This Saturday and Sunday, visitors staying at the Hotel de la Tour Maubourg will not want to miss the activities going on in the Bastille district of Paris. On September 29 and 30, the neighborhood is hosting the 2012 edition of an annual festival called Bastille Quartier Libre.
Although this will be only the third year that this festival has been held, artisans, artists, creators and merchants hope to create a lasting tradition that will bring the community together for years to come. Their goal is to celebrate their professional independence and their ability to breathe life into one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods.
Those who want to participate in the Bastille Quartier Libre festival will have plenty of activities to entertain themselves with. There will be parades, shows, tastings, street performances, concerts and much more. As a result, the streets will be filled with entertainment, enjoyment and laughter.
While visiting the famous Bastille monument, in the 11th arrondissement, visitors will also discover the spirit of Paris as experienced by its inhabitants. This is therefore a unique opportunity that should not be missed. Stands, performances and activities will be organized not only on the main streets of the Bastille area but also in the smaller passages, giving visitors the ideal occasion to explore every corner of this charming neighborhood. The busiest streets will be Rue Keller, Rue des Taillandiers, Rue de Charonne, Rue de la Roquette, Rue de Lappe and Rue Sedaine.
The festivities will begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. and will continue throughout the morning, afternoon and evening. On Sunday, the festival kicks off with a brunch at Rue des Taillandiers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the wine tastings, concerts, workshops, performances and demonstrations that are planned throughout the day, there will also be a closing ceremony, featuring a rock and roll ball, that starts at 7 p.m.