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Our guide to the Nuit Blanche festival from the Eiffel tower to the Trocadero covers the major artworks, and recommended bars and restaurants in the area.
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The heart of Haussman's Paris is also the final section of the Nuit Blanche route, where the 'Paris à l'Infini' theme reaches its fullest expression. Philosophy is on the menu at the Palais de Tokyo, which hosts events as part of La Nuit des Savoirs, a cycle of conferences and debates throughout the evening (if your French is up to it). Meanwhile, the building's galleries host reams of contemporary artists exploring the realms of imagination through installations, plastic works, videos and photography ('Imaginez l'Imaginaire').
There's good news for cinephiles, too: The Palais de Chaillot will be showing Christian Marclay's famous and much-lauded 'The Clock', a 24-hour-long film put together shots of clocks, watches, alarms and dialogues discussing the passing of time. An excellent way of doing Nuit Blanche without really doing it, couch potato-style in a soft armchair at the Chaillot theatre.
In another vein altogether, satirical latex puppets from the French TV show 'Les Guignols de l'Info' will also be at the Palais de Tokyo to meet the public. At the Musée d'Art Moderne, don't miss the fictional documentary videos of Bertille Bak, whose works explore the world of work through irony and the absurd.
Around the Eiffel Tower, there are lots of architectural installations: see the whole from above on the Bélvedères of the Musées Guimet or Quai Branly, visit the underground passage under the Tuileries covered in photographs by the Lithuanian duo S&P Stanikas and, to top it all off, visit the construction site of the Centre Commerical de Beaugrenelle to experience architecture under construction, enhanced by the lightshows of Julio Parc throughout the night.
Follow the links below to discover our selection of the best places to eat and drink in the area. More information on the Nuit Blanche artworks is available here.Click here to download our exclusive map of the best bars, cafes and restaurants in the area