European Heritage Days 2019 at the Monnaie de Paris

Published by Manon C. · Published on 21 September 2019 at 15h24 · Updated on 21 September 2019 at 21h29
The Monnaie de Paris opens its doors to curious people from September 21 to 22, 2019 for European Heritage Days.

The Monnaie de Paris takes part again in European Heritage Days. For this edition 2019, it expects you on September 21 and 22, 2019 with a program full of discoveries around this years’ theme: “Arts and entertainments”.

Museum tour, exhibition tour, music… Here’s the wonderful program!

Detailed program:

Visiting the museum to discover the transformation of materials, know-how, crafts and patrimonial collections; engraving and direct carving demonstrations.
Saturday September 21 and Sunday 22, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Free admission at Musée du 11 Conti
Non-stop engraving demo from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. all weekend long
Mediation available at the museum: Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Chic and practical, the art of the purse” exhibition about the use of the purse from the Middle-Ages to today and its evolutions. From materials (scales, wood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, shell, leather…) and their origins (France, Austria, England, Italy, Russia...), over 300 pieces are displayed around 6 chapters in this exhibition.
Saturday September 21 and Sunday 22, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the heart of the collections
Free admission
Tour with a curator of the “Chic and practical, the art of the purse” exhibition on Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. / Sunday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tour of the Monnaie, a building made in 1775 by Jacques Denis Antoines. Visitors can take the honor staircase leading to the Salon Dupré, a former reception lounge and discover the whole richness of its decors.
Free tour of the Salon Dupré with mediation available.
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Historical reenactment in the courtyard. Thanks to immersive drama sketches, visitors can experience the inauguration of the Monnaie de Paris in 1775 with king Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette!
Saturday and Sunday from 1:20 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Concerts by Bellette Brass Band in the three courtyards.
3 concerts, 30 minutes long, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday September 22


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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    75006 Paris 6


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