European Heritage Days 2021 at Paris National Institute for Art History

Published by Laurent P. · Updated on 16 September 2021 at 09h50 · Published on 15 September 2021 at 17h10
For the 38th edition of European Heritage Days, the National Institute for Art History (or Institut national d’histoire de l’art) invites you to enjoy free tours and entertainments for the whole family on September 18 and 19, 2021. The occasion to discover a building usually reserved for students and searchers.

For the 38th European Heritage Days, let us run to the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (or National Institute for Art History) providing you with tours and other entertainments all weekend long on September 18 and 19, 2021. Renovated by architect Henri Labrouste in the 19th century, the former imperial library invites you to discover its two spaces: the Labrouste room and the Colbert gallery.

Genuine architectural masterpiece, the place listed as historical monument since 1983 has reopened in 2016 after years of renovations… Usually reserved to students and searchers in the art history holding a reading card, its access is available to you for these two days of visit.

All weekend long, you can access the collections and the building for free, as well as attend several conferences provided by university lecturers, take part in contests and entertainments for the entire family, or even reading sessions for the youngest. Lecturers will answer all your questions about the history of art, heritage, research and its issues. This is also the occasion to visit one of the most libraries in Paris.

Shall we go, friends?


Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 18 September 2021 to 19 September 2021



    58 Rue de Richelieu
    75002 Paris 2

    Métro ligne 3 station "Quatre Septembre" ou "Bourse"


    Official website