Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Nuit Blanche

Saturday night was Nuit Blanche here in Paris. Nuit Blanche is an all night arts festival that takes place once a year. You can walk all around the city and see outdoor and indoor art displays (films, statues, illusions, music, etc) all night long (it starts at 9:00pm and continues until 7:00am). This year I went out to explore with some friends and we had a great time and saw quite a few things. We started at 10pm and I didn't get home until 6:30 in the morning...I was exhausted the next day, but it was well worth it. We stuck to the Latin Quarter and the Chatelet-Les Halles area (we didn't have enough time to make it to the Marais). The only downsides were that they closed Notre Dame early so we didn't get to go in and see what they were doing and the line to get into the Mosque was so long we decided not to do it. For me the highlights were the giant disco ball at the Jardin de Luxembourg (despite the line to get in), seeing the inside of St. Severin, le Musee du Moyen Age (getting to see some of the museum, not the film) and relaxing in St. Eustache until 6am. It was a great night out!

display at Jardin de Luxembourg

inside St. Severin

film inside St. Eustache

disco ball at the Jardin de Luxembourg

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