Whether you’re Parisian or just passing by, it’s always interesting to know the story of the city you’re in. And this is why Paris National Archives offer for European Heritage Days on Saturday September 21 and Sunday 22, 2019. Games and tours for children and grown-ups are on the menu.
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., go and discover the archives with tours commented and guided by archivists. The latter will take you to the different spaces of this prestigious building for a journey to the heart of the medieval archives and the archives from the Ancien Régime, as well as to the heart of the deposits of Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III, open only on rare occasions. This is the chance to discover the Iron wardrobe and a few founding documents especially out of their boxes: Merovingian and Carolingian charters, standard meter bar, Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens… Tours start every thirty minutes, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (duration: circa 45 minutes) + 11 a.m. on Saturday, descriptive and tactile visit and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, tour completed in French Sign Language.
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:
From 21 September 2019 to 22 September 2019
Archives Nationales - site de Paris
60 Rue des Francs Bourgeois
75004 Paris 4
Ouvert de 11h à 19h