Little did I know when I went out last weekend, I’d be having my very own nuit blanche, or sleepless night. There’s nothing like dancing until 4am and then walking home halfway across Paris in 2 inch pumps (sure, I could have taken a cab, but I needed the exercise). Anyway, it was just a little dry run for this weekend which is the official Nuit Blanche, a city-wide event sponsored by the Mairie de Paris takes place from 7pm Saturday until 7am Sunday. Official (and unofficial) art and light installations take place around the city bringing out a little bit of everyone and anyone. And to join in the fun bars and restaurants stay open all night long too. This year’s festivities are centered around the Marais/Chatelet, the Latin Quarter/Luxembourg Gardens and Buttes-charmont. You can check out the maps below to start planning your route, or check out the website (the press-release and program are very helpful). Here‘s a nice piece by Meg Zimbeck to give you a flavor of the event.
P.S. Lots of other cities around the world are hosting their very own nuit blanche!
Prêt à Voyager
October 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm //
free (for nuit blanche) soundwalk for iphone: http://nuitblanche.soundwalk.com/
October 3, 2009 at 1:42 am //
I was thinking… wow! what a great time of year to be in Paris! Nuit Blanche! And then I thought… hrm… is there ever not a good time to be in Paris? no…….
I gotta plan my visit!!!
NYer in NZ
October 3, 2009 at 8:38 pm //
Sounds like an amazing night! I love the laissez-faire attitude of a government that allows this kind of party. I can’t imagine Americans bending our liquor laws… :) Have a great all-nighter!