European Heritage Days 2019 at Paris Musée de l’Armée

Published by Laurent P. · Published on 21 September 2019 at 19h06 · Updated on 21 September 2019 at 21h32
European Heritage Days are coming to the Musée de l’Armée on September 21 and 22, 2019. Not only the museum will be free for these two days, but also unique visits and many workshops will be provided to history enthusiasts.

On the occasion of the 36th edition of European Heritage Days on September 21 and 22, 2019, the Musée de l’Armée in Paris organizes visits, concerts and other workshops. A unique experience to live out with your family.

European Heritage Days 2019 at the Musée de l’Armée – program:

  • Chasing monsters - Sunday September 22, at 11 a.m.

Supervised by a chief Herald, young knights and their squires (naming their parent-s) will have to chase down fantastic creatures hidden in the ancient weapon and armor collectoins of the museum. After this quest, our young knights will make a magic shield.
Duration: 1 hour, from 3 to 6 years old and their parents. Group of 10 children, each one has to be accompanied by an adult.

  • Discovering the graphic art collections

Exceptional display in the Salle Niox of original works that are not displayed throughout the permanent visit. A selection of rare books, drawings, engravings and photographs about "Arts and Entertainments". Professionals will be available to answer your questions and highlight the trades linked to preserving graphic arts and the documentation of the collections.
Duration: 30 minutes. Group of 20 people maximum. Meeting point in the Hall Saint-Vincent.

  • Visiting the Historial Charles de Gaulle

Completely interactive, the monument is subject to guided tours on European Heritage Days. Discover the how and why the décor of this special monument has been created, why choosing such a scenography, how medias are selected and presented to the public. The visit will also be the occasion to highlight some historical events presented in these areas.
Duration: 40 minutes. Access conditions: free tour by registration within limited number of places.

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  • Discover the story of the Invalides on the pillars in the Main Courtyard

Since Spring 2019, the Musée de l'Armée has been providing visitors a tour in four languages (French, English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese) for children and adults about the story of the Invalides, its inhabitants and the different institutions it houses from its creation by Louis XIV in 1670 to nowadays. On the pillars in the Main Courtyard, go and discover an exceptional site with multiple aspects, hospital, military necropolis, church as well as cultural venue and high place in hommage to the Nation.
Location: pillars of the Invalides main courtyard.

  • Concert - La Légende Impériale at the Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides

Supported by the Napoleon Foundation, the Musée de l'Armée offers a whole bunch of songs and texts from Arnaud Marzorati's La Légende Impériale and its Lunaisiens ensemble, as well as pieces in great Napoleon fanfare performed dressed as they used to during the 1st empire and with ancient instruments: hunting horns, half moon tambourines, natural horns, military trombone, keyed trumpets, drums, timbals with Les Cuivres Romantiques. Free admission within limited number of places.

And many other surprises! Let's go, friends, shall we?

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

Opening Time
From 21 September 2019 to 22 September 2019



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    75007 Paris 7


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