Journées du Patrimoine 2023: visit major institutions in Paris and the Ile-de-France region

Published by La Rédac · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on September 17th, 2023 at 08:37 p.m.
On the occasion of the Journées du Patrimoine 2023 in Paris, the major institutions will be opening their doors to us, exceptionally, this weekend of September 16 and 17, 2023. From the Banque de France to the Cour des Comptes, they'll have no secrets for you.

Have you heard of the Journées du Patrimoine? This European event gives us the opportunity, over the course of a weekend, to visit the country's most beautiful cultural and historical sites. But the museums, castles and churches near you can be visited all year round, you might say. And it's true. That's why, during this 40th edition of the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days), we prefer to discover the great institutions of Paris!

In fact, during the weekend of September 16-17, 2023, the Elysée Palace, the Banque de France, ministries, the Senate, the National Assembly and many others will be opening their doors to us! It's an opportunity to visit these places usually closed to the public, and discover these institutions so important to our country.

Don't hesitate: come and unravel the mysteries of the places of power opened for this occasion, and learn more about the missions of the different institutions that sit in the capital. To find out what's on at these very special sites, follow the guide!

Please note: these sites are very popular with the public, so you'll need to register in advance to be able to visit them... Or get up early for a chance to enter these symbol-filled buildings!

Take advantage of this exceptional open house to visit the most emblematic sites of the French Republic! What's your first destination?

Practical information

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

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