European Heritage Days 2021 in Paris: Palais de Tokyo

Published by Laurent P., Anne-christine C. · Photos by Laurent P. · Updated on 15 September 2021 at 11h13 · Published on 15 September 2021 at 11h13
For European Heritage Days 2021 in Paris, the Palais de Tokyo welcomes us with our families and friends on September 18 and 19, 2021 and offers several free and original entertainments to try. Careful though, booking is mandatory.

For the 38th edition of European Heritage Days, head to the Palais de Tokyo to enjoy exclusive and entertainments free of charge! High place of contemporary creation that became Europe’s biggest contemporary art center in 2012, the Palais de Tokyo still has a lot of surprises in store. Whether you come with your family or friends, these European Heritage Days are the occasion to discover the Palais de Tokyo in a new light. Meet on from September 18 to 19, 2021 in Paris 16th arrondissement to get lost in the maze of the building or dream about the city of the future.

  • Lasco Project / Futura 2000 tours, Saturday, and Sunday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    A one-hour walk with a cultural mediator to discover the Lasco Project, the surprising urban path in the underground maze of the building, with the brand-new intervention of Futura on the windows of the Palais de Tokyo! 15 seats available – mandatory booking.

  • Family workshop: La ville de tous les rêves, Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Children and adults can create an imaginary city together, evolving around the day. This is the occasion to talk between participants and debate on the ideal city. A colorful utopia built over the afternoon. Non-stop, without prior booking needed

  • Crossed architecture: from one palace to the otherSunday September 19 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    The Palais de Tokyo and the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine propose a route from one place to the other, meeting the surprising architectures of the Colline de Chaillot, inherited from the 1937 World's Fair. Accompanied by guides from both institutions, visitors can discover the Palais de Tokyo and the Palais de Chaillot, including the Palais d'Iéna, the headquarters of the Economic, Social, and Environmental Council. Leaving from the Cité de l'Architecture, Sunday September 19, hours to confirmed (check the program on their website, from late August)
  • Palais de Tokyo architecture and history tourSaturday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    A tour of the Palais de Tokyo architecture showing the inside and the outside of the building, its past and its present, the art and life, the institution and the street. Dive into the architectural universe of Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, winners of the very coveted Pritzker Award 2021! An exclusive occasion to learn more about the bas-reliefs of the back façade of the Palais de Tokyo and the Museum of Modern Art that were recently renovated, or enjoy the Jardin aux Habitants... Tour upon booking. Limited to 15 people.

Practical information

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



    13, avenue du président Wilson
    75116 Paris 16

    Métro ligne 9 station "Iéna" ou Alma-Marceau"


    Official website