European Heritage Days 2017, the 10 best things to do in Paris

On European Heritage Days 2017, we’re always looking for the best things to do. Visiting an airport, discovering the Elysée Palace and an exclusive visit of the Crazy Horse, here are the 10 best things you shouldn’t miss!

On Saturday September 16 and Sunday September 17, 2017, we make the best of European Heritage Days so that we can know more about history and visit unexpected and fantastic venues. But since over 17,000 monuments are open to the public throughout the weekend, choosing something to do can be very hard. So, because we are nice people, we selected you the best things to do in Paris.

Top 10 best things to do in Paris on European Heritage Days 2017:

European Heritage Days: visit the Palais de l'Elysée
Each year, the Elysée Palace opens its doors for European Heritage Days. For a day, over 20,000 people come and visit this high place of power and the prestigious salons of the Hotel d’Evreux. Warning, the queue can be very very long so, come early and make sure you have something to stay hydrated!

Palais de l'Elysée

European Heritage Days 2017 in Provins
On European Heritage Days 2017, you should make your way to visit Provins and its wonderful heritage. The medieval city, known for its markets and falcons, offers us to roam around the enclosures to discover its 58 historical monuments that make the City a Unesco World Heritage site.

Les Aigles des Remparts de Provins 2017

European Heritage Days 2017 behind the scenes of the Crazy Horse
For the first time ever, on Saturday September 16 and Sunday September 17, the Crazy Horse opens to the public. Into groups of 16 people (registration required), you can visit the backstage of the famous Parisian cabaret in company of the dancers of the Crazy Horse company.

Le Crazy Horse lance ses Crazy Experience

European Heritage Days at France Télévisions
France Télévisions welcomes the public within its premises to celebrate European Heritage Days. On Saturday September 16 and Sunday September 17, 2017, the Parisian headquarters of the group will have no more secrets. Register from August 22, 2017.

Journées du Patrimoine 2012 : France Télévisions

European Heritage Days at the Maison de la Radio
On European Heritage Days, the Maison de la Radio invites visitors to discover the story of the place and allows them to live out a unique and friendly experience. On the menu: concerts, radio shows, workshops and shows.

Maison de la Radio

European Heritage Days at the RATP
On the occasion of European Heritage Days 2017 held on September 16-17, 2017, French public transport operator RATP invites you to go behind the curtain to discover this turning heritage. On these days, you may visit the cinema station, play in an escape game area and even discover the current work sites!

Journées du patrimoine 2012 : la RATP

Visit the Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport
The Maison de l’Aéroport de Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle takes part in European Heritage Days by opening the doors of the airport. On September 16 and 17, 2017, in addition to the visit of the public zones of the airport, you can meet the cynophilist teams, firefighters, policemen and customs officers so that you can discover the trades related to safety and security.

Be introduced to flying at the Musée Safran
The Aeronautics and Space museum Safran takes part in European Heritage Days on September 16 and 17, 2017. Located in Réau (Seine-et-Marne), the museum offers us to be introduced in flying, helicopter simulations and children workshops all weekend long.


Visit the perfume archive in Versailles
The Musée des Parfums, the Osmothèque in Versailles opens its doors on European Heritage Days 2017 for an olfactive journey through time. Enjoy this day and discover this international perfume archive.

Osmothèque de Versailles

European Heritage Days 2017: visit the National Assembly
On European Heritage Days 2017, the National Assembly opens its doors to the public: between the visit of the Palais Bourbon and the lower chamber, the Hotel de Lassay reveals its incredible heritage!

Assemblée Nationale

2017 European Heritage Day Program in Paris and the Ile-de-France Region: 

Elodie D.
Last updated on 15 September 2017

Practical information

Opening Time
From 16 September 2017 to 17 September 2017

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