Océan en voie d’illumination, Jardin des Plantes light festival 2019: our pictures

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Published by Julie M. · Published on 16 November 2019 at 13h15 · Updated on 13 December 2019 at 21h23
Jardin des Plantes light festival is coming back in November 2019 for a 2nd edition focusing on Oceans! Giant light animal statues will go bright as nightfall to amaze children and adults. A lovely light show to discover from November 18, 2019 to January 19, 2020.

Jardin des Plantes lantern festival is back for a new edition. Océan en voie d'illumination, this is the theme expecting you this year from November 18, 2019 to January 19, 2020. After a bright success last year with Espèces en voie d'illumination that saw 370,000 visitors in two months, this new magical and enchanting installation will likely take you to an enchanting world again.

stroll by night that turns into an atypical experience to enjoy with friends and family to discover the monumental light structures set in the alleys and on the pitches of the Jardin des Plantes.

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The stroll starts at the place Valhubert where giant lanterns representing creatures gone for 65 million years and species currently threatened. In 2019, the festival will focus on ocean species to go along with the Océans exhibition and we can already see ourselves meet with polar bears or penguins. We already met a great white shark.

All in all, 50 monumental light structures we can discover all along our walk, staging 4 different sea universes. The travel starts with a "Promenade on the tropical shore" and continues with a "dive into hot waters" then the "mysterious abysses" to end with a "swim in cold waters".

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The route is paced with descriptive texts telling us more about the different animal species living in the oceans on earth. Back on dry land, we meet pink flamingos and pelicans as well as hermit crabs and crustaceans inhabiting our beaches. Diving in warm water takes us to the heart of tropical corals where we discover a colorful world creating an entire ecosystem the earth need for its balance.

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We then discover the mysterious abysses filled with unknown species using surprising stratagems to survive in a rather austere environment. We finish our stroll on a much more poetic note, heading to the frozen lands of the poeles where we find cute creatures such as penguins and a family of lovely polar bears.

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Finish your tour within the Jardin des Plantes menagerie where lovely and hand-painted lanterns light up the path.

Practical information

Opening Time
From 18 November 2019 to 19 January 2020

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    Location

    Jardin des Plantes
    75005 Paris 5

    Prices
    -3 ans: Free
    Réduit: 12 €
    Plein: 15 €

    Official website
    www.jardindesplantes.net

    More informations
    horaires : 18h-22h45

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