The European Heritage Days (Journées Européennes du Patrimoine) take place every year on the 3rd week-end of September. The programme was started in France in 1984 and offers opportunities to visit buildings and sites which are not normally accessible to the public. A lot of monuments are open in Paris and the most popular ones (like the Palais de l’Elysée or the National Assembly building) can get really crowded.
This year, on the first day, I went to visit the headquarters of the French Communist Party, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in the 1960’s. The building is located Place du Colonel Fabien, in Paris.
Above, there was a photo exhibition in the main hall.
Above, meeting room under the white dome.
Above, on the terrace.
Above, Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre.
Above, skyscrapers of La Défense.
Above, Eiffel Tower.
Above, Tour Montparnasse.
Above, artificial beehives.
Above, underground cafeteria.