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Discovery of the 13th district new attractions

Hosted by the Consul of the Paris What's On Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 08 Jun 11:00 - 14:30

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Dear Internations members,

Let’s discover the new highlights of the 13th district, aka France's biggest start up incubator, Station F, then the impressive modern National Library of France, and the boat terrasses by the water that will have just reopen for the season!

I have been wanting to tackle the National Library of France for a long time, and its new exhibition is the occasion! This impressive library is hosting for a few weeks only an intense exhibition called" manuscripts of the extreme...Prison, Passion, Peril, Possession" …
There are the last words written on whatever they could of André Chénier, Napoleon I, Alfred Dreyfus, Guillaume Apollinaire or Nathalie Sarraute. They are also those of anonymous soldiers, prisoners.

Their common point? Having written a text in a complicated situation: they wrote on a ticket, on a greasy paper, sometimes with their blood.

These Manuscripts of the extreme testify to particular, difficult writing contexts. We also find the fly paws and damaged leaves of Pascal, Sade, Marie Antoinette, Auguste Blanqui, Stephane Mallarmé, Henri Michaux, Marie Curie, Artaud Antonin, Arthur Adamov, Germaine Tillion and Jean-Dominique Bauby...

The plan is to meet at 11am for a meet-the-group coffee in a cafe by the river, on the way to the exhibition stroll by the new terrasse boat that have reopened, then finish by having lunch at the start up incubator Station F!

Looking forward to it!
Aurelie