Elaborate light installations, edgy performances, concerts, and unclassifiable happenings of all sorts await.
- Much like the annual Nuit Blanche is best experienced by ambling. You might choose a couple must-see events and leave the remainder of the evening to chance. Treat Nuit Blanche with the avant garde spirit it represents, and remember, you, too, are part of the happening.
- Metro cars and night buses are likely to be crammed, especially toward the end of the night, so if feasible, plan to walk back to your hotel or apartment. Take along a good paris street map with you to stay oriented.
- October in Paris can be chilly and wet-- dress warmly for the occasion.
Nuit Blanche 2011: Main Areas:
Around Hotel de Ville
- Batignolles-Pigalle The Northeast areas around Pigalle and Batignolles, once the haunt of artists like Toulouse-Lautrec and Edouard Manet, are hosting their own cluster of events.
"La Nouvelle Athenes"- Saint Georges - Also near metro Pigalle, another cluster of Nuit Blanche happenings feature video and collaborative performances
Montmartre The traditional artistic hotbed of Montmartre is hosting over a dozen installations and performances.