (such as the 1st Sunday of each month), some museums are also free. Think about it! On the other hand, there may be a few more people these days. Privilege also the days of nightlife in museums. Many monuments are also free (national monuments among others).
A little bit of for a museum a little apart and free: Fragonard Perfume Museum in the Opera district (9th).


les musées gratuits pour les jeunes

Free museums for young people

Most of the permanent collections of national museums are free for young people under 18 and for U-26 citizens of the EU. This free charge applies every day, without exception. On the other hand, temporary exhibitions usually pay off.

The list is long but some examples among the largest museums in Paris or young people will not pay their ticket.
  • Louvre Museum (1st)
  • Museum of the Orangery (1st)
  • Picasso Museum (4e)
  • Cluny Museum (5th)
  • Eugène Delacroix Museum (6th)
  • Army museum - Invalides National Hotel (7th)
  • Rodin Museum (7th)
  • Orsay Museum (7th)
  • Gustave Moreau Museum (9th)
  • National City of the History of Immigration (12th)
  • National Museum of Asian Arts Guimet (16th)
  • City of Architecture and Heritage (16th)
  • Jean-Jacques Henner Museum (17th)

Free for permanent collections

You will find below the (not exhaustive) list of the main Parisian museums of which permanent collections are free for all and all year long.

  • Carnavalet Museum (3rd) (reopening at the end of 2019)
  • The House of Victor Hugo (4th)
  • The Brancusi workshop (4th) (reconstitution of the artist's studio)
  • The Shoah Memorial (4th) (museum and temporary exhibitions)
  • Zadkine Museum (6th)
  • The Cernuschi Museum (8th) (Asian arts)
  • The Petit Palais Museum (8th) (Museum of Fine Arts of Antiquity at the end of the 19th century)
  • The Museum of Romantic Life (9th) (around George Sand and Parisian painters of the 19th century)
  • The Bourdelle Museum (15th)
  • The Jean Moulin Museum (15th)
  • Modern Art Museum (16e)
  • The House of Balzac (16th)
musée d'art moderne gratuit

Free on the first Saturday or Sunday of the month

Most museums are free on the first Sunday of every month. It has become a must for those who want to access culture in their hands.

Free on the first Saturday of each month:

Free on the first Sunday of every month:

  • Musée de l'Orangerie (1st) (Museum of the Impressionists with, among others, the Nymphéas)
  • Museum of Arts and Crafts (3rd) (also free on Thursday night from 18h to 21h30)
  • Picasso Museum (4e)
  • Museum of Cluny (5th) (museum of the Middle Ages)
  • Musée Delacroix (6th) (also July 14th)
  • Rodin Museum (7th)
  • Musée du Quai Branly (7th) (Museum of the primitive arts)
  • Orsay Museum (7th) (Museum of Painting and Sculpture XIXe century until 1914)
  • Gustave Moreau Museum (9th)
  • City of Architecture (16th)
  • Henner Museum (17th)
musée picasso gratuit le 1er dimanche du mois


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