European Heritage Days / Journées Européennes du Patrimoine

Every year in France there is a fantastic initiative called the European Heritage Days (Les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine) where residents and tourists have the opportunity to access many historical, cultural and architectural sites for no or heavily reduced entrance fees.

This year the days are held on the weekend of Saturday 19 September and Sunday 20 September 2015 and over 17,000 monuments throughout France will host events and special openings.

Here are some of the participants in 2015 across the French Riviera:


  • Archaeology Museum, Fort Carré, Jardin Thuret, Musée de la Carte Postale, Picasso Museum
Fort Carré, Antibes (image:

Fort Carré, Antibes (image:


  • Château Grimaldi, Musée Renoir
Musée Renoir, Cagnes-sur-Mer

Musée Renoir, Cagnes-sur-Mer


  • Forrtified monastery of Abbaye de Lérins (Ile Saint-Honorat), Chapelle Bellini, La Malmaison art centre, Moulin Forville, Musée de la Castre (Le Suquet), Musée de la Mer (Ile St-Marguerite)


  • Église Saint Marguerite


  • MAMAC art gallery,  Musée National Chagall
Musée National Chagall (image: kfntravelguide)

Musée National Chagall (image: kfntravelguide)


  • Musée Magnelli


In conjunction with the Heritage Days, various transport companies in the French Riviera region are offering free or reduced tickets for travel exclusively on Saturday 19 September including:

Free travel all day in Monaco on the routes with CAM

Free travel all day in Grasse on the routes with Sillages

€1 unlimited bus travel all day in Antibes on Envibus routes

€1,50 unlimited bus travel all day in Cannes with Palm Bus

Free travel all day in Saint Raphael on the routes with Agglobus

€5 unlimited travel train tickets on the TER network for travel on Saturday 19 September only on the French Riviera coast. For example, a return ticket Juan les Pins to Monaco is approximately €15, or a ZOU! daily pass is usually €15 until 30 September so make use of this great deal!


The official programme is available on (Click on ‘Télécharger les Programmes’ then choose ‘Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur’)

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