Museums and monuments close on Saturday 8 December


Many cultural institutions will remain closed on Saturday 8 December. Some shows and festivals are also canceled.

The list of Parisian museums and monuments that will be closed on Saturday 8 December, for fear of overflowing, is growing every hour. It would be almost quicker to list those who will remain open …

► Closed Parisian museums

After the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, the Grand Palais or the Museum of Modern Art in the city of Paris, other establishments, such as the Pompidou Center, the Quai-Branly Museum, the Marmottan Museum and the Louis Vuitton Foundation said that they would not open their doors.

But also the Museum of Modern Art of the city of Paris, the Palais de Tokyo, the Petit Palais, the Guimet Museum, the Luxembourg Museum, the Orangery Museum, the Rodin Museum, the City of Architecture and Heritage, the Arsenal Pavilion, the Museum of Arts and Crafts and the Jeu de Paume Museum (damaged on Saturday, December 1st).

► Close Parisian monuments

The main Parisian monuments will be closed: in addition to the Arch of Triumph, the subject of degradation last Saturday, the Catacombs of Paris, the Pantheon, the Conciergerie, the Sainte Chapelle, the Towers of Notre-Dame, the Expiatory Chapel, the Palace Reale, La Torre Eiffel, already closed on Saturday, November 24th. Not even the Palace of Versailles.

The Champs-Élysées, avenue of all rage

► Canceled Parisian performances

The Opera (Garnier and Bastille), the Marigny theater, the Comédie-Française (except the Vieux Colombier), the Odeon (in the 6th arrondissement) and the Champs-Elysées theater have canceled their performances, as well as the Théâtre du Rond -Point. The radio house canceled the concert and visits.

In addition, the first edition of the INASOUND electronic music festival, which was held this weekend at the Palais Brongniart, was postponed in the spring.

► In the regions

– In Bordeaux, a dozen cultural institutions and public places will be closed, including the large library of Bordeaux-Mériadeck, the Museum of Aquitaine, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, but also the Botanical Garden and Opera.

Even a book fair at the Grand Theater has been canceled and a "Solidarity Christmas Market" postponed.

– In Nancy, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy will be closed.

A list of closures is regularly updated by the head of the cultural news site "Louvre for all" on Facebook.

The Cross (with AFP)


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