European Heritage Days 2018 in Paris and the Ile-de-France Region

Save the date! European Heritage Days are back on September 15 and 16, 2018. On that weekend, most of the monuments and cultural sites honor their heritage, with free visits, workshops and appearances by and meetings with passionate representatives. This year, European Heritage Days give the floor to young people.

European Heritage Days, or the Journées du Patrimoine, are back again! You love discovering the beautiful cultural heritage of Paris and the region? Then check out the best ideas for the European Heritage Days 2018 on Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16 in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.

Like every year, the many monuments in Paris and the region get busy organizing this national and now European holiday, with new fun activities for the public. What’s more, most of the time these events are free! 

This year, strolls, guided tours and workshops suited to young visitors are the occasion to rediscover Paris and Île de France all over again but with a fresh eye.

European Heritage Days 2018 Program in Paris and the Ile-de-France Region:

European Heritage Days 2018 in Paris (75)

Paris 1st arrondissement

European Heritage Days at the Louvre
For these European Heritage Days 2018, the Louvre opens us the doors of a unique place, the Centre de recherche Dominique-Vivant Denon, housing thousands of documents on the Louvre and its history, a research center that is usually open to searchers only!

European Heritage Days at the Cour des Comptes
This September, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2018, the Cour des Comptes opens the doors of the Palais Cambon, the occasion to discover more about this national institution and how it works.

European Heritage Days at the Conciergerie
On the occasion of European Heritage Days, the Conciergerie opens for free on Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018. The occasion to discover or rediscover this former Parisian jail filled with stories.

European Heritage Days at the Palais Royal
On September 15-16, on European Heritage Days, the Palais Royal invites us to visit the State Council and Constitutional Council lounge, to be introduced to these institutions. European Heritage Days unveil us the hidden heritage of the Palais Royal.

European Heritage Days at the Musée du Barreau de Paris
The Musée du Barreau de Paris takes part in European Heritage Days 2018 on septembre 15 and 16. It’s an unsuspected heritage of the French capital dedicated to the story of Justice and the great figures of the Paris Bar that is to be discovered!

European Heritage Days at the Court of Appeal
For European Heritage Days 2018 – on September 15 and 16 – discover of the French Court of Appeal thanks to guided tours.

uropean Heritage Days: visit of the Jardin de l’Infante of the Louvre
For European Heritage Days 2018, exceptionally visit the Jardin de l’Infante with the curator in charge of the Louvre gardens. This small and sophisticated garden usually closed to the public will be open on Sunday September 16 but careful though… seats are limited!

European Heritage Days at the Eglise réformée de l’Oratoire du Louvre
The Eglise réformée de l’Oratoire du Louvre, listed a historical monument, welcomes you on September 15-16 on European Heritage Days 2018. Free and guided tours, conferences and exhibitions are on the menu.

Paris 2nd arrondissement

European Heritage Days at Paris Grand Rex
On the occasion of European Heritage Days 2018 held this September, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, Paris Grand Rex invites you to discover the backstage of the 7th art in this legendary movie theater.  

European Heritage Days at the Tour Jean-Sans-Peur
Discover the middle-age universe of the Tour Jean-Sans-Peur on the occasion of European Heritage Days 2018. On September 15 and 16, guided tours at tiny prices are held.

Paris 3rd arrondissement

European Heritage Days at the Musée des Arts et Métiers
This September, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2018, the Musée des Arts et Métiers takes part in European Heritage Days and offers us many guided tours and free animations particularly delighting kids.

European Heritage Days at the Church of Saint-Elizabeth-of-Hungary
On Saturday September 15, 2018, discover the beautiful Church of Saint-Elizabeth-og-Hungary, in Paris 3rd arrondissement. For European Heritage Days, free tours, guided tours and exhibitions are available.

European Heritage Days at the Musée Cognacq-Jay
Set in Paris 3rd arrondissement and devoted to the art in the 18th century, the Musée Cognacq-Jay opens its doors to all and holds several guided tours on September 15 and 16 as part of European Heritage Days 2018.

European Heritage Days at the Swedish Institute
On European Heritage Days 2018, the Swedish Institute invites you for guided tours of the building it houses: the superb Hôtel de Marle. Meet on September 15 and 16 to discover this architectural gem!

