European Heritage Days 2021 at Paris National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations

Published by Laurent P. · Updated on 16 September 2021 at 10h36 · Published on 15 September 2021 at 19h29
For European Heritage Days, the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations invites you for the very first time to discover its facilities on Saturday September 18, 2021.

Discovering Oriental languages in a new light… This is what the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (or National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations) offers you for the 38th edition of European Heritage Days from September 18 to 19, 2021. And this is the very first time the institute takes part in it only on Saturday September 18.

The National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations – or Inalco – has been created in 1795. Its main mission being to preserve oriental languages and civilizations and teaching them. Ordered by the Marquis de Bacqueville in 1716, the building has been renovated and extended several times, and still houses the Maison de la Recherche de l’Inalco, as well as the library.

Formerly called Ecole spéciale des langues orientales [Special School for Oriental Languages], the institution aims at teaching living oriental languages. In the early 19th century, a dozen languages were taught, and about a hundred are today. For European Heritage Days, you are invited to discover the place for a free tour. This is a chance to know everything about oriental languages, from Russia to Oceanic languages, via Vietnamese, Burmese, Japanese, and even Mongolian, as well as their civilizations. Let’s go, friends, shall we?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 18 September 2021
From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.



    2 Rue de Lille
    75007 Paris 7

    Métro ligne 1 station "Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre", ligne 12 station "Solférino"


    Official website

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    Ouvert de 13h à 18h