On the national theme “Heritage for all”, the Annecy Heritage Days program has many surprises in store. Good ideas to occupy the next weekend.
A varied program to discover Annecy
On Saturday September 18 and Sunday September 19, 2021 will take place the 38th edition of the Heritage Days. The Annecy program will be very varied with novelties for this cultural event which has existed since 1985.
The city of Annecy has the national label “Art and History” which testifies to a great heritage quality with an enhancement intended for a general public. If you choose guided tours, you benefit from conference guides approved by the Ministry of Culture. You will be able to discover the industrial history of the city with the Gillette company and the weaving of Cran-Gevrier. Several municipal sites will be open: the horticultural center, the Turbine and the Municipal Archives. Large Annecy associations will open their doors: the Salesian Academy, fans of the restoration of the ship Espérance III, the Moulin de Meythet.
Places will be exceptionally open to the public: the restoration site of the Town Hall of Annecy, the rural chapel of Férrières, and the second monastery of the Visitation. Entrance to the museums of Annecy will be free: Château d’Annecy, Les Vieilles Prisons and the Museum of Animated Films, the departmental archives.
Geocachers and Escape Game
the geocaching is an activity that consists of discovering caches in a specific territory that you can locate with your smartphone. For Heritage Days, it is an opportunity to explore the historical heritage of the city in a fun way. This activity will also be offered on Pringy, a more rural part of the new town.
Of them ephemeral escape games will be led by municipal archivists. The first invites you to evacuate the archives after an earthquake by following the traces left by a 17th century judge. The second consists of solving the puzzles hidden in room n ° 10 of the basement of the archives to understand the story of the Lovers of the rue du Bœuf.
Due to the epidemic context, the presentation of the health pass will be compulsory for the visit of closed places. It is essential to arrive 10 minutes before the start of the visits. Wearing a mask will also be compulsory. Most of the entertainment is free.
Many other visits are organized, you can consult the complete Program of the Heritage Days of Annecy 2021.