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European Heritage Days 2023

2023 edition: September 16 and 17

 European Heritage Days 

SEPTEMBER 16 AND 17 

 
Every year, many of you come to discover our rich cultural heritage during these two days. This year, for the 40th edition, this weekend will be dedicated to Living Heritage and Sports Heritage.  
 
An ideal weekend to discover (or rediscover!) our emblematic castles. To learn more about the history of our destination, whether it's our past linked to the Great Wars or our former industries... While enjoying craft markets, workshops or even guided tours that will punctuate these two days.  

 

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Xavier Renoux - Oise Tourism

 The Lisières de l'Oise

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16: GUIDED TOURS IN PIERREFONDS 

Follow our guide through the small streets of Pierrefonds to discover all the culinary and gourmet specialties of the region. The Picardy string, yes... but not only!

SATURDAY 16 AND SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER: CHÂTEAU DE PIERREFONDS 

A perfect opportunity to take advantage of the free Pierrefonds Castle. The little extra of this year? The exclusive discovery of medieval cellars! Under the guidance of a guide-lecturer, you will have the privilege of descending to the second level of the basements, to discover these immense vaulted spaces dating from the Middle Ages, and loaded with the traces and inscriptions of our predecessors. A complete immersion in history!  

SATURDAY 16 AND SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER: KRONPRINZ SHELTER  

Take advantage of the European Heritage Days to discover this exceptional site. Command post built by the German army during the First World War, Kronprinz shelter is now in the hands of the APRAK association, which works throughout the year for the maintenance and renovation of this unique place. Follow your guide on this exciting tour!

SATURDAY 16 AND SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER: CITÉ DES BROSSIERS 

In this old brush factory, many activities await you! What to start with ?  
 
Discover the incredible history of our industrial heritage during guided tours, the workshop-museum of the brushes of the Oise, where you will learn more about the production of its brushes, as well as the daily life of the workers. Not to mention, a great collection of brushes just waiting for you to admire! 
 
Collectors and creators have also given themselves the word to help you discover old cars and works of art: sculptures, paintings, patchwork, creative textiles and objects made of wool. This rich exhibition should not be missed.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17: CUISIEN GEOSITE 

You may be surprised to discover a geological site, witness to our history more than 50 million years ago. The Cuisien Geosite is a surprising place that will make your imagination work!  

SATURDAY 16 AND SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER: VISIT OUR CHURCHES

On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, the churches of Bitry as well as Saint-Étienne-Roilaye open their doors to let you discover the treasures they hide within!
 

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