Heritage is one of the objects of national pride. So much so that in 1984 France decided to devote two days to it: thus were born the European Heritage Days. The 35th edition will be held on 15 and 16 September 2018. Monuments, buildings, gardens open their doors to you for free visits, sometimes unpublished, always exceptional.
The Victoria Palace Hotel is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, a central and historic arrondissement that has no shortage of heritage treasures, starting with the Senate. The institution, which is located in the Palais du Luxembourg, is one of the most visited sites on these Heritage Days. A visit that could be accompanied by another: that of the greenhouses in the Luxembourg garden. This place, which preserves a plant heritage dating from the middle of the 19th century, welcomes the public only once a year, on the occasion of Heritage Days.
Other places to discover around the hotel include the ENA, Saint-Sulpice church, Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, the Beaux-Arts de Paris, the Institut de France…
Of course, taking to the open sea is highly recommended, for example, to discover the Elysée offices and (perhaps) shake hands with the President, visit the National Archives or the Cinémathèque française. In Paris, most of the monuments and cultural sites participate in the operation: the most difficult will be to make a choice among this plethoric offer.
The theme of this 2018 edition carries a strong message: “The art of sharing”. A way to commemorate the end of the First World War, and to encourage European citizens to better understand what brings them together, to celebrate values they share.
You can find the detailed program of these two days on the site: https://journeesdupatrimoine.culture.gouv.fr