If there’s a place of power you should visit on European Heritage Days 2019, it’s the French Senate.
Follow the footsteps of senators for the edition 2019 of European Heritage Days! On Saturday September 21 and Sunday 22, the Senate opens to all and offers you to visit the premises for free, ideally set in the heart of the Jardin du Luxembourg.
For about 2 hours, you’ll discover the Palais du Luxembourg and the Petit Luxembourg respectively house of the Senate and presidency of the Senate. In the first one, you can visit the hemicycle, the library painted in 1845 by Delacroix and the Conference Room – former Gallery of the Throne.
In the second one which is the place of work of the Senate chairman, the Chapelle de la Reine – built by Marie of Medici in 1625 – and the Salons de Boffrand from the 18th century are worth the trip!
All along the tour, a leaflet will guide you while the Senate local officers will be here to answer your questions.
This year, you’ll find registers displayed that are devoted to the recording of patent letters awarding the peerage from 1818 to 1830 coming from the Chamber of Peers.
Last but not least, the admission will be through the porte Odéon in the Luxembourg garden (Place Paul Claudel – 75006 Paris) and if the wait can be long, the Senate makes sure it doesn’t go beyond about 45 minutes.
Careful though, every year, over 25,000 visitors come and discover the role and function of the Senate!
European Heritage Days 2019 Program in Paris and the Ile-de-France Region:
And to get your bearings more easily, we've made you some themed guides:
From 21 September 2019 to 22 September 2019
Jardin du Sénat
Place Paul Claudel
75006 Paris 6
Dernière entrée à 17h30