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The PTO also has branch information offices at the train stations; Nord, L'Est, Lyon, Austerlitz and Montparnasse; and from May to September, at the Tour Eiffel.

There is also a 24-hour phone service that gives information about what's going in Paris. In French, it is 01 49 52 53 55. For English dial 01 49 52 53 56; in German, 01 49 52 53 57; and in Japanese call 01 49 52 53 58. If you call from outside France, add 33 and drop the first '0.'

Finally, if you are in the neighborhood, the PTO's address on the Champs-Elysées is 127, just a few steps from the Drugstore - open from 9:00 until 20:00 every day except for 1. May.

Some Current Events

Porcelain Masterpieces from Sévres

The official title of this exhibition is 'Un Défi au Goût: Chefs d'Oeuvre de la Manufacture de Sévres au XVIIIe Siècle.'

The production of porcelain played a key role in the evolution of French decorative arts in the 18th century. The best artists were chosen for their creative imagination, to satisfy the insatiable tastes of the king and the court for the latest and the best. This is a selection of vases and other ornaments from that time.

In the Richelieu wing of the Louvre, entry via the Cour Napoléon. Open from 9:00 until 17:15 daily except Tuesdays. The exhibition continues until Monday, 23. June.

Paper Dolls

A century's worth of paper cut-outs, collages, and colors - at the Musée de la Poupée. Until 5. October, open from 10:00 until 18:00 daily except Mondays. At the Petit Monde Ancien, Impasse Berthaud, 22. rue Beaubourg, Paris 3.

When the French Were Francs

Before there was a France, there was a huge mess left over from the invasions of barbarians and the dissolution of the Roman empire in the west. The time of Clovis, who converted to christianity in 496, is called the Merovingian age. Fifteen hundred decorative pieces from this age, from France, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg, are on display and show a panorama of the Francs, from both sides of the Rhine.

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Until Sunday, 22. June, from 10:00 to 17:40 daily except Mondays. Musée du Petit Palais, avenue Winston-Churchill, Paris 8.

Prolongation: 'C'Etait Paris dans les Années 50'

Reconstructions of boutiques and private apartments, presenting aspects of the lives of Parisians after the war and in the 1950's.
Objects for the exhibition have been donated by Parisians and are therefore personal mementos rather than parts of any official collection. These include posters, newspapers and magazines and personal photographs. Extended until 31. August - closed Sundays. Salon de Acceuil - Hôtel de Ville, Place de la Hôtel de Ville, rue de Rivoli, Paris 4.

Foire de Paris, Still on Until Thursday, 8. May

Paris' Annual Super Exhibition

Until Thursday, 8. May. Hours 10:00 to 19:00. Late 22:00 closing on Tuesday, 6. May. Full entry price is 45 francs, foreigners 35 francs, children 14 to seven - 25 francs and under seven, free.

See the report about the inventor's salon, the 'Concours Lepine,' in this issue.

Regards, Ric
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