European Heritage Days at the Musée Carnavalet
Even closed for works, the Musée Carnavalet takes part in European Heritage Days with several guided tours outside the walls co-organized with the Île de la Cité Archeological crypt. Meet on September 15-16 to discover the small secrets of the capital!

European Heritage Days at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
And what if on September 15-16, 2018 you have a look at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature? On the menu: free tour of the museum and workshops for kids.

Paris 4th arrondissement

European Heritage Days: meet the Republican Guard
This September, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, the Republican Guard opens the doors of its Caserne des Célestins on the occasion of European Heritage Days. The occasion to meet saddlers, helmet makers and blacksmith farriers, as well as the last warfare horses of the French Army!

European Heritage Days at the Tour Saint-Jacques
For European Heritage Days 2018, access the Tour Saint-Jacques for free. The occasion to climb up the top of this 54-m high tower in the heart of the capital and discover the wonderful panorama this one thousand years old tower holds!

European Heritage Days at Paris City Hall
For European Heritage Days, Paris City Hall exceptionally opens the rooms usually closed to the public for free tours on Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018.

European Heritage Days: go behind the scenes of Ma Tante!
Paris Crédit Municipal offers visitors to discover a place filled with history, the Mont-de-Piété, on the occasion of the European Heritage Days held on September 15 and 16, 2018. A dive into a place full of history and anecdotes.

Paris 5th arrondissement

European Heritage Days at the Muséeum national d’histoire naturelle and the Jardin des Plantes
For European Heritage Days 2018, the National museum of natural history takes part in beautiful, unique and free tours, including in the super Jardin des plantes that surrounds it.

European Heritage Days at the Musée Curie
On European Heritage Days 2018, the Musée Curie opens its doors all weekend long so that you can discover the story of the 5-Nobel Prize family. If you love science, this is the place to be!

European Heritage Days at the Collège des Bernardins
For European Heritage Days 2081, the Collège des Bernardins offers many animations, concerts and other guided tours. Meet on September 14, 15 and 16, 2018 for this beautiful discovery of this former Cistercian junior high from the Paris University.

European Heritage Days at the Arab World Institute
The Arab World Institute (AWI) set in Paris 5th arrondissement takes part in the 35th edition of European Heritage Days. This September on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2018 meet with your family for a program full of visits and workshops.

European Heritage Days: paper chase on the Pierre & Marie Curie campus
Discover the Parisian universities through a paper chase! Organized for European Heritage Days 2018 by the OPUS (Observatoire des Patrimoines de Sorbonne Université), the latter will take place on Saturday September 15 on three sites of the Parisian universities.

Paris 6th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days: visit the Senate
If there’s once place of power you have to visit on European Heritage Days, it’s the Palais du Luxembourg housing the Senate hemicycle. On September 15-16, 2018, over 30,000 visitors are expected to discover the role and how the Senate works!

European Heritage Days at Auguste Comte’s House
On Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018, Auguste Comte’s house opens for free on the occasion of European Heritage Days! Following a free tour, discover more about this renown philosopher’s life and work.

European Heritage Days at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts
Usually closed to the general public, discover the Ecole des Beaux-Arts on September 15 and 16 on the occasion of European Heritage Days 2018.

Paris 7th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days: Visit the National Assembly
European Heritage Days are the occasion to discover exceptional institutional places like the National Assembly opening its doors on September 15 and 16, 2018.

European Heritage Days at the Invalides
For European Heritage Days 2018, the Musée de l’Armée opens its doors for free. On Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018, guided tours, workshops and concerts expect you!

European Heritage Days at the Musée de la Légion d’Honneur
For European Heritage Days, what do you think about visiting the Musée de la Légion d’Honneur? This September, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2018, the Grand Chancelier opens the doors of the Hôtel de Salm and the Musée de la Légion d’Honneur for a totally rethought tour.

European Heritage Days at UNESCO
For the European Heritage Days 2018, UNESCO premises open! Meet on September 15 and 16 for a free visit of the legendary building that also holds many treasures.

