31 Oct whatsupparis : A Kazakh village in the heart of Paris
A Kazakh village in the heart of Paris
As random as it may be, four authentic Kazakh yurts are going up on the Place du Palais Royal this weekend starting today at 11.30am. Having travelled 6,000 km from Astana, the new Kazakhstani capital, across 5 countries over 8 days, the village of four yurts can be found between the Louvre and the Conseil d’Etat in the 1st arrondissement of the city and provides a rare chance to explore Kazakhstan’s ancestry. Visitors can sit inside the tents, which were lived in by Kazakhstan’s nomadic people centuries ago, and can travel far from the bustle of the busy Parisian streets, all the way to the barren and arid steppes of Central Asia, which have always been a source of great inspiration poets and writers.
As well as visiting the tents you can also learn how to build a yurt or take part in jewellery and pottery workshops. There will be traditional drinks and food as well as music, all serving to reawaken centuries of epic Kazakh nomadic culture where the most important aspect of life is to live in harmony with nature, the universe and oneself.
A village from Kazakhstan from today Friday 31st October till Sunday 2nd November, 10.00am to 7.00pm at Place du Palais Royal, 75001.