30th annual European Festival of cultural heritage

This year, the festival celebrates the December 31st, 1913, law for the protection of Historical Monuments in France. For the occasion, the Institut National du Patrimoine (National Heritage Institute) will be open to the public. This cultural event invites you to visit industrial and religious monuments, as well as castles, dwellings, and houses of famous women and men throughout France. Check out the Hotel Mareuil’s selection of places to see in Paris.


© Dream On / MCC

In the Marais quarter

The Marais area is a historical quarter in Paris.  For the Journées Européennes, 2 museums open their doors for free: the Shoah Memorial (Mémorial de la Shoah), and the Carnavalet Museum (Musée Carnavalet).  In this second visit, you will be able to follow a circuit throughout the area, with a focus on Mansions (Hôtels Particuliers).


Musée Carnavalet
23, rue de Sévigné – Paris 4ème
The museum is open from 10am to 6pm. Free admission.
Circuit on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 4:30pm (departure every 45 min.)
Free admission, reservation required.

Mémorial de la Shoah
17, rue Geoffroy-l’Asnier – Paris 4ème
Tél.: + 33 (0)1 42 77 44 72
Open Sunday from 3pm to 4:15pm. Free admission.

In the 10th arrondissement

A few minutes’ walk away from Canal Saint Martin, the church of Saint Vincent de Paul is worth a visit, with its byzantine style decor. After the visit, enjoy a walk in this colorful area.


Les laves émaillées by Pierre-Jules Lollivet
©Paroisse Saint-Vincent de Paul

Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
Place Franz-Liszt – Paris 10ème
Open Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. Free admission.

In the 11th arrondissement

Very near Hotel Mareuil, the 11th arrondissement focuses on religious monuments. The church of Saint Amboise, in the neo roman style, and the church of Sainte Marguerite with its famous trompe l’œil style designed by Brunetti around 1765, are worth a look.


Photo credit: Edhral

Eglise Saint-Ambroise
71 bis, avenue Parmentier – Paris 11ème
Tel.: + 33 (0)1 43 55 56 18
Open Saturday from 8:30am to noon, and from 3pm to 7pm, and Sunday from 3pm to 7pm. Free admission

Eglise Sainte-Marguerite
36, rue Saint-Bernard – Paris 11ème
Tel.: + 33 (0)1 43 71 34 24

Guided tour Sunday at 2:30pm.  Free admission.
30th annual Journées Européennes du Patrimoine (European Festival of Cultural Heritage), September 14 and 15, 2013.


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