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10 visit ideas for the Heritage Day 2015 in Paris

The weekend of 18, 19 and 20 September will take place on Paris the Heritage Days. The opportunity to visit iconic monuments, but also to discover the hidden treasures of the capital.

This year, Heritage Days theme is “heritage of the XXI century, a future history.” With these 10 original visits, we invite you to travel between past and future exploring the wonderful Parisian architectural heritage.

Hôtel de Sens

Hôtel des archevêques de Sens, Le Marais, Paris

Discover one of the last vestiges of medieval civil housing in Paris, residence of the Archbishops of Sens in the sixteenth century, the Forney library.

Friday September 18.

Brasserie Julien

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At the heart of the Faubourg Saint-Denis, Brasserie Julien is a great witness of Art Nouveau architecture, classified historical monument. Discover during a guided tour its magnificent moldings, its women-flowers painted on glass paste, and the famous “Gismonda” representing Sarah Bernhardt.

September 19 & 20, free without inscription.

École du Breuil

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Founded in 1867, the École du Breuil form for careers in horticulture, garden and landscape. Its gardens are home to outstanding plant collections as a contemporary roserai, greenhouses and an arboretum. Garden that are open all year round to the public, offering during the Heritage Days extensive information to discover the richness of its collections.

September 19 et 20, free without inscription. 

Hôtel de Ville

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Rebuilt in 1871, the City Hall of Paris, neo-Renaissance style, opens its reception rooms, the Council Chamber part of the Municipal Contemporary Art Fund. Artisans will also demonstrate their skills during the visit.

September 19 & 20, free without inscription. 

Cité de la Mode et du Design

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Founded in 2008, the “City of Fashion and Design” showcases creators and designers from around the world in a modern and bold architecture overlooking the Seine. An post-industrial architectural work to discover during a guided tour.

September 19 et 20, free without inscription.

La Sorbonne

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Travel in the history of the Sorbonne and admire the architectural and artistic wonders that symbolize this place of learning and knowledge. A tour embellished with signs made especially for the Heritage Days that will allow visitors to discover some of the most prestigious rooms of the Sorbonne.

September 19 & 20, free without inscription.

Fondation Le Corbusier – Maison La Roche

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Built between 1923 and 1925 by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, the Maison La Roche is one of the most eloquent testimonies of modern architecture in France. After a restoration of its interior in 2009, the facades and gardens have been recently renovated too.

September 19 & 20, free with inscription.

Siège du Parti Communiste Français

colonel fabien

Discover the wonderful work of the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, whose magnificent dome, and interior rooms characterized by the fluidity of their curves. An Unique architecture in Paris.

September 19 & 20, free without incription.

Beaux-Arts de Paris

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Located in the heart of Saint Germain des Pres in a unique architectural site, the School of Fine Arts opens its doors and offers guided tours of its buildings, which occupy a part of the remains of the Couvent des Petits-Augustins, hotel Chimay (17th-18th century), as well as 19th century building.

September 19 & 20, free without inscription

La Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé

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The Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé works for conservation and heritage of Pathé Company. Behind the front made by Auguste Rodin around 1869, architect Renzo Piano has built a five-story shell covered with 5000 shutters. A contemporary building opened in September 2014 which now houses the new headquarters of the Foundation.

September 19 &  20, free without inscription.

Useful Informations

Heritage Day 2015, September 18th, 19th and 20th.


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