Sunday, 21 September 2014

Did you know it is Les journées du patrimoine this weekend?

Jack Lang, culture minister under François Mitterrand, introduced the first journées du patrimoine thirty years ago, this concept developed right through Europe. Any building, site that is connected with history, culture, environment etc.. which is not normally open to the public, is for the weekend.
So you can visit the Elysée Palace ( le Palais de l'Elysée )  for instance or the offices of Europe 1, one of the main French radio stations but you can go to venues which are less known but really fascinating.
La prison de la Santé, in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, which is closed for renovation is open this weekend:

The safe rooms ( les salles des coffres)  in the building of the bank La Société Générale in the 9th arrondissement in Paris are quite extraordinary as the doors of the safes are art nouveau.

Le musée Gaumont in Neuilly, which is a private museum, is opening its doors too,  you can discover a fantastic collection of posters, photos, theatre sets, costumes etc...

Our French classes are starting shortly, but you can still enrol for Bristol and for Bath, for more info...

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