‘Nuit des Musées’
Get your culture fix at this spectacular night event (Saturday 8th October 2016)
The atmospheric ‘nuit des musées’, the French title for night of museums, is a crowd pleaser due to its diverse cultural/historical offers and intriguing setting. For one night only, all 7 museums in the capital come to life after the sun has set. The event has increasingly grown in strength and now in its 16th edition, its blend of culture and the social setting coupled to a unique experience makes this a real highlight. Later on many also gather at the traditional underground party at the Casino caves (not to missed if you ask us).
For some it is an evening full of discovery and excitement, where the old and familiar reappears in a new light. Others discover a capital hitherto unknown to them and then again for many tourists the nuit des musees Luxembourg represents a rare opportunity to grasp a few magical glimpses of the Grand Duchy’s capital.
All participating museums are on the so called museums’ mile also known as the museumsmile (a connecting arc on the map that looks like a smile) whose overall distance between all is a little under one mile. Participants can use the BMW shuttles or one of the historical buses that commute between the different museums.
It is difficult to pinpoint highlights during ‘the nuit’, whether this be the historical bands that play at some of the museums or special character of the event as such. Some very popular destinations are the History Museum (3) because it is close to the Palace and then also the Casino (4) a little bit later in the night. However you cannot claim to have participated unless you have been to the spectacular M3E (6) and Mudam (7). Then again Villa Vauban (1) set within the idyllic park is enchanting.
Entrance fees: 12euro pre-sale @ the museum and LTCO
15euro for adults (at the door)
7euro for people under 26 (symbolic entrance fee for the 7 museums)