It is back, this event we are excited about: the 39th edition of European Heritage Days lands on September 17 and 18, 2022. But why do we love this cultural event so much? Here is why.
European Heritage Days consist of 1,500 locations opening for a weekend for free or a lesser cost. Monuments, museums, churches, factories and stores, institutions, gardens, places of power, historic or architectural curiosities… All these extraordinary places welcome curious people and walk them through their special features. It is often the occasion to discover places closed to the public and know the region better.
Paris is a city of art and culture, the capital city of France with a millennium-old story: and of course, there are thousands of things to do on European Heritage Days. But if you feel like discovering new horizons without having all the way through Île-de-France, we have a few ideas.
Here is a selection of places to see in convenient locations easily reachable by metro, RER, bus, TER or tram in Île-de-France. Go for this wonderful adventure into unknown lands!
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Curiosities and staple landmarks to see in Île-de-France department on European Heritage Days:
European Heritage Days 2022: visit Archéa – the archeologic museum in Louvres (95)
For European Heritage Days, Archéa – the Pays de France’s archeology museum in Louvres, Val d’Oise – expects you for tours and entertainments on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022: Antique entertainments at the Archeologic Museum in Val d’Oise (95)
For European Heritage Days, the Musée Archéologique du Val-d’Oise invites you to discover several workshops and tours on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022. And how about diving into the fascinating adventures of the archeologic heritage? [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 at the French Museum of Photography (91)
For the 39th edition of European Heritage Days, the Musée Français de la Photographie in Bièvres, Essonne, welcomes children and parents on September 17 and 18, 2022. Tours and workshops allow you to know more about the art and techniques of photography. [Read more]
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: in the footsteps of Georges Méliès in Montreuil
For European Heritage Days on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022, the city of Montreuil invites you to discover cinema trailblazer Georges Méliès thanks to a walk in the streets of the city that saw his talent rise. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 at the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport: flight simulator and tours
For European Heritage Days 2022 in Seine-Saint-Denis (93), how about going backstage in France’s first airport? Yes, the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport offers a program of guided tours and… A flight simulator! [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 MACVAL (94): discover the contemporary art museum for free
For European Heritage Days, on September 17 and 18, 2022, the MAC/VAL, the contemporary art museum in Val-de-Marne, opens for free and invites us to take part in several workshops and performances. [Read more]
European Heritage Days 2022 at La Seine Musicale (92)
This year again, La Seine Musicale takes part in European Heritage Days and offers on the occasion, a day of discoveries and tours, concerts and “Romeo and Juliet” rehearsal on September 17, 2022. [Read more]
Would you rather stay in Paris on September 17 and 18? No problem, there are lots of exceptional locations to discover!
European Heritage Days 2022 in Paris (75)
For European Heritage Days 2022, on September 17 and 18, 2022, in Paris, monuments and historic places open (often free of charge) to tell you all about their secrets. Do not miss this incredible event! [Read more]
European Heritage Days in Paris & Ile-de-France: tours without prior reservation
European Heritage Days take place on September 17 and 18, 2022, in Paris and Île-de-France. Have you not prepared your program yet? Here are places open without booking for easily accessed tours you can go at the last minute! [Read more]