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Heritage Day

RATP launches “Les voyageurs du patrimoine” (Heritage travelers), its very first game to be played on the transport network and digitally!
For close to 20 years now, RATP has been sharing its rich history in the Île-de-France region with the public during the European Heritage Days. On 18 and 19 September, in accordance with the theme of the 38th edition, “Patrimoine pour tous” (Heritage for all), RATP will invite customers to go on a journey on the network it operates for Île-de-France Mobilités. There, they will discover its incredibly rich history through many entertaining group activities highlighting the cultural and technical heritage of the Parisian metro.

A new large-scale game

This year, RATP will launch a new game for all ages, available everywhere in France and offering two play modes:

  • Large-scale play on the transport network
  • Through a free WebApp for everyone wishing to play from anywhere in France.

Players will be invited to follow an itinerary on the WebApp to answer themed questions on RATP’s history to score points and try to win prizes! Île-de-France residents will have the possibility to visit the stations concerned to unlock bonus questions, by stopping in 6 themed locations starting at the Maison de la RATP (189 rue de Bercy, Paris).

▷ 6 themed locations :

  1. Gare de Lyon station for ''History'' ;
  2. Opéra station for ''Music''
  3. Saint-Germain-des-Prés for « Litérature » ;
  4. Pont Cardinet station for « Art » ;
  5. Sèvres-Babylone for « Architecture » ;
  6. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand station for « Innovation » and « See you tomorow », last step in the journey, where activities will be offered to participants.

Unique and impressive experiences

▷ Throughout the two days, visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy the expertise of guide lecturers, who will reveal secrets and anecdotes throughout uncommon walks within the metro network.

▷ The public will be granted the opportunity to ride legendary buses that started running over 80 years ago, going back in time for a tour of Paris.

▷ The long-standing Villeneuve-Saint-Georges depot where metro and RER trains, trams and buses dating back to 1900 mingle with modern rolling stock will exceptionally open its doors to the public, and will be converted to a scenic space hosting a variety of poetic, entertaining and instructive performances highlighting the history of RATP’s rolling stock. A space dedicated to food trucks will also be arranged at the end of the visit.

Bus de legendebus historique

▷ The entertaining and instructive activities offered by RATP during the European Heritage Days will also be an opportunity to discover new projects. RATP will welcome visitors to the following current worksites to showcase the heritage of tomorrow:


The impressive worksite for the Morangis maintenance and storage site will be open to the public. It spans 6 hectares and was created to handle the storage, maintenance and acceptance of metro line 14 trains amidst the extension works to Orly airport.


The future N.I.M. station worksite. In Chevilly-Larue, the Porte de Thiais station on metro line 14, which will serve the Rungis National Interest Market, will also open to the public.

tunnel

Mandatory registration will open starting 7 September on the WebApp.