007: Giant James Bond exhibition comes to Paris

007: Giant James Bond exhibition comes to Paris
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James Bond fans in France can start chin chin-ing their shaken martinis, because the most famous spy in the world is coming to Paris, Katie Warren writes.

No doubt he’ll have a nostalgic drink at Harry’s New York Bar, where (as diehard fans will know) he lost his virginity at the tender age of 16, according to Ian Fleming’s short story From a View to a Kill.

But the more exciting place to be for Bond fans is actually the Grande Halle de la Villette, where between April 16th and September 4th, they can drool over a huge collection of Bond paraphernalia. 

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More than 500 original objects, emblematic of the James Bond universe, have been gathered for this exhibition, which retraces the steps of the famous spy saga.

Fans will be able to see two Aston Martins (driven by Daniel Craig in Spectre), costumes, film props and gadgets, and film sets from Spectre.

The journey through the Bond universe ends in the Palais de Glace, or “ice palace”, where you’ll be able to see projections of 007’s best action scenes in the snow. 

This show, launched in London in 2012, has already made its way through Toronto, Shanghai, Melbourne, Madrid, and Mexico before landing in Paris.

The regular price of admission is €22, but for any true Bond fan, the experience will no doubt be priceless.

If you just can’t wait to find out exactly what kind of Bond paraphernalia will be at the expo, here are some of the objects you’ll be able to lay eyes on: 

– Daniel Craig’s white suit from Spectre

– Léa Seydoux’s satin dress

– Roger Moore’s white tuxedo from Octopussy

– the space suit from Moonraker

– the golden pistol from The Man with the Golden Gun

– the steel teeth of the brutal assassin, Jaws

– a fake gold bar signed by Sean Connery from Goldfinger

– a replica of the office of M, the boss of the secret service agents

– a “Golden Room” with a collection of all the golden objects from the saga

– the motorcycle ridden by Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies

– a mannequin of the woman painted gold in Goldfinger

– the original manuscript of Dr. No

– first editions of the James Bond novels that have been made into films


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