petit Paris d’Athènes

Petit Paris d’Athènes

The 1st edition of the Festival The little Paris of Athens (Petit Paris d’ Athènes) will be hosted by the Athens Art Network in collaboration with the City of Athens in the heart of Athens from October 9 to 16. This year’s edition is a tribute to Albert Camus, celebrating 100 years since his birth with a wide range of cultural events including plays, musical performances, street theatre, exhibitions and series of lectures on Camus and on the interaction of Greek and French Literature and art.

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  • Where the Streets Have French Names
All events will take place in streets near Omonoia, Karaiskakis and Vathis squares and all the way down to Larissis Railway Station. The area is also known as  Little Paris, as many of the streets bear French names (Marnis, Favierou, Maizonos, V. Hugo, Satovriandou, Veranzerou), which counted among their residents many renowned Greek poets, such as Constantine Cavafy and Kostas Karyotakis.
It is noteworthy that according to the 1833 urban planning map of Schubert and Kleanthis, Favierou Street was supposed to be one of the four boulevards of Athens following the French urban planning model.
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Find the program here

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