European Heritage Days 2019 at the Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation

Published by Laurent P. · Photos by My B. · Updated on 21 September 2019 at 21h32 · Published on 21 September 2019 at 18h32
For the 36th edition of European Heritage Days, the Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation opens for free on September 21 and 22, 2019. The occasion to discover the entire building desined by Renzo Piano, attend silent movie sessions as live concert version and take part in guided tours of the camera gallery.

The Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation – inaugurated in 2014 – invites Parisians and tourists to discover its story on European Heritage Days on Saturday September 21 and Sunday 22, 2019.

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European Heritage Days program at the Seydoux Foundation:

  • Free tour of the entire premises
    The Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation hides behind a façade sculpted by Auguste Rodin in 1869. Architect Renzo Piano designed a five-story building covered in 5000 protective shutters to shelter the foundation recognized to be of public utility in 2006, its headquarters and museum working to preserve and put the historic heritage of the Pathé company available to the public.

  • Live concert version of silent movies at 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    The Salle Charles Pathé devoted to silent movies all year round will present for these two days programs of short silent movies (about 40 minutes long) produced by Pathé at the debuts of the cinema. All sessions will be accompanied by piano performed by Jean François Zygel’s improvisation class students in partnership with the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

    Fondation Jérome Seydoux-Pathé

  • Guided tours of the camera galleries, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
    Discover the collection featuring 150 cinematographic cameras built between 1896 and the 1980’s, almost a century of technical evolution…. The visit will be commented by Anne Gourdet-Mares who’s in charge of the cameras and the instructive workshops at the Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation.

  • Free tour of the collection gallery
    “Exceptional cinema, from the debuts to the Yellow Cruise”

In other words, wonderful discoveries ahead!

European Heritage Days 2019 Program in Paris and the Ile-de-France Region:

And to get your bearings more easily, we've made you some themed guides:

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 21 September 2019 to 22 September 2019



    73 Avenue des Gobelins
    75013 Paris 13

    Métro : Place d'Italie, Les Gobelins


    Recommended age
    For all

    Average duration
    2 h

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