European Heritage Days 2020 at Paris Musée Cognacq-Jay

Published by Anne-christine C. · Published on 19 August 2020 at 10h10 · Updated on 14 September 2020 at 22h40
For the 37th edition of European Heritage Days, Musée Cognacq-Jay set in the heart of the 3rd arrondissement in Paris and devoted to art from the 18th century opens to all and holds several workshops and other entertainments on September 19 and 20, 2020.

Art and history lovers are expected at the Musée Cognacq-Jay for the 37th edition of European Heritage Days on Saturday September 19 and Sunday 20, 2020. The latter presents a rich collection of sculptures, furniture, paintings and other works of art gathered between 1900 and 1925 by the founder of La Samaritaine, Ernest Cognacq and his wife Marie-Louise Jay. This common collection has later been bequeated to Paris, a precious treasure you can admire for free along the guided tours and other entertainments provided by the place.

On the menu of European Heritage Days 2020 at the Musée Cognacq-Jay:

  • Family workshop: Mystery at the museum - Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.
    A tour arousing curiosity and inviting to have a deeper look at the collections, ask questions and be surprised!
    Starting from 6 years old, no prior booking needed.
  • Guided tour: History of a collection, from the La Samaritaine to the Hôtel Donon- Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
    Return on the story of La Samaritaine founder Ernest Cognacq's collection, his choices and tastes and his bequest to the city of Paris, the opening of the museum in 1929 on Boulevard des Capucines and its settlement in the Hôtel de Donon, 30 years ago already.
    For adults, free of charge, no prior booking needed

European Heritage Days 2020 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 19 September 2020 to 20 September 2020



    8, rue Elzévir
    75003 Paris 3

    Métro ligne 1 station "Saint-Paul"


    Official website