CARD. Our 10 favorites to visit in the Hauts-de-France for Heritage Days

CARD. Our 10 favorites to visit in the Hauts-de-France for Heritage Days

Hundreds of monuments from Hauts-de-France open their doors this weekend for the 35th edition of the European Heritage Days. Places to visit throughout the year and others that are accessible to the public once a year.

With this card you will undoubtedly find your happiness. You can perform a geographical or thematic search by date and / or type of target group. All activities – guided tours, workshops, conferences – are mentioned.

The web editor of France 3 Hauts-de-France also gives you its 6 favorites, from the most unusual to the most spectacular. One per department and a bonus !!

1- Pedagogical: the brush of Tracy-le-Mont in the Oise

From the middle of the nineteenth century to the war of 14-18, the Oise department was the world capital of the brush. In Tracy-le-Mont, the Commelin-Brenier company was one of the 9 active brushes that have made the city's reputation. With a maximum of 400 people, she specialized in fine cleaning.
The activity stopped in 1955. Nowadays, a brewer, a blacksmith and a small auditorium occupy some buildings. But the site should have a renaissance: it is the property of an association that wants to revive it by setting up a large museum dedicated to cleaning.
First step: the rehabilitation of an exceptional building and can even be unique, an identifiable drier thanks to the characteristic ventilation openings. It was chosen by the Bern Mission as Heritage in Danger.
With an area of ​​200m² it was used to store months of precious forests and bones of cattle. The association already has a very small part of the 10,000 objects it owns.

Visits on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00.

Information: 06 59 29 75 66

2- Amazing: the old prison of Dunkirk in the north

It is one of the oldest and most unusual prisons in the Hauts-de-France. The communal prison of Dunkirk, located in fact in Bourbourg, dates back to the sixteenth century. Everything in Flemish bricks, it has been classified in historical monuments since 1972. You will be able to discover cells on the floor and dungeons with double door in oak in the basement, all perfectly intact.

Free and free visits:

  • Saturday, September 15 from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 17:30
  • Sunday, September 16 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Information: +33 (0) 3 28 65 83 83

3- Unusually: the fortified Saint-Médard church in Parfondeval in the Aisne

Parfondeval is arranged below the "most beautiful villages in France"but the local star is the 16th-century church, lurking at the bottom of the square. Increased, it reveals its charms only to the most reckless. To see it better, you have to do funny gymnastics exercises. The neighboring houses, in red brick, capped with slates, seem to pull an uninterrupted fence. The building has been classified as a historic monument since 1995.

For the Heritage Days, a tour of the church, the temple and the old mill is proposed for the visit.

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