European Heritage Days 2019 at Paris YMCA Union

Published by Laurent P. · Published on 21 September 2019 at 16h12 · Updated on 21 September 2019 at 21h27
For the 36th edition of European Heritage Days, the YMCA Union student residence in Paris opens on September 21 and 22, 2019 and offers visitors to discover an exhibition through the history of basketball. Let’s make the best of it and discover this historic gymnasium in Paris 9th arrondissement!

Sport and community life fans are expected at the UCJG association’s gymnasium, the YMCA Union de Paris to take part in the 36thedition of European Heritage Days on September 21 and 22, 2019. A site inviting you all to discover an exhibition called “Voyage à travers l’histoire du basket” [Voyage through the history of basketball], and meet the members of the association and know more about this historic gymnasium from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For the story, YMCA Union Paris is a student residence and an activity center inaugurated in 1893. This gymnasium shows with its architecture “the innovative teaching skills of the YMCA in the fields related to the body, the soul and the spirit” in order to “favor the social insertion and the thriving of the young people”. A sport center also listed as historic monument for “the originality and rarity of the program of this social, teaching and sport premise inspired by the YMCA’s American models”.

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



    14 Rue de Trévise
    75009 Paris 9

    Métro ligne 7 station "Cadet", ligne 8 et 9 station "Grands Boulevards"


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