Monthly Archives: December 2013

Xmas time, come and celebrate at Jours de Fête in Le Grand Palais

From Dec 20th till Jan 5, 2014

Christmas Days create a subtle interplay between popular culture and traditional culture. It is also an opportunity to discover and rediscover Le Grand Palais, a major place of Parisian culture!Jours de fête - Grand Palais 1Le Grand Palais is welcoming the 4th edition of ‘Jours de Fête’. In the sumptuous setting of Le Grand Palais, the indoor funfair is in full swing, a subtle and successful blend of popular art and classical culture. A big wheel 30m high gives visitors a close up view of the fully renovated glass roof as well as a stunning view across the whole of Paris.

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There is unlimited access to no fewer than 50 attractions:

  • bumper cars,
  • rifle shooting galleries,
  • acrobats and wooden horses take visitors, and so much more brightly coloured attractions…

 

With the incomparable, delicious aroma of candy floss, doughnuts, churros and toffee apples to tempt you, you can indulge in these joyful sensations to your heart’s content!Jours de fête - Grand Palais 3With Christmas celebrations around the corner, Le Grand Palais is giving you the opportunity to go back to childhood for a moment. More than 200 000 visitors expected this year.

Full Rate = 15 € (10 € for children).

More practical information through the official website:

http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/jours-de-fetes-au-grand-palais#sthash.HfUfso0L.dpuf

Source : paris.fr

Pixar, 25 Years of Animation exhibition now in Paris until March 2014.

  The Pixar, 25 Years of Animation invites itself now in the world’s first museum dedicated to the art of ‘Entertainment’.

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The famous animation studio unveils its archives and original works of its artists. Popular, creative, and resolutely fascinating, this event immerses the amazed viewer at the heart of the creation process of works by the American animation studio that are, among others, the movies ‘Toy Story’, ‘A Bug’s Life’, ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘Ratatouille’, ‘Wall-E’ or ‘Up’ (image below).

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From research drawings to sculptures that allowed the modelling of the animated heroes, and graphic studies of the characters, the creation of the sets and storyboards, these are almost 500 original works of the artists who are revealing the artistic production stages of full-length films produced by the dream factory Pixar.

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In addition, the exhibition presents the funny and spectacular zoetrope of ‘Toy Story’ (presented below), a major technical achievement (based on basic animation principles before the invention of films) made up of 150 characters modelled in rotation in order to create the illusion of movement.

Even more immersive, the Artscape is finally proposing a captivating experience with a trip, using digital technology, in the heart of the conceptual art of Pixar movies.

The exhibition stays true to the studio’s spirit offering an entertaining visit for kids and adults who remain a child at heart.

Source : www.visitparisregion.com