Paris, France

French History and Heritage

when 3 July 2017 - 7 July 2017
language French
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC

Language : French and English

The International Summer School program includes some lectures, workshops and visits of representative places of French history like Versailles palace and its gardens, Royaumont Abbey, Musée de Cluny (National Museum of Middle Ages). The prestigious area of the Richelieu Libraries, Museum and Galleries, is included in the visits and explored.

from Monday 3rd July 2017 to Friday 7th July 2017


École nationale des chartes – Sorbonne, Paris, France


65, rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris

tél 33 1 55 42 21 52 and 33 1 55 42 21 53

Registration fees

Registration fees cover the teachings and their logistics, accommodation in the City International University of Paris (CIUP) and night in individual room at the Royaumont Abbey, meals (breakfast, coffee break, lunch at the CIUP, gourmet meal at Versailles, study day and visit to →Versailles, the study day, lunch and dinner gala at the Royaumont Abbey (see menu-type) the visits of the Paris archives, of the Abbey of Cluny and the Royaumont Abbey, transport in France.

École d’été / Summer School : « Histoire et patrimoines de la France »

Published 4th May 2017

École d’été / Summer School : « Histoire et patrimoines de la France » © ENC

International Summer School : « French History and Heritage »

Published 17th March 2017

International Summer School : « French History and Heritage »

Monday, July 3, 2017

Cité internationale universitaire of Paris
Behind History: archeological legacy and genealogical research in French archives

–Welcoming, Summer School presentation and guests settle in.
–Lecture by Nathan Schlanger, Full Professor of Archeology, École nationale des chartes, archeologist and archeology historian.
The Making of French archeological heritage

–Lecture by Jean-Louis Beaucarnot, genealogist.
Genalogy: a French passion!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Cité internationale universitaire of Paris
The emblematic heritage of France: the national emblems.

–Lecture by Michel Pastoureau, Honorary Professor of Medieval History, specialist of color symbols and emblems, École pratique des hautes études, and Laurent Hablot, Full Professor of Western Emblematic, École pratique des hautes études.
The emblematic heritage of France: from royal emblems to republican symbols

–Visit of the Richelieu Libraries, Museum and Galleries: Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library), departments of Performing Arts, Prints and Manuscript, Institut national d’histoire de l’art (National Institute of Art History) ; Bibliothèque de l’École des chartes presented by the library manager. Presentation of Western and Eastern manuscripts (old and moderns) letters, archives, prints.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Study day at the Centre de recherche du Château de Versailles (Versailles Castle Research Center)
Nature in Versailles, Versailles and the absolute expression of Royalty

–Lecture by Jean-Michel Leniaud, Full Professor, École nationale des chartes / École pratique des hautes études.
Hunting with hounds interpreted in light of René Girard thought

French gastronomic lunch.

–Visit and conference by Alexandre Maral, General Curator and Head of the Department of Sculptures, Versailles Castle Research Center.
Secret Versailles: Louis XV’s apartment

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
Medieval Art in France

–Lecture by Philippe Plagnieux lecture, Full Professor of Art History, École nationale des chartes / Panthéon-Sorbonne University.
Chartres Cathedral

–Private visit of the Musée de Cluny (National Museum of Middle Ages) with Philippe Plagnieux and Curators. Followed by a workshop.
–Transfer to Royaumont Abbey.
–Summer School closing gala dinner.
–Night at Royaumont.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Study day at Royaumont Abbey
Religion, spirituality et societies

–Lecture by Erika Kikuchi, Historian of religions, Seitoku University, Japan.
Jean Bodin (1530-1596) and witch hunting in France: witchcraft and Modern State creation
–Lecture by Dominique Lestel, professor of philosophy, École normale supérieure (rue d’Ulm) / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellow, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.
The arousing seductions of the Cartesian animal-machine

–Visit-conference of Royaumont Abbey : Royaumont Abbey: site, collections and archives
–Presentation of Summer School Chartes 2017 certificate.
–Transfer to Paris.

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Course leader

Target group

longlife learning, students, professors,

Course aim

The École des chartes international Summer School « French History and Heritage » offers to highlight some Middle Ages and Ancien Régime thematic and places on its cultural and natural side.

Fee info

EUR 0: 0–Full rate : 2 800 €
–Rate for 2 people : 2 000 €
–Special student rate, retired, job seekers : 1 500 €


Professors : Sorbonne Paris 1, Ecole nationale des chartes, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, experts