September 2006 - An American Defender of an Historical Landmark in Paris
During the third weekend of September, France celebrates Patrimony Days – a call to citizens to visit and admire France’s historical sites, including many that are not normally open to the public during the year. Initiated in 1984, the event was originally called Open House Day. The plan was well received and over the years the number of visitors, as well as the number of sites to visit, have increased. In 1991 the event was adopted as a European-wide celebration, and this year 48 countries will host European Patrimony Days. In France alone, some 12 million visitors are anticipated to explore some 15,000 sites that will be open throughout the country this year.
As part of this month’s celebration of France’s cultural heritage, Discover Paris! thinks it befitting to recall the efforts of Orrin Hein, an American who launched a major effort to save a part of France’s patrimony – the historic Baltard pavilions, threatened with imminent destruction in 1971.
Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2006
- December 2006 - Christmas Beer, Christmas Cheer!
- November 2006 - Homage to Man Ray
- October 2006 - A Dog's Life, a Good Life
- September 2006 - An American Defender of an Historical Landmark in Paris
- August 2006 - Ghosts of Saint-Michel
- July 2006 - Three Ladies and a Flame
- June 2006 - Wining and Dining with Juan Sánchez
- May 2006 - Saint-Sulpice
- April 2006 - How the Carrousel Garden Got Its Name
- March 2006 - A Queen, Her Palace and Her Garden
- February 2006 - Place Vendôme - A Square Fit for a King
- January 2006 - Copying the Masters