The "European Heritage Days" were created in France in 1984 by Jack Lang, then Minister Delegate for Culture. At the time, the event was known as the "Historic Monument Open Days". The aim was to give all French people access to the wealth of France's heritage, by lowering or making free admission to historic monuments during these days. In 1991, the event was taken up throughout Europe.
Today, the event is organized in some fifty European countries and regions. Events are organized around these visits, and are accessible either free of charge or at a reduced rate. The Journées du Patrimoine will take place from Saturday September 19 to Sunday September 20 in France and therefore in Martinique.
On this occasion, you can visit the Musée Départemental d'Archéologie et de Préhistoire, the Musée d'Histoire et d'Ethnographie, the Ecomusée, Habitation Clément, Château Dubuc, Ruines de Saint-Pierre, Fort-Saint-Louis and Habitation Montgérald in Le Marin. More than sixty sites will be open to the public free of charge or at very low rates. Take advantage of this opportunity to visit and learn more about the history of Martinique. Full details of places to visit, opening times and prices are announced in advance on the government's Journées du Patrimoine website.