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Update on News 2020/2021 and Cultural Sites Reopening

Many planned events and openings in France have now been postponed or cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Good news is that the French Government is slowly starting to ease lockdown measures and cultural sites are now gradually reopening / cancelled events being rescheduled. Below is a non-exhaustive list of the recent cultural site re-openings and update on the France event calendar for when you can visit them again.

This page will be regularly updated as new information becomes available.

Museum Reopening Dates


  • Atelier des Lumières: 26 May
  • Château de Versailles: 6 June
  • Parc Astérix: 15 June
  • Catacombes de Paris: 16 June
  • Musée d’Orsay: 23 June
  • Eiffel Tower: 25 June
  • Le Grand Palais: 1 July
  • Centre Pompidou: 1 July 
  • Le Louvre: 6 July


  • Fontevraud Abbey: 20 May
  • Nausicaa Sea Life Centre: 4 June
  • Château de Chambord: 5 June
  • Guédelon: 11 June
  • La Cité du Vin: 19 June
  • Mucem: 29 June

New dates for postponed events in France 2020

Please see the following new dates for postponed events in France in 2020.


  • 44th Paris Marathon: Postponed to 18 October
  • Art Paris: Cancelled
  • The Paris-Roubaix cycling race: Postponed 25 October
  • Le Mondial du Vent in Leucate: Cancelled
  • The Bassins des Lumières Opening in Bordeaux: Postponed to 10 June
  • Normandy Impressionist Festival: Postponed to 4 July to 15 November


  • Cannes Film Festival: Cancelled
  • French Tennis Open: Postponed to 20th Sept – 4th October
  • French Motorcycle Grand Prix 2020: Postponed – New date to be announced


  • The 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans: Postponed to 19-20 September
  • Tour de France: Postponed to 29th August

Other events

  • Christian Louboutin Exhibition at Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris: Reopening on 16 June
  • Normandy Impressionist Festival: Postponed to 4 July to 15 November 2020
  • Lille Metropole, 2020 World Design Capital: New events calendar to come from September onwards
  • Reopening of Palais Galliera in Paris: Possible opening at the autumn 2020
  • Department Store La Samaritaine Reopens: Postponed to February 2021
  • Collection Pinault Paris at the Bourse de Commerce in Paris: Opening in spring 2021
  • British Normandy Memorial in Normandy: Opening postponed to spring or early 2021
  • Paris Food Forum: Postponed to June 2021
  • The Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped: Postponed to 18 September to 3 October 2021
  • 60th Anniversary of Jazz à Juan Festival: Postponed to 2021
  • 50th Year of Festival Interceltique de Lorient: Postponed to 2021

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