Charles Rennie Mackintosh en Roussillon Open For The Heritage Days

Charles Rennie Mackintosh en Roussillon Open For The Heritage Days

 The heritage days in 2021 are on the 18th and 19th September.

 The theme is Heritage for Everyone

Affiche journée du patrimoine 2021

Brief reminder:

The European Heritage Days are national and international demonstrations which have been happening in more than 50 countries, following the model called “Open days of Historical Monuments” initiated by the minister of culture led by Jack Lang on the 23rd September 1984.


These days have the objectives of displaying the huge number of national historical monuments, through unique meetings, visits and exceptional openings of numerous edifices, museums and places which are able to be open exceptionally to the public.

These local demonstrations are held every year from the end of August to the start of November.

To find out more go to:

Journée du patrimoine culture gouv.

The members of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh en Roussillon association will be very happy to welcome you during the 2021 Heritage Days to help you discover or rediscover the Port-Vendres Centre and the works of this great 20th century designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Born in Glasgow in 1868, he was one of the greatest creators of the 20th century. A pioneer of modernisme as a designer and architect, he setted in Roussillon as a painter towards the end of his life (1923-1927).

Astounding buildings, furniture, fabrics, stained glass, unique watercolours – 3 artistic stages in his life. The history of his life in Roussillon and his discovery of the heritage is told in 3 interpretation centres (at Belesta,in the centre of the museum of prehistory; at Amelie-les-Bains in the heart of the museum in Palada; in Port-Vendres in the garden of the Dome).

The museum in Palalda is currently closed for renovations.

The museum of Belesta will exceptionally open its doors for this event

Chateau musée de Belesta

Une des entrées pour acceder au centre


The Port-Vendres interpretation centre will open its doors free of charge on the afternoons of the 18th and 19th September from 2.30 to 5.30 p.m.

Your Covid pass will be required.

Please note that the Dôme which houses the micro-folie of Port-Vendres will itself also open its doors for this event on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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