The history of Paris is written within its walls. The European Heritage Days allow you to enter emblematic places such as the Élysée Palace and the National Assembly, visit major museums such as the Louvre for free, and explore churches that are generally closed when services are not taking place. What’s more, during your stay at the Hotel Albe Bastille, you will discover many other amazing places to visit…
Backstage at the Opera
How can you resist the temptation to discover the backstage area of the magnificent Opéra Bastille? Located a few minutes’ walk from the Hotel Albe Bastille, the Opera offers you the opportunity to unlock all the secrets of its impressive contemporary building during the weekend of September 16th and 17th. You will learn about the technical prowess that went into the architecture of the great hall and go to the other side of the stage curtain to see behind the scenes. A dream experience for opera lovers!
Within easy reach of the Hotel Albe Bastille is the Sorbonne Nouvelle University. A visit to its library will be of particular interest to architecture enthusiasts. If you’d like to explore the corridors of power, head to Bercy. The Ministry of the Economy and Finance houses artistic and architectural treasures by Soulages, César and Titus-Carmel and ministry officials will be on hand with background info. Customs dog handlers and land surveyors, among others, talk about their jobs. Finally, treat yourself to an intimate visit to the premises of the Eugène Napoléon Foundation. With its imperial lounge, French garden, and chapel, this discreet place offers delightful surprises.
Treasures are everywhere in Paris, but many are only revealed once a year during the Heritage Days. During your stay at the Hotel Albe Bastille on September 16th and 17th, you can treat yourself to unusual and exciting visits to unexpected places.
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