Heritage Days 2022: The French Basketball Federation opens its museum space

By Cécile D. Posted on September 2, 2022 at 11:33

Are you a basketball fan? So take advantage of the Heritage Days to discover the museum area of ​​the French Basketball Federation! On 17 and 18 September 2022, sport is the focus of this unusual little museum.

Millions of followers, exciting matches, a shared passion… The basketball is one of the most popular sports in France. If you are also a basketball fan, we have a lot good plan to offer you an important outing when you like this sport.

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

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

Come and experience this unique space that showcases French basketball and enjoy it visit and D’free entertainment during these Heritage Days. To keep your passion alive, you can even make one little game with friends afterwards at one of the many places scattered around Paris…

On the program for these Heritage Days in FFBB’s museum space:

  • Tour of the museum room of the French Basketball Federation
    Saturday 17 September at 10.

    The members of the Basketball Museum, the Heritage Commission of FFBB and the International Basketball Club offer you all-day guided tours of the museum grounds, inaugurated in 2011. Each visit lasts between 30 minutes and an hour. Visits begin during peak hours (10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00). 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 particularities of its development in France. Jerseys from major teams, equipment from all eras, medals picked up by French teams (at the Olympics, WC and EC), a model of the oldest basketball hall in the world, posters etc. At the Research Centre, which is normally reserved for researchers, students and journalists, works from the Basketball Museum’s library and FFBB’s historical archives can be consulted. A selection of books and documents will be made available to the public. During the day, visitors will be able to chat with the members of the Heritage & Legends Commission of the FFBB and the Club des Internationaux, all of whom have worn the jersey of the French basketball team.

  • Free visit to the museum area of ​​the French Basketball Federation
    Saturday 17 September at 10.

    The FFBB museum site 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 particularities of its development in France. Jerseys from major teams, equipment from all eras, medals picked up by French teams (at the Olympics, WC and EC), a model of the oldest basketball hall in the world, posters etc. At the Research Centre, which is normally reserved for researchers, students and journalists, works from the Basketball Museum’s library and FFBB’s historical archives 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, all of whom have worn the jersey of the French basketball team.

  • This is a visit that promises to be sporty!

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