Open gates at France’s Embassy this weekend on European Days of Patrimony

France’s Embassy and Residence in Bucharest will open their gates for the audience on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20,to host several guided tours on the occasion of the European Days of the Patrimony 2015, focused on the patrimony of the 21st century.

The French diplomatic mission invites the audience to discover the wealth of a patrimony that represents an exceptional diplomatic tool. During the tours, the audience will have a look into the French Ambassador’s office, which is adorned with exquisite ceiling adornments and will also have the opportunity to admire the France’s Residence adorned with valuable pieces of art such as “Hay cart” painting by Nicolae Grigorescu, the equestrian statue of Louis XIV dating back in 1692 made by sculptor Francois Girardon, as well as a remarkable Gobelins tapestry work. Visitors can also admire a secret door hidden in the bookcase, a chandelier belonging to aviator Louis Noel or a Pleyel piano made in Paris.

This year the guided tours will placed under the token of the French cuisine, which has been high on the list of UNESCO world patrimony since 2010. Visitors will be able to see a dinner service made by the factory in Sevres in 1911 and a book exhibition dedicated to the French cuisine.

The France’s Residence has been inaugurated 123 years ago.

Registrations for the guided tours are available at

At the same time, visitors who would want to take some photos and videos inside the Residence can register them in a contest on the French Embassy’s Facebook page (

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