For European Heritage Days 2020, on September 19 and 20, the Conseil économique, social et environnemental [Economic, Social and Environmental Committee] also known as CESE opens the doors of its prestigious Parisian offices set within the Palais d'Iéna.
Members of the CESE – from intermediate bodies – welcome you on site so that you can discover the “house” and tell you about how this Republican institution works and what are the stakes, as well as the missions.
For architecture passionate, guided tours provided by lecturers from the Ecole du Louvre enable you to explore the richness of the Palais d’Iéna, an Art Déco jewel designed in the 30’s by Auguste Perret.
This year, the Palais d’Iéna welcomes the team of the Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration for different conferences over two days.
Story of the Palais d’Iéna
Built from 1937 to 1946 by Auguste Perret, the Palais d'Iéna opens in 1939 as the Musée des Travaux publics [Civil engineering museum]. From 1956 to 1958, it becomes the seat of the Assemblée de l’Union française [French Union Assembly]. Then, in 1959, it houses the Conseil économique, social et environnemental, the third constitutional assembly of the Republic. This masterpiece by Auguste Perret is remarkable because of the size of the spaces and the quality of the materials used, such as concrete.
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:
Dates and Opening Time
From 19 September 2020 to 20 September 2020
9 Place d'Iéna
75116 Paris 16
Métro: Iéna, Boissière