Don’t miss these two essential Summer Exhibitions in Paris
An astonishing 150 million years of time are spanned by two engrossing summer exhibitions in Paris that you must not miss. From the cutting edge of entertainment technology to scenes of nature’s awesome creativity as manifested on a primal Earth, the exhibition centre at the Porte de Versailles will whirl you giddily through time. Just a little way from the Hotel Eden you can enjoy two events that we are delighted to recommend.
Video Gaming and Prehistory at the Porte de Versailles
Since the debut of the Magnavox Odyssey, the world’s first commercial home video game console in August, 1972, video games have come to achieve the status of a cultural phenomenon and an art form. Thus, their history has now begun to be properly chronicled. Videogame Story, until September 7th, tells this enthralling story via working examples from the past 42 years that are available for you to play. Also find out the very latest news, check out equipment prototypes and see previews of the hottest new games in eye-popping high resolution.
Then step back into the murky mists of time with From The Age Of Dinosaurs To The Ice Age. Until August 31st around 75 dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals are presented in life size animatronic splendour within accurate representations of their natural environments in a huge exhibition covering 7,000 square metres. The awe inspiring creatures of the past will come to life before your eyes, and interactive activities enhance the experience. The kids will even get to ride on the back of a dinosaur if they dare!
- De l'ère des dinausores à l'ère de glace : until August 31, 2014
(The Time of the Dinosaurs Eras of Ice)
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles – Paris 15ème
Métro Porte de Versailles, ligne 12 ou Balard, ligne 8
Tramway Porte de Versailles, ligne T3
- Vidéogame Story : until September 7, 2014
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles – Paris 15e
Metro Porte de Versailles, line 12 or Balard, line 8
Tramway Porte de Versailles, line T3
Picture "Paris Video games Festival 2008" : Photographer Yannick Croissant - flickr CC
The Hotel Eden Paris, a Hotel with garden, close to the Porte de Versailles