Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

This past Saturday night was the 8th Edition of "La Nuit Blanche" here in Paris. It's an annual, all-night arts festival takes place in other cities in Europe as well. This year in Paris, the festival was situated in three neighborhoods - Le Marais, Le Quartier Latin et Les Buttes Chaumont. I was feeling kind of lazy, so we decided to just stay in the Latin Quarter. We first walked up to St Michel, through absolute throngs of people. The Cluny Museum had their Roman baths open, so we walked through there and briefly stopped to watch a very boring film showing a snow storm. The Roman Baths themselves were much more interesting, especially since they'd been closed for renovation when I'd stopped by last summer.

And then it was on to the Luxembourg gardens, to see the ginormous disco ball I'd been hearing so much about. The line was atrocious - it went from the entrance to the Senate building all the way along the gates up to the main entrance at the RER exit. We decided to get in line anyways, with the hopes that it was fast-moving.We were wrong. 2 1/2 hours later, at almost exactly midnight, we finally made it to the entrance. But the disco ball was indeed gigantic.There was also this installation, as well as a weird musical one. So yeah, I know what you're thinking - that is so NOT worth a 2 1/2hr wait. I definitely agree.But at least I was bien accompagnée. ;)

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Blogger Allan said...

I wouldn't even wait in line for 2.5 hours to see the second coming of Christ.

October 6, 2009 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

bien protegée aussi au cas ou il t'arrivait quelque chose :p

October 6, 2009 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger MilkJam said...

i was just going to say... "we"?

October 8, 2009 at 7:02 AM  

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