Every year, on European Heritage Days, or the Journées du Patrimoine, musems and monuments open their doors so that you can discover the greatest treasure in France and Europe. This year, despite the coronavirus crisis, the event is sustained on Saturday September 19 and Sunday 20, 2020. In Paris and Ile de France many museums, monuments, and castles, as well as other cultural places open their doors for free so that you can enjoy wonderfulenterainments, guided tours, and exhibitions.
With your family, friends, or partner or even on your own, this cultural event is a must. And for good reason, everyone finds something that suits them! This year's theme is "heritage and education" in order to "remind ourselves both the importance of education in heritage passing on and the essential part of heritage in education".
If the public event takes place from September 19 to 20, on Friday September 18, children are invited to get out of their classrooms with their teachers for the "Look up!" operation.
So, fo you want to go and conquer Ile-de-France castles, go from museums to museums, dive into Medieval Paris, or even push the doors of the greatest institutions open? To help you out, we invite you to discover the best of European Heritage Days 2020 near you or to your taste!
Program of the 37th edition of European Heritage Days:
(article regularly updated depending on news)
European Heritage Days 2020 at the Institut de France
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!
European Heritage Days 2020 at Paris National Institute for Art History
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.
European Heritage Days 2020 at Paris Invalides
European Heritage Days are coming to the Hotel des Invalides on September 19 and 20, 2020. Not only will the Musée de l'Armée be free for these two days, but also unique visits and many workshops will be provided to history enthusiasts.
Dates and Opening Time
From 19 September 2020 to 20 September 2020
Paris - Ile de France
75001 Paris 1