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AUP student taking a photo of the Seine during Orientation.

Nuit Blanche 2016

Various venues around the city center on Saturday October 1st, 2016.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 12:00 to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 07:00

Forget the back-to-school rush and the shortening days: autumn in Paris is as much about reinvigorating the community’s artistic esprit as it is about falling leaves and the end of summer.

Led by the Nuit Blanche festival, held every year from 7pm-7am on the first Saturday in October (October 1 2016), the city blossoms into a fantastic harvest of art, music and theatrical events.  The premise is simple: for one night only, let art take over the city, and let the city be in its thrall. An ever-changing roster of artistic directors takes over different portions of the city every year, commissioning hundreds of works that are all about finding new ways for citizens to interact with the urban space.  It’s an unmissable time to visit, or for resident expats to shake off their post-summer sloth and get out and enjoy the city like true Parisians.