European Heritage Days at the Czech Republic Embassy
For European Heritage Days 2018, meet on September 15 and 16 at the Czech Republic Embassy! Visit the place, a street art exhibition and attend a contemporary art show.

European Heritage Days at the Musée des Plans-Reliefs
On European Heritage Days 2018, meet on September 15 and 16 since the Musée des Plans-Reliefs invites children and adults to discover the 28 plan-reliefs displayed in the heart of the Invalides and get introduced to the model art.

European Heritage Days at Sciences Po Paris
On Saturday September 15, 2018, go back to school with Sciences Po Paris! On European Heritage Days 2018, the prestigious school also known as Institut de Sciences Politiques opens the doors of its historic site set in Paris 7th arrondissement.

Paris 8th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days: visit the Elysée Palace
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!

European Heritage Days at the French Ministry of the Interior
On September 15 and 16, European Heritage Days are the occasion to visit the French Ministry of the Interior set in Paris 8th arrondissement. Lounges, gardens, offices and even former jails are to be discovered.

European Heritage Days: behind the scenes at Crazy Horse Paris
This year again, Crazy Horse Paris opens to the public on the occasion of European Heritage Days. This September, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2018, in small groups of 16 persons, after registration, you can discover the backstage of the famous Parisian cabaret accompanied by a dancer from the Crazy Horse company.

European Heritage Days at Christofle
The Maison Christofle will take part to European Heritage Days 2018 for the first time by opening its store set in the beautiful rue Royale. On Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018, it will be the occasion to discover the story of this Parisian goldsmith.

European Heritage Days at the headquarters of the Ordre National des Pharmaciens
On September 15-16, 2018, on the occasion of European Heritage Days, the headquarters of the Ordre National des Pharmaciens opens its doors and invites us on a tour to discover the world of the pharmacy through the prism by art.

European Heritage Days at the Petit Palais
This September, on Saturday 15 and September 16, 2018, the Petit Palais takes part in European Heritage Days and offers us lots of activities for children.

European Heritage Days at the Musée Cernuschi
On the occasion of European Heritage Days on September 15 and 16, the Musée Cernuschi opens for free and also offers many activities especially for the weekend. The opportunity to learn more about Asian arts.

European Heritage Days at Maison Chloé
On September 15 and 16, 2018 discover the universe of Maison Chloé. On the occasion of European Heritage Days, the famous couture house opens its doors for a guided tour in the heart of its story and collections.

Paris 9th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days at Galeries Lafayette
Is there anything better than Galeries Lafayette to embody Paris heritage? On the occasion of European Heritage Days 2018, this department store opens its doors for a visit mixing history, architecture and anecdotes.

European Heritage Days at the Musée du Parfum Fragonard
On the occasion of European Heritage Days 2018, discover the universe of perfume! On September 15 and 16, the Musée du parfum Fragonard invites you on a unique olfactive journey!

Paris 10th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days at the Gare du Nord
This September, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, for European Heritage Days 2018, the SNCF opens the doors backstage the Gare du Nord.

European Heritage Days at the Lycée Colbert
Discover the educational heritage of a high school that was created over 150 years ago: the Lycée Colbert, in Paris 10th arrondissement. Meet on September 15 to visit the high school freely, following a marked tour.

Paris 11th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days at the Maison des Métallos
Irresistible cultural venue in Paris 11th arrondissement, the Maison des Métallos make you discover its backstage on September 15 and 16 for European Heritage Days 2018.

European Heritage Days at the Saint-Marguerite Church
Discreet church in Paris 11th arrondissement, Saint-Marguerite is not really known by Parisian people while it holds some treasures! Meet on September 15 and 16, 2018 for European Heritage Days to discover this beautiful church.

Paris 12th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days at the Musée des Arts Forains
On September 15 and 16, 2018, Paris Musée des Arts Forains takes part in European Heritage Days. This private museum usually closed to the public and full of merry-go-rounds will welcome children and adults for their greatest pleasure.

European Heritage Days at Bercy Village
For European Heritage Days 2018, go and discover Bercy Village vinicultural past. Former Parisian storeroom in the 19th century, this place of life and shopping is a must in Paris but is filled with secrets that will be unraveled during guided tours provided on September 15 and 16, 2018.

European Heritage Days at the RATP 
On the occasion of European Heritage Days 2018 held on September 15-16, 2018, French public transport operator RATP invites you to go behind the curtain to discover this turning heritage. On the menu: strolls in legendary buses, a paper chase and the discovery of the current working sites!

European Heritage Days at the Palais de la Porte Dorée
This September, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, the Palais de la Porte Dorée takes part in European Heritage Days too, the occasion to learn more about the story of immigration and discover the fate of migrants in the Galerie des Dons, as well as the golden occasion to visit the roof of the colonial building as well as its aquarium.

European Heritage Days: visit the Ministry of Economy and Finance
On Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018 will host European Heritage Days: a unique occasion to discover the backstage of the French capital. While most people choose to throw themselves into the discovery of the Elysée palace, at the risk of waiting for hours, we offer you to visit Bercy, this famous contemporary monument floating on the Seine.

European Heritage Days at the Cinémathèque française
Temple of the cinematographic heritage, it’s natural that the Cinémathèque française participates to European Heritage Days 2018. On September 15 and 16, (re)discover this building devoted to cinema.

Paris 13th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days at the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé
On the occasion of European Heritage Days on September 15 and 16, 2018, the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé opens its doors for free all weekend long. you can discover the whole building designed by Renzo Piano, attend silent movies screenings with a live orchestra and take part in guided tours of the Galerie des Appareils.

European Heritage Days at the BNF
For European Heritage Days 2018, the BnF opens its doors on September 15 and 16, 2018. On the menu? A visit of the research library, usually reserved for authorized readers, as well as a discovery of the backstage of the building and the preservation work!

European Heritage Days at the Manufacture des Gobelins
For European Heritage Days 2018, the Manufacture des Gobelins offers two visits: a tour of the Perret building and one of the Enclos des Gobelins.

Paris 14th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days at the 14th arrondissement city hall
Paris 14th arrondissement city hall opens its doors on European Heritage Days 2018! On September 15 and 16, discover the city hall and its outbuilding thanks to guided tours. Discover exhibitions about artists’ studios in the arrondissement and let yourself be guided in the neighborhood with a tour around the heritage.

European Heritage Days at the Parc Montsouris
Leave and follow the footsteps of the engineer who designed the Parc Montsouris on the occasion of European Heritage Days 2018! Meet on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 for historical and landscape guided tours.

Paris 15th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days at France Télévisions
France Télévisions welcomes the public in its premices on European Heritage Days 2018. This September on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, the headquarters of the Parisian group will have no more secret for you. Registrations opening on August 27, 2018.

European Heritage Days at the Institut Imagine
The institute for genetic diseases opens its doors on Saturday September 15, 2018 as part of the European Heritage Days 2018. On the menu: visit of the laboratories, strawberry and banana DNA extraction workshop, seeding of the cells and meetings with researchers to talk about tomorrow's medicine.

European Heritage Days at the Monfort Théâtre
On Saturday September 15, 2018, the Monfort Théâtre tells you its story through guided tours. On the occasion of European Heritage Days, this theater in Paris 15th arrondissement opens its doors wide!

European Heritage Days at the Enedis showroom
For European Heritage Days 2018, the Enedis showroom opens for you so that you can discover tomorrow’s electricity. Guided tours and free tours are on the menu on Saturday September 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

European Heritage Days at the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques
Discover the Parisian universities through a paper chase! Organized for European Heritage Days 2018 by the OPUS (Observatoire des Patrimoines de Sorbonne Université), the latter will take place on Saturday September 15 on three sites of the Parisian universities.

Paris 16th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days at the Maison de la Radio
On the occasion of European Heritage Days, the Maison de la Radio invites visitors to discover the story of the place on Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018 and allows them to live out a unique and pleasant experience.

European Heritage Days at the Musée de l’Homme
On Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018, the Musée de l’Homme, Paris takes part in European Heritage Days and opens its doors for free to the general public to tell us more about our ancestors and our world, through tours, entertainments and especially meetings with researches about Neandertal!

European Heritage Days at the Théâtre National de Chaillot
Paris Théâtre National de Chaillot opens its doors on September 15 and 16, 2018 for European Heritage Days: the occasion to discover up-close this temple of performing arts!

