The DRAC Île-de-France publishes monthly newsletters for cultural and local authorities. It also publishes on a regular basis works or booklets intended to enhance the actions and projects it covers in the Ile-de-France region, and is associated with editorial projects of partners.
The DRAC Île-de-France administers a monthly newsletter and three thematic newsletters (culture and health, visual arts, museums) covering Paris news.
DRAC Île-de-France newsletter - May 2023
Guide des jardins remarquables en Île-de-France (2023) - DRAC book published by Editions du Patrimoine
In 2004, the Ministry of Culture created the label «Jardin remarquable». It distinguishes gardens and parks, public or private, of cultural, aesthetic, historical or botanical interest. Six criteria govern the award of the label: the composition, the integration in the site and the quality of the surroundings, the presence of remarkable elements, the botanical interest, the historical interest in the old gardens and the quality of the maintenance. Today, 450 parks and gardens are certified in France.
This guide is the first publication that brings together those who have been certified in Île-de-France by the DRAC. It invites you to beautiful walks through the 40 gardens of the region, including the most famous such as the national domain of Versailles (Yvelines) or the garden of the Palais-Royal in Paris, but also more unknown as the Vallée-aux-Loups in Châtenay-Malabry (Hauts-de-Seine), the Bourdelle garden museum in Égreville (Seine-et-Marne), the Roseraie du Val-de-Marne in L'Haye-les-Roses, the fishing walls in Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis), the Île-Verte garden in Châtenay-Malabry (Hauts-de-Seine), the Tool garden in Wy-dit-Joli-Village (Val-d'Oise) or the domain of Segrez (Essonne).
Reissue updated in bookshop since April 6, 2023
Atlas of the cultural places of Greater Paris (2023) - in partnership with the APUR
The atlas of the cultural places of Greater Paris portrays an exceptional cultural offer through the census of more than 7,500 cultural places of dissemination, practices or cultural and artistic production. This new edition is a continuation of a first atlas published in 2015 whose data have been updated and enriched and thus shows the multiplicity of places, museums and exhibition spaces (282), libraries and media libraries (290), cinemas (207), performing arts venues (809), heritage and tourist sites, book shops (1130), art shops (1979) but also emerging venues, witnessing today’s cultural practices and productions in the image of hybrid venues (139 third places, artistic factories, Micro-folies), places of artistic learning and training (933), artistic production and practice (1,543) and finally art in public spaces and festivals (491).
In this 2023 vintage atlas, the cultural sites are represented on three different scales: the Metropolis of Greater Paris, the 12 metropolitan territories and the 68 train station districts of Greater Paris Express.
The Atlas can be consulted in a version catalogue and a datavisualisation which makes it possible to compose, discover and filter, by type of place and geographical location, the 7593 references with regard to the communes and territories. The whole is also made available in open data to serve as a common basis for other studies.
The high schools of Île-de-France. When contemporary architecture meets pedagogy (2021) - in partnership with the Regional Council of Île-de-France, published by Éditions Lieux-Dits
Building to learn: a whole program developed over time since the first imperial high schools established in Paris. Amply diversified in the twentieth century, exported beyond the limits of the capital, in small and large crown, the architecture of high schools has not ceased to reinvent itself to adapt to the pedagogical evolutions. A selection of about forty of them has been proposed to the label Architecture contemporaine remarquable, awarded by the Ministry of Culture to distinguish their historical, architectural and artistic values.
The architecture of the high schools will gradually free itself from the old models of the cloister or the barracks to draw its inspiration ever more freely in the registers of the factory, the city hall, the office building, from the university campus to the ocean liner and airport… In tension between the constraints of public equipment and the well-being of the students, the architects tried to renew the form and often showed audacity and imagination. It is this story, little known or forgotten in the daily life of school life, that this book proposes to rediscover by walking the courts and corridors of the remarkable high schools of the Île-de-France.
Great Crown Cultural Atlas (2018) - in partnership with the IAU
This atlas is a tool for elected officials and actors of culture and tourism. It offers a global and transversal vision of the cultural offer (heritage, museums and exhibition sites, tourist sites, places of public reading, amateur practice, shows and cinemas). It is not only a matter of taking stock of the situation, proposing issues, but also of revealing potential, whether in terms of development or diversification of supply. The atlas also targets a wider audience, whether institutional, associative or citizen. This publication is the result of a partnership involving DRAC Île-de-France and the Service Patrimoine et Inventaire de la Région Île-de-France (SPI), supported by an implementation provided by the Institut d'aménagement et d'urbanisme Île-de-France.
Guide des Maisons des Illustres en Île-de-France (2018) - DRAC book published by Editions du Patrimoine
Free guide available in 5 languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese
The second edition of the guide once again embodies the DRAC’s desire to animate and support the network of sites labeled "Maisons des Illustres" in the Paris region since 2011.