Parisian museums are on the move! This year again, some new museums are appearing in the capital while others are getting ready to reopen after renovation.
Here are 5 museums to (re)discover this year in Paris:
The Dior Gallery
A brand new museum has just opened at 30 avenue Montaigne, at the address where the collections of the famous House of Dior were created for 70 years. It was in 1946 that Christian Dior set up his company there, which at the time employed 85 people.
So it was in 1946 that I moved to 30, avenue Montaigne. The charming hotel consisted of a few rooms and salons, elegant enough to house a fashion house, and outbuildings that could accommodate the eighty-five people we were. – Christian Dior
Since March 9, the Dior Gallery invites you to discover the history of the House of Dior by following a path that spreads over thirteen rooms.
30 avenue Montaigne
Every day except Tuesday, from 11am to 7pm
Full price: €12, reduced price: €8, free for children under 10, disabled persons, job seekers
The Fragonard perfume museum
Closed for several months, the Fragonard Perfume Museum has just reopened. Located a few steps from the famous Place Edouard VII, this amazing museum presents the methods of perfume manufacturing, the history of perfumes (with a collection of 300 bottles from antiquity to nowadays) as well as the history of the Fragonard house.
This museum is free. However, it ends with a visit to the store, but without any obligation to buy of course!
Fragonard Perfume Museum
3-5 square de l’Opéra-Louis Jouvet
Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm
The Cluny Museum – Museum of the Middle Ages
This is certainly one of the most anticipated openings of the year! Closed for renovation for several months, the Cluny museum will reopen its doors on May 12.
The work has allowed us to rethink the museum to make it fully accessible to people with reduced mobility and to present a new scenography and a new tour.
Cluny Museum, National Museum of the Middle Ages
28 rue du Sommerard
From May 12, 2022
The BnF museum
The Richelieu site of the Bibliothèque nationale de France is preparing to open its museum. On 1,300 m2 of restored rooms, the BnF will present some of the wonders of its collection of over 40 million documents!
Its opening is planned for the summer of 2022 but the exact date has not yet been communicated.
58 rue Richelieu
From summer 2022
The Poincaré House – House of Mathematics
A new museum is about to be built on the Institut Poincaré campus! 1,700m2 dedicated to mathematics will soon open to offer Paris a place for exhibitions dedicated to maths as well as research and conference spaces.
The construction started in autumn 2020 and should have been completed in September 2021. It has obviously been delayed and the opening date is still unknown. Perhaps for the end of 2022 or early 2023. To be continued…!
House of Mathematics
Institut Poincaré, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie
Opening date not communicated