European Heritage Days 2018
Like every year, for only one weekend, the gates of the most guarded and best kept secret places are open to the public! The European Heritage Days are the occasion for the most curious people to discover what is hidden behind the large Parisian doors or at the back of typical Parisian courtyards :-)
Being in the heart of the Ministries and Embassies area, you will have the chance to visit historical buildings and eden gardens right in the middle of Paris. We would recommend to start your itinerary very early and to head to Hôtel Matignon first to visit the residence of our Prime Minister, then you could walk to the boulangerie Poilâne to see their break making skills and taste the delicious biscuits before heading to the Luxembourg gardens to see the green houses of the Senat and its unbelievable collection of Orchids!
On Sunday, maybe you could change neighborhood and wander about the Marais where you will be able to visit the National Archives and its superb building dating back to the Revolution era, or you could see the miscellaneous collection of the Hunting and Natural Museum or visit one of the numerous little churches scattered around the area.
You will be able to find the addresses to all the monuments and places of interest on their interactive map