Paris is gearing up for its first-ever Formula E race.
The race is taking place on the streets around the Hotel des Invalides.
The city's historic architecture and statutes are temporarily sharing their space with the race track's protective barriers.
Formula E drivers pose for a photo outside the Hotel des Invalides on the eve of the race.
The streets of Paris' 7th arrondissment have been transformed into a Formula E race track.
The race will be run on a 1.9-kilometer (1.2-mile) track.
Life is carrying on as normal though as organizers of the electric race series prepare the streets for Saturday's race.
Twenty-thousand spectators have bought tickets to see Formula E drivers compete in round seven of the 11-race series which also visits Berlin, Beijing, Moscow and Buenos Aires.
After the terror attacks last November, security for the event is tight.
The pit lane was a hive of activity on Friday as teams rushed to prepare the cars -- which have a top speed of 140 mph -- for Saturday's ePrix.
Formula E is the world's first all-electric racing series and in currently enjoying its second season.
The Esplanade des Invalides near the River Seine has been turned into the pit lane for the nine teams and 18 drivers.
Formula E races are predominantly held on city circuit tracks and aims to promote more sustainable modes of transport for urban areas.