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European Heritage Days : 9 event ideas in Paris

Every year, the Heritage Days are the opportunity to discover original events. But besides the classics – interesting but crowded – that are the Elysee Palace or the National Assembly, take advantage of those days to visit hidden places usually closed to the public.

This year, Heritage Days will take place on 17 and 18 September 2016. Theme is “Heritage and Citizenship”.

Hilton Paris Opéra

Inaugurated in 1889 as the Grand Hotel Terminus, this hotel was built for British travelers arriving from Saint Lazare train station who came to visit the World Expo.

Historical Monument, the Hilton Paris Opera has just been renovated. A jewel of the Belle Epoque, symbol of Paris’ golden age.

108, rue Saint-Lazare 75008 Paris

Saturday 17 / Sunday 18

10am – 6pm

Regard de la Lanterne

regard de la lanterne

Built in 1613, this aqueduct is a remnant of the supply system that fueled the first fountains of Paris. Classified as a historic monument in 1899, it is not usually open to the public.

213, rue de Belleville 75019 Paris

Saturday 17 / Sunday 18

12.30pm – 5.30pm

Palais Royal

arcades palais royal

Former Palace of Cardinal Richelieu’s, residence of the young Louis XIV and of the princes of the House of Orleans, it houses nowadays four institutions: the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Constitutional Council, the State Council and the Comédie Française. A monument rich in history.

3, rue de Valois – 75001 Paris

Saturday 17 / Sunday 18

9al – 6pm

Château de la Muette (OECD)

chateau la muette

Built a few meters from the historic castle, the Chateau de la Muette is a journey through history of France, among royal hunting, favorite residence and first visit of Marie Antoinette.

The visit is also an opportunity to discover the history and operations of OECD.

2, rue André-Pascal, 75016, Paris

Saturday 17 / Sunday 18

10am – 5pm. 

Hôtel de Sully

visite 4e arrondissement paris

Headquarters of National Monuments Centre since 1974, the Hotel de Sully was built from 1625 nearby the Place des Vosges, in the heart of the Marais. It perfectly illustrates the model of Parisian hotels of the 17th century.

62, rue Saint-Antoine, Paris 75004

Saturday 17 / Sunday 18

10am – 6pm

Organ at la Salpêtrière


Sébastien Fournier, tenor and Didier Matry, organ will play a repertory in harmony with St. Louis Chapel of the Salpêtrière. The occasion also to discover the monument, commissioned by Louis XIV.

86, boulevard de l’Hôpital, Paris, 75013

Sunday 18

4pm to 5pm

Hôtel de Noirmoutier

During the European Heritage Days, the prefect of Paris opens to the public his residence : the Hotel de Noirmoutier., built in 1724.

138 rue de Grenelle – 75 007 Paris

Saturday 17 2pm – 5pm /  Sunday 18 10am – 5pm

Fondation Dosne – Bibliothèque Thiers

fondation dosne thier

In the heart of New Athens (9th district), heart of romantic Paris, the former residence of Adolphe Thiers (first president of the Third Republic) opens its doors. Now owned by the Institute of France.

Meeting with twelve academicians on Saturday and Sunday to answer questions on current issues, history and philosophy.

27, place Saint-Georges – 75 009 Paris

Piscine Molitor


Created by architect Lucien Pollet in pure Art Deco style in 1929, the Molitor swimming pool was for decades the most-attended pool in Paris.

Closed in 1989 and registered as historic monuments, it was later invested by artists and turned into a temple of street-art and Parisian underground. Renovated, it is now part of a large hotel complex. Special opening on the occasion of the Heritage Days.

2, avenue de la Porte-Molitor – 75 016 Paris

Sunday 18 – 12pm – 6pm

Useful Informations

European Heritage Days. September 17 - 18th 2016.

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