European Heritage Days 2020 at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

Published by Anne-christine C. · Published on 24 August 2020 at 11h11 · Updated on 14 September 2020 at 22h32
The Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine expects you on Saturday September 19 and Sunday 20, 2020 for free guided tours as part of European Heritage Days. A free outing likely to please the whole family!

For European Heritage Days 2020, the Cité de l’Architecture has concocted us a playful visit leading us through the aisles of this museum devoted to the architectural heritage in the Cité Chaillot. Meet on Saturday September 19 and Sunday 20, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for many workshops and guided tours for the entire family. And the good deal is that it is free of charge!

Since 2007, the Cité de l’Architecture highlights a wonderful collection of models, fortified city maps, pieces of forgotten buildings, stained-glass windows and the monument itself, vestige of the Musée de Sculpture Comparée open in 1882.

Among the major pieces of the collection, we have the painted ceiling of the cupola from the Cathédrale de Cahors (14th century), a model of Notre-Dame de Paris, as well as the recreation to scale 1 of one of the dwelling unit from the Cité Radieuse built by Le Corbusier in Marseilles in 1952 and the model of the Gare du Nord.

On the menu of European Heritage Days at the Cité de l’Architecture:

  • Guided tour of the Paris 1920-1937-exhibition, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
    Enjoy a free one-hour guided tour led by the exhibition curator. A wonderful way to explore Paris through various representations of the Belle Epoque before the War. From 15 years old - Booking on site, on the very day of the tour

  •  Yoga and architecture discoveryworkshop, Sunday at 2 p.m.
    Let's go for one hour of yoga in an inspiring place to connect to architecture. Come in a relaxed outfit and a yoga mat! From 15 years old - Booking from early September 

  • Flash family tour, Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    Mini 15-minute long tours to enjoy with your family. Discover the story of the fortified castle, the chocolate factory and the Salle aux Blasons. Free access, without booking, at the meeting points indicated on site

  • Flash tour of the permanent collections, Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Many guides will be present in the collections to tell us more on the murals gallery, the model of Notre-Dame de Paris and even the illustrated Paris of HaussmannFree access, without booking, departing every 30 minutes at the meeting points indicated on site

  • Family construction workshop, Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Photocollage workshop, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Starting from 6 years old, booking on site the very day of the tour, as long as seats are available

  • Guided tour of the Voûte de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.

So, are you ready to rediscover the architectural heritage?

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:

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 19 September 2020 to 20 September 2020



    1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
    75116 Paris 16

    Métro Trocadéro ou Iena


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