European Heritage Days 2014
Circuit 1 : A campus next to slums: birth of a university on the fringe of the blue-collar city (1964-2014)
Circuit guided by Victor Collet, researcher, Université Paris Nanterre
Circuit 2 : From the former city center to the university : industrial and military history (1914-2014)
Circuit guided by Robert Cornaille, President of the Société d'Histoire de Nanterre and Alain Bocquet
Circuit 3 : From the revolutionary university to the towers of La Défense : walking throught the urban upheavals (1964-2014)
Circuit guided by Victor Collet, researcher, and Frédéric Dufaux, Senior lecturer, université Paris Nanterre
This circuits are conceived in the framework of the project "Making and walking the history of Nanterre's university".
European Heritage Days 2018
On the occasion of the European Heritage Days 2018, on September the 15th, the Pasts in the Present cluster of excellence proposes 2 urban circuits to discover the history of the university of Nanterre and its surroundings.
Urban circuit 1 – Nanterre's campus then and now
The itinerary retraces the construction of different buildings and emblematic scenes of the 1968 student and worker protests that erupted there and it offers testimonies of quotidian life at the university’s beginnings.
Departure : Campus of the university, in front of the building B (RER A, stop Nanterre-Université)
Urban circuit 2 – Sous la faculté, un camp d'aviation ! From the university to the Natalys factory, passing by the Seine
Circus, farm, student ministry, on one side, new gardens and the Parc du Chemin de l’Île on the side of the Seine, on the other, rendering more laughable a municipality still scarred by the industrial vestiges, where numerous cultural projects were hatched.
Departure: Campus of the university, in front of the building B (RER A, stop Nanterre-Université)