Visiting Paris during the European Heritage Days Aucun commentaire Share on Twitter or Facebook The 18 September 2014

Each third weekend of September most of the more important museums, monuments and other French buildings are open during the european Heritage Days. Visitors can visit them and some cultural activities are held. In the 6th district, near by your hotel Best Western A la Villa des Artistes you will have a great European heritage day !

Click here to see the whole program. But we have selected for you a few exemples of it.


In the legendary Montparnasse district, the most famous painters came to the Grande Chaumiere Academy to practice their art. Prominent figures taught there: René Ménard, Lucien Simon and especially Eugène Grasset, a major graphic designers of that era. And they taught people who would become masters : Bourdelle, Despiau Wlérick Zadkine, ...
The number and the qualities of the artists who attend the academy trainings are sufficient to understand the amazing reputation of this prestigious and magical place in the circuit of the Parisian arts and beyond, worldwide.

14, rue de la Grande Chaumiere
75006 Paris
Contacts Phone 0143261372

Program of this place:

Sketch sessions

Join the ambiance of Montparnasse of yesteryear, and sharpen your pencils sessions sketch from life of the Academy. Will be offered workshops with topics (poses in costumes).
€ 6 (free for students and - 18)
To book : efrochot@sfr.Fr
Sat 13h-17h / 15h-18h Sun

Exhibition of paintings
Exhibition of figurative and contemporary works by the Public Academy
Sat 13h-18h / 15h-18h Sun

Guided tours
Travel in the Montparnasse 20s Duration 45 min
Registration required / reservation efrochot@sfr.Fr
Sat 13h, 14h and 15h / Sun 14h, 15h

Located near the Luxembourg Garden, the Zadkine museum, nestled in a garden full of sculptures, is a place of charm dedicated to the memory and work of the Russian-born sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967), who lived and worked here from 1928 to 1967. His house became his museum in 1982, where can be seen most of his work and collections.
100 bis rue d'Assas
75006 Paris 6th
Access Vavin M4, M12 Notre-Dame-des-Champs / RER B Port Royal / Bus 83, 38, 82, 91
Contacts Phone 01 55 42 77 20

Program of the museum

Meet Ossip Zadkine

Meet Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) who settled in Paris in 1909, as other artists coming from all over Europe , Archipenko, Chagall, Lipchitz, Modigliani. They all contributed to the outbreak of what is commonly called the first "School of Paris".
All age groups - family
Free admission, limited seating available
Registration requiren: action
01 49 54 73 91/93
Sun 10h30-12h, 14h-3:30 p.m. ET 15h30-17h

Zadkine and his “craze for Assas”
Visit walk with a Sketch session. In 1928, Zadkine wrote to his friend André de Ridder: " Come see my "craze for Assas" and you will understand how the life of a man can be changed because of a pigeon or because of a tree. "
Free admission, limited seating available all age groups - family
Registration required: action
01 49 54 73 91/93
Sat 10am-12pm and 14.30-16.30

On the occasion of the publication of the guide ” Saint-Germain-des-Prés, legendary places”, Parigramme editions invite you to discover the Golden Age of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, around two rallies. Each event will be followed by a meeting with the author Gilles Schlesser who will sign his book.
Registration required :
Sun 15h
The library Surf pages
174, boulevard Saint-Germain. 75006 Paris
75006 Paris 6th