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Offbeat Heritage Days: Events to discover everywhere in France this weekend

19:50  15 september  2022
19:50  15 september  2022 Source:   ouest-france.fr

On this day in history, Sept. 6, 1757, Marquis de Lafayette is born, hero of two revolutions

  On this day in history, Sept. 6, 1757, Marquis de Lafayette is born, hero of two revolutions The Marquis de Lafayette, known as the hero of two revolutions, arrived in the United States at age 19 to serve alongside George Washington and then helped inspire the French Revolution.Gen. George Washington "was taken by the young man’s ebullience and profound dedication to the American cause," writes the Washington Library of Mount Vernon.

La maison du peintre impressionniste Claude Monet, à Argenteuil (Val d’Oise), le 5 septembre 2022. © Stephane de Sakutin / AFP The Maison du Painter Impressionniste Claude Monet, in Argenteuil (Val d'Oise), September 5, 2022.

The days Heritage takes place from September 16 to 18, 2022. Everywhere in France, monuments, sometimes closed to the public, open their doors for a visit, free or guided. The theme of this year: sustainable heritage.

Art workshops, brownfields, writers' houses ... And you, what are you going to discover this weekend? Monuments open their doors during the European Heritage Days, which take place from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September 2022. For its 39th edition, the event will honor the sustainable heritage.

Shaken and stirred: Ukraine war hits James Bond's glassmaker

  Shaken and stirred: Ukraine war hits James Bond's glassmaker LA CHAPELLE-SAINT-MESMIN, France (AP) — For the glassmakers at iconic French tableware brand Duralex, the mornings have become a horror show. Daily updates from energy traders drop into their email inboxes, showing the asphyxiating upward climb of prices for the natural gas and electricity that power their energy-devouring business. Before Europe's energy crisis — which took off after the COVID-19 pandemic and became a full-blown economic threat with Russia's war in Ukraine — the price charts were reassuringly stable.

"Heritage has a role to play for a more sober and ecological future", writes the Ministry of Culture. Know-how, traditional practices ... "Heritage actors act today to strengthen the sustainability of it. Heritage is also a non -relocating local job resources and energizes the territories on which it is established.

Thousands of activities in metropolitan France and overseas

below, a map of visits and entertainment planned near you:

in Paris or elsewhere, from the Élysée to the restoration of the Villefranche fortifications- Over-man on the Côte d'Azur, passing through many cities in metropolitan and overseas, the program offers, this year again, a wide range of choice.

Völklinger Hütte shows the work show by Julian Rosefeldt .
The World Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte is dedicated to the works of the Munich film artist Julian Rosefeldt. In addition to his new video installation “Euphoria”, six of his multimedia work from the past 20 years will be shown in the blower hall from December 11, the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site announced on Friday. The big work show «Julian Rosefeldt. When we are gone "be" a total work of art from film, dance, text and music ". It runs until September 3, 2023.

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