On Saturday October 7, 2017, Paris is a celebration with its White Night. As soon as sun sets, thousands of Parisians and tourists go out on the streets to take over the city. Event in SNCF wildernesses, concerts with Star Wars music, shows and museums open for free, it’s time to make the best of it!
This White Night 2017 sounds mad: 28 official installations, over 50 OFF events and crazy meetings in unknown venues. The only watchword is to bring your coat, your smartphone and some good shoes because the night is going to be long.
If like me, you can’t stay awake too long, this is a genuine improvised marathon that comes ahead to discover the installations we can’t miss. You’re about to be blow away, trust me!
Our top 10 tips for the White Night 2017 in Paris
- Olivier Dubois invites 300 dancers at the Canopée des Halles
For the White Night 2017, choreographer and dancer Olivier Dubois invites 300 dancers and 150 amateur musicians to take over the Canopée des Halles for a collective and monumental gesture. Don’t miss it on Saturday October 7, 2017.
- Rail Océan, a night on SNCF railway tracks
For the White Night 2017, the SNCF organizes a great evening on the disused railway tracks of the 18th arrondissement with the participation of the group MU. All Saturday October 7 at night, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., you can enjoy 13 duets of composers on wide railway area. Night owls, this is for you!
- (La)Horde performing at the Halle Hébert
For the White Night, the collective (La)Horde takes over the Halle Hébert, a SNCF wilderness to be destroyed by the end of the year. All night long, on Saturday October 7, the trio of (La)Horde will offer us a crazy night, like an uprising-flavored night in a disused shed. The whole will be recorded for posterity.
- Nuit Blanche 2017 at the Philharmonie and the Cité de la Musique
For the Nuit Blanche 2017, the Philharmonie and the Cité de la Musique host four nonstandard concerts all through the night and offer a special visit of the Cité de la Musique museum collections, filled with concerts, mini-conferences and in a special light staging focused on a theme “Shadows and Light” and the whole from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- PNL x Invernomuto at the Salle Labrouste in the BnF
- Ruth Ewan’s Bal Pop’ at the 104
The Centquatre (104), located in Paris 19th arrondissement, regularly welcomes the Bal Pop’ to make everyone dance while bringing public dances back to life. For the White Night, on October 7, 2017, Bal Pop’ artistic direction is entrusted to artist Ruth Ewan and gives a political taste to the whole.
- Irving Penn at the Grand Palais
This Saturday October 7, 2017, the Grand Palais opens its doors at night-time and for free so that you can visit the exhibition focused on Irving Penn while listening to music by Great American Songbook.
- Dance and jazz concert at the Goethe Institut
The Goethe Institut, located in Paris 16th arrondissement, welcomes a program specially created for the White Night held on Saturday October 7, 2017 from 8 p.m. Discover performances, installations of artists coming from Frankfurt’s modern stage and related to the current exhibition.
- Montparnasse tower observatory open for free
As part of the White Night 2017, the Montparnasse tower observatory invites you to observe Paris at 210-m high and admire the galactic installation created for the event. Furthermore, the access is free from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.!
- Public transport free all night
On October 7, 2017, you have no excuse to miss the White Night. The RATP though about everything and offers transports all night long to take all-nighters home by opening 2 metro lines for free all night!
I told you, these are the top 10 best outings for the White Night 2017 in Paris!
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