European Heritage Days 2021 in Paris: Ecole Militaire

Published by Caroline J., Laurent P. · Updated on 15 September 2021 at 11h07 · Published on 15 September 2021 at 11h07
For European Heritage Days, the Department of Defense once again opens the doors of the Ecole Militaire – the Military School – on Saturday September 18 and Sunday 19, 2021 to discover the secrets of the building for free and guided tours.

An exclusive visit of a military institution in Paris. For the 38th European Heritage Days, the Ecole Militaire opens to Parisians and tourists on Saturday September 18 and Sunday 19, 2021.

Built in 1751, the Ecole Militaire covers 12 hectares and was created by Louis XV. Since then, it has seen Napoleon I (who was even a student), Queen Victoria, Napoleon III, General de Gaulle, and even Pope John Paul II. It was listed as historic monument in 1990.

The school gathers several of the most important colleges of higher military education: the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the police force, including the prestigious Ecole de Guerre (College of Warfare). It also houses the Armies’ Research and Strategy Unit.

And as it happens every year, the Ecole Militaire welcomes you for European Heritage Days and offers you to discover the most iconic places through a series of free and guided tours (registration on site).

Feel like discovering this unique location in the heart of Paris at one of the ends of the Champ-de-Mars? Meet on September 18 and 19, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Practical information

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



    3, Place de l'Ecole Militaire
    75007 Paris 7


    Official website