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European Heritage Days "Let's bring heritage to life together".

Location : Dans toute la ville
  • Journées européennes du patrimoine La Seyne
  • Fort Balaguier La Seyne sur Mer
  • Bassin du parc de la Navale
  • Pont Levant La Seyne sur Mer
Journées européennes du patrimoine La SeyneFort Balaguier La Seyne sur MerBassin du parc de la NavalePont Levant La Seyne sur Mer
Exhibitions, guided tours of places that are emblematic of the city's history.
Ask for the programme at our reception desks!
Friday 17 September:
From 9am to 12pm, Bonaparte battery: exceptional opening to the public and guided tour by Jean-Christophe Vila, site manager.

Saturday 18th September :
9am, guided tour "Aquaculture in Tamaris Bay" by Julie Castellani, head of the Maison du Patrimoine (reservation required).
Come and discover the aquaculture area of the Petite Mer and meet the passionate professionals who perpetuate the know-how of shellfish and fish farming.
From 9.15 am to 4 pm: open day at the Dominante. Workshops and activities with the LPO association, Planète Sciences méditerranée and the Z'amis de la Dominante.
10am, Espace Aristide Briand, rue Louis Curet: guided tour of the exhibition "Ces géants... fierté de la construction navale" by Alan Virot, archivist, curator of the exhibition (reservation required).
10am, guided tour of "Tamaris à la Belle Epoque" led by Yousra Zahaf, heritage mediator (reservation required).
10 am, guided tour of Fort Napoléon by Aicha Refes, heritage mediator.
From 10 am to 5 pm, La Verne beach: guided exploration of the underwater trail and awareness-raising stand "Discovering the underwater biodiversity of the La Verne site". Come and get into the water and discover the new underwater trail of La Verne. Supervision and equipment provided. 1h30 to 2h of activity, bring a swimming costume and towel, from 8 years old.
2.30 pm, meeting point at the Impasse gallery, 56 impasse Verlaque: guided tour "Circuit découverte des œuvres de street art" by members of the Graphikart collective.
3pm, guided tour "Architecture and urban renovation of the old town centre" led by Michèle Perrin (reservation required).
3pm, guided tour and reading of the landscape "The Bridge, belvedere of the harbour" led by Anaïs Escudier and Yousra Zahaf, heritage mediators.
3pm, Porte des Chantiers, Cours Toussaint Merle: meeting, viewing and guided tour of the Naval Park with volunteers from the Amians and CRCN associations.
8pm: Torchlight procession "Bonaparte in La Seyne, 1793, the Republican assault".
Two departure points for a bright and festive procession: from the IPFM, 668 allée des Forges and from the Institute of Marine Biology, 1337 corniche Michel Pacha. The two processions will meet at Fort Balaguier for a ballèti at 9pm. (Distribution of lanterns in front of the IPFM and the Institute of Marine Biology.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September :
From 9 am to 6 pm, in the gardens of the Balaguier museum: activities proposed by the association of the Friends of the Balaguier museum.
10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm: family workshop proposed by the Atelier Baron (costume creation): creation of costume accessories around the theme "Bonaparte 1793" (Phrygian cap, cockade, ribbon...). Sewing notions welcome but not essential (Public children with adults. Places are limited. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop).
From 10 am to 5 pm, Verne beach: animations and demonstrations led by the association of pescadous of Verne and Fabrégas.
At 11 am, Maison du Patrimoine: guided tour of the exhibition "1793: le chemin de Bonaparte, d'Ollioules à La Seyne".
At 2pm and 4pm, guided tour of Fort Balaguier led by Aicha refes, heritage mediator.
At 3.30 pm, guided tour of the exhibition "Olive Tamari, l'œuvre sculpté" by Julien Gomez-Estienne, curator of the exhibition.

Sunday 19th September :
10am, guided walk "Le Hameau des Sablettes, de Michel Pacha à Fernand Pouillon" by Julien Gomez-Estienne, responsible for the Balaguier museum (reservation required).
10 am, guided walk "A picturesque site to be preserved" by Anaïs Escudier, heritage mediator.
Come and walk along the coastline between the coves of La Verne and Fabrégas and learn about the history of this site with its remarkable panorama, to which the people of Seyn are very attached.
At 2pm, a guided walk "The popular knowledge of plants" accompanied by singing interludes (booking required).
A walk to learn about the plants of our massif and their traditional uses in the company of the Cercle occitan du pays de La Seyne.
From 2 pm to 6 pm, accompanied walk "La grande boucle en vélo à assistance électrique" organised by the Hôtel des Arts de la Métropole TPM.
Departure from the Hôtel des Arts, 236 bd Maréchal Leclerc, crossing of the harbour by boat-bus then tour including the Corniche Bonaparte, the visit of the Balaguier Museum, the Villa Tamaris, Les Sablettes. Return by boat-bus to Toulon with a walk in the city centre and visit of the CAUE Var exhibition "Eautochtone". Bicycles provided. Reservation required on 04 94 93 37 90

Monday 20 September :
5pm, auditorium of the Paul Eluard College: conference "Madame de Staël and Bonaparte, a missed appointment" led by Gilbert Paoli.
To close the Heritage Days, the Society of Friends of La Seyne Ancienne et Moderne invites you to discover the fascinating story of the stormy relationship between the famous woman of letters and the Emperor.
From Friday 17 to Monday 20 September 2021.
  • Price :
    • Free entrance
Directions to :
La Seyne-sur-Mer
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.101932
Longitude : 5.881439
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Maison du Patrimoine
Phone : +33 4 94 06 96 64
Phone : +33 4 94 06 96 42
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La Seyne-sur-Mer
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    • French