European Heritage Days

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2017

11 a.m - 8 p.m.
© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Jules Hidrot
European Heritage Days

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Jules Hidrot

The 34th edition of the European Heritage Days is dedicated to youth.

On this occasion, Louis Vuitton Foundation opens its doors to the public for free!

Immerse yourself in the “glass  vessel” designed by Frank Gehry, by participate in dance and crafts workshops with your family, and discover the Frank Gehry building following our family tours.


11.00 a.m. - Choreography workshop - ages 6-12

Duration: 2 hours – free, booking required, limited places available

To mark the European Heritage Days, discover the architecture of the Fondation Louis Vuitton on a special choreographed tour. Accompanied by an architect/dancer and a guide, parents and children will test and experience the intensity of Frank Gehry’s building through this fun and physical exploration.

In collaboration with Alice Martins, dancer and architect.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.    



11.30 a.m. - Architectural story tour for families - ages 3-5

Duration: 1 hour – free, booking required, limited places available

Stories, poetry and participatory narratives: an architectural amble around the Fondation Louis Vuitton for families, complete with games, to discover works of art, building details, materials and more.



2.00 – 6.00 p.m. - workshop for families - ages 6-12

Free, join in any time, no booking required, limited places available

Using materials recovered from previous exhibitions, families can make small wooden furniture to take home. Drawing inspiration from the construction techniques used for the Fondation to assemble their object, children and parents can test architectural principles while upcycling old materials.

In collaboration with Atelier Chutes Libres

History of European Heritage Days

In France, the European Heritage Days are organised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication through the Heritage Management department, and implemented by Regional Councils for Cultural Affairs. Under the stewardship of the European Council and European Commission, they receive support from public and private historical monument owners, and benefit from the involvement of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (National Monument Centre), the Villes et Pays d'Art et d'Histoire (Towns and Lands of Art and History), the Fondation du Patrimoine (Heritage Foundation), Vieilles Maisons Françaises (Association of Old French Houses) and La Demeure Historique (Association of Historical Residences).

The essential

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2017
11 a.m - 8 p.m.

Your visit

Short tours: free and without reservation, duration 30 minutes, departures every hour, French and English



11.00 a.m.


11.30 a.m    


2.00 – 6.00 p.m    


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