Journées Européennes du Patrimoine 2023 à Dijon Métropole

The fortieth edition of the European Heritage Days will be held on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2023 on the themes of "Living Heritage" and "Sports Heritage".

Living Heritage" refers to practices, expressions, knowledge and skills that have been passed down from one generation to the next and are constantly being recreated, such as songs, dances, rituals, festivals, traditional craft skills and knowledge of nature and the universe.

Each of us brings to life a certain number of these living heritages that have been passed on to us by our families or through our social and cultural interactions. These practices are sometimes associated with objects, landscapes or monuments. Living heritage gives them meaning.

Carnival, for example, brings together masks, costumes, floats and confetti. Living heritage also plays a part in conserving and restoring tangible heritage. Tangible and intangible heritage are inseparable.

The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage gives international recognition to these shared practices, which are an expression of cultural diversity. This instrument aims to pass on living heritage to future generations, without freezing it, through safeguarding actions that contribute to sustainable development. This theme coincides with the 20th anniversary of UNESCO's Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).

And this year, in the run-up to the Cultural Olympiad, a second theme, "Sports Heritage", will be given pride of place. The heritage of sport has developed significantly with the increase in sporting activities (evolution of old practices or new practices), mainly at the beginning of the 20th century.


  • Exhibition
  • Music
  • Sport and leisure
  • Course / Workshop
  • Guided tours
  • Culture and tradition
  • Culturel
  • History


16 and 17 September 2023


L’Escale Dijonnaise

L’Escale Dijonnaise