Every year, museums across Europe, including several in
France, take part in the European Night of Museums, a cultural celebration
where museums reach out to more visitors by opening their doors for free until
as late as 1am.
Taking place every May, this years event takes place in
France on May 21st, with over 1200 museums across France in several
cities taking part in the continent-wide event. Among the most notable to be
involved are The Louvre, Palais de Tokyo, the Musée Rodin (pictured) and the
Chateau de Versailles in Paris. Access to 98% of these museums will be
completely free of charge, with doors open for the special event until
First established in 2005, the event has grown significantly
since it first launched spreading to other 120 cities in Europe as well as
countries outside of Europe as far-flung as the Philippines and Argentina.
Though queues are to be expected, the wait is certainly
worth it as the majority of museums put in a special effort for the event,
hosting a range of additional activities. Among the extra experiences on offer
will be temporary exhibitions, storytelling, torch-lit tours, childrens
workshops, film screenings, concerts and firework displays, bringing together
people of all ages with an interest in the arts and history.
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