Jean-Baptiste Gurliat / City of Paris

Heritage days are part of the events, like Paris design week, heralding the return to museums and other places of culture. It is also an opportunity for French people and tourists to discover - or rediscover - the treasures of our heritage. And in Paris, the Marais offers, on these days, many rich and completely free activities.

Carnavalet Museum

The Paris City Museum, specializing since 1880 in the history of the capital from prehistory to the present day, houses the collections, constantly enriched in the Hôtel des Ligneris (known as Carnavalet) and the Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint -Fargeau.

Saturday, September 17 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 14 p.m., 14:30 p.m., 16 p.m. and 16:30 p.m.
· The museum’s must-sees
For Heritage Days 2022, the Museum leaves the field open to visitors with discovery tours of its must-sees in the most Parisian of museums. Free visits, without registration, subject to available places.

 Carnavalet Museum
23 rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 18h
Tel: +01 44 59 58 58

Carnavalet Museum, © Le Marais Mood

Cognac-Jay Museum

True connoisseurs of the Marais know that the Cognacq-Jay museum is a little gem, making it a must. His paintings by Boucher, Rembrandt, Canaletto… are worth the detour.

As well as its numerous art, objects and furniture, from the XNUMXth century, collected by the founders of the Samaritaine. This discreet and human-sized museum nevertheless impresses its visitors.

Saturday, September 17 15:00 p.m., 16:00 p.m.
· Honey
Company-led The Marie-Laure Saint Bonnet Ball, a specialist in tailor-made live shows to promote heritage, is organizing an XNUMXth century ball.

We immerse ourselves in the world of nobility, favorites and gentlemen thanks to an astonishing combo, with exchanges of poetic verses, sketches of dance steps under the guidance of a dancing master and a musician. Duration: 30 min Registration on site 30 minutes before the start of the event, subject to availability.

Sunday, September 18 11:00 p.m., 14:30 p.m.
· Conference visit
In the form of a stroll through the Hôtel Donon (dating from the XNUMXthe century) this visit will allow you to discover the famous collections of the couple formed by Ernest Cognacq and his wife Marie-Louise Jaÿ. Furniture, precious objects and porcelain, pieces created by the greatest cabinetmakers, goldsmiths and ceramists of their time. Duration: 1 hour Registration on site 30 minutes before the start of the event, subject to availability.

 Cognac-Jay Museum
8 Rue Elzevir, 75003 Paris

Open daily from 10h to 18h

Cognacq-Jay Museum, © Le Marais Mood

Museum of Arts and Crafts

For these Heritage Days, one of the oldest technical and industrial museums in the world as well as its National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (Cnam) has designed a program where the youth audience is expected.

Straddling the Marais, Temple and Sentier, the former Saint-Martin-des-Champs priory has been home to the Conservatory of Arts and Crafts since 1799, a place of training and storage of machines, tools and drawings.

These new and useful models were to serve as a reference and an incentive to create to revive national industry. The Museum of Arts and Crafts today preserves a priceless collection of objects, witness to the evolution of science and technology.

Saturday, September 17 and Sunday September 18
· Turn images
Cinematography is featured with its moving images and optical toys in this workshop. The goal ? Make your own thaumatrope, an optical game that exploits the phenomenon of retinal persistence.

Duration: 1 hour. Online registration. For 4-6 year olds and their parents

· Demonstration – Seeing the Earth rotate 12h and 17h
A demonstration, to see what the scientific and magical object that is the Foucault pendulum once caused! This experimental device, designed in 1851, to demonstrate the rotation of the earth.

Duration: 20 min.

· Demonstration – The Astrarium
Discover the replica of the mythical object of XNUMXth century watchmaking and astronomy that is the astrarium. A work by Giovanni Dondi which served to explore the astronomical knowledge of this era.

Duration: 20 mins. Meet in the church, Chapel Tower, ground floor

· Demonstration – The Magician
The Museum of Arts and Crafts takes out automatons with magical mechanics from its reserves.

Meet in the Madame de Genlis room, 1st floor

· Demonstration – The Singing Bird 12h30 and 16h30
Another mechanical marvel in this museum which traces the history of techniques, since the XNUMXth century, is the music box, the design of which took centuries. A technical prodigy that will be eclipsed by the phonograph.

Duration: 20 mins. Meet in the Madame de Genlis room, 1st floor

· Flash visit – Lavoisier workshop 14h
In front of the instruments and objects used by the famous scientist, discover the extraordinary career of the man considered the father of modern chemistry
Duration: 20 mins. Meeting point Scientific instruments collection, 2nd floor

· Workshop visit – The magic lantern
The invention of the projection lantern is due, in the second half of the XNUMXth century, to a Dutch astronomer. Very quickly becoming a “magic lantern”, it delighted all audiences. At the end of the visit you will be able to attend a screening session. In the workshop, you will make a magic lantern plaque.

