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Gilles Lellouche, sponsor of the new edition of the Christmas lights on the Champs-Élysées

Gilles Lellouche will be the godfather of the 2023 edition of the Champs-Elysées illuminations.

Gilles Lellouche will be the godfather of the 2023 edition of the Champs-Elysées illuminations.

The French actor, director and screenwriter will be the godfather of the 2023 edition of the Champs-Elysées illuminations, announced Marc-Antoine Jamet, president of the Champs-Élysées committee this Monday, October 30.

“He agreed with great kindness to be the one to press the buzzer,” rejoices Marc-Antoine Jamet. “I am very happy to be the godfather of the illuminations and to launch with you this emblematic event of the city of Paris, which marks the start of the long-awaited end-of-year celebrations,” comments the actor.

Meet on November 19 from 6 p.m. to discover the lighting of the 400 trees on the Champs-Élysées and a slogan: “Let’s light up the avenue, make Paris shine.” The garlands of the 400 trees on the famous avenue will twinkle from November 19 to January 7, between 5 p.m. and midnight.

He will be accompanied by three children from the Petits Princes association, which allows seriously ill children and adolescents to realize their dreams.

After the red the calm of the champagne garland

After red then “festive gold”, the Champs-Élysées opted for a new formula. Illuminations in three stages. “The calm of the champagne garland, then suddenly the excitement of the sparkling on the hour, resumed at the quarter of an hour, at the half hour, a nod to the sparkling of the Eiffel Tower, then the combined two,” describes Marc-Antoine Jamet, president of the Champs-Élysées committee.

A Latin music show, a batucada from 4 p.m. before the inaugural gesture performed by Gilles Lellouche accompanied by the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of the 8th arrondissement Jeanne d’Hautessere and three seriously ill children welcomed by the Petits association Princes. A DJ set will follow at 8:15 p.m. accompanied by fireworks. Choreographer Sadeck Berrabah will also present, with 32 dancers, part of his show “Murmuration”.

It is at 7:35 p.m. that Gilles Lellouche will be responsible for turning on the lights. These will use colors similar to last year, with once again the desire to include the event in an eco-responsible approach.

In 2023, “daily consumption will be unchanged,” assures Marc-Antoine Jamet, with a total consumption of 13,300 kWh, or 98% less than in 2006. “In 16 years, the number of light points has multiplied by 7 and electricity consumption represents 2% of that of 2006,” specifies the avenue committee.

An artist with versatile talents who will have the difficult task of pressing the button to illuminate the most beautiful avenue in the world on November 19 (live on France 3 Paris Île-de-France).

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