Museums and attractions in Paris and the rest of France are rolling the welcome mat back out for visitors! For those of you who’ve spent the past few months in lockdown and are tired of baking banana bread and doing yoga in your living room, the news that countries around the world are reopening their cultural attractions with new safety measures in place to keep you safe is no doubt very welcome. Looking for ways to come out of lockdown in style in Paris in September 2020? These Paris entertainment options are just what you need. From virtual experiences and special events with France Awakens Week to the best day trips from Paris, and more – time to get inspired!
1. Get back to culture with France Awakens Week: 31 August – 6 September
Six weeks, six countries, 100+ museums and attractions – and you! Tiqets Awakening Weeks is here and we’re ready to celebrate the reopening of museums and attractions worldwide. One of the cities where we’re celebrating is Paris.
From virtual experiences like discovering the stunning halls of the Palace of Versailles and learning about Impressionism in the Musée d’Orsay to in-person activities and deals, there are tons of ways to get in on the Awakening Weeks action. Join in the France Awakens festivities by signing up for one of eight virtual experiences in the week of 31 August – 6 September, or by booking safe and exciting experiences at participating museums and attractions.
2. Go on a day trip from Paris
After being cooped up for so many months at home, the urge to get out and do things is undeniable. If you’re already in Paris and a visit to the Louvre or the Eiffel Tour is not enough to satisfy your need to spread your wings, why not try one of these day trips from Paris?
Take a trek to the ancient abbey Mont-Saint-Michel on the coast of Normandy, hop on a train to get to the Palace of Versailles (or if you can’t travel just yet, join us for our Awakening Weeks virtual experience with the Palace of Versailles), or get back in touch with your inner child with a visit to Disneyland Paris. There are options aplenty when it comes to exciting day trips from Paris, so grab your mask and your hand sanitiser and get exploring this September in Paris.
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3. Dine in style at the Château de Vaux le Vicomte
Looking for a special, post-lockdown romantic evening out? The candlelit dinner at Château de Vaux le Vicomte is a truly magical experience. The entire castle and garden are lit up by some 2,000 candles for an enchanting night-time visit.
From July until October, the castle will be lit up every Saturday evening and ready to be admired by you and your significant other. Have dinner in the garden with a view of the beautifully lit Château de Vaux le Vicomte to the sweet sounds of classical music. Once you’ve finished your meal, you’ll be invited to enjoy a romantic waltz in the middle of the gardens.
If you’ve been missing special nights out, then this experience is certainly one for you. And if you’re a fan of castles and keen to explore one, the Château de Vaux le Vicomte is open again to visitors during the day!
4. Go back in time with Musée de la Grande Guerre’s reenactment weekend
Whether you’re a World War I enthusiast or a mere appreciator of history-related attractions, this slice of Paris entertainment will probably tickle your fancy. The Musée de la Grande Guerre will be hosting a reenactment weekend on 5 and 6 September. Think cannon fire demonstrations, carrier pigeons that you can actually use to send a message for a mere two EUR, horse-drawn carriages and a 1916 Peugeot, meals in a field kitchen and of course lots of men (and women!) in uniform.
With over 100 re-enactors parading about the museum and a host of WWI themed activities and displays, the reenactment weekend is an amazing way to see what life during WWI must have actually been like. And with safety measures like one-way routing and obligatory masks in place, you can enjoy the Musée de la Grande Guerre reenactment experience safely and confidently.
5. Looking for a festival in Paris in September? The Paris Autumn Festival is going ahead!
Not all 2020 festivals have been cancelled, the Paris Autumn Festival will be going ahead – and safely so! This 48-year-old festival is a celebration of all things contemporary art. From visual arts and dance to theatre, music and cinema, the Paris Autumn Festival is an explosion of contemporary French culture. The festival will run right from September 2020 until February 2021 and involves the participation of some 50 venues throughout Paris.
For this edition of the Paris Autumn Festival, the organizers have made sure that all participating venues have safety and sanitary measures in place so that you can enjoy this cultural experience worry-free.