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BNP Paribas opens the doors to historical buildings in France, Belgium and Italy for the European Heritage Days

  • 10.09.2013
To mark the 2013 European Heritage Days, the BNP Paribas Group will open the doors of six of its private buildings to the public across France, Belgium and Italy.

Guided tours of these heritage sites will be offered to visitors along with a brochure available in 3 languages (French, Dutch, Italian), in which the historical, architectural and cultural significance of the buildings is highlighted.

France
>> Paris 9th arrondissement, 14 rue Bergère
15 September, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The former headquarters of the Comptoir national d'escompte de Paris, this building is representative of 19th century bank architecture.

>> Nancy, Saint-Jean branch, 14 September 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The headquarters of the former Renauld Bank, the building offers an example of Art Nouveau architecture.

 © BNP Paribas FortisBelgium
>> Bruxelles, 20 rue Royale
14 & 15 September, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
This historical headquarters of BNP Paribas Fortis includes a varied collection of tapestries and history paintings. Read more in the BNP Paribas Fortis Newsroom.

Italy
>> “Invito a Palazzo” event in Rome, 5 October
Explore the historical headquarters of BNL located at Via Veneto 119

>> Bari & Venice
2 exceptional heritage sites will be open to the public in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of BNL in 2013. More information available soon on the BNL site.

European Heritage Days (EHD) is a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission. The annual event, also known as Open Door Days, was started in France in 1984 and today involves all 50 signatory states of the European Cultural Convention.



Photo: 20, rue Royale, Brussels: The Tapestry Gallery. © BNP Paribas Fortis