Opening and renovation of cultural sites in Paris in 2018 and further.

Opening and renovation of cultural sites in Paris in 2018

Atelier des Lumières zoom Klimt
Musée Carnavalet, Paris © OTCP -  Marc Bertrand

  • Until 2 February 2018: closure for renovation of the top floor of the Eiffel Tower. Reopening 3 February.
  • Until 28 February: closure of the Mollien room at the Louvre, with the large paintings by 19th century French artists: Delacroix, Gros, Géricault, Chassériau etc.
  • Until spring 2018: closure for renovation of the apartment-studio of Le Corbusier in the 16th arrondissement.
  • Until June 2018: closure for renovation 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.
  • Until late 2018: 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.
  • From 28 February until 21 March: closure of the Daru room at the Louvre, with the large paintings by 19th century French artists: David, Girodet, Ingres etc.
  • 1 March 2018: complete closure of Musée de Cluny for major renovation works. Partial reopening mid-July 2018 (Roman ruins, masterpieces and Lady & Unicorn tapestries), end of all renovation in 2020.
  • March 10, 2018: opening of Lafayette Anticipations, 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.
  • 13 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.
  • April 2018: opening of a second Galerie Daniel Templon at 28 Rue du Grenier Saint Lazare, in a space designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte.
  • 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.
  • Late summer 2018: closure and relocation of Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. Reopening in October 2018 at 79 Rue des Archives in the Marais.
  • 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.
  • Summer 2018: renovation without closure of Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, until fall 2019: conversion of the lobby, of the restaurant and the bookstore. During the works, entrance through Quai de New-York.
  • September 2018: opening of new exhibtion rooms at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature.
  • Late 2018: permanent closure of Maison Rouge.
  • Late 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.

Opening and renovation of cultural sites in 2019 and further:

Galliera Musée de la Mode, Paris © OTCP - Capucine Requillart

  • January 2019: closure of Grévin wax museum for a month; renovation and redesign of the visit.
  • Spring 2019: opening of Collection Pinault-Paris, set in the former Bourse de Commerce, designed by Tadao Ando: 3,000 of contemporay art exhibition spaces and an auditorium.
  • 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.
  • November 2020-2024: closure of Grand Palais and Palais de la Découverte for renovation et upgrade. Closure of the Grande Nef from 2021 to 2023.
  • 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 of the museum and Foundation Le Corbusier in Poissy
  • 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: 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.
  • date to be defined: renovation of the escalators at Pompidou Center.