European Heritage Days at the Musée d’Art Moderne
The Paris Musée d’Art Moderne offers many tours and workshops for European Heritage Days around the exhibition “Zao Wou-Ki, L’Espace est silence”. Meet this September on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 for a breath of fresh air!

European Heritage Days at the Mona Bismarck American Center
On September 15 and 16, 2018, on the occasion of the European Heritage Days 2018, the Mona Bismarck American Center offers guided tours in French and in English to discover all the secrets and historic anecdotes of this place devoted to American art and culture in the 20th and 21st centuries.

European Heritage Days at the Musée Guimet
Paris Musée Guimet opens its doors for free on the occasion of the 35th edition of European Heritage Days taking place on September 15 and 16, 2018. The occasion to discover one of the major museums about Asian culture in Paris and especially Hôtel Heidelbach and its gardens.

European Heritage Days at Molitor
On the occasion of the European Heritage Days 2018 and for the third year in a row, Molitor opens for free on Sunday September 16, 2018. On the menu, an exhibition and artists’ cabins to be discovered.

European Heritage Days at the Jardin des Serres in Auteuil
Children and adults are invited to Paris botanical garden for European Heritage Days 2018. On September 15 and 16, 2018, guided tours and workshops for kids will allow you discover the greenhouses in Auteuil.

European Heritage Days at the Palais d’Iéna
For European Heritage Days, Paris Palais d’Iéna, headquarters of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council opens its doors this September on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2018, and invites you to various conferences and activities around the theme of this 35th edition, “the art of sharing”.

Paris 17th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days at Lancel
Maison Lancel opens its doors for European Heritage Days 2018! On September 15 and 16, meet in the super Parisian hotel particulier to discover the story of this prestigious leather goods brand.

Paris 18th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days at Station – Gare des Mines
On Saturday September 15, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Station – Gare des Mines explores the sound and acoustic heritage on the occasion of European Heritage Days 2018! Concerts, discussion panels and other animations related to sound are on the menu.

European Heritage Days at the Hasard Ludique
European Heritage Days 2018 are the occasion to (re)discover Paris inner ring! This former railroad is more and more attractive and on the nights of September 15 and 16, the Hasard Ludique takes us to its footsteps.

Paris 19th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days 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 15 and Sunday 16, 2018. On the menu, free tour of the Musée de la Musique, mini-concerts, tales and workshops for music lovers of all ages!

European Heritage Days at Paris Archives
For this 35th edition of European Heritage Days, Paris Archives opens their doors on September 15 and 16, 2018 to offer you unique tours in spaces usually closed to the public, as well as workshops for children. An original way to discover the story of Paris!

Paris 20th arrondissement:

European Heritage Days at Printemps Nation
On Saturday September 15, 2018, meet at Printemps Nation for a visit behind the scenes of this Parisian department store! On the occasion of European Heritage Days, 4 tours 100% free of charge are organized.

European Heritage Days around the 20th arrondissement
And what if for European Heritage Days, you go explore poetry in Paris 20th arrondissement? It’s what the Assia Djebar library offers in partnership with the Comédie des Anges on Saturday September 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.!

European Heritage Days 2018 in Seine-et-Marne (77)

European Heritage Day 2018: a first for Disneyland Paris!
This year, the famous theme park in Seine-et-Marne takes part for the first time in the European Heritage Days. On September 15 and 16, 2018, go behind the scenes and discover Disneyland Paris enchanted world.

European Heritage Days at Meaux Musée de la Grande guerre
With your family, travel back in time to 1918 for European Heritage Days. On Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018, the Musée de la Grande Guerre in Meaux opens its doors for free to relive the story of the First World War!

European Heritage Days at the Musée des Transports Urbains
Set in Chelles, the Musée des Transports Urbains offers – on the occasion of European Heritage Days – visitors to discover over 70 transport vehicles from 1863 to nowadays. An exceptional opening planned this September on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2018.

European Heritage Days at the Musée Louis Braille (77)
For European Heritage Days 2018, the Musée Louis Braille and its gardens welcome you with guided tours and sensory entertainments. Meet on September 15 and 16, 2018!

