On European Heritage Days 2022, the very beautiful location of Paris National Archives welcomes you in the heart of the Marais. Meet on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022, in Paris 4th arrondissement from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to enjoy permanent collections and exhibitions. This is free of charge and for the entire family from 6-7 years old.
Created during the French Revolution, the National Archives collect, protect and highlight the State's central archives. About 300 linear kilometers of archives, from the 7th century to nowadays are saved here. Today, the archives are found in three sites: Fontainebleau, Paris, and Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, the latter being open to the public since January 2013. The Pierrefitte-sur-Seine facilities - designed by architect Massimiliano Fuksas - are devoted to archives after the French Revolution, and houses 180 linear kilometers of public and private archives accessible in a reading room.
As for the event, this 39th edition of European Heritage Days is the occasion to learn more about the story of a lot of museums, institutions and places in France. An event themed this year on "Sustainable Heritage", a very hot topic as global warming is more and more radical and obvious.
Do not hesitate and enjoy this iconic venue in town.
Dates and Opening Time
From 17 September 2022 to 18 September 2022
Archives Nationales - site de Paris
60 Rue des Francs Bourgeois
75004 Paris 4
Ouvert de 9h à 20h