A phrase meaning “all-nighter” in French, Nuit Blanche wants you to stay awake from 7pm-7am.
Now in its 17th year, Parisians are invited to peruse the streets for late-night installations, performances, and exhibitions of street art. The 30 or so official projects will happen primarily in the north and center of Paris.
Roller derby on Avenue Winston Churchill, stroll through the Parc Zoologique de Paris for an installation exhibit by Philippe Quesne, view the dance show ON AIR by Vill’Up in the Cité des sciences de de l’industrie, enjoy an organ concert in Eglise Saint-Louis en l’Ile, sit beside the runway for an impromptu fashion show in the Hôtel de Ville… the options are endless.
And don’t worry, you won’t have to go hungry in the city that shuts down at 11pm. Nourish yourself for the night by stopping at the row of 16 food trucks on the Esplanade des Invalides.
This year, there are four walks through “constellations” of performances and installations set up so you can see as much art as possible. There’s the Constellation des Invalides, Constellation de l’Île Saint Louis, Constellation de la Villette, and Constellation de la Porte Dorée.