European Heritage Days September 16 & 17

European Heritage Days September 16 & 17


The 33rd edition of the European Heritage Days (Journées européennes du Patrimoine) takes place every year. It’s time to discover the amazing cultural heritage of Paris and to access places normally closed to the public. The theme of this year is “Heritage and Citizenship” which evokes places and emblematic monuments where citizenship is built, and in which it is exercised daily.

You can find the full program here

Amongst the places not to miss:

- Government ministries: cour de cassation, the Elysée palace, Hotel de Matignon, Palais-Royal: le ministère de la Culture, le Conseil d'État et le Conseil constitutionnel, L'Assemblée nationale , Hôtel de Rochechouart, le ministère de l'Éducation nationale, Quai d'Orsay​

- La Maison Lancel

- The Mobilier National

- The workshop of bookbinders Reliure Houdart

– The Catholic Institute of Paris: discover its recently restored campus dating from 1875

- The Holy Trinity Cathedral: the new Russian orthodox cathedral next to the Eiffel Tour

– Embassies:  Chinese and Mexican

- Siège de l'ordre national des pharmaciens  

- La soufflerie de Gustave Eiffel 

In the Left bank and close to the hotel: number of embassies and government ministries (Ministere de l'enseignement superieur), churches, secret gardens, school and universities (Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Faculté de pharmacie, Sorbonne),  Sénat, Librairies (Sainte Genevieve, Mazarine, Musée Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle), 40 rue de Sevres (art from the collection of Mr Pinault)

Full program for the 5th district and the 6th district