Heritage Days in Paris
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In this, its 40th anniversary year, Heritage Days is sure to be a success once again. This eagerly anticipated event, which opens the doors of buildings, monuments, museums and unusual places free of charge every third weekend in September, attracts millions of curious people and enthusiasts of culture, history and architecture. The Hôtel de la Motte-Picquet, in the heart of a district that boasts an exceptional heritage, is the ideal starting point from which to enjoy it!
Visits for all interests
On the occasion of Heritage Days, the various participating sites generally offer thematic visits, workshops and activities that present a completely different approach to each place. If you’re passionate about art, this is the opportunity to discover the collections of the Musée d’Orsay or the Musée du Quai Branly in a new light. Are you interested in engineering? Go to the Eiffel Tower to see the elevator machinery installed in the third pillar of the Iron Lady. Do you love fashion? The house of Balenciaga offers a unique exhibition combining works of art and the designer's creations.
Unexpected tour opportunities
Just a few minutes from the Hôtel de la Motte-Picquet, you can dive into the underworld of Paris and discover the Musée des égouts (Sewer Museum). Penetrate the secrets of the Military School and the American Church of Paris or admire the magnificent hemicycle of the National Assembly, where our political representatives vote on laws. Finally, immerse yourself in the architectural and artistic wonders of the UNESCO building, where dance shows, performances and the live creation of a work of art will add to the weekend’s excitement...
The Heritage Days events in Paris, on September 16th and 17th, are certainly plentiful. The Hôtel de la Motte-Picquet team will be happy to help you make the most of it all. But remember to book your visits in advance to avoid long waits.
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Hotel de la Motte Picquet, a 3-star hotel close from Eiffel Tower and Invalides