This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Institute Curie in Paris is hosting a daffodil festival. The event, which is a fundraiser for cancer research, will transform the famous esplanade of the Panthéon into an aquatic garden with palm trees, banana trees, and over fifty thousand daffodils—with picnic spaces and plenty of benches for wandering Cheapos to rest their weary feet.
For you mime-ophiles out there (you know who you are!), musicians and street performers will also be participating. A 2€ donation earns you the right to pick a daffodil as a souvenir.
The place de la Panthéon is in the 5th arrondissement, metro Cardinal Lemoine. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday March 16 through Sunday March 18, 2007.