19 February 2007

La Nuit Blanche

Gentle reader, exploring the streets of Paris by moonlight… what could possibly be more delightful?

On the night of the full moon in October, the city celebrates ‘La Nuit Blanche’ (The White Night) by keeping public museums open to midnight or beyond, with several private galleries and exhibition spaces open until 7am, all completely free of charge.

Concerts, contemporary dance, street theatre and art events are staged: many venues open impromptu café bars in their courtyards, serving mulled wines or hot chocolate.

One of the best ways to explore is by hiring a bicycle at one of the several locations set up around the city.

The result? An invigorating atmosphere with young and old alike…

...worth visiting for!

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