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European Heritage Days

The European Heritage Days are back on 16 and 17 September 2023 for their 40th edition, with a focus on «Living Heritage» and «Sports Heritage».

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The European Heritage Days are back on 16 and 17 September 2023, with the 40th edition focusing on the theme of "Living Heritage" and "Sports Heritage" - a highly topical subject as France hosts the Rugby World Cup and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games set to thrill Paris and the surrounding region.

A weekend to celebrate heritage

A key event in the autumn, the European Heritage Days take place every year during the 3rd weekend in September. Time for all to discover or rediscover the treasures of our national heritage and to understand the rich legacy of the past.

All forms of heritage are honoured, whether artistic, archaeological, industrial, agricultural, agricultural, river or military.

Sometimes closed to the public the rest of the year, a wide variety of places can be visited (often with a guide): churches, castles, museums, banks, prefectures, courthouses, chambers of commerce, town halls, private residences…. Many unusual places open their doors: television channel headquarters, former prisons, factories and factories, behind the scenes of public transport

In Paris, the high places of power also play the game, such as the Palais de l'Elysée (seat of the Presidency of the French Republic and official residence of the President of the Republic), the Palais du Luxembourg (seat of the French Senate) or the Hôtel de Matignon (official residence of the Head of the French Government).

We can't give you the full 2023 programme here, but we can already highlight a guided tour of the Yves Saint Laurent museum and the Palais Galliera, a discovery of the fascinating world of the Saint-Ouen flea market, taking part in a musical walk through the gardens and workshop of the Zadkine museum, the secrets of the Parisian department store Les Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, and going behind the scenes at the Monnaie de Paris, France's national monetary institution and the oldest industry still in operation.

Iconic monuments, majestic châteaux, must-see museums with world-famous masterpieces, unusual collections, artists' houses](/en/what-to-see-and-do/museums-and-monuments)… Paris Region is the ultimate cultural and artistic destination.

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Days and opening hours

From Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 September 2023.



Spoken languages

  • French
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Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
3 rue Valois
75001 Paris 1er

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