Culture: 3rd edition of national archaeology days

June 22, 23, 24, 2012 – France


In France, ‘national archaeology days’ events were organised in 424 different locations in 2012. More than 80,000 visitors took part in the cultural and scientific events offering more than 800 activities in more than 300 towns and villages. The events based on the theme of ‘extraordinary objects’ enabled people to discover archaeological sites and digs, permanent collections and exhibitions in museums and laboratories, and a host of other initiatives.

As Philippe Amequin puts it, “Under a partnership with INRAP, France’s institute for archaeological mitigation investigations, Bouygues Travaux Publics was able to demonstrate to the general public that a major construction contractor can also be sensitive to the need for preservation and promotion of our common archaeological heritage.

We have renewed the partnership for 2013.


Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives

7, rue de Madrid
75008 Paris
Tél. 01 40 08 80 00