What is the Nuit Blanche in Paris and why can’t you miss it?

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What is the Nuit Blanche in Paris and why can’t you miss it?

The first Saturday of October a huge program of artistic events takes over Paris by night. Late night exhibitions, music concerts, art performances and a massive parade conceived by 12 contemporary artists goes from Place de la Concorde up to Bastille. Do you want more details? We invite you to read this article, and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss other events like this in Paris.

What is the Nuit Blanche in Paris and why can’t you miss it?

No matter the season, Paris has always something to offer to its residents, in October when the night starts falling earlier, Parisians got themselves a way to enlighten their way through the fading autumn and be prepared for winter, they call it Nuit Blanche and only happens once a year.

Crédit image : ©Ville de Paris

What is it?

Several public cultural places will be open until at least 2am, offering exhibitions, live performances, artistic installations, concerts, and this year also some lucky runners who subscribed early, will be able to visit some of this artistic venues in a “race format”, running from one place to another, to visit the most number of exhibitions they can, and all this for free.


Saturday October 5th 2019 from 7pm to 2am (and even later).



There are several public art institutions and museums that will be open until late that night, but also you may follow the parade that leaves from Place de la Concorde at 7pm and gets to Place de la Bastille around 10PM.

Here is a list of some places that will be part of this event and that will be open until late:


Musée Picasso

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme

La fondation Lafayette

Hotel de Ville

Centre Georges Pompidou


Théâtre du Châtelet

Canopée des Halles

Institut de France

Musée du Louvre

Jardin du Palais Royal

Beaux-arts de Paris

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Pierre Cardin

Les Invalides : Musée de l’Armée

Petit Palais

Palais de la Découverte, Grand Palais

Théâtre du Rond-Point

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Musée Guimet

Tour Eiffel

Musée de l’Homme Chaillot - Théâtre National de la Danse Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine



For the bicycle lovers, a section of the “Peripherique” from Porte de Pantin to Porte de la Villette is going to be transformed into a colorful glowing cycling track, food trucks will be parked at the closed peripherique and concerts are going to take place at the Philarmonie de Paris and at the Sports center Jules Ladoumègue.


Find all the information stations and participant venues on the free mobile application Mapstr, @NUITBLANCHE.

Here is a screenshot from the official page of Nuit Blanche for you to have an idea of the magnitude of this event, maybe you’ll find something near to you that you would like to visit that night. https://quefaire.paris.fr/nuitblanche

 Crédit image : © les contributeurs d’OpenStreetMap

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