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- Posted:Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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Nuit Blanche - known as sleepness night - allows people to go on a trail through the streets of the French capital city to view its contemporary art scene - and where better to relax afterwards than a cheap Paris hostel?
Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe's deputy for culture Christophe Girard came up with the idea in 2002, which has since been emulated by a number of cities across Europe.
According to the event's website, Mr Girard thought the event should be "bringing art within everyone's reach, using it to cast a new light on the city, and generally treating everyone to a fun time".
Around 500,000 attended the opening event eight years ago with queues only thinning out at sunset - and last year's attraction began at 19:00 local time until 00:00.
But in 2006, there were no less than 1.5 million people pacing around the French capital, with the Champs-Elysees and Concorde the main highlights in the western area of the city.
Those who are considering attending may want to pre-book a hostel in Paris to sleep in afterwards, as well as take the time-off for the spectacle which occurs on Saturday October 2nd.
And it could be the ideal weekend to visit the city for sports fans as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe horse race is happening on the Sunday.