Heritage Days 2023: tours and exhibition at the Domaine du Palais-Royal

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis, My de Sortiraparis, Laurent de Sortiraparis · Photos by Rizhlaine de Sortiraparis · Published on August 26th, 2023 at 04:48 p.m.
The Palais-Royal is opening its doors to us for the Journées du Patrimoine, on September 16 and 17, 2023, with a range of themed tours suitable for all lovers of history and heritage.

A monument at the heart of French history, located in the center of the capital, the Palais-Royal estate awaits you on September 16 and 17, 2023, to reveal all its secrets. On the occasion of the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days), several free tours will be organized to help you discover this Parisian jewel.

Built at Richelieu' s instigation in 1628, the Palais-Royal has played host to many a crowned head over the centuries. During her stay at the Palais-Royal, the regent Anne of Austria transformed the decor of the east wing, commissioning in particular the large forged balcony at 6 rue de Valois.

Remarkable for its H-shaped form, the monument never ceases to fascinate. It underwent numerous transformations over the years, under the impetus of the Orléans family, who called on such prestigious architects as Hardouin-Mansart and Cartaud, and then of the government, which invited Daniel Buren, who caused controversy in 1985 with his work Les Deux Plateaux, located in the Courtyard.

After the fall of the Second Empire, the Palais-Royal became home to various administrations: the Cour des Comptes, the Institut International de Coopération Intellectuelle (the forerunner of UNESCO), the Conseil Economique (now the Conseil Economique, Social et Environnement), before the Conseil d'Etat moved in in 1875, followed by the Conseil Constitutionnel in 1958 and the Ministry of Culture!

During this 40th edition of the Journées du Patrimoine, visitors are invited to discover this Palais with its rich history, an architectural jewel but also a major place of power in the capital!

The program for the Journées du Patrimoine at the Domaine du Palais Royal:

Programme est mis à jour en fonction des annonces officielles.

Horizon, le spectacle acrobatique exceptionnel sur la façade du Palais RoyalHorizon, le spectacle acrobatique exceptionnel sur la façade du Palais RoyalHorizon, le spectacle acrobatique exceptionnel sur la façade du Palais RoyalHorizon, le spectacle acrobatique exceptionnel sur la façade du Palais Royal Horizon, an exceptional free acrobatic show on the Palais Royal - Journées du Patrimoine
On the occasion of the Cultural Olympiad and the European Heritage Days, the Palais Royal unveils an exceptional free show to be discovered in the courtyard of the Palais Royal, at the Colonnes de Buren. Discover "Horizon", an extraordinary acrobatic ballet that awaits you from September 15 to 17, 2023. [Read more]

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From September 15th, 2023 to September 17th, 2023

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


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