60,000 children and teenagers involved in cultural activities

Summer is a perfect time to engage with cultural heritage. The initiative "C'est mon patrimonine", run by the French Ministry of Culture and the Commissariat général à l'égalité des territoires, allows children and teenagers to get involved in artistic and cultural education projects during school holidays.
Blue banner saying C'est mon patrimoine

Thanks to this scheme, young people can come closer to cultural heritage by participating in original activities such as workshops, theatre tours, treasure hunts, readings, dances, performances and digital arts practices.

The initiative relies on national and local partnerships with the National Monuments Centre, together with various institutions in all heritage fields.

The 2018 edition of the initiative is now open

Organised outside school hours, "C'est mon patrimoine" has welcomed more than 420,000 young people since 2005.

This year, nearly 60,000 children and teenagers (aged 6 to 18) will discover over 300 heritage sites by participating in 200 projects. The idea behind the initiative is to help children and teens develop their interest in cultural heritage and better understand how heritage sites fit into a geographical and cultural context.

The scheme encourages young people from disadvantaged urban and rural areas to participate. 

For more information, please visit the website