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Paris sur Seine – From the old docks to “Paris Plage”
November 14, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - November 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
The exhibition “Paris Sur Seine: from the old docks to Paris Plages” highlights the special relationship between Parisians and the Seine River with many fascinating historic images and photographs.
Tue 14 Nov to Fri 01 Dec 2017
Alliance Francaise Eildon Gallery, 51 Grey St, ST KILDA
OPENING NIGHT: Wed 22 November, 6.30pm-8pm
Complimentary drinks on arrival.
RSVP here : http://bit.ly/2gnJmZH
This exhibiton invites you to discover the many faces of the river and its banks from the 18th century to today.
Beginning in 1970, construction of roads along the river banks started to create a distance between the Seine and Parisians who used to enjoy the tranquility of the river. Parisians soon found other entertainment and distractions, like the television. After World War II the leisure class grew and Parisian society discovered the possibility of leaving Paris for vacation.
Today, strolling along the river is now widely enjoyed by all, especially during the special events like Paris-Plages and Paris-Respire held annually in Paris.