European Heritage Days 2021 at Paris Palais d’Iéna

Published by Laurent P. · Updated on 15 September 2021 at 11h39 · Published on 15 September 2021 at 11h39
For European Heritage days, Paris Palais d’Iéna – headquarters of the Economic, Social and Environmental Committee pr CESE -, opens on Saturday September 18 and Sunday 10, 2021.

For European Heritage Days 2021, on September 18 and 19, 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.

Practical information

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



    9 Place d'Iéna
    75116 Paris 16

    Métro: Iéna, Boissière


    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website