Heritage Days 2024 at the Maison d'éducation de la Légion d'honneur in Saint-Denis (93)

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis, My de Sortiraparis · Published on July 19th, 2024 at 03:28 p.m.
To mark the Journées du Patrimoine 2024, the Maison d'Éducation de la Légion d'honneur in Saint-Denis will be opening its doors to guided tours on Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22, 2024.

Would you like to discover an unsuspected part of Saint-Denis? During the Journées du Patrimoine 2024 , the Maison d'éducation de la Légion d' honneur opens its doors to you on Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22, 2024. Created by Napoleon, the aim of these houses is to ensure the education of daughters and granddaughters, descendants of people decorated with the Legion of Honor. This very special school assures that it aims to give students"a dignified and independent existence" based on Honor and Patrie.

Often overlooked, this place is closely linked to the Palais de la Légion d' honneur in Paris. The House of Education is housed in the former royal abbey of Saint-Denis, founded in the mid-7th century under the reign of Queen Bathilde, wife of King Clovis II, to house various religious communities. The abbey was completely rebuilt in the 13th century, retaining its medieval architecture until the early 18th century. During the French Revolution, the abbey became a hospital, then an educational institution in 1809.

Listed as a historic monument in 1927, the school now welcomes 500 girls each year for boarding at the lycée, hypokhâgne-khâgne and BTS in international commerce, where they receive a top-quality education under the authority of the Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honor. Discover this world on guided tours during the Heritage Days!

The Journées du Patrimoine program at the Maison d'éducation de la Légion d'honneur in Saint-Denis, France

  • From royal abbey to Legion of Honor training center
    September 21 and 22

    The former royal abbey of Saint-Denis in France, entirely rebuilt in the 18th century, has been home since 1809 to one of the educational establishments of the Legion of Honor, a boarding school for young girls founded by Napoleon I and attached to the order's Grand Chancellery.
    Discover the courtyard of honor and the abbey buildings, splendors of 18th-century architecture, the square cloister with its monumental staircases, its garden, the chapel and refectory.

Long live JEP in the 93!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From September 21th, 2024 to September 22th, 2024

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


    5 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
    93200 Saint Denis

    Metro line 13 "Basilique de Saint-Denis" station


    Official website

    01 55 87 08 70