Thursday, August 5, 2010

Something for the Weekend (6th - 8th August)

August in Paris is all about being outside - for as long as possible! Here are some suggestions for activities this weekend in the city of lights when the light begins to fade.

Les Nuit des Etoiles
This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the nuits des étoiles, an event which aims to help people to observe and understand the sky above them. Clear skies are predicted this weekend, but with light pollution it is very difficult to observe stars above Paris, so to get the best from this event you'll need to head out to the suburbs. In the Paris region the two most interesting events would appear to be an observation of Saturn and the summer sky, and a midnight walk in the Parc du Vexin.

See for the full list of planned events across France.

Cinema au Clair de Lune
The Cinema au Clair de Lune season in August projects films outside in different parts of the city, if possible in places that have some relevance to the films concerned. Three films are programmed for this weekend:

Friday 6th, 9.30pm
Le Péril jeune (Cédric Klapisch)
Parc Montsouris
RER Cité-Universitaire

Saturday 7th, 9.30pm
La Bête humaine (Jean Renoir)
Parc André Citroën (why not at Saint Lazare ??)
M° Balard

Sunday 8th 9.30pm
Diva (Jean-Jacques Beineix)
Jardins du Trocadéro

M° Trocadéro

Films also continue outside at La Villette this weekend:
Friday 6th
C.R.A.Z.Y (Jean-Marc Vallée)

Saturday 7th
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi)

Sunday 8th
Les Valseuses (Bertrand Blier) over 16s only!

"Breizh Touch" - a Fest Noz at the Hotel de Ville
As part of the music festival accompanying Paris Plages, a special Brittany-themed evening is programmed for Saturday night. Expect plenty of singing, dancing - and cider!
From 5pm
M° Hotel de Ville

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