Since 2002, Nuit Blanche proposes visits and artistic events that take place throughout the night the first weekend in October, from Saturday night to Sunday. Initiated by the city of Paris, Nuit Blanche progressively expanded to other major towns in France and in Europe and all over the Paris region.
This artistic and cultural event gives free access to places and institutions that are not usually open to the public and that are not normally used for artistic purposes. The city invites artists and collectives to appropriate these premises. Nuit Blanche highlights a lasting cultural heritage in opening the museums and institutions at night but also a temporary one with artists groups and collectives and contemporary artists’ installations and performances. Each year, an original programme is brought to you in Paris and in all north-east Paris and in Seine-Saint-Denis.