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Heritage Days 2023: the program in Paris and France

“Heritage Days 2023: the program in Paris and France”

HERITAGE DAYS. The European Heritage Days weekend ends on Sunday September 17. For this 40th edition, monuments are on display. discover throughout France. Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille, Rennes… Discover the map of the sites at your disposal. do not miss.

[Put to; day September 17, 2023 3:59 p.m.] The European Heritage Days were held on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September.  À one year before the opening of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, their theme is "Living Heritage" and the "Sports Heritage". During these days, it is possible to discover exceptional places such as the Château de Versailles or the Palais de l'Élysée. Places that are normally closed to the public can also open their doors. Thus, Paris, behind the scenes of the metro or the Banque de France can be visited. Castles, churches, public monuments… The list is long and everyone can find what interests them in the activities offered.

However, face to face Due to the influx of requests, many sites must be reserved. In total, some 70,000 events are planned for next year. Paris, at Lyon, at Lille, at Marseille and beyond Bordeaux. To achieve this Sort through all the proposals, discover a selection of places to visit. visit in Ile-de-France. It is also possible to find an activity near you using the map.

Discover the 2023 Heritage Days program thanks to our website. the interactive map which allows you, city by city, region by region, to find an event near you. Some will take the opportunity to visit a cultural hotspot, exceptionally free of charge, and to enjoy unique activities for an original visit. Others will head towards one of these wonders of our heritage which can only be visited once a year in September.

Museums, castles, palaces, private mansions, institutes, town halls, embassies, theaters and even private residences, open their doors. These are places  often closed the rest of the year which reveal the other side of their decor. This occasion. Combining public and private initiatives, the 40th European Heritage Days on the theme of "Living Heritage" and “Sports Heritage” offer the opportunity to publicize the action of public authorities and to present the work of those who act in the service of knowledge, preservation and the enhancement of heritage.

What to see at Paris during the 2023 Heritage Days?

Here is a non-exhaustive selection of places that you can visit in the capital during the 2023 European Heritage Days:

  • The RATPoffers a whole program of visits and activities, guided and presented by nearly 200 mobilized and passionate agents: heritage visits, with the A must-see visit to the RATP's historic rolling stock reserve, rides in old buses or even guided tours in the metro: visits to the city. the discovery behind the scenes of the RATP with three new features: the opening of the heritage maintenance workshops of line 7 (Paris 13th), the exceptional opening of the extension projects for lines 11 and 14 of the metro, a visit to the Montrouge and Seine-Rive Gauche bus centers.À at the Maison de la RATP, participants will be able to try their hand at tram driving in the streets of Washington, Florence or Paris, but also for the first time discover a suburban metro driving simulation game or experience a reality tool virtual to train agents to traveler information. Registration required.
  • On the square in front of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, the public establishment responsible for of the conservation and restoration of the cathedral offers an exceptional immersion into the heart of the cathedral's restoration operations. In this village of the construction site installed; on the square in front of the cathedral from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At 6 p.m., meetings, demonstrations, participatory workshops and conferences will take place with all the trades that work in this area. the rebirth of the monument: teams from the public establishment, architects, companies, companions, craftsmen… The diocese of Paris will also be present,  assignee of the monument, in charge of of the liturgical arrangement, which will present the furniture selected to take place in the cathedral at the end of the year. its reopening, and the DRAC & Ile-de-France, project manager for the restoration of the movable objects of the cathedral, which will present the work carried out ;on the choir carpet, goldwork and easel paintings. 
  • The musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac inaugurates a new offering within its collections, theParcours 2024. Opening onto a sculpture by Ousmane Sow, this route invites you to discover examine a selection of works through the prism of the body in motion. Guided toursOn track for games, accessible to families, from 6 years old Saturday 16  and Sunday September 17 at 3 p.m.2024 course, all audiences, from 12 years old. Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September at 5 p.m.: free visits upon collection of vouchers on site the same day/Duration: 1 hour.
  • TheCrazy Horse opens its doors on Saturday 16 and Sunday September 17, 2023, for 30-minute visits (pre-registration via jep@lecrazyhorseparis.com)accompanied and hosted by the Master of Ceremonies George Bangable, and a pair of dancers: Bamby Splish-Splash and Vénus Océane (Saturday September 16) and Bamby Splish- Splash and Prima Analytic (Sunday September 17). Visitors will have the opportunity to explore to access both the room and the usually inaccessible backstage, thus revealing the well-kept underbelly of the Parisian cabaret.
  • TheSainte-Chapelle, famous for its 1,113 stained glass windows bathed in light and built to preserve Christ's crown of thorns, offers free self-guided tours on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Visit of thePalais de l'Elysée: like every year, the building is visited free. A unique opportunity to discover behind the scenes of the republic, from the court with its official vehicles to the president's office via the gardens… Don't wait to stay ;server.
  • The Franc-Masonry Museum welcomes visitors free of charge and without reservation on Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 17 from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. with the possibility of to attend guided tours of the Masonic temples and the museum.
  • The Museum of Manoffers free discovery of its permanent collections from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 7 p.m. Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 and enjoy at 3 p.m. the soloPrequelby dancer Yanis Khelifa in the museum atrium.

What to do for Heritage Days in Ile-de-France?

Among the proposals from institutions which open their doors free of charge in the Paris region, here is our TOP 3 visits to the Paris region. not to be missed during the European Heritage Days 2023:

  • The Air and Space Museum opens the doors to its collections and its reserves and aircraft maintenance and restoration workshops free of charge, located at the airport. Dugny on the edge of the runway at Paris-Le Bourget airport, with the possibility of visit the A380 on display on the museum tarmac. The program.
  • The Palace of Versailles : visitors to this heritage weekend are invited to a journey through time through 400 years of history. The North Wing, open free of charge, reveals the gallery of the history of the Château, freshly renovated and completely redesigned. Made up of eleven rooms retracing the history of the estate, it constitutes an ideal introduction to the area. the visit. Throughout this weekend, the Château de Versailles will also celebrate sport by opening the Salle du Jeu de Paume. Don't miss, on Sunday September 17, the halls of the Crusades and the Royal Opera exceptionally integrated into the visiting circuit!
  • The Domaine national de Saint-Cloud opens its doors for historical walks, guided tours, public readings and water games. The historical walks will be led by the Trois Clouds troupe. Consult information, timetables and prices.

​​​​​​What are the dates of Heritage Days 2023?

The 40th   The edition of the European Heritage Days will be held on Saturday September 16 and Sunday 17, 2023. More than 16,000 public and private places will exceptionally open their doors during these two days.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116