The next European Heritage Days will be held on 15 and 16 September 2018 as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

This cultural event, celebrated in some fifty European countries, is under the theme «The art of sharing», proposed by the Council of Europe and the European Commission, with the support of the European Parliament.

This year, the European Heritage Days will thus echo one of the priorities of the Minister of Culture: “to advance the Europe of heritage” with the aim of reshaping the Europe of heritage as announced by the President of the Republic on 7 September 2017, in Athens.

The European Heritage Days will thus enable European citizens today to better understand what brings them together and to celebrate the values they share.

In France, the 17,000 open monuments will be an opportunity for visitors to understand what French heritage presents in common or specific, and to take an interest in the heritage of other countries on the continent.

In addition, for this 2018 edition, the event will expand on Friday 14 across the national territory in order to promote access to the heritage of the young school public.

The European Heritage Days are organised by the Ministry of Culture. Placed under the patronage of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, they receive assistance from public and private owners of historic monuments. They benefit from the involvement of the National Monuments Centre, the network of Cities and Countries of Art and History, the Heritage Foundation and heritage conservation associations present since the very first edition: the Old French Houses and the Historic House. They are supported by Lidl, Crédit Agricole, the Michelin Corporate Foundation, RATP, ANCV, Journée du transport public, Radio France, France Télévisions, and PhenixDigital.

The programme of the European Heritage Days 2018 will be available online from June on: