On October 5, 2019, Paris Musée de l’Armée opens its doors late at night on the occasion of the White Night. Asked by the event artistic director Didier Fusillier, the historic monument will welcome the 10-km night race planned from 10 p.m.! Runners will cross the Dome and see Napoleon I's tomb, as well as the soldiers' church and the majestic main courtyard.
As for the others, those who don't run museums (easy joke, I know), they can visit the Saint-Louis Cathedral and roam around the main courtyard, especially lit on the occasion and discover the upcoming exhibition, Les Canons de l'Elégance, gathering together over 200 accessories that were handy to warriors of all time, between armory pieces, embroideries, goldsmithery and saddlery. Careful though, doors only open after 7 p.m., because before that the exhibition is closed (it officialy opens on October 10, 2019).
If you happen to be in the neighborhood at 8 p.m., don't miss the concert performed by the Orchestre d'Harmonie de la Garde Républicaine in tribute to Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) presenting the Grand Funeral and Triumphal Symphony created to accompany the military parade during the 1830 French Revolution 10th anniversary.
War disabled persons will be happy with this program as they are still welcomed in this center created in 1670 by Louis XIV.
Dates and Opening Time
On 5 October 2019
From 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Musée de l'Armée
129 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris 7
Métro ligne 8 station "La Tour-Maubourg", ligne 13 station "Varenne"
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