(Excerpt from 'Nuit Blanche: between the sky and the Seine' posted on Nuit Blanche, Paris . Found on http://www.nuitblanche.paris.fr/en)
Nuit Blanche is a multi-cultural event which takes place across the greater Paris region and the city as a whole stays up for a massive nocturnal art festival, with crowds strolling the streets and admiring artwork.
After a decade of stunning artistic creations and experimentations, Laurent Le Bon, director of Metz Pompidou Center is at the helm for this new edition. His proposal is based upon a completely new route: a meandering line that crosses Paris from West to East, from Chaillot hill to Ivry-sur-Seine.
A promenade from East to West
A smooth and quiet stroll along the Seine riverbanks that will exceptionally be car free. An invitation to explore the architecture of the city in all its contemporary complexity, and an opportunity for the public to enjoy, for the first time, belvederes, vantage points over the city that are usually not accessible but allow to take a glimpse at unfamiliar vistas of Paris and the Seine. Like the various springs that feed the river, recognized or emerging artists from all generations and all nationalities, most of whom dwell in Greater Paris – as a tribute to Paris cosmopolitanism – nurture our imagination.
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(Image: Courtsey Nuit Blanche)