Echoing European Heritage Days, Alliance Française de Bombay organizes Heritage Days by proposing several guided tours in Mumbai. Follow the guide and discover hidden parts of the city !

Registration is required for all of the visits, send an e-mail to [email protected]

On the trail of Irani Cafés

with Rafique Baghdadi

Irani Cafe

Meeting point: Inside Kayani Café

Mumbai, India’s financial capital, has been famous for many things and one of the most loved have been the street-corner ‘Irani cafes’ that sprouted up in the late 18th and early 19th centuries due to an influx of Persian immigrants. We take you on a tour of the best of the remaining ones because, as the new edges out the old,  Irani cafes, it seems, are no longer everyone’s cup of tea.

More on “Les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine”

“Les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine” is a huge cultural event that unites 50 Europeans states under the slogan, Europe: a common heritage. The event began in France in 1984, with La Journée Portes Ouvertes, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture. Spread throughout Europe, this event offers opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public. It aims to widen access and foster awareness for architectural and environmental heritage.