European Heritage Days at the Château de Blandy les Tours
The Château de Blandy les Tours comes to live for European Heritage Days 2018 and offers us living performances as well as free tours of the château: a wonderful weekend ahead!

European Heritage Days in Provins
For European Heritage Days, why not visiting Provins and its wonderful heritage? The medieval city, known for its markets and its falcons offers us to roam the city to discover its 58 historical monuments that make it a UNESCO World Heritage site.

European Heritage Days at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
These Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte takes part in European Heritage Days. For this event, the château takes you behind the scenes!

European Heritage Days: introduction to flying at the Musée Safran
On September 15 and 16, 2018, the Musée Aéronautique et spatial Safran takes part to European Heritage Days as well. Set in Réau, Seine-et-Marne, the Museum offers us flying introduction sessions, helicopter simulations and workshops for kids all weekend long.

European Heritage Days at the Musée de la Préhistoire d’Ile de France
On Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018, the Musée de la Préhistoire d’Ile de France opens its doors for free to archeology passionate visitors especially on European Heritage Days.

European Heritage Days 2018 in Yvelines (78)

European Heritage Days at Rambouillet Bergerie Nationale
On the occasion of European Heritage Days 2018, the Bergerie Nationale invites children and adults for a weekend dedicated to agroecology. On the menu? Educational tours, tastings and workshops expect us to raise awareness about respecting the environment.

European Heritage Days at the Palace of Versailles
For European Heritage Days 2018, the Palace of Versailles takes you behind the scenes its administration. On Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018, meet at the Grand Commun, this sumptuous building set back from the Palace and the Court where the King used to relax.

European Heritage Days at the Saint-Germain-en-Laye Forêt Domaniale
On Saturday September 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., go and discover Saint-Germain forest on the occasion of the 35th edition of European Heritage Days. The ONF will guide you through the forest and explains the intervention conditions.

European Heritage Days at the Château de Breteuil
This Sunday September 16, 2018, the Château de Breteuil takes part in European Heritage Days. For a day, tales telling and grand ball are on the menu.

European Heritage Days 2018 in Essonne (91)

European Heritage Days at the Château de Saint-Jean de Beauregard
On September 15 and 16, 2018, the Château Saint-Jean de Beauregard welcomes families for European Heritage Days. On the menu of these days devoted to the discovery of the heritage, a guided tour of the château, a discovery of the garden and period games expect you.

European Heritage Days at the Domaine de Chamarande
On Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018, the Domaine de Chamarande welcomes you for free as part of the European Heritage Days. All weekend long, let’s celebrate this year’s theme “The Art of Sharing” with the Rencart festival celebrating art and culture in Essonne.

European Heritage Days at the Manufacture Poilâne in Bièvres
For European Heritage Days 2018, Poilâne opens the doors of its factory set in Bièvres, Essonne. For about one hour, we discover the wood bakehouses, the kneading machine, the cooking secrets of this famous bread and of course, we wrap up the tour with a delicious tasting!

European Heritage Days in Dourdan, Museum and Château
On European Heritage Days 2018, the fortified city of Dourdan reveals a lovely program to be discovered on September 15 and 16, between guided tours and dive into the Middle-Age universe.

European Heritage Days in the Musée français de la photographie
On September 15 and 16, 2018, the Musée français de la photographie set in Bièvres, Essonne, welcomes children and adults on the occasion of European Heritage Days. Tours and workshop will allow you to know more about the art and techniques of the photography!

European Heritage Days 2018 in Hauts-de-Seine (92)

European Heritage Days: visiting the Duplex A86
For European Heritage Days 2018, VINCI Autoroutes takes you backstage Duplex A86, you know, this tunnel that allows you to join the 10 kilometers from Rueil to Vélizy in 10 minutes. If you may know it for its use as a highway, you must know this Duplex is a genius tunnel on two levels, where cars can’t pass each other! Come and learn more this Saturday September 15, 2018.

European Heritage Days: grand 19th century ball in Neuilly City Hall
Neuilly City Hall invites you on September 15 and 16, 2018 for European Heritage Days. On the menu? A reconstruction of a ball like in the 1880’s!

