15 Ideas of Things to Do on November 1st in Paris (Not All is Closed)

Don’t know what to do on November 1st but want to enjoy the day? Say no more, I have put together a list of things to do: museums, monuments, parks, and activities, there is something for everyone! That’s right, not everything is closed in Paris on November 1st!


Museums and monuments

Dalí Paris

11 rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris

dali museum
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This museum is dedicated to the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. It brings together more than 300 works from a private collection.

Opening hours: Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Prices: €13 for people aged 26 and over, €9 for young people between the ages of 8 and 25 and job seekers.

Information and booking


Rodin Museum

77 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris

Rodin Museum

This museum houses sketches and sculptures by the famous artist Rodin. It has a 3-acre garden, also populated by sculptures, and is located near the Eiffel Tower and the Invalides.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Prices: €12 (€13 online with skip-the-line access), free for young people under 26 and children under 18

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Montmartre Museum

12 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris

montmartre museum
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Created in 1960 in one of the oldest buildings on the Butte, the Montmartre Museum and its gardens welcome and inspire you.

You will find a unique collection of paintings, posters, and drawings by Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani, Kupka, Steinlen, Valadon, Utrillo, and more.

Opening hours: Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Prices: €15 full price, €10 for students (18-25 years old), €8 for young people (10-17 years old), and free for children under 10 years old

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Atelier des Lumières

38 rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris

atelier des lumières klimt

This atypical place is located in a former foundry, it offers immersive digital exhibitions thanks to 140 projectors and a musical list that matches the art projected from floor to ceiling on the 3,300m² of surface.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Prices: €16 full price; 15€ for seniors (from 65 years old); €13 Reduced rate; €11 for young people aged 5 to 25; free for children under 5 years old

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Eiffel Tower

Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

eiffel tower

The Eiffel Tower needs no introduction! You can visit it and climb to its summit guided by a guide. It’s an experience to have at least once in your lifetime!

Opening hours: Every day of the year, day and evening; Low season: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; High season: from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.

Prices: €21.50 for adults, €10.70 for young people (12 to 24 years old), €5.40 for children (from 4 to 11 years old), free for children under 4 years old; €52 for a guided tour

Information and booking with a guide



Parc Monceau

35 Boulevard de Courcelles, 75008 Paris, France

monceau park

This park is the most beautiful and the quietest in Paris. It is generally clean and well-maintained. You can rest in the green spaces or stroll along the paths and discover the statues that populate the park.

Opening hours: Every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.



Jardin du Luxembourg

Rue de Médicis, Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris

luxembourg garden

This park was created on the initiative of Queen Marie de Medicis in 1612. The garden is 25 acres big and is divided into a French-style and an English-style part. A forest and a basin separate the two parts. The garden also has more than 100 statues.

Opening hours: Open between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. and closed between 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., depending on the season.



Jardin d’Acclimatation

Bois de Boulogne, Rte de la Porte Dauphine à la Porte des Sablons, 75116 Paris

parc d'acclimatation paris

In this park, you will find both roller coasters and animals. There is everything you need to entertain yourself. You can also relax and simply enjoy the nature that surrounds the various attractions.

Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends, public holidays, and during school holidays.

Prices: For entry to the park: €7 full price, €5 reduced price, and free for children under 80 cm. Admission + attractions: €38 for an unlimited dated pass.

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Claude Monet’s House in Giverny

84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny

monet house

Claude Monet’s house is definitely worth a visit. It is only a few kilometers away from Paris.

He transformed his estate into a floral masterpiece worthy of his finest paintings and lived there for more than forty years, until his death in 1926.

Opening hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., from April to November

Prices: €21 for adults, €13.50 for students, €6.50 for children over 7 years old, and free for children under 7 years old.

Information and booking for an excursion (website in French)


Parc Zoologique de Paris

big cats

Located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, this park has more than 180 species and more than 2,000 animals for the enjoyment of adults and children. You can travel around the world thanks to these animals.

You can even attend the feeding of the animals if you arrive at the right time, take a discovery tour, or pretend to be apprentice trainers.

Opening hours: Every day, all year round, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prices: from €20 per person

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Evening cruise & aperitif on the Seine by Les Vedettes de Paris

Vedettes de Paris, au pied de la Tour Eiffel, Port de Suffren 75007 Paris

vedette cruise

Nothing like a cruise to relax! Embark on a one-hour ride where a bar and live music await you. You will discover the monuments of Paris from a new angle and enjoy the illuminated Eiffel Tower.

Opening hours: departures at 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Prices: from €20 per person, €9 per child

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Ceramic creation workshop

ceramic workshop

In a warm and far from the permanent agitations place, you will learn all the tricks of the trade of a ceramist. You will also learn how to make all kinds of bowls, plates, cups, and more.

You can pick up your creations a few weeks later when they are ready.

Prices: €50 per person

Information and booking (website in French)


Adventure Challenge in Pontault-Combault

1A Chemin de la Tête de Buis, 77340 Pontault-Combault

sumo combat

A great activity to let off steam and laugh! You will have to choose four activities from a long list (sumo wrestling, human table football, laser game, etc.) which will be spread over a period of 2 hours.

Prices: from €24 for children and €36 for adults

Information and booking (website in French)


Movie theaters

Most movie theaters stay open on November 1st, so if you want to catch a movie, now is the time!

UGC, Gaumont, Pathé… take your pick from the list of cinemas in Paris (website in French).

Personally, I love the two MK2s on the Ourcq canal. It’s very pleasant there!


Freefall simulator in Paris

30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Vill’Up à La Villette, 75019 Paris

free fall simulator

A large and 14-meter-high glass tube will make you feel the sensations of a free fall from an altitude of 4,000 meters!

This activity also allows you to travel: put on a virtual reality headset and you can jump over California, Dubai, or even Hawaii.

Prices: from €69.90 per person

Information and booking