European Night of Museums: what is the program for this 20th edition in Yonne?

European Night of Museums: what is the program for this 20th edition in Yonne?
European Night of Museums: what is the program for this 20th edition in Yonne?

The Ministry of Culture, in liaison with the regional directorates of cultural affairs (Drac), is planning its 20th European Museum Night this Saturday, May 18, 2024, throughout France. Informed tours, fun tours, screenings and many other original activities will be planned in 3,000 cultural establishments. The Yonne museums will be no exception to the rule. Here is a non-exhaustive list of local meetings.


At the Museum.This Museum of France watches over 140,000 natural history specimens which tell the story of the current and past biodiversity of Burgundy Franche-Comté. Meet at 5, boulevard Vauban. Information at

Animal flow. The City’s sports department will offer a demonstration of this sport accessible to all, which is inspired by the movements and postures of the animal world to work on balance, agility, mobility, etc.

From 5 to 9 p.m..

To your medals! If you were a champion, what would your sporting discipline be? A short test will allow you to find out more about your own abilities and everyone will be able to make their own medal.

From 6 to 7 p.m..

Biomimicry, nature a Source of innovation. How can we draw inspiration from nature to design innovative applications (products, processes, systems, techniques) for use by human beings, while respecting the environment?

From 5 to 10 p.m.

Screen printing workshop. A discovery of color printing using the screen printing process, with artists from the Les Doigts sauvage association.

From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m..

The Class, the work. Students from the Janot-&-Curie high schools in Sens will feature the guillemot and the cheetah from the “Biolympics” exhibition (also to be discovered) in a video of their production. They will also lead dedicated workshops.

From 5 p.m. to midnight.

Oversized games. A selection of motor skills, skill and endurance games will be offered to test your competitive spirit.

From 5 p.m. to midnight.

premium At the Auxerre Museum, a dive into the Olympic performances of animals and flora

Receive our leisure newsletter by email and find ideas for outings and activities in your region.

At Saint-Germain Abbey.An exceptional witness to the Carolingian renaissance in Europe, the former Saint-Germain abbey allows you to discover fifteen centuries of the history of Auxerre, but also of spiritual and intellectual life in the West. Meet at 2 bis, place Saint-Germain. Information at

Hike from museum to museum. The AJA hike will offer a stroll between the cultural establishments of Auxerre. This will take walkers from the square of the Leblanc-Duvernoy museum to the Saint-Germain abbey, passing through the Eckmühl room, the Micro-Folie and the Auxerre Museum.

From 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m..

Olympic exhibitions. Free tours of the exhibitions “At the heart of Olympism”, “Homo athleticus” and “Art ignites”. The latter will show the work of the Fine Arts students (9-10 year old group) who have revisited the famous Olympic flame. This will be available in other museums in the city of Auxerre.

From 6 p.m. to midnight.


At the Sens Museums.Installed in the former Palace of the Archbishops of Sens, they bring together archaeological, fine arts and sacred art collections. Meet at 135, rue des Déportés-et-de-la-Résistance. Information at

Mythologies of earth and stone. Students will guide visitors through the permanent collections rooms (archaeology and Fine Arts). They will present in several voices and in a theatrical manner works from the museum, sometimes monumental, sometimes fragile. Their journey will enlighten visitors on ancient textual sources and their modern interpretations in the 19th and 20th centuries.

From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m..

Museums make their cinema. Dramatic journey around cinema in the Museum rooms.

From 9 to 10 p.m..

Silence is turned. Screening of films made by the cinema-audiovisual section of Lycée Janot.

From 9 to 11 p.m..

At the House of Abraham. This 16th century half-timbered house was built for Nicolas Mégissier. Its window is now fitted out to accommodate temporary exhibitions visible from the street. Meet at 14, rue de la République. Information at

Harmony and dissonance. Joanna Letchimy will paint, before the eyes of passers-by, “a plant abstraction”, wandering between empty and full, point and writing, water and ink. This performance by the artist will be accompanied in music by Frédéric Couraillon on the piano.

From 9 to 11 p.m..


At the Vauban museum.This museum traces the life and work of Vauban. Meet at 4, place Vauban. Information at

The Arras engraving. Presentation of the engraving named “The Siege of Arras”, which took place in 1654 in Arras. The particularity of the engraving lies in the fact that it shows all the stages of a city capture, with the arrival of the relief army.

From 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m..

Walnut trees

At the Museum of Naive and Popular Arts.This museum offers one of the most beautiful collections of naive art in France and numerous collections of popular art with free and open access. Meet at 25, rue de l’Église. Information at

Visits to the collections. Free tours of the collections will be offered.

From 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m..

The must-sees in video: the museums of Sens and their collection on the Sénons


At the Puisaye Art and History Museum.The establishment is known mainly for its collections of earthenware and stoneware, well representative of a pottery and ceramic tradition which still continues today, and which bear witness to major events in the history of France. Meet at 5, rue Paul-Huilard. Information at

Ceramic exhibition. Discovery of works specially created for Museum Night, brought together under the title “Ceramic around the bestiary: from two dimensions to volume”.

From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.


At the La Fabuloserie museum.This museum presents extraordinary works of art and outsider art. Meet at 1, rue des Canes in Dicy (delegated municipality of Charny-Orée-de-Puisaye). Information at

Floating candles. For Museum Night, the site’s pond will be adorned with floating candles and the visit will be accompanied by a flautist.

From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Arnaud Charrier



PREV Squeezie announces its return to YouTube after four months of hiatus
NEXT Can the singer influence the American presidential election?