Patrimoine du France

   Chateau de Chenonceau
     So you think that you know everything there is to know about France? How many of you know that the third weekend in September is Patrimoine This  is a delightful and prosperous time to be in France particularly if you enjoy the historic museums and chateau museums ( which are often royal chateaux) and you have a lot of energy for walking and viewing. This time of year in France is wonderful  for great weather and  fewer tourists and the admission to many public buildings including magnificent royal châteaux is absolutely free !  This event which is nationwide is officially known as Les Journées du Patrimoine (the national heritage weekend) and it is a time when travelers, natives and countrymen not only save the cost of admission to public buildings, but they also gain access to private homes on the list which are not normally  open to strangers ~ foreign or not !
 Chateau d’Anjony                                                           

     There is now an official web site for this event which is up for the first time (it’s brand new ! ) where you can see which  Monuments historiques will be included. Many of the formerly strictly private venues received money from the government to complete historic preservation and restoration work.  You can visit the web site at 


     You can also visit the site below which lists these openings by several categories and also by village.  Choose a village that you may be visiting in September to see what  national treasures will be open over the Patrimoine weekend:

                                             Le Louvre



     Château de la Barre  in the Sarthe region of northwestern France has extended an invitation for guests to stay with them September 17 to 20th and take part in a guided tour of the region during Patrimoine weekend. For more information you can contact


Le Chateau Demoiselle

avec plusiers des voeux d’un meilleur genre ! 



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