White Night – Nuit Blanche 2021 at the Conciergerie in Paris

Published by Laurent P. · Photos by My B. · Updated on 22 September 2021 at 16h42 · Published on 22 September 2021 at 13h38
As part of the 20th edition of the Nuit Blanche or White Night held on Saturday October 2, 2021, the Conciergerie invites you to discover an air show.

For the 20th edition of the White Night, the Conciergerie takes part in the event and provides a never-before-seen show from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Instants en suspension, an air circus. For one hour, two acrobats from the Envolée cirque provide curious people with a short circus creation inspired by themes dear to El Anatsui currently displayed in the monument: material, time and human.

Make the most of this exclusive night to discover this place packed with history: oldest vestige of the Palais de la Cité – Medieval residence to the Kings of France and prison during the French Revolution – the Conciergerie found a way to evolve over centuries while keeping its first function: order, police and recording prisoners. Because this is the very origin of its name: from the reign of Philippe II Auguste in the early 1200’s, the “Concierge” was a high character in the kingdom, named by the king to assure order and practice basic and average functions and justice. During the revolution, the building was used as a prison and the most famous inmate, Marie-Antoinette, spent her last hours there before she was beheaded.

While waiting for this beautiful show, make the most of the night to enjoy the El Anatsui exhibition: En quête de liberté.

Good visit and have a good White Night, friends!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 2 October 2021
From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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    Location

    2 Boulevard du Palais
    75001 Paris 1

    Access
    Métro ligne 1 station "Chatelet", ligne 4 station "Cité"

    Prices
    Free

    Official website
    www.paris-conciergerie.fr

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