On September 21st and 22nd various places in Cannes ranging from the iconic to the little-known open their doors to the public free of charge. During your stay at the Bastide de l'Oliveraie you can experience the fascination, excitement and fun of the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days).
Heritage Days; a weekend rich in discoveries
Every year, the European Heritage Days weekend takes place in more than fifty countries. Arts and entertainment is the theme of this 36th edition. In France, the dates are set for September 21st and 22nd.
This annual event provides access to a wide range of buildings, monuments and other key sites, many of which are usually not open to the general public. These Open Doors Days, as they are often referred to in English-speaking countries, offer the opportunity to discover the secrets of public and private heritage sites via self-guided or specialist-guided tours. You can admire glorious architecture, discover the history of monuments, see what goes on behind the scenes and enjoy artistic works that you’ll not see at any other time.
A wealth of exceptional sites
Let’s give you some idea of the places you can visit free of charge in and around Cannes during Heritage Days. In the category of public places, there is the Castre Museum, Villa Domergue historic mansion and the Centre d’Art de La Malmaison art gallery. Religious buildings such as Lérins Abbey and St. George's Church are also yours to discover. As to private sites, you’ll be able to look around the Lycée Carnot and Beaux-Arts educational institutions.
Please note that this list is far from exhaustive. Participating places usually begin admitting visitors around 10:00 and the last admission is generally around 17:00. Allow for an average of at least 45 minutes per site when planning your itinerary. Our team is, of course, at your disposal to help you organise your Heritage Days adventures.
Bastide de l'Oliveraie, a 4-star at only 10 minutes on foot from the centre of Cannes