European Heritage Days in Paris are an invitation to discovery. During this cultural event, come along and discover Paris as you’ve never had before. For this edition taking place on September 19 and 20, 2020 we offer you to discover the secrets of the Church of Saint-Sulpice.
Set in Paris 6th arrondissement, this church is listed as historic monuments since 1915. If its construction started in 1646, it required two centuries to end it, in 1870. It’s actually where Victor Hugo and Adèle Foucher tied the knot.
For European Heritage Days at the Church of Saint-Sulpice, you can take part in self-guided and free tours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy the "Chapelles et confréries à Saint-Sulpice" exhibition telling us more on brotherhoods as a job and a calling that used to house chapels and were entrusted with their decoration.
Take part in 1-hour guided tours taking you to places usually out of limits. They are held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Da Vinci Code fans will not want to miss the presentation of the astronomic gnomon on Saturday and Sunday from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. The timing is perfect since this year, European Heritage Days take place almost at the same time as the equinox so that you can look at the sunlight on the Saint-Sulpice meridian if there is enough sun.
You can also discover the wonders of the Church of Saint-Sulpice. Its treasures rarely exhibited will be unveiled on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You will admire pieces of liturgical ornamentations mainly dating back from the 19th century. Delacroix mural paintings adorning the Chapelle des Saints Anges are presented on Saturday September 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. And last but not least, for music lovers, you’re expected on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to attend a concert of the great organs of Saint Sulpice.
A lovely program ahead!
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:
Dates and Opening Time
From 19 September 2020 to 20 September 2020
2 Rue Palatine
75006 Paris 6