Groups in the social field

Discover our offer for groups in the social field.


The Centre des Monuments Nationaux's activities for social groups are developed throughout the year, notably through its involvement in the "Living Together" mission, a partnership with the Cultures du Cœur association and annual participation in the national event Les Portes du Temps, which became C'est mon Patrimoine! in 2017.

In parallel to these initiatives, the Centre des monuments nationaux has entered into partnerships with other national organizations, with a wide range of profiles, which help people in social difficulty.

The visit offer

The Centre's work with social actors is developed throughout the year and is based on several mechanisms:

  • the contribution to the "Living Together" mission of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, alongside about thirty other establishments;
  • participation, since 2006, in the Ministry's flagship event for young people from the social field, and in particular from the priority districts of the city policy and the rural revitalization zones, "Les Portes du temps";
  • partnerships at the national and local levels with major associations in the social field (Cultures du coeur, Secours populaire, Armée du salut, Action Enfance and the Comité national de liaison des régies de quartier).

On a daily basis, the public services of the monuments offer visits and activities adapted to the public in the social field, organize training for the relays in order to help them accompany the groups in an autonomous way and, of course, are ready to welcome visitors from all horizons by proposing various forms of mediation to help them make the most of their visit (commented visits, lecture tours, workshops, visit documents, audioguides, etc.).


Heritage workshops allow visitors to discover a technique, period or style related to the monument through artistic practice, drawing, models and other forms of creation.
The workshop is led by a qualified speaker chosen by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux or a specialist in the theme (arts and crafts, etc.) and lasts 2.5 hours.

To best organize the heritage workshop with your group, you are invited to contact the monument which will define with you the most appropriate form that this workshop will take, according to your expectations and your public.

As a structure that assists people in social difficulty, the CMN offers a rate of 45 euros per workshop, for a group of up to 20 people, excluding accompanying adults. The entrance to the monument and its visit are included in this price.

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