La 36e European Heritage Days will be held on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2019 around the European theme «Arts and entertainment».

Visitors will be able to discover or rediscover a new facet of heritage, that of entertainment. Represented in various forms, heritage is both military, urban, rural, religious, judicial, educational, commemorative, religious… It can also be intangible through the performing arts, festive practices, physical practices or traditional games.

Exceptional exhibition for an exceptional monument, the Ministry of Culture, on the occasion of this new edition of the European Heritage Days, within its walls a exhibition entitled See Notre-Dame de Paris again  where will be presented original elements coming from the arrow of the Notre-Dame cathedral of Paris: the rooster, found in the rubble after the fire of April 15, 2019, two statues of the symbols of the evangelists and the head of the architect Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc en Saint Thomas deposited for restoration in early April 2019. These works will be accompanied by documents from the archives of historical monuments and photographic archives, preserved in the Médiathèque de l'architecture et du patrimoine (MAP). The manual survey of the structure, carried out by two heritage architects with the help of comrades of duty in 2016, will complete the documentation collected.

Franck Riester stressed ' A great witness to the centuries that have passed, heritage reminds us every day of the need to protect, maintain, restore and enhance it in order to pass it on to future generations. »

 See Notre-Dame de Paris again
Ministry of Culture, 3 rue de Valois 75001 Paris

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 from 9am to 6:30pm

Find also during the European Heritage Days Photographic views, the 60-year anniversary exhibition of the Ministry of Culture, in the courtyard of honour of the Royal Palace. Through photographs by Willy Ronis, Jacques Henri Lartigue and Roger Parry, the exhibition offers an overview of the ministry’s achievements over the past 60 years.

To discover the entire programme of the European Heritage Days, you can visit the dedicated website:


For safety reasons, the public must register in advance on the site to access the Royal Palace during the weekend of the European Heritage Days.