Ask a child what happens in a museum at night and they will tell you that they are full of magic. Scenes come to live, models and figure are animated to live out new adventures. For the majority of the year, kids can only dream about the world beyond those locked doors. Museums Night 2019 is a rare opportunity for families to head to a museum after dark and see what it is really like. Some of the museums taking part are tailoring their night to families with treasure trails and other activities. So, this is the perfect excuse for kids to stay up late and learn something at the same time.
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With the return of the fair weather, sporting activities are in full swing in the capital. The French Open at Roland-Garros, world-famous tennis tournament, awaits you from May 26th to June 9th, 2019. Don’t miss the only Grand Slam event played on clay. Book your room at the ideally located Hotel La Motte Picquet, from where you can get to the tournament venue easily.
There are lots of stereotypes when it comes to a Valentine’s date. Some of the old cliches are great when delivered well. It can be difficult to beat a romantic dinner for two at a top restaurant, followed by an evening’s entertainment at the theatre. Add in a romantic walk and some luxury chocolates and it is many people’s idea of heaven. But, there are other places to enjoy a romantic date that do things a little differently.
This winter, the Jardin des Plantes will be the host to a series of incredible light statues in the shapes of animals. The idea is that families can wander through the park at their own pace and make great discoveries – a little like an illuminated safari.
Summer in Paris means plenty of chances to enjoy life “en plain air”, and there is no better example than the Festival Classique au Vert series of concerts. These concerts run from August 11th until September 2 and make great use of the pavilion areas within the gardens. The different concerts blend a fusion of American classics, jazz standards and more familiar classical greats.
On September 15th and 16th, Paris opens its doors to you. Visit the city’s museums, institutions and monuments for free on the occasion of the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days), allowing you to explore the magnificent cultural heritage of the capital. During this unique weekend, a host of Parisian cultural venues invite you to enjoy enriching and fascinating visits. It’s a weekend not to be missed.