Duration: 1 hour. For 7-12 year olds and their parents
Online registration

· Flash tour – The bat plane
This airplane is one of the exceptional pieces in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Crafts. Airplane No. 3, completed in 1897 by engineer Clément Ader, is a technical masterpiece, the beginning of an aeronautical adventure.
Duration: 20 mins. Go to the Transport collection, ground floor

Museum of Arts and Crafts
60 Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday from 10 a.m. to 21 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Museum of Arts and Crafts

The Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute, on these heritage days, offers a visit to the sublime Hôtel de Marle, which houses it, built in 1572. Of this private mansion we will remember the beautiful main staircase, the inverted hull frames, at the Philibert Delormea harmonious painted ceiling. 

The most beautiful foreign cultural center in Paris also seduces with its contemporary arts exhibition halls, its pretty paved courtyard where Fika's terrace is located, its charming coffee shop, where you can enjoy freshly baked Swedish snacks. prepared.

Also noted is a beautifully proportioned garden, where events often continue.

Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18 Between 14h00 and 17h20
· Visit

Duration: 20-25 mins.

Swedish Institute
11, rue Payenne, 75003 Paris
Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Tel: +01 44 78 80 20 XNUMX

Swedish Institute, © Le Marais Mood

Museum of Hunting and Nature

Here we find one of the richest exhibitions of weapons and hunting accessories in Europe from the origins to the present day. The rifles of Louis XIII, Maria Theresa of Austria, Napoleon I or Napoleon III.

The representation of wildlife and hunting over the ages: Through an exceptional collection of ancient or contemporary works of art (paintings, graphic arts, sculptures, tapestries, ceramics, pieces of furniture), the museum illustrates the history of hunting and animal art from Antiquity to the present day. Contemporary art is often represented there, with success, as evidenced by the exhibitions of Eva Jospin, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Sophie Calle.

Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18
· Self-guided tour and discovery of the Laurel Parker & Paul Chamard Installation 

Inside Outside, recreates a traditional Japanese space, inspired by the staging of museums and heritage sites, as well as those of theaters and films. Tetra Pak packaging, clothing, partitions, patterns inspired by the Japanese exterior form elements of a decor made up of Japanese paper (washi).

Hunting Museum
62 Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris, France
Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Tel: +01 53 01 92 40

© Hunting Museum, Sophie Lloyd

L'City Hall of Paris

Discover the activities of the REMPART network for the preservation and promotion of heritage, in particular the volunteer projects. An exhibition of the major restoration projects carried out by the City of Paris on its heritage buildings.

Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18
· Stone cutting demonstration and discovery of volunteer sites
Meeting with curators, restorers, historians and archaeologists from the City present to discuss their professions and their remarkable missions. Stonemasons, roofers, restorers of stained glass, painting and even photography will offer demonstrations to better understand these unique professions. And also florists, locksmiths, upholsterers, watchmakers, parquet floorers, chandeliers…

· Our Heritage
An animation around the exhibition “Our Matrimoine” loaned by the Center Hubertine Auclert.
On display, 11 creators: Christine de Pizan, Louise Labé, Madame de la Fayette, Emilie du Châtelet, Georges Sand, Rosa Bonheur, Berthe Morisot, Alice Guy, Camille Claudel, Germaine Tailleferre, Barbara.

· Visit to Paris City Hall
The Paris Mayor's office, the City Hall library, the Council room, the state rooms and the Paris boutique will be open by appointment.

An exhibition entitled “History of the Town Hall, from the origins to the reconstruction” will retrace the history of this exceptional building and the public will be able to appreciate the staging of an official reception in the state rooms.

Finally, the exhibition “The artisans of the Made in Paris Label” will showcase the diversity and richness of Parisian production.
Paris being a sponsor city, the model of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier will also be on display.

Paris City Hall
Pl. de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris
Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Tel: +01 42 76 40 40

Paris City Hall, © Le Marais Mood

► Victor Hugo House

Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18
· Free tour
Authentic Marais residents love the house of Victoire Hugo, the famous author of Notre-Dame de Paris, Les Misérables. In which we can observe Victor Hugo's office, his bedroom, his Chinese living room, decorated by the writer himself. 

In the courtyard of the house, don't miss the excellent French specialties Café Mulot.

Victor Hugo House 
6 place des Vosges, 75004 Paris
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Tel: +01 42 72 10 16

Victor Hugo Museum, © Le Marais Mood

Notre-Dame de Paris

Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18
· Activities and visits
Around the first operations of the restoration site, on its forecourt,

Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral
6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, © Le Marais Mood

Text: Katia Barillot



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