Opening and renovation of cultural sites in Paris in 2017 and further.

ning and renovation of cultural sites in Paris in 2017

La Défense, Puteaux © OTCP - Jacques Lebar
Musée Carnavalet, Paris © OTCP -  Marc Bertrand

  • Until 2017: renovation, without closure, of Albert-Kahn museum in Boulogne, as well as the gardens : creation by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma of a new 2,300-m² building, of a museum of prints and a 120-seat auditorium, and opening of a Japanese tea room and a restaurant.
  • April 21, 2017: opening of the Cité musicale on the Seguin island to the West of Paris, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and French architect Jean de Gastines, then later on of a cultural center and multiplex cinema, then a hotel (2021)
  • June 1, 2017: reopening of La Défense Grande Arche roof, with panoramic lifts and terrace, gourmet restaurant, exhibition and private events spaces.
  • Summer 2017: new presentation of the collections at Institut du Monde Arabe, followed in September by the reactivation of the mashrabiyas of the facade, before the celebrations of the institution's 30th anniversary on November 30, 2017.
  • September 2017: opening at Place d'Italie of the Théâtre du 13e art, new cultural venue with two auditoriums of 900 and 150 seats, as well as a restaurant.
  • October 3, 2017: opening of a Yves Saint Laurent museum at 5 avenue Marceau in the 16th arrondissement, in the historical headquarters of the couture house.
  • Fall 2017: opening of Lafayette Anticipation, contemporary art foundation designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas at 9 Rue du Plâtre in the Marais. 2,500 m² of exhibition space in a historic building dated 1891 and a 18-mt glass tower.
  • Late 2017: opening at Monnaie de Paris of shops, 500 m² zen garden and cafe by Guy Savoy; opening of craftshops.
  • Until end of 2017: closure for complete transformation of L'Adresse - Musée de la Poste.
  • Until late 2018: closure for renovation of Théâtre de la Ville; shows are produced at Espace Pierre Cardin and Théâtre des Abbesses.
  • Until 2nd semester 2019: closing for renovation of Théâtre du Châtelet.
  • Until 2020: closure of Carnavalet museum for full renovation, enlargement with event spaces and restaurant area ; the bookstore and Louis XIV courtyards remain open.
  • Until 2021: closing for full renovation of the Musée de la Marine.

Opening and renovation of cultural sites in 2018 and further:

Lights, Grand Palais, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand
Galliera Musée de la Mode, Paris © OTCP - Capucine Requillart

  • April 2018 : opening of "L'Atelier des lumières" at 38 Rue Saint-Maur in  the 11th arrondissement, dedicated to digital imaging exhibitions; the first theme will be dedicated to the artist Klimt.
  • June 11, 2018: reopening of La Scala theater, historic landmark first open in 1874 at 13 Boulevard de Strasbourg, entirely renovated with opening of a restaurant.
  • 2018: opening of the Collection Pinault Paris, set in the former Bourse de Commerce, designed by Tadao Ando.
  • 2018: opening of CitÉco, Cité de l’économie in the former Gaillard town house, a listed building dating to 1882 in the 17th arrondissement, with a library devoted to economics, a 120-seat amphitheatre, a restaurant and a 2,500 m² exhibition space for displays on the economy, currencies and finance.
  • 2018: creation of an urban transports museum in Chelles, to the East of Paris, with 150 trams, busses, trolleybusses, omnibusses as well as uniforms, signs, 10,000 films and 300,000 photos.
  • September 2018: opening of new exhibtion rooms at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature.
  • Late 2018: permanent closure of Maison Rouge.
  • 2019: opening at 14 Parmentier Avenue of Étoile Voltaire, new 5-theatre cinema in a former industrial building. Creation of a rooftop and of a 100-seat restaurant by Thierry Marx.
  • December 2019: opening to the public of the Hôtel de la Marine, XVIIIth century building on Place de la Concorde, former Garde-meuble of the Crown. Historical visit of the commissioners' apartment, thegrands salons d'apparatas well as the command center of the Navy. On the ground floor, opening of a public passage to boutiques,  a bookshop, a cafe, a tea room and a gourmet restaurant.
  • Late 2019: opening of a museum dedicated to fashion from the 18th century in the "Salles Gabrielle Chanel" and a shop-bookstore in the Palais Galliera.
  • 2020-2023: closure of Grand Palais for renovation and incorporation of the Galeries nationales, opening of a shop, a cafeteria and a bookshop.
  • 2020: opening of a museum of mathematics in the Latin Quarter.
  • 2020: opening of a cafe in Victor Hugo's house
  • 2020: opening of a garden cafe at Balzac's house
  • 2022: opening at Porte de Clichy of Cité du Théâtre with 8 auditoriums from 100 to 600 seats, a library and a restaurant. Will be produced plays by Comédie Française, Odéon and Conservatoire.
  • 2022: opening of a second auditorium at Opéra Bastille with 800 seats, designed for both music and dance productions.
  • 2022: opening of Maison LVMH Arts - Talents - Patrimoine: building dedicated to exhibitions, presentation of traditional arts and crafts, private events, and panoramic restaurant, set in the Bois de Boulogne, in the former Musée des arts et traditions populaires.
  • 2023: creation of the Cité de la gastronomie in Rungis with cooking school, exhibition spaces, conference center, culinary events, restaurants and shops.
  • date to be defined: full renovation of the Louise-Catherine boat, designed in 1919 by Le Corbusier.
  • date to be defined: reopening of Musée Ernest-Hébert.
  • date to be defined: renovation of the access of Musée de Cluny and opening onto Boulevard Saint-Michel.
  • date to be defined: move of the Musée du Général Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris - Musée Jean Moulin to open at Place Denfert-Rochereau, in the Ledoux pavilion facing the Catacombs. Inauguration announced for August 25, 2019, for the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris.
  • date to be defined: opening of a permanent museum at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts.