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This is not something that happens often, but last week it happened again. Yvonne Karn wrote about Maurice Utrillo, probably from somewhere on the west coast of North America. Yvonne's return eMail address turned out to be a dud - or it was refused by the 'Postmaster' of the mailserver referenced in her eMail URL.

As Metropole has an unresolved problem with a Utrillo matter and Yvonne may be something of an expert in this area, I hope she sees this, and sends another message - with a good return address.

Not that I expect Metropole readers to be true Internet-geeks - just as I am not - there is, in fact, a powerful search facility available. It is called something like 'Internet Yellow Pages' and if you are looking for someone, you may be able to find them with it. So far, I have had no success, but I keep hoping.

A New French Web URL

In self-promotion it is called the 'First French Internet Sitcom;' the 'Rue Montorgueil' site is an interesting find. (The URL for this site is 404 'Not Found' and has been removed.) This 100% French language site - unfunded, unsponsored - puts up periodic episodes of a sort of 'sitcom' revolving around a small cast of characters, and their lives in 'branché' Paris. The site comes in two versions: one for the techno avant-garde featuring 'Java' gizmos, and one for us techno-retards, who have old broken-down primitive last-year-model Web browsers. It's a nice piece of work.

Metropole's own feature on the rue Montorgeuil is in its Issue 1.15 of Monday, 3. June 1996.

Some Coming Events


Le Mirror Noir is Picasso's personal and unpublished collection, from 1900 to 1927, of everything from paintings and drawings to photographs, from the artist's archives.

Musée Picasso
5. Rue Thorigny, Paris 3. Until Monday, 9. June. Closed Tuesdays. Hours: 9:30 to 17:30. Info.: Tel.: 01 42 71 25 21.

Les Européens is an exposition of photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, that runs through to the end of June.

Maison Européen de la Photographie
5-7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Hours from 11:00 to 20:00. Info.: Tel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

De Pont Avon à Montmartre with paintings by Emile Bernard, Maurice Denis, Gauguin... from the times before they were famous.

Musée de Montmartre
12. Rue Cortot, Paris 18. Until 28. September. Hours from 11:00 to 18:00, closed Mondays. Info.: Tel.: 01 46 61 11.


Stephane Eicher
Musician, singer, back from multi-year extended world tour. From Thursday, 22. April until Saturday, 25. April, 20:00 - at the Zenith. 211. Avenue Jean-Jaurés, Paris 19. Info.: Tel.: 01 49 87 50 50.

Coming Soon

Paris' Annual Super Exhibition: the Foire de Paris

This monster show takes up most of the exhibition space each year at Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles, and as in past years will feature a lot of regional food and drink, and the ever-popular Concours Lépine - the inventor's show.

From Saturday, 27. April until Thursday, 8. May. Hours 10:00 to 19:00; plus early openings on weekends and May Day. Late 22:00 closings on Tuesday, 29. April and Tuesday, 6. May. Full entry price is 45 francs, foreigners 35 francs, children 14 to seven - 25 francs and under seven, free.

Regards, Ric
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