The Chinese community in Paris celebrates the dawning of the Year of the Boar with a colourful parade through the Quartier Chinois.
The traditional display, with giant serpents, firecrackers, music and dance, takes place each year in the heart of Chinatown, which stretches between Place d’Italie and the Porte de Choisy, in the 13th arrondissement.
This is a lively and atmospheric district throughout the year, redolent with the scents of Chinese cuisine. Buddhist shrines decorate shop fronts and restaurants, where signs are just as likely to be in Chinese, Thai or Vietnamese as in French.
In Paris, this event is celabrated espacially in the 13th located porte de Choisy – porte d’Ivry – bd Masséna. Parades on 50 avenue d’Ivry, 70 avenue d’Ivry (Tang Frères shops). Metro sation: Porte d’Ivry 75013