European Heritage Days at the Arturo Lopez private mansion
On Saturday September 15, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Arturo Lopez private mansion exceptionally opens! A dream opportunity to be curious in a place featuring an out-of-this-world splendor.

European Heritage Days at the Musée Gaumont
This September on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2018 on European Heritage Days, the Musée Gaumont exceptionally opens its doors. This museum, that is usually private, holds and preserves cinematographic collections of the Gaumont company. Guided tour and screening are on the menu.

European Heritage Days at the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques
Discover the Parisian universities through a paper chase! Organized for European Heritage Days 2018 by the OPUS (Observatoire des Patrimoines de Sorbonne Université), the latter will take place on Saturday September 15 on three sites of the Parisian universities.

European Heritage Days: meetings with the Apprentis d’Auteuil
This Saturday September 15, 2018, go and meet the Apprentis d’Auteuil in the Pavillon Louvois, in Clamart. This property that belonged to the Grand Dauphin (Louis XIV’s son) is now used for the Fondation des Apprentis d’Auteuil working for the education and training of the troubled young people.

European Heritage Days 2018 in Seine-Saint-Denis (93)

European Heritage Days: visit of the former Bobigny deportation train station
The former Bobigny deportation train station can be visited on European Heritage Days 2018. For one hour, on Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018, let’s visit a classic train station that became a horrible camp for 13 months, a deportation place that transferred 22,407 people from Drancy to Auschwitz. Not really altered, this place still bears the consequences of 1944... 

European Heritage Days: visit the Fabrique du Métro
For European Heritage Days, come and discover the Fabrique du Métro on Saturday September 15, 2018. Set in Saint-Ouen, this factory is the place of work for engineers, architects and collaborators of the Société du Grand Paris imagining Grand Paris transports. We discover elements from future railway stations and even a reproduction of a 25-m long railway station platform. Many activities are also planned!

European Heritage Days 2018 at Charles-de-Gaulle Airport
On the occasion of European Heritage Days 2018, Parisians and tourists can discover the Charles-de-Gaulle Airport in a new light, through the guided tour in a bus of the parts that are normally closed to the public. In 2018, the tour will be held in Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16 at 10 a.m. and only accessible upon booking.

European Heritage Days at the Conservatoire Citroën in Aulnays-sous-Bois
For European Heritage Days, the tourist office of Seine-Saint-Denis opens the Conservatoire Citroën on Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018. 300 vehicles from 1919 to nowadays are kept on the industrial site of PSA Peugeot Citroën in Aulnay-sous-Bois, this outing should delight the fans of the brand with chevrons.

European Heritage Days at the Saint-Denis Basilica
For European Heritage Days 2018, meet at the Saint-Denis Basilica on September 15, 2018. On the menu? Drone flight over the building and creative writing workshop.

European Heritage Days at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace
For European Heritage Days held this September on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2018, the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace in Espace du Bourget opens its doors. You can discover aeronautic trades and technic exploits related to aviation.

European Heritage Days at the Pierrefitte Archives Nationales
On the occasion of European Heritage Days, come and discover how the Pierrefitte national archives work on September 15 and 16, 2018, let’s go backstage usually closed and you know you don’t want to miss it!

European Heritage Days at Rosny Rail
Do you know the train museum in Rosny-sous-Bois? For European Days on September 15 and 16, 2018, the Musée Rosny Rail opens its doors for free for a trip to the heart of the history of the railroad!

European Heritage Days: “Canal en Seine” hike
For this edition 2018 of European Heritage Days, the city of Epinay-sur-Seine make nature rhyme with heritage and invites you on September 15 in the morning for a hike along the paths joining the Stade de France to the city. A great picnic will end the morning!

European Heritage Days at the Jardin des Couleurs
For European Heritage Days 2018, let yourself be carried by the magic of the Jardin des Couleurs in Montreuil! This green setting dedicated to plant-base dying opens its doors on Saturday September 15, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

European Heritage Days at ESMOD
Go and discover one of the most prestigious school in France on European Heritage Days. On September 15 and 16, 2018, ESMOD opens its doors to all and hosts many guided tours.

European Heritage Days at the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers
For European Heritage Days 2018, the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, a place dedicated to the art research expects you for very original guided tours and two days between art and politics!

