European Heritage Days 2019 at the French Ministry of the Interior - BY REGISTRATION

Published by Laurent P. · Published on 21 September 2019 at 20h48
For European Heritage Days, the Ministry of the Interior opens its doors to everyone on September 21 and 22, 2019. The occasion to visit Hotel Beauvau set in Paris 8th arrondissement. Lounges, gardens, offices and even former jails are to be discovered. Only by prior registration

As it happens every year, these European Heritage Days are the occasion to discover and come inside places that usually keep their doors closed to the general public, as it’s the case with most major political places. And the Ministry of Interior is no exception since it invites you to discover what it's made of on September 21 and 22, 2019. You'll be able to admire the lounges, the minister's office, the function room and the garden.

CAREFUL: Due to different demonstrations in Paris, some places may have to change their plans for European Heritage Days. We recommend you to inquire before heading there. A non-exhaustive list is available here!

CAREFUL: for safety reasons, the Ministry of the Interior is only open to prior registration.

By the way, did you know this building still holds one of the jails that were used by the Gestapo to incarcerate resistance fighters? Discover these underground jails (fortunately no longer used!) by following a tour dedicated to the occupation during the second world war. If it’s not necessary to book in advance, we advise you to come early, the queue can be long to visit this kind of institution!

European Heritage Days 2019 at the Ministry of the Interior program:

  • Free tour of Hotel Beauvau and its garden
  • Exhibition about motorbike riders from the national police force
  • Exhibition and entertainments about the main office for the suppression of false coining for its 90th anniversary
  • An exhibition about the unit of instruction and intervention of the national security
  • A memorial tour about the Resistance and the visit of a "jail" from when the Paris gestapo used the premises
  • Concerts by the Ministry of the Interior musical formations

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



    Place Beauvau
    75008 Paris 8


    Official website

    More informations
    Ouvert de 10h à 17h.