12 hidden gems open to visitors on France’s heritage days

12 hidden gems open to visitors on France’s heritage days

This weekend marks the 38th edition of the Journées du patrimoine (heritage days) when thousands of France's historic buildings, cultural centres and museums will throw open their doors - the vast majority free of charge. Here's our pick of some places to visit.

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7 ridiculous stories from French history that Paris tour guides love to tell

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France’s highest honour: Five things to know about the Paris Panthéon

‘Blind’ France bears responsibility in Rwanda genocide, report says

‘Blind’ France bears responsibility in Rwanda genocide, report says

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‘Monster’ of Revolution gets modern diagnosis

French heritage sites ‘at risk’ amid lack of funds

French heritage sites ‘at risk’ amid lack of funds

French public to vote on Pantheon burial honour

French public to vote on Pantheon burial honour