Exploring Secret Buildings In France For Free
European Heritage Days
European Heritage days, known in France as the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine, take place this year over the weekend of 16th and 17th September. This European event was inaugurated 34 years ago by the European Union and wherever you are in France that weekend you will find something interesting to do, there are many beautiful and interesting buildings in France to discover. The focus this year is on Heritage and Nature meaning that there will be an emphasis on gardens and national parks with many fun filled open air activities planned as well as exciting buildings to discover. Anyone planning a trip to buy property in France at this time will find it worth while to check out the official web site to see what exciting events they can take part in during their visit. You will certainly get to see things in the area that are not normally open to the public. http://www.journeesdupatrimoine.culture.fr
Fabulous Hidden Places to Visit in France
More than 16,000 historical buildings, famous monuments, government sites and places of interest, most of which are normally closed to the public, will open their doors and welcome visitors. Admission to most of these places will be free but it may be necessary to reserve a place, so check the web site out. The French Ministry of Culture works with its partners in this initiative to open up to the public usually hidden or secret venues from bunkers, wrecks and ruins to underground catacombs, crypts, caves, mounds, mines, tunnels, drains and roads.
Accompanying this weekend of open doors are concerts, performances, exhibitions and many other free events encouraging everyone to take advantage of this unusual weekend offer. It’s definitely worth checking the official website for dates, details and a list of events:
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