Night of the Museums, an opportunity to discover the treasures of Paris!
Publish on Monday, 10 April 2017 in Exhibitions and Museums
Are you a fan of museums of all kinds? Then you’ll love the Night of the Museums on Saturday, May 20th, 2017, when the city’s world-famous repositories of art, artefacts and culture remain open throughout the hours of darkness! This essential spring event is back for its 13th edition and will allow you amazing access to the treasures of Paris and the Ile de France. Staying at the Cler Hotel, you’ll be ideally situated to admire them and enjoy various events, including some especially for children.
Night of the Museums, an event for nocturnal lovers of culture
A highly anticipated event in the capital, and throughout all of Europe, the Night of the Museums is an opportunity to discover the extent of our heritage in an original and fun-filled way. The 2017 edition will again be the occasion to enjoy a night filled with great works, priceless artefacts, behind the scenes access, treasure hunts, creative workshops, concerts, lectures, walks, tastings and even light shows, giving you a completely different museum experience. For this 13th edition, you can visit the Orsay Museum, the Louvre, the Palais de Tokyo, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Picasso Museum, the Pompidou Centre, the Palace of Discovery, the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget Airport... In total no less than 1300 cultural locations in Paris and the Ile de France will open their doors to you and unveil their greatest treasures.
Are you visiting with your family? Don’t miss the exhibitions and workshops dedicated to children, accessible from the afternoon. Museums such as the Louvre, City of Science, the Museum of Mankind and many others offer a wide range of activities for the little ones.
The Cler Hotel, close to the Quai Branly Museum and the Rodin Museum
Located in the 7th arrondissement, just a 10 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, the Cler Hotel is ideally placed for discovering the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum, the Army Museum, which has one of the largest military history collections in the world (Rue de Grenelle), and the Rodin Museum, housed in the Hotel Biron (Rue de Varennes).
The Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum, with its original and imposing architecture by Jean Nouvel, is located on the Left Bank of the Seine near the Eiffel Tower. The amazing collection of 450,000 items of African, American, Asian and Oceanian indigenous art and culture, 3,500 of which are on display at any given time, have made this one of the four largest museums in Paris.
The Army Museum, which occupies a part of the Hotel des Invalides, is rich in various collections of weapons and objects related to military history. It houses a Department of Ancient Arms and Armor and thematic departments gathering a wealth of items dating from antiquity to the 20th century.
In the Rodin Museum you can admire a large number of sculptures in marble or bronze born from the hand of the artist. The museum also contains a large number of drawings, engravings and paintings, not to mention works by Renoir, Van Gogh and Monet that were once a part of the artist’s personal collection. There is also a room dedicated to sculptures by Camille Claudel, pupil and muse of the great master Rodin.
Le Cler Hotel, a classic and contemporary 3-star hotel in Paris, close to the Eiffel Tower