Tonight the Grand Palais in Paris is readying itself to welcome nocturnal visitors on the occasion of the 6th edition of La nuit européenne des musées (The European Night of Museums). The MC for the night is perfumer Francis Kurkdjian who created a spectacle entitled NoctamBulle based on a signature happening of his, the blowing of large perfumed soap bubbles.
After the gardens of Versailles, the nose will be taking over another monument, an example of the architecture of the early industrial era and a former building of the Exposition Universelle of 1900...
Oversized bubbles scented with honey, fruits, flowers and plants will be blown across the nave of the building which will be exceptionally opened on its total length. This will enable visitors to have a total experience the building by walking about freely while crossing the two current adjoining exhibitions: Turner and his painters and The Way of Tao or the Path of Being.
This musical and olfactory spectacle has been organized for the sound-effects part to Béatrice Ardisson.
Hours: 7pm - 1 am, last visitors allowed in at 12:30 am. Free entrance.
Picture: The nave of the Grand Palais, 1909, 1ère exposition internationale de locomotion aérienne, Smithsonian Institution.