Days of French Cultural Heritage in Moscow Announcement

Cultural Heritage: in September 2023, the French Institute in Russia for the first time is organising the "European Days of Cultural Heritage", for the general public in Moscow and St Petersburg.

The 40th edition of the European Days of Cultural Heritage will take place in France on 16 and 17 September. Once a year, this event provides an opportunity to visit historical and cultural sites, the doors of which are usually closed to the general public, free of charge. The Élysée Palace, the National Assembly, foreign embassies in Paris – will open their doors to tens of thousands of visitors. A rich programme of events is assembled around the theme of cultural heritage: films, concerts, guided tours, etc. Each year, the events of one September weekend bring together millions of enthusiastic citizens and are a great success.

The European Heritage Days were first held on September 23, 1984, on the initiative of the French Ministry of Culture. The following year, France proposed to the Council of Europe to give the event a pan-European dimension. Nowadays, more than 50 countries around the world are joining this event at the local level. People on the spot will have the possibility not only explore the rich decoration of secular and religious monuments, but also discover the cultural value of the industrial and agricultural industry, learn about the protection and restoration of monuments and the preservation of traditions and crafts.

To find out more about the activities of the 40th European Cultural Heritage Days programme, please visit the website:
https://journeesdupatrimoine.culture.gouv.fr/en/ (English)
https://journeesdupatrimoine.culture.gouv.fr/ (French)

The French Institute in Russia joins this annual event for the first time and offers the Russian public a series of events. There is a wide range of themes to choose from: artistic, gastronomic and literary heritage, as well as various activities for young people and students.

Museum “Collection” will host thematic tours dedicated to the cultural heritage of France and a special screening of a documentary film.

All events will be held in Russian unless otherwise stated.