BNP Paribas will this month be joining in the 31st annual European Heritage Days. Once again this year both staff and the general public are invited to come and see inside some of the Group’s historic landmark buildings in Europe during the weekend of 20 - 21 September.
For the third year running, BNP Paribas will be taking part in the European Heritage Days 2014 initiative, inviting Group staff and the general public to visit four sites in France and Belgium which boast outstanding architecture and a fascinating history:
- The building at 14, rue Bergère in Paris, which accommodates the head office of BNP Paribas Investments Partners and was the historic headquarters of the Comptoir national d’escompte de Paris, a forerunner of BNP Paribas
- The Nancy branch at 58, rue Saint Jean, originally the headquarters of Banque Renauld, a regional financial institution which was also one of the Group’s forerunner banks
- The premises at 20, rue Royale in Brussels, the historic HQ of banks which gave rise to the present-day BNP Paribas Fortis
- The strongroom situated at 29, rue Ravenstein in Brussels, created by the celebrated Belgian designer Jules Wabbes
This event gives BNP Paribas the opportunity to share with the public the rich architectural heritage embodied in premises which are also venues for daily business for our staff and customers. Interest has been considerable in previous years: on average we welcomed 4,000 visitors through our doors during the 2012 and 2013 Heritage Days.
INFORMATION FOR PLANNING YOUR VISITS
Paris – Sunday 21 September, 10am to 5pm
Guided tours (no reservations necessary) of the Bergère building, headquarters of the Comptoir national d’escompte de Paris from 1852 to 1966
Access: 14, rue Bergère, Paris 9th, Metro Lines 8 and 9: exit Grands Boulevards Station
Nancy – Saturday 20 September, 10am to 5pm
Guided tours (no reservations necessary) of the Nancy branch, originally the headquarters of the regional financial institution Banque Renauld, whose construction was inspired by the Art Nouveau style
Access: 58, rue Saint-Jean, Nancy (54)
Brussels – Sunday 21 September, 10am to 6pm
Guided tours (no reservations necessary) of the BNP Paribas Fortis historic headquarters building
Access: 20, rue Royale – Metro Lines 1 and 5: exit Parc Station; tramlines 92 and 94: exit Parc Station
Brussels – Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September, 10am to 6pm
Access: Montagne du Parc branch at 29, rue Ravenstein, Brussels.
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