Paris: See how Gare du Nord became a big disco

Paris: See how Gare du Nord became a big disco
Gare du Nord, yes, Gare du Nord became a silent disco on Saturday night. Photo: AFP
Saturday night saw thousands of Parisians dance the night away in the most unlikely of places - under the echoing eves of the rundown and much maligned Gare du Nord train station.

For the first time in its 170 year history, the Gare du Nord station in the north of the city opened its doors on the night of ‘La Nuit Blanche’, a contemporary arts festival based in the capital.

The station, which is normally a place to be avoided at night, hosted a ‘silent disco’ to round off the night-long arts festival.

Party-goers could choose from a range of songs and styles to get their feet a-tapping, with the event being hailed a roaring success for the city. 

One reveller raved how the party atmosphere was created by the use of headphones, told AFP that it allowed her to “lose herself in the music while being surrounded by thousands of others having the same sensation in a unique setting.”

Here's some pics and videos from the night from AFP.


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