18 Dec 2009
01 Jan 2010

JOURS DE FÊTES AT THE GRAND PALAIS

In the Nave of the Grand Palais

An exceptional event for the festive season, « Jours de fêtes » invites a wide public to the Nave of the Grand Palais, specially lit up by François Austerlitz, to plunge into a fairytale atmosphere amongst the fairground attractions: the big wheel, the 1900 carrousel and « the world of children » space made up of 6 games which can be played free of charge. Young and old will take a voyage of discovery of unique pieces from individual collections presented by The Musée des Art Forains (Museum of Fairground Arts) to learn about every aspect of the heritage of fairground arts. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Django Reinhardt, the greatest names of « manouche » and gypsy jazz will be taking part in the festivities.

On the programme for this event:

> Fairground attractions

> « The treasures of the Museum of Fairground Arts » exhibition

> « The Gypsy Camp » musical programme

THE FAIR AT THE GRAND PALAIS

Fairground attractions will be at the heart of « Jours de fêtes ’:

Wooden horses, a helter skelter and a big wheel 14 and 33 metres high respectively, acrobats, the « deadly leap » … and buffet stands with crêpes, waffles, toffee apples, candyfloss and more.

TREASURES FROM THE MUSEUM OF FAIRGROUND ARTS ON SHOW AT THE GRAND PALAIS

For « Jours de fêtes », The Museum of Fairground Arts has taken from its reserves, the pieces most representative of this decorative art created for the public at large. At the time of the Industrial Revolution, artisans, under the leadership of inventive fairground people, created the first merry-go-rounds thanks to the arrival of new technology.

These attractions very quickly became true travelling monuments, peaking with elaborately furnished carrousels with upholstered seats. Sculptures, panelling and gilt travelled the roads over the course of fairs.

To be presented, among others:

- The Gondola by Gustave Bayol, the sculptor’s masterpiece, considered today to be the peak of his work

- The Indian elephant, which comes from the colonial exhibition in 1931 and illustrates the relationship between the fairground world and that of the big universal exhibitions.

- The reconstruction of a mechanical fairground theatre set, a forgotten attraction and a precursor to cinema.

« THE GYPSY CAMP’: THE BIGGEST NAMES OF MANOUCHE AND GYPSY JAZZ

Every day, manouche and gypsy music will intoxicate the Grand Palais and add to the festive, cultural and historic atmosphere,  of « Jours de fêtes » in the magical world of the fair.

On the stage, under the paddock of the Nave of the Grand Palais, the following will be taking place:

- from 2pm to 8pm

JAZZ MANOUCHE NININE GARCIA QUARTET and the gypsy groups LOS AMIGOS

& KEMA (grandson of Manitas de Plata) and their musicians

- from 8.30pm to 10.30pm

(Except Thursday 24 and 31 December)

THOMAS DUTRONC, DAVID REINHARDT TRIO…

And many others:

Thursday 17 December CASTA CALI GROUPE GITAN & GROUPE OPUS 4

Friday 18 December LEMMY CONSTANTINE JAZZ QUARTET

Saturday 19 December DAVID REINHARDT TRIO

Sunday 20 December THOMAS DUTRONC

Monday 21 December GROUPE OPUS 4

Tuesday 22 December ANGELO QUARTET GIPSY UNITED

Wednesday 23 December NOE REINHARDT QUARTET

Friday 25 December TCHAVOLO SCHMITT TRIO

Saturday 26 December MORENO ET SES MUSICIENS

Sunday 27 & Monday 28 December TITI DEMETER ET SES MUSICIENS JAZZ MANOUCHE ET TZIGANE

Tuesday 29 December SERGE KRIEF QUARTET STYLE DJANGO

Wednesday 30 December ROMANE ET LES MANETTI BROTHERS



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Automobile
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DOCUMENTATIONS
General information

Opening from 18 December 2009 to 1 January 2010

www.grandpalais.fr


Opening hours:

From 11am to midnight, last entrance at 11pm

(Except the 24 and 31 December: open until 8pm, last entry at 7pm)

Entrance fee:

Adults: 5 € / Children of less than 10 years of age: 3€

(Including the exhibition The Treasures of the Museum of Fairground Arts, concerts, the  « world of children» area)

Prices for fairground attractions: between 2 and 4 euros

 

 

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