Can’t get to Paris? Well then Paris will come to you! Virtual visits enable the French capital to be explored at a distance. From Montmartre to the Louvre, from the Catacombs to the Palais Garnier, the city's finest attractions are revealed through digital technology.
From your smartphone or a computer, and better still, from your bed or a sofa, Paris has never been so easy to get to!
The Centre des monuments nationaux (CMN) has created virtual guided tours of some of its most famous monuments in Paris and Île-de-France: Sainte-Chapelle, the Conciergerie and the Saint-Denis Basilica Cathedral.
Street Art in the Marais, the women who made Paris, the covered passages, the remarkable places that have disappeared, the black culture in the capital and many other visits are to be discovered in a virtual way with #ExploreParis. Original themes, complete and playful visits to discover behind your computer.
Virtual guided tours with #ExploreParis
Undoubtedly one of the most sumptuous buildings in Paris, this opera house can be visited in an original way via 4 quality virtual tours. The visitor is led through spaces not always open to the public to explore the auditorium, the library, and also the roof of the building, which offers a panoramic view of the city, and then to its mysterious underground lake!
Recognizable by its unique whiteness, the famous basilica is an iconic landmark on the Butte Montmartre. It is revealed in all its glory through carefully thought out virtual visits. On this complete discovery tour with sound and video both inside, outside, and even from above, you would think you were really there!
Paris’s most famous museum can also be discovered from behind your screen! From the Ancient Egypt collection to the Galerie d'Appolon, a small part of the treasures of the unmissable Louvre can be explored at a distance on 3 educational virtual visits.
The oldest institution in France offers an online stroll through its majestic rooms. A visit that enables you to admire the decor and architecture of the Hôtel de la Monnaie both inside and outside. Pure magic!
Hosting fairs, exhibitions, trade shows, sporting events and even an ice rink at Christmas, the Grand Palais is an essential part of Parisian life! Crowned by a huge unique glass roof, it can be discovered far from the usual crowds that flock to it when you take a digital dive into the heart of its Beaux-Arts style.
The most famous monument in Paris can be visited virtually, away from the wind and without sensations of vertigo! Showing a glimpse of the ascent of the Tower, this video recording provides the ‘visitor’ with one of the most magnificent views of the French capital.
The interior of this breathtaking decorative arts museum is unveiled from a distance on a full and finely-tuned virtual tour through the different spaces of the place. So many exciting and rich discoveries including Louis-Philippe, Lanvin and Le Corbusier style. Use the search bar on the right and let yourself be transported by this beautiful place.
Claude Monet's Water Lilies, major pieces of French art history, are exhibited at the Musée de l'Orangerie in two oval rooms that are specially dedicated to these masterpieces. The virtual tour offered by the museum takes the visitor into the heart of Impressionism revealing the subtleties of the artist's work.
A veritable architectural gem, located on the Ile de la Cité, the Sainte-Chapelle never fails to impress with the beauty of its stained-glass windows. Luminous and majestic, a virtual tour provides a privileged glimpse of the chapel’s grandiose setting and its 15 extraordinary stained-glass windows.
A world- and historical tour through the prism of music, this is what Paris’s famous museum of music invites you to do! A virtual journey of its impressive collection of instruments (such as a gigantic octobass!), from your computer or smartphone!
Under the reign of Napoleon III, the Château of Pierrefonds was transformed from ruins by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. It was rebuilt as a castle in the typical architectural style of the Middle Ages with a drawbridge, eight defensive towers and a keep. A veritable journey back to the time of the knights.
Elisa Jéhanno is a professional tour guide offering virtual guided tours of several monuments and museums in Paris: Orsay Museum, Versailles Palace, Opera House Garnier… During a 1-hour live videoconference, you will discover Paris and its history, as if you were inside the monuments, and enjoy a fun and interactive moment, with your family or friends.
The musée des Arts et Métiers offers, via its page "Le musée chez vous", to discover its permanent collections, its temporary exhibitions, its backstage while staying at home. Amateur scientists can make a molecule from their kitchen to be used as a laboratory, while others will try to find the mystery object of the virtual investigation-game "Journey from one world to another". An original way to visit the museum in 360° while having fun!
The Fondation Louis Vuitton invites the public to discover - or rediscover - its rich collections from the comfort of their own homes via the Internet and social networks. On the programme: videos, live visits and special events. To be found thanks to the hashtag #FLVCHEZVOUS
Find all the virtual visits of the FLV on the website
And for children :Virtual games and activities for kids in Parisian museums