Paris Nuit Blanche
"For one night only the Nuit Blanche festival brings together contemporary artists from across five continents. On the night of October 5th, take a stroll along the banks of the Seine, through the Marais, République and Belleville districts, or along the Canal Saint-Martin. Free of charge!
Join us on 5th October for the latest edition of Paris’ all-night arts festival: Nuit Blanche! Featuring artists from across five continents and curated by Chiara Parisi and Julie Pellegrin, this highlight of the cultural calendar takes over the banks of the Seine, the Canal Saint-Martin, and the République, Marais, Belleville and Ménilmontant districts for one magical night of artistic celebration.
Martin Creed will be getting proceedings underway this year by simultaneously ringing all of the church bells located along the Nuit Blanche route – including the virtual bells which visitors can download to their smartphones using our special event app.
Meanwhile, hovering above the Seine, helicopters fitted with speakers will be blasting out a Stockhausen string quartet. Later on, again down on the banks of the Seine, Chinese artist Cai Guo Qiang (responsible for the incredible fireworks display at the Beijing Olympics) presents an ode to love, an orchestrated pyrotechnic celebration of romance."