A good dose of heritage in Paris

The St. Genevieve Library houses around two million books and documents, and is frequented by Parisians and Sorbonne students.

By MEIR BLEICH
October 11, 2017 11:58
THE UNIVERSITY of Paris, also known as the Sorbonne, is considered France’s leading public research

THE UNIVERSITY of Paris, also known as the Sorbonne, is considered France’s leading public research institution.. (photo credit: MEIR BLEICH)

 
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Since 1984, European Heritage Days have been taking place on the third weekend of September, during which Europeans learn about history of places and art. Last year, during our stay in Paris, we were exposed to a great amount of patrimoine (heritage).

During heritage days, the general public is allowed to enter free of charge national institutions that are normally not accessible during the rest of the year, such as the Élysée Palace or the Hôtel Matignon, the official residence of the prime minister of France.


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