European Heritage Days at the Centre National de la Danse
On European Heritage Days, come and have a curious glance at the Centre National de la Danse. Guided tours will teach you more about this building and take you behind the doors that are usually closed.

European Heritage Days 2018 in Val de Marne (94)

European Heritage Days at MAC/VAL
On the occasion of European Heritage Days, September 15-16, 2018, the MAC/VAL, a museum of contemporary art in Val-de-Marne, offers you – for free – a large range of workshops and performances.

European Heritage Days at the Orly Airport
For European Heritage Days 2018, the Maison de l’Environnement et du Développement durable of the Orly Airport opens the doors of the airport for 2-hour guided tours, “Côté Pistes” on Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018.

European Heritage Days at the Briqueterie
On Saturday September 15, 2018 make the most of European Heritage Days to visit the Briqueterie, this former 19th-century industrial building now turned into the “Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne”. Tours, dance workshops and presentations will be on the menu!

European Heritage Days at the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale
On September 15 and 16, 2018, the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale presents on the occasion of European Heritage Days the work completed by artist Johann Le Guillem. Construction workshops are also planned and available to all.

European Heritage Days: guided tours by the Marne river
This September 15, 2018 in the morning, meet in Perreux-sur-Marne on the occasion of European Heritage Days. On the menu, free guided tours along the Marne river returning on the story of this Val-de-Marne city.

European Heritage Days at the Fort de Charenton
The Fort de Charenton opens its doors on the occasion of European Heritage Days 2018. This Sunday September 16, 2018, the Ministry of the Interior offers us to go inside this place of life housing the Ile de France police force region general staff.

European Heritage Days: floralies at the Château d’Ormesson
This September, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2017, the Chateau d’Ormesson hosts flower days for European Heritage Days. Family house from the 16th century, this château is an integral part of the city of Ormesson sur Marne!

European Heritage Days at the Champigny-sur-Marne geothermal plant
The geothermal plant in Champigny-sur-Marne organizes an open house day on Saturday September 15 on the occasion of European Heritage Days: the perfect occasion to understand how such a plant works and we’ve rarely the chance to visit one.

European Heritage Days at Joinville Pagoda
On the occasion of European Heritage Days, 2018 the Ling-Son Pagoda in Joinville opens its doors this Saturday September 15, 2018. This Ling-Son Buddhist temple is one of the biggest temples in the Parisian region and welcomes thousands of believers belonging to the Mahâyâna branch in an inspirational building.

European Heritage Days 2018 in Val d’Oise (95)

European Heritage Days at the Château d’Auvers
If the Château d’Auvers didn’t take part in European Heritage Days 2017 because of construction work, this year, it does! Guided tours and immersive tour are on the menu for September 15 and 16, 2018.

European Heritage Days at the Musée départemental des Sapeurs-Pompiers du Val d’Oise
This year, on September 15 and 16, the Osny-set Musée départemental des Sapeurs-Pompiers du Val d’Oise takes part in European Heritage Days and offers children a small vision of the fireman trade.

European Heritage Days at the Château d’Ecouen
On European Heritage Days on September 15 and 16, 2018, the Château d’Ecouen and its Renaissance museum open and offer us guided tours and introduction to Japanese fencing.

European Heritage Days at the Musée de la Moisson
For these European Heritage Days 2018, give a go to the Musée de la Moisson in Sagy (95), an original place dedicated to the agrarian world. A family outing you don’t want to miss, between discovery of the agricultural universe and a bucolic stroll…

European Heritage Days at the Musée Pissarro
The Musée Pissarro takes part in European Heritage Days 2018. Set in lieu of a medieval castle, this museum pays tribute to painter Camille Pissarro who lived for 17 years in Pontoise. This September, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2018, discover the museum and its undergrounds while enjoying the lovely views on the Val d’Oise.

European Heritage Days at the Cergy Mosque
Visiting the Cergy Mosque, it’s possible on Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018 on the occasion of European Heritage Days. All weekend long, this place of cult will be open to all curious visitors for architectural discoveries respecting the place.

Elodie D.
Last updated on 14 September 2018

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Opening Time
From 15 September 2018 to 16 September 2018

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    75001 Paris 1

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