Celebrating 50 Years of James Bond

MLP can not deny the feeling of being both ‘shaken and  stirred’ when presented with any one of the many actors, that have morphed into the iconic and gorgeous being, that is, Monsieur James Bond.

Thankfully, there is a movie for every memorable decade of our lives, and with each one we are reminded why Ian Flemming was such a genius. Choosing a favourite isn’t easy, although Sean Connery and Roger Moore do stand out.  The brilliant and varied Bond soundtracks lead to even more debate, but surely its’ got to be GoldFinger right? Beautifully warbled by Shirley Bassey!

All these thoughts, feelings, and questions have come flooding back because of the brilliant Bond Exposition currently on in Paris.

If you want to relive the entire history of this modern day superhero and indulge 50 years of Bond, then head to the Grande Halle de la Villette. From April 16 until September 4, the entire world of James Bond is brought to life. Paris is the 6th pit stop for this event, having already successfully featured in Toronto, Shanghai, Melbourne, Madrid, and Mexico.

Here’s a video clip – it’s in French but you still get a feel for the exposition even if you don’t understand French so well.

Exposition : James Bond débarque à la Grande halle de la Villette

Expect to see the steel teeth of Jaws, the motorbikes ridden in Tomorrow Never Dies, the suit worn by Daniel Craig in Spectre as well as an Aston Martin for good measure. There is so much on at this show – even the original script from Dr No can be perused, amongst the 500 objects displayed including a replica of M’s office!

If you are a fan, do not miss it. Take the kids, have fun but be warned, it isn’t cheap. €22 per adult. Children under 12 €16.99, Family packs (2 adults, 2 children) €69.99.

MLP suspects you ‘ll have a good time.


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The James Bond Exposition, Grand Halle de la Villette, Until September 4