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17,000 French Monuments Open their Doors to the Public on Sept. 15-16

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On September 15th and 16th, 17,000 monuments across France will host 26,000 events in honor of the 35th edition of Les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine.

In other words, this is the day where you get into every building you’ve always wanted to visit but never been allowed into. In Paris, want to visit the Cour de Cassation, France’s high court? Sign up here. Or maybe the Prime Minister’s residence, l’Hôtel de Matignon? Click here. If fashion is more your thing, maybe you want to visit la Maison Chloé? Sign up for a tour here. (See all Paris events here.)

In Bordeaux, stop by the Château de Malleret. Take an electric bike tour in Marseille. Sign up for a guided tour of Fort Frère – Fort Grossherzog von Baden in Strasbourg. In many chapels and cathedrals all across the country, you’ll be able to hear live music concerts.

There are events all over the country and all kinds of opportunities to get into the most beautiful, usually off-limits buildings. Peruse the complete list of events here.

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