European Heritage Days 2022: discover churches in Paris and Île-de-France

Published by La rédaction · Photos by Graziella L. · Published on 10 August 2022 at 13h35
Thanks to European Heritage Days held on September 17 and 18, 2022, churches, chapels and cathedrals in Paris and Île-de-France tell you all about their secrets.

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 churchescathedrals, and basilicas in Ile de France! These places, packed with History and masterpieces, invite us to discover their secrets and stories thanks to exclusive tours, often taking us to places usually closed to the public. 

Every year, the European Heritage Days allow us to visit for free or a lesser cost the most beautiful venues in France and abroad. This major cultural event is the occasion to get in monuments usually closed to the public or rediscover what you thought you knew well already.

Feel like visiting the most beautiful churches and cathedrals in Paris and Île-de-France? Here is a selection of landmarks taking part in this new edition of European Heritage Days.

This guide is updated accordingly. Please check it up regularly.

Churches, basilicas and cathedrals to visit this weekend:

Visuel Paris Notre DameVisuel Paris Notre DameVisuel Paris Notre DameVisuel Paris Notre Dame European Heritage Days 2022: Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral renovation village
For the 39th European Heritage Days, on Saturday September 17, and Sunday 18, 2022, the public facility entrusted with preserving and renovating the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral provides several entertainments about the different jobs taking part in the renovations. [Read more]

La Basilique Saint-Denis et sa nécropole royaleLa Basilique Saint-Denis et sa nécropole royaleLa Basilique Saint-Denis et sa nécropole royaleLa Basilique Saint-Denis et sa nécropole royale European Heritage Days 2022 at the Saint-Denis Basilica (93): tours, concert and stone-carving
For European Heritage Days 2022, let us meet at the Saint-Denis Basilica-Cathedral, on September 17 and 18, 2022, to discover the necropolis of the kings of France. Here is the program! [Read more]

Visuel Paris Eglise Saint-SulpiceVisuel Paris Eglise Saint-SulpiceVisuel Paris Eglise Saint-SulpiceVisuel Paris Eglise Saint-Sulpice European Heritage Days 2022 at the Church of Saint-Sulpice
For European Heritage Days in Paris, on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022 the Church of Saint-Sulpice unveils all its secrets with unique tours. [Read more]

La Sainte-Chapelle et ses 1113 vitraux, un véritable joyau gothique à ParisLa Sainte-Chapelle et ses 1113 vitraux, un véritable joyau gothique à ParisLa Sainte-Chapelle et ses 1113 vitraux, un véritable joyau gothique à ParisLa Sainte-Chapelle et ses 1113 vitraux, un véritable joyau gothique à Paris European Heritage Days 2022 in Paris: The Sainte Chapelle
Make the best of European Heritage Days 2022 to visit the magnificent Sainte Chapelle, this architectural jewel in Paris that is over 800 years old. On Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022, come along and learn more about this hidden building built to house the Christ’s crown of thorns. [Read more]

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 17 September 2022 to 18 September 2022

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