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The European Heritage Days

The European Heritage Days are the most important cultural event shared by all the citizens of Europe. In France, they are usually taking place during the 3rd week-end of September.

Heritage for all

Together, let's bring heritage to life

The European Heritage Days are an opportunity to come together and celebrate Châlon’s rich heritage.

All activities, tours and access to venues are free.

Outdoor events are weather dependent and may be cancelled if conditions do not allow us to offer you an enjoyable experience.

A number of events are subject to reservation, so don’t forget to book.

The Heritage Day Organisers: 03 26 69 98 21

Discover the venues

usually closed to the public

Would you like to benefit from the European Heritage Days to explore places that are usually closed to the public?

Here is a list of the ones that will be open:

  • The former Gestapo headquarters
  • Chanzy Barracks
  • The Medieval Cellars
  • Chapelle des Récollets
  • Maison de la Région
  • Porte Sainte-Croix
  • The Prefecture
  • The synagogue
  • The temple


not to be missed

Unique tours, fun workshops, concerts and even sporty adventures are all on offer. Here are just some of the essential events:

  • L’Atelier C215
  • Musical Heritage at the Medieval Cellars
  • Cabu’s Châlons
  • Châlons from underground: Go down to 30 m and explore the Crayères du Télégraphe (chalk-mining pits).
  • La Comète as you’ve never seen it before
  • A unique tour of the Hôtel de Ville
  • Family Yoga at the Musée des Beaux-arts et d’Archéologie

And for the children:

  • The little world of Guignol at the Médiathèque Denis Diderot (suitable for children aged 2-10)