The Nuit Blanche festival in Paris is set to kick off on the evening of 6 October, this year providing visitors with the opportunity to see the city from the skies.
Traditionally held on the first Saturday of October from 7pm until 7am the following day, this Parisian festival gives locals and tourists a chance to discover under-the-radar parts of the city, usually based around a particular theme.
This year's theme is 'Paris à l'infini' or 'Infinite Paris', which sees 15 unusual panoramic viewpoints opening up all over the city especially for the festival. Among them are the Musée du Louvre, the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand and the Musée du Quai Branly.
As well as these viewpoints, the city's museums, cultural institutions and public spaces will all open their doors to the public, hosting free performances and exhibitions.
New to this year's festival is a large interactive atlas, located in the Pavillon de l'Arsenal.
Twitter fans will be able to participate by taking pictures around the city and posting them on the social network with the hash tag #nb12. The photos will then be projected onto the large screen, creating a real life map of the entire city.
For more information on the festival, go to the Nuit Blanche website.
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