Heritage Days under the banner of Arts and Entertainment
For the past 35 years, the Ministry of Culture has been organizing a weekend dedicated to the discovery of our incredible French cultural heritage. Monuments, museums and other remarkable – and sometimes unsuspected – locations will be open for free, including some that are usually closed to the public. The 36th edition will take place on 21 and 22 September 2019. This is expected to be a major event with some 12 million visitors each year! This is an opportunity to visit exhibitions and explore unique sites, their histories, and even what goes on behind the scenes! This year, “Arts and Entertainment” will be the catchwords, with many performing arts venues (theatres, cinemas, circus arts and more) opening their doors. Carnival practices will also be honoured during this year’s festivities.
I highly recommend a guided tour of the Comédie Française, which is participating this year for the first time (Metro Line 1 from the Charles de Gaulle station to Palais Royal). Another recently renovated gem to discover on Sunday, 22 September, is the Opéra Comique National Theatre, created in 1714 under the reign of King Louis XIV.