Have you heard about European Heritage Days? This European event allows us for a weekend to visit the most beautiful cultural and historic sites in the country. But museums, castles and churches near you can be visited all year around, you say. And you are right! And this is why, for the 39th edition of European Heritage Days, we would rather discover major institutions in Paris!
As a matter of fact, on September 17 and 18, 2022, the Elysée Palace, the Bank of France, ministries, the Senate, the National Assembly... open their doors! And this is the occasion to visit these places usually closed to the public and discover this places oh-so important for the country.
Do not think twice: come and unveil the mysteries of these places of power opening on the occasion and learn more about the missions of the different institutions seating in the capital city. Keep reading to discover the programs provided by these very special locations.
Careful though, these places are highly coveted: you shall sign up ahead of time to be able to visit them... Or wake up very early to get a chance and get in these highly symbolic venues!
This guide is updated accordingly. Please check it out again soon for novelties.
Major institutions to visit on European Heritage Days:
European Heritage Days 2022: Pop Accordion, the musical experiment at Paris Philharmonie
Paris Philharmonie, the new Cité de la Musique in the French capital takes part in European Heritage Days this September on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18, 2022. On the menu, Accordéon Pop, a musical experiment mixing concerts, presentations and demonstrations of accordion, and even a documentary! [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 in Paris: exceptional tours at the Ecole Militaire
For European Heritage Days, the Department of Defense once again opens the doors of the Ecole Militaire – the Military School – on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022, to discover the secrets of the building for self-guided and guided tours. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022: discover the gems of the Mobilier National - Manufacture des Gobelins
For European Heritage Days, the Manufacture des Gobelins offers an exclusive tour to the heart of the exceptional know-how on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 at Paris Commercial Court
For European Heritage Days 2022, Paris Commercial Court exceptionally opens on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022. Lecturing judges expect you for guided tours of the court built between 1860 and 1865. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 in Paris: exclusive tour of the Senate – Palais du Luxembourg in Paris
The French Senate takes part in European Heritage Days 2022! Make the most of the weekend on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, to discover the Palais du Luxembourg, and the Petit Luxembourg, without forgetting the greenhouses of the Jardin du Luxembourg. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 at the Institut de France: little-known place in Paris
The Institut de France takes part in the 39th edition of European Heritage Days on September 17 and 18, 2022. The occasion to discover one of the least known institutions in Paris! [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 at the General Accounting Office in Paris
European Heritage Days are back on September 17 and 18, 2022, in Paris and Île-de-France! This is the occasion to discover secrets of major institutions in the city including the General Accounting Office unveiling a great program. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 in Paris: free tours of the Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection
European Heritage Days land on September 17 and 18, 2022, in Paris. On the menu, free tours of the Bourse de Commerce to discover the Pinault collection and the fabulous architecture of this Parisian monument. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022: visit Paris City Hall
For European Heritage Days 2022, Paris City Hall opens to the public for self-guided and free tours (upon registration). Meet on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022, to discover the mayor's office, the library and the boardroom or even the formal reception halls and the Paris Rendez-Vous store. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 at the French National Assembly - upon registration
The French National Assembly opens on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 19, 2022, for European Heritage Days. On the menu? Self-guided tours of the Palais Bourbon and the Hotel de Lassay. Only by prior registration. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 - Monnaie de Paris: free tours, art foundry, wish fountain
For European Heritage Days 2022, the Monnaie de Paris opens its doors to make you enjoy a rich program providing fascinating entertainments. On the menu, free tour of the museum and the temporary exhibit, live art foundry, inflatable wish fountain and more art discoveries. Meet on September 17 and 18, 2022. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2021: visit the Ministry of Justice
For European Heritage Days, the Ministry of Justice opens the Hôtel de Bourvallais on Saturday September 18 and Sunday 19, 2021. For a self-guided tour, visit the office of the current Attorney General, Eric Dupond-Moretti. You can sign up from September 13, 2021! [Read more]
Make the most of this very special day to visit the most iconic places of the French Republic! Have you found what you were looking for?