Exhibitions and activities accessible to all the public
Find out what exhibitions and activities are on that have been adapted for disabled visitors in various museums and monuments in Paris and the Paris region.
Adapted cultural entertainment
Centre des monuments nationaux
The Centre des monuments nationaux is a public organization that preserves, restores, manages and presents some 100 national monuments that belong to the French state.
In Paris, these monuments include: Arc de Triomphe, Chapelle Expiatoire, Conciergerie, Domaine national du Palais-Royal, Hôtel de Béthune-Sully, Musée des Plans-Reliefs, Panthéon, Sainte-Chapelle, Towers of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.
In the Paris region: Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis, Château de Maisons-Lafitte, Château de Rambouillet, Château de Vincennes, Château et Parc de Champs-sur-Marne, Domaine national de Jossigny, Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Maison des Jardies at Sèvres, Villa Savoye at Poissy.
For information on current accessible exhibitions and activities offered by the Centre des monuments nationaux:
Centre des monuments nationaux (in French)
Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou
Le Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, more commonly called the ‘Centre Pompidou’ or even ‘Beaubourg’, houses the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The Centre Pompidou presents permanent and temporary exhibitions. The building also has two libraries, a bookshop, a shop, and a restaurant.
For information on current accessible exhibitions and activities offered by the Centre Pompidou:
Centre Pompidou (in French)
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is a cultural centre for science and technology. The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie stages permanent and temporary exhibitions, events, activities and special events. Also for children.
For information on current accessible exhibitions and activities offered by the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie:
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Musées de la Ville de Paris (Paris municipal museums)
Paris’s 14 municipal museums house collections that are outstanding in their diversity and quality and are the country’s leading museums after the national museums. Municipal museums present permanent and temporary exhibitions, and educational and cultural services.
They include: the Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Maison de Balzac, Musée Bourdelle, Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris, les Catacombes, Musée Cernuschi - Musée des arts de l'Asie, Musée Cognaq-Jay - Musée du XVIIIe siècle, Crypte archéologique du parvis de Notre-Dame, Galliera - Musée de la mode, Musée du Général Leclerc - Musée Jean Moulin, Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée de la Vie romantique, Maisons de Victor Hugo - Paris/Guernsey, Musée Zadkine.
For information on current accessible exhibitions and activities offered by the Paris municipal museums:
Paris municipal museums (PDF of activities to download includes information on those which are adapted)
Contacts for Paris municipal museums
And outside Paris
Yanous is an oline French e-magazine published on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. It presents a highly-diversified range of subject matter relating to disability, including news, reports on 'tourism for disabled people', 'sport for the disabled' and 'culture'.
These rubrics will enable you to find out more about a destination, a sporting activity, a festival, etc. anywhere in France, but also abroad, with detailed information on accessibility.
Find out more :
Yanous, the French magazine on disability