Heritage Days 2023 in Paris: discover the Maison d'Ourscamp

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on August 31th, 2023 at 08:24 p.m.
For the Journées du Patrimoine 2023 in Paris, we're off to discover the Maison d'Ourscamp, one of the few remaining examples of medieval and Renaissance architecture in Paris. Join us on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2023 for a free family outing.

For the 40th Journées du Patrimoine in Paris, we're discovering some of the capital's still-secret places. For example, have you heard of the Maison d'Ourscamp, also known as the Maison de l'ours? No ? Well, chances are you've already walked past it, as it's located in the heart of the Marais, on rue François Miron. So head to the 4th arrondissement to discover the Maison de l'Ours, with its Renaissance façade and basement dating back to the 13th century.

For the Journées du Patrimoine 2023, the Maison d'Ourscamp is offering free guided tours on Saturday September 16 and Sunday September 17.

Here's what's in store for you during these JEP 2023 events:

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Originally, in the 13th century, this house belonged to the Cistercian abbey ofOurscamp, in the Oise region. The original cellar can still be seen in the basement, arranged around three rib-vaulted naves resting on six pillars adorned with geometric capitals. One of the side walls even houses a staircase set into the thickness of the masonry. The symmetrical ashlar facades of the two houses date from the late 16th century. They feature Renaissance-style dormers with pilasters and triglyphs.

Destined for demolition at the beginning of the 20th century due to insalubrity, the Maison de l'Ours was saved in extremis by the Paris historique association, which has now set up quarters there. A great family visit for the Journées du Patrimoine 2023.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From September 16th, 2023 to September 17th, 2023

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    44 Rue François Miron
    75004 Paris 4

    Metro Saint Paul (line 1)