As of 4 April, access to the permanent collections of museums and national monuments is free for young people under 26 who are nationals of one of the 27 countries of the European Union.

This measure facilitates access to cultural places for generations whose financial situation is often fragile. It reinforces or reactivates their desire for culture, prompting them, some for the first time, to push the doors of museums and monuments. In four months, it has demonstrated its effectiveness, since the number of visitors to the places concerned by young people aged 18 to 25 has increased by 15% on average.
Frédéric Mitterrand decided to give full scope to this measure of cultural democratization, in accordance with the values of the Republic and the missions of the Ministry of Culture.
The Minister for Culture and Communication has therefore just asked all national museums and monuments to extend free admission to all young people, whatever their nationality, as long-term residents in the countries of the European Union. This decision benefits in particular young people from non-European countries who are studying in the countries of the Union.