What to do in Paris (and in Ile-de-France) on May 1st?

Find activities open on May 1st in Paris, it's possible! Contrary to popular belief, not everything is closed on May 1st.  Some castles, all amusement parks are open on May 1st. However, May 1st is traditionally one of the most popular holidays of the year with December 25 and the January 1st. If it is true that most of the museums and stores are closed, we have found fun activities to keep the family busy on May 1st. To avoid asking the question "open or closed?", here is the list of places open this holiday. Discover all our suggestions for outings, there is plenty to do! On the program, unusual visits, exhibitions, castles, animals ...
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L'Aquaboulevard, with family or teenagers

  • 7 000 m² of pools, giant slides, jacuzzis, series of waves?
  • Ideal for all - from 3 years old
  • At the Porte de Versailles (Paris 15th)


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The cruise on the Seine in Bateaux-Mouches

  • The Bateaux Mouches circulate every day
  • Reduced rates from 2 tickets purchased
  • Departure from the Alma bridge (Paris 8ème)


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Visit of Rex Studios

  • The interactive backstage tour of the cinema
  • From 6 years old
  • Reduced rate: up to - 12%


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The Zoological Park of Paris

  • A very nice family outing
  • Barefoot course, feeding, workshops...


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The Aquarium of Paris Cinéaqua

  • More than 13,000 specimens, in 70 tanks
  • For all, ideal also with toddlers
  • Reduced rates all year round


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Circus Bormann: "Time Travel

  • A traditional family circus
  • From 3 years old
  • At the Bormann marquee (Paris 15th)
  • Reduced rate: up to -55%


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Cruise + Pizza on the terrace with the Vedettes de Paris

  • Cruise on the Seine + Pizza at the quay
  • Departure from the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • Reduced rates


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The 1 hour cruise with Bateaux Parisiens

  • 1 hour walk on the Seine
  • With the Incollables® for children
  • Departure from the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • Reduced rates, up to -17%


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The guided cruise on the Seine of the Vedettes de Paris

  • 1 hour walk on the Seine
  • Guided tour with a guide
  • Departure from the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • FLASH SALE : -25%


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Monet, Chagall, Renoir... from impressionism to modernity

  • Total sensory experience and bluffing
  • For all, from 4 years old
  • At the Atelier des Lumières (11th)