This is an event we are impatient about every year: the European Heritage Days, allowing us to discover and visit the most beautiful cultural and historic venues in France and Europe! On the occasion, in Île-de-France, over 1,500 places open their doors for free on September 17 and 18, 2022.
Architecture and history lovers, it is the occasion to find out more about the royal castles in Ile de France! These majestic places are part of the must-see landmarks for European Heritage Days: guided tours, as well as entertainments and games allow us to dive into the history of these exceptional venues.
And in Île-de-France, there are lots of castles! All the departments of the region - or almost - have one or two palaces and royal estates. Middle-Age fortresses, Renaissance palaces, Imperial houses: these witnesses of the History of France are masterpieces screaming to be discovered! Furthermore, most of these castles are adorned with gorgeous gardens so you can enjoy a great stroll in the September sun...
With your family, friends or even on your own, go and discover the monuments making the fame of the region. To find out which castle to visit during the EHD, pick one of them in our selection of castles taking part in the event.
This guide is updated accordingly. Please check it up regularly.
Ile de France castles taking part in European Heritage Days 2022:
European Heritage Days 2022: guided tour of the remnants of the Château de Beaumont-sur-Oise (95)
The Château de Beaumont-sur-Oise opens for European Heritage Days 2022. Remnants from the Middle-Ages, the dungeon of the castle overlooks the Oise river, and gives splendid views on the Church of Saint-Laurent. Discover all this on September 17 and 18, 2022. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022: visit the Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise (95)
The Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise expects you on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022, for European Heritage Days with lovely guided tours to discover the story of this remarkable castle. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 at the Palace of Versailles (78)
For European Heritage Days 2022, the Palace of Versailles invites you to discover the place in a republican tour! Meet on September 17 and 18, 2022, for unique and fabulous tours! [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 at the Château de Maisons-Laffitte (78)
For European Heritage Days on Saturday September 17 and 18, 2022, come and discover the Château de Maisons-Laffitte – this magnificent castle built for king Louis XIV, in the Yvelines department! [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022: great ball at the Château de Breteuil (78)
The Château de Breteuil takes part in European Heritage Days on Sunday September 18, 2022. For the day, visit the castle and Perrault’s tales before joining the party with a magnificent ball. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 at the Domaine de Chamarande (91): a historic and artistic place to see
Feel like enjoying a great day out with the family to celebrate European Heritage Days? Then head to the Domaine de Chamarande in Essonne: the castle and its park are open for free on September 17 and 18, 2022. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 at the Château de Fontainebleau (77): immersive and family-friendly tours
The Château de Fontainebleau takes part in European Heritage Days held on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022. On the menu: guided tours, games booklet and discovery of this magnificent castle in Seine-et-Marne. [Read more]
Do you know all these castles? Go and discover more monuments and institutions in the area.
Dates and Opening Time
From 17 September 2022 to 18 September 2022
Paris - Ile de France