European Heritage Days 2020: the secret places to visit in Paris and Ile de France

Published by Elodie D., Laurent P. · Photos by Laurent P. · Published on 13 September 2020 at 13h38 · Updated on 5 November 2020 at 10h41
Discover some secret and unknown places thanks to European Heritage Days in Paris and Ile-de-France. On Saturday September 19 and Sunday September 20, 2020, do not miss your meeting with hidden heritage!

European Heritage Days are back this September on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, 2020 in Paris and Ile de France. Over 1500 places in Paris and Ile de France take part in European Heritage Days and open their doors.

The program is updated as soon as official announcements are made for European Heritage Days 2020.

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For this 37th edition of European Heritage Days, Paris Archives open on Saturday September 19 and Sunday 20, 2020 to provide you with two original exhibitions. One focuses on the story of the police, the other makes us discover about forgotten letters. This is a lovely outing, both playful and historic to plan with your children.

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Make the best of European Heritage Days 2020 to visit the magnificent Sainte Chapelle, this architectural jewel in Paris that is over 800 years old. On Saturday September 19 and Sunday 20, 2020 come along and learn more about this hidden building built to house the Christ’s crown of thorns.

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The Institut de France takes part in the 37th edition of European Heritage Days on September 19 and 20, 2020. The occasion to discover one of the least known institutions in Paris!

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For the 37th edition of European Heritage Days, the National Institute for Art History (or Institut national d’histoire de l’art) invites you to enjoy free tours and entertainments for the whole family on September 19 and 20, 2020. The occasion to discover a building usually reserved for students and searchers.

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The historic Protestant Church known as the Oratoire du Louvre – listed as historic monument – welcomes you on Saturday September 19, 2020. On the menu, self-guided and guided tours to know everything about this religious building.

Balade en autobus anciens, nostalgie des années 30Balade en autobus anciens, nostalgie des années 30Balade en autobus anciens, nostalgie des années 30Balade en autobus anciens, nostalgie des années 30 European Heritage Days 2020 at the RATP
The RATP - or French Public Transport Operator - takes part in European Heritage Days 2020 with a 100% virtual program because of the health crisis. On September 19 and 20, 2020, head to the RATP website and enjoy!

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Every 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. According to our sources, the institution is said to be part of the event in 2020, but has not confirmed so to the Ministry of Culture!

Journées du Patrimoine 2018 : visitez le Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances !Journées du Patrimoine 2018 : visitez le Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances !Journées du Patrimoine 2018 : visitez le Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances !Journées du Patrimoine 2018 : visitez le Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances ! European Heritage Days 2020 at the Ministry of Economy - Bercy in Paris
The Ministry of Economy and Finance opens to the public on September 19 and 20 for European Heritage Days, 2020. An exclusive occasion to visit Bercy from the inside and discover more on its missions. Only by prior registration.

Journées du Patrimoine 2018 à l'Académie nationale de médecineJournées du Patrimoine 2018 à l'Académie nationale de médecineJournées du Patrimoine 2018 à l'Académie nationale de médecineJournées du Patrimoine 2018 à l'Académie nationale de médecine European Heritage Days 2020 at the National Academy of Medicine in Paris
This Saturday September 19, 2020, the National Academy of Medicine opens its doors for free on the occasion of European Heritage Days. Enjoy a tour with an academician, and learn more on the history and the mission of the academy, while admiring a glorious Art Déco building.

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Discover the medieval universe of the Tour Jean-Sans-Peur (or Tower of John the Fearless) for European Heritage Days 2020 in Paris! On September 19 and 20, guided tours at mini prices are held.

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European Heritage Days 2020 are coming to Notre Dame archaeological crypt. On the menu, walking-tour inside and outside and discovering of the “Notre-Dame de Paris, from Victor Hugo to Eugène Viollet-Le-Duc” exhibition.

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The headquarters of Kering and Balenciaga open their doors to the public on Saturday September 19 and Sunday September 20, 2020 for European Heritage Days. It is the occasion to admire the treasures of the Pinault collection.

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For the 37th edition of European Heritage Days, we propose you to score baskets in the oldest basket venue in the world. How about that? If you fancy so, head to the YMCA Union student residence in Paris on September 19 and 20, 2020. And you can even discover an exhibition on basketball and women, how great!

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:

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 19 September 2020 to 20 September 2020

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    Location

    1er Arrondissement
    75001 Paris 1

    Prices
    Free

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