From November 8 to 11, 2017, an incredible event is held in front of Notre-Dame de Paris! In order to celebrate the centenary of WWI, Parisians and tourists can attend a breathtaking light and sound show called “Dame de Coeur” for free. Discover the video shot during the show’s premiere.

Paying homage to the thousands of Allied soldiers who fought and gave their lives for freedom: here is the aim of the show “Dame de Coeur” (ladylove).

Performed from November 8 to 11, 2017 in front of Notre-Dame de Paris, this light and sound show is a creation of stage director Bruno Seillier.

Considered as the sole one to have created a monumental video scenography on Notre-Dame de Paris for the Parvis des Gentils back in September 2011, Bruno Seillier created and directed four shows since 2012: Night at the Invalides, Les Luminessences d’Avignon, Les Ecuyers du Temps and La Conquête de l’Air.

With this homage show, “Dame de Coeur”, and according to newspaper Le Parisien, Bruno Seillier goes even further by offering an incredible visual and musical journey that need over a year of preparation and 8 months of work.

All in all, you can discover the show for free, four nights in a row. It lasts about 25 minutes and has seventeen sound and light scenes.

For the record, the show is open to all but for safety issues, you must register online. You should also know that all backpacks and luggage are forbidden on the event venue.

Synopsis of the show

In 1917, on a battlefield. We are in the dark, about to attend a meeting between a young French nurse and a dying American soldier. At the twilight of his life, he tells her he regrets he never could visit Notre-Dame. Through a historical, artistical and mystical dialog, these two souls find each other to access together to Notre-Dame mystery that’ll be their “Dame de Coeur”.

Practical information:
Dame de Coeur: light and sound show (website in French)
From November 8 to 11, 2017
From Wednesday to Friday, at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Come 30 minutes before the show
In front of Notre-Dame de Paris
Mandatory but free registration on the official website (website in French)

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Dame de Coeur: light and sound show at Notre-Dame de Paris

8–11 November 2017

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