Heritage Days; essential experiences on September 15th and 16th
Published on 5 September 2018 in Paris
Designed to have something for everyone, the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days) are born of the desire to show what binds us. ‘The art of sharing’ is the theme of this 35th edition, offering us the opportunity to understand what we have in common and what brings us together. In Paris, the 2018 edition of Heritage Days will celebrate heritage in all its forms.
A long list of places to discover
Most of the capital’s emblematic monuments will offer free admission, as will many of the buildings, museums, and gardens that go to make up our common history. Take advantage of this opportunity to visit the Elysée Palace, official residence of the French President, and the reception rooms and offices of the mayor in the Hôtel de Ville, or go behind the scenes of the Crazy Horse cabaret for a fascinating tour rich in colourful anecdotes. Other guided tours will take you through the most beautiful green spaces of Paris, including the Parc Floral, the Botanical Garden or the greenhouses of Auteuil. Music lovers will want to stroll to the Museum of Romantic Life and the Nouvelle Athènes district, where a concert will take place. Here you can also follow in the footsteps of the great figures of romanticism such as Chopin, Sand, Hugo, Liszt, Delacroix ... This pretty neighbourhood located below the hill of Montmartre was for a long time the epicentre of intellectual life in Paris.
Also on your itinerary; restoration sites
Heritage Days also pay tribute to those who are committed to preserving the remains of our history. Don’t miss a visit to the restoration sites of the Saint Germain des Prés Church, the Sainte-Trinité Church and the Pont Alexandre III.
On the occasion of this event, the City of Paris is also highlighting the banks of the Seine, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991. During this weekend, several events are organised dealing with the heritage and history of Paris and crossing over with the capital’s rich artistic traditions.