“act IV” must be in Paris this Saturday. A new representation of the théâtre du Rond-Point? No, it is the term used by the “yellow vests” to announce the event this weekend. The theatres will remain closed. Just as a dozen museums of paris. In the first place: the Louvre and the Musée d’orsay . “You can’t take the risk so that we are aware of the threat,” said this Friday, Franck Riester, the minister of Culture, on RTL.
Limited last Saturday in the Eighth arrondissement, the bleeding of closures extends this time: sporadic action can explode to the four corners of the capital. Opera Bastille and the Palais Garnier have cancelled their performances, starting on Thursday.
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The Eiffel tower will be closed. “The demonstrations announced on Saturday 8 December in Paris do not allow visitors in good conditions of security, the operating Company of the Eiffel tower (Sete) has taken the decision to close the Eiffel tower,” says the Sete in a press release.
The other national monuments closed: Arc de Triomphe , the Pantheon , the Hotel des Invalides , the Concierge , the Sainte-Chapelle , the towers of Notre-Dame de Paris , the expiatory Chapel and the domaine national du Palais-royal .
Seven of the fourteen museums and heritage sites managed by the City of Paris will be closed, said the Paris Museums. In addition to Petit Palais , the Museum of modern art of the City of Paris , the Musée Cernuschi , the Maison de Victor Hugo , the Musée Cognacq-Jay , the archaeological crypt of the île de la Cité located under the forecourt of Notre-Dame and the Catacombs will keep their doors closed. “We are afraid of overflows, such as those of the Arc de Triomphe. The ossuary is fragile, and priceless”, says the press service of the Catacombs.
“We know that events will leave from the place de la Bastille,” says Florance Claval, press officer of the House of Victor Hugo at place des Vosges. “Above all, the families that are affected”, she laments. Ditto at the museum Cernuschi, near the parc Monceau where the workshops for adults and children organized long fall to the water.
A man throws a stone in front of the Museum of the Orangery to side of a vehicle in flames on Saturday 1st December. -/AFP
Located near the avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Grand Palace will not open its doors Saturday, as the last week. It offers at this time exhibition on the Venice of the Eighteenth century, the painter Miro, or even Michael Jackson. Tickets already purchased will remain valid until the end of each exposure, precise the Meeting of national museums (RMN). The Palais de la découverte , located in a wing of the Grand Palais, will not open, not Saturday “as a precaution”, said the establishment headed by Universcience.
Just like The Museum of the Orangerie and Palm at the Concorde as well as the Palais de Tokyo and the museum of Man , at the Trocadero, has announced its director André Delpuech. Saturday, December 1, the museum had been forced to evacuate visitors in a hurry. At 14: 30, yellow vests heat of the moment had thrown garbage cans and objects of all kinds. This time, the director has taken the lead and decided to cancel the events rights provided in partnership with the Théâtre de Chaillot (theatre, conferences, projections, street art and photography) to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the declaration of the rights of Man. Not without sadness. “Beautiful events were planned for that day”, nous confie-t-on. The Museum of Arts and Crafts , in the Third district, the Musée Rodin in the Seventh, will also be closed to the public. For the most part, the institutions provide reports to date for the visitors who have booked their tickets.
the A ccorHotels Arena (Bercy), the concert rappers toulouse Bigflo & Oli is cancelled. This report adds to the festival’s electro Inasound, sponsored by Jean-Michel Jarre, which was to be held at the Palais Brongniart in the heart of the capital, but has been pushed back to the spring.
The French Comedy , close to the Royal Palace, joined the ball: Lucrezia Borgia , The Locanderia and The Little Mermaid won’t this Saturday. The doors of the salle Richelieu and the Studio Theatre will be closed, as well as those of the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier , attached to the French, in the sixth arrondissement.
“We’re not going to take the risk of bringing people in, whether they are injured. To the extent that the violence should still have to grow,” says the direction of the Théâtre du Rond-Point . The representations of the 8 December are carried over to later dates or refunds. Bringing to a dozen the number of shows removed from the Saturday, November 24. “We will not be able to do this indefinitely,” warns the direction, alarmed.
Dramatic financial consequences
up to € 100,000. It is the cost of a day of performances missed will assume the Marigny theater, located at the foot of the Champs-Élysées. “We are already at 300,000 euros,” said Jean-Luc Choplin, the director of the establishment, in The new yorker Friday, 7 December. Two performances of the musical comedy the Skin of an Ass and the only-in-scene of Frédéric Mitterrand Hello are cancelled. On the other side of the capital, in the Nineteenth district, the school of theatre at the cours Florent and the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSM) have asked their students not to go to class “for safety issues”.
We have had much of a chance,” concedes the head of press of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées , who preferred to remove the highly-anticipated recital by the Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov. If it is recognized as one of the musicians the most talented in the world, it is also famous for its intransigence. And for the rarity of his performances. Luckily, the maestro has agreed to return on Tuesday 18 December.
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Philharmonic orchestra , porte de Pantin, all programming has been cancelled. Including the precious concert of the great conductor and pianist Daniel Baremboim.
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