The Jardin d’Acclimatation will be transformed into a colorful Brazilian wonderland on April 12 as Brazil becomes the eighth country to put its culture and folklore on show at the Paris amusement park. South Korea, Morocco, India, China, Russia, the United States and Japan have all been honored in previous years.
This festive event for people of all ages is organized under the patronage of the French President and will spotlight Brazil’s vibrant arts scene, just two months from the start of the World Cup. A uniquely Brazilian feel will sweep over the park’s 18 hectares of lawns and walkways.
A total of 300 performers and artists will descend on the legendary Paris amusement park during the four-week event. The main stage will host three shows a day, including the much-awaited concert by Daniela Mercury. A grand parade featuring song, dance and percussion will samba through the park at 4:30 pm daily, encouraging onlookers to join in the fun.
Children will be able to take capoeira, beach volley and beach soccer classes to get a taste of the Brazilian sports culture. And exhibitions of street art, photography and design will showcase the work of leading Brazilian artists and designers. Young and old alike will have the chance to experience Brazil like never before.
Marc-Antoine Jamet, Chairman of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, commented on this exceptional event: “We want to give our visitors an exceptional opportunity to connect with the creativity, exuberance, sunny culture and local color of this most friendly of nations. The 18-hectare Jardin d’Acclimatation will be turned into the 28th state of Brazil for these four weeks!”