Culture

Discover our European Heritage Days program

The 38th edition of the European Heritage Days will take place on 18 and 19 September 2021. We’re offering a fun journey across the network to discover our heritage: activities, exclusive experiences, tours... everything is in place to get you on board !

For more than 10 years, the European Heritage Days have presented a unique opportunity for RATP to let the general public discover its wealth of activities. On 18 and 19 September, you will be able to take a look behind the scenes to better understand the daily operation of a transport network and its development.

The program this year will comprised of a dozen activities in Paris and in the Île-de-France region, among which:

  • guided tours revealing the treasures and secrets of the metro;
  • a tour of the Morangis maintenance center on the southern extension of metro line 14;
  • a tour  of the major work site for the future M.I.N. Porte de Thiais station in Rungis, located in the municipality of Chevilly-Larue;
  • Paris sightseeing tours on board 1930s buses;
  • an exclusive tour of the historic rolling stock collection in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, including metro trains, trams, RERs and buses dating back to the 1900s.

Discover old favorites from previous years as well as new attractions.

 

New for this edition: a life-size, digital board game

We are offering a new digital board game on the network, “Les voyageurs du patrimoine” (“heritage passengers”). The goal is to answer as many questions as possible on each of the listed themes (architecture, art, music, innovation, literature, etc.) and try to win prizes! It is aimed at those living in the Paris region, who can visit the participating stations and play in real life, but it will also be available via a free web app for all those who wish to play elsewhere in France. 

The start line is at RATP headquarters, 189 rue de Bercy, near Gare de Lyon station. From there, it’s off for a ride on the network, stopping off at 6 thematic stations (Gare de Lyon, Pont Cardinet, Opéra, Sèvres-Babylone, Saint-Germain-des-Prés & Bibliothèque François Mitterrand). The finish line is at Bibliothèque François Mitterrand station, where activities will be waiting for participants to arrive.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to discover or rediscover our exceptional heritage.
 

Plongez avec le Nautilus, relisez la Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen, visitez l'antichambre du musée du Louvre... Arrêtez-vous et découvrez ces stations atypiques.

Les stations culturelles

Icônes du métro parisien mondialement connues, les bouches d’entrées conçues par Hector Guimard offrent des brins de muguets et des libellules aux voyageurs depuis plus d'un siècle.

Les entrées de métro, de Guimard à Othoniel

L'arrivée des rames Sprague-Thomson va changer la face du métro jusque dans les années 1980 !

La genèse du métro parisien

Découvrez à distance le site de Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, qui rassemble tous les différents matériels roulants historiques de la RATP : le métro en bois de 1900, la motrice Sprague M535 de 1908, les bus Schneider PB2 de 1911 ou Renault TN4H de 1936... et bien d'autres encore. Montez à bord de notre histoire !

Visite virtuelle des matériels roulants historiques

Follow us during the weekend on our social networks

And, of course,  anecdotes, games and quizzes will be offered throughout the weekend on our social networks through the hashtag #JEPRATP on our Twitter account,  and on InstagramFacebookYoutube et Soundcloud.
 

Journées du patrimoine