Heritage Days 2022: the French basketball federation opens its museum space

By Cécile D. Published September 2, 2022 at 11:33 am

Are you a basketball fan? So take advantage of Heritage Days to discover the museum space of the French basketball federation! On September 17 and 18, 2022, sport is in the spotlight in this unusual little museum.

Millions of followers, thrilling matches, a common passion… The basketball is one of the most popular sports in France. If you too are basketball fans, we have a very good plan to offer you, an essential outing to do when you like this sport.

To celebrate the Heritage Daysthis weekend September 17 and 18, 2022the French Basketball Federation (FFBB) opens the doors of its museum space to us.

In this basketball den, you can admire collector’s items and historical, of the trophies and cuts, outfits emblematic of the French team, photos of the greatest players, balloons of all shapes and sizes… In short, dozens and dozens of pieces and relics that tell the great history of basketball in France.

Come and discover this unique space, which showcases French basketball, and enjoy visits and D’free entertainment during these Heritage Days. To keep your passion alive, you can even make a little game with friends afterwards, in one of the many sites scattered around Paris…

On the program of these Heritage Days at the museum space of the FFBB:

  • Guided tour of the museum space of the French Federation of BasketBall
    Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m.

    The members of the Basketball Museum, the Heritage Commission of the FFBB and the International Basketball Club offer you, throughout the day, guided tours of the museum area, inaugurated in 2011. Each visit lasts between 30 minutes and an hour. Visits will begin during peak hours (10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.). Registration is recommended (patrimoine@ffbb.com – 01 53 94 25 23).

    Visitors can visit the basketball gallery and the Yvan Mainini Research and Documentation Center. The gallery offers remarkable pieces from the Museum’s collections and the scenography depicts the history of basketball and the specificities of its development in France. Jerseys from major teams, equipment from all eras, medals gleaned by French teams (at the Olympic Games, World Cup and European Championship) a model of the oldest basketball hall in the world, posters, etc. At the Research Center, usually reserved for researchers, students and journalists, works from the library of the Basketball Museum and the historical archives of the FFBB can be consulted. A selection of books and documents will be made available to the public. Throughout the day, visitors will be able to chat with the members of the Heritage & Legends Commission of the FFBB and the Club des Internationaux who have all worn the jersey of the French basketball team.

  • Free visit of the museum area of ​​the French Federation of BasketBall
    Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m.

    The FFBB museum area was inaugurated in 2011 and updated in 2016. It is the result of a collaboration between the French Basketball Federation and the French Basketball Museum. Visitors can visit the basketball gallery and the Yvan Mainini Research and Documentation Center. The gallery offers remarkable pieces from the Museum’s collections and the scenography depicts the history of basketball and the specificities of its development in France. Jerseys from major teams, equipment from all eras, medals gleaned by French teams (at the Olympic Games, World Cup and European Championship) a model of the oldest basketball hall in the world, posters, etc. At the Research Center, usually reserved for researchers, students and journalists, works from the library of the Basketball Museum and the historical archives of the FFBB can be consulted. A selection of books and documents will be made available to the public. Throughout the day, free visitors will be able to discuss with the members of the Heritage & Legends Commission of the FFBB and the Club des Internationaux who have all worn the jersey of the French basketball team.

  • This is a visit that promises to be sporty!

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