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More Living Artists

Artists and galleries around the Abbesses area are having open house daily from 15:00 to 20:00 - from now until next Sunday, 17. May. Take the métro to Abbesses and start looking around Montmartre.

The artists around Belleville are doing this too and for the 9th time; from Friday, 15. May to Monday, 18. May. There are two meeting spots, where you can find guides to where to locate the artists' ateliers: 2. boulevard de la Villette and at the bus podium at the place des Fêtes. Open from 15:00 to 21:00 daily.

Very Last Chance: Manet, Monet - La Gare Saint-Lazare

kids luxembourgThis exhibition's last days are approaching. This show at the Musée d'Orsay will be on view for the last time next Sunday, 17. May.

Another shot of the Luxembourg, taken last Friday; of 4,837 kids, all yelling.

Musée d'Orsay
Except Monday, daily from 10:00 to 18:00, Sundays starting at 9:00, and on Thursdays open until 22:00. Métro: Solférino or RER 'C.' Reservations are recommended, under about the same conditions as the Grand Palais - see below. Info. Tel.: 01 40 49 48 14.

Man Ray - La Photographie à l'Envers

See the article in this week's issue, entitled 'Man Ray in Montparnasse.' The exhibition is on show until Monday, 29. June, in the Galeries Nationales of the Grand Palais.

L'Art au Temps des Rois Maudits

Until Monday, 29. June, in the Galeries Nationales of the Grand Palais.

Delacroix, les Dernières Années

Until Monday, 20. July, , in the Galeries Nationales of the Grand Palais.

Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais
Open daily, except Tuesdays, from 10:00. Without reservations, from 13:00 to 20:00. Entry: Square Jean Perrin. Métro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau.

Reservations for Exhibitions at the Grand Palais can be made and are necessary for visits between 10:00 and 13:00. The rules say you must make the reservation 48 hours before your intended visit; and you must be there within 30 minutes of the time indicated on your ticket.

Make reservations at the Paris Tourist Office, 127. avenue des Champs-Elysées, or at the ticket services of the main fnac stores, 'France Billet' in Carrefour stores, Virgin outlets, or at the boutique of the Musée d'Orsay. Info. Tel.: 01 49 87 54 54.

No reservations are necessary for visits beginning at 13:00. Past advice for popular shows at the Grand Palais remains the same: try to time your visit for around 17:00 when most people are elsewhere.

Charges for the different exhibitions vary, but are in the 35 to 50 franc range, with reserved tickets costing slightly more than 'take-your-chance' stand-in-line tickets.

Delacroix: 'Le Trait Romantique'

An exhibition of about 250 drawings, watercolors and engravings, by Delacroix - showing him to be a master of color and line. The exhibition has two parts; the essentials of his engravings, including the series of lithos for Hamlet and Faust, and the other shows off the artist's different techniques.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Richelieu
Galeries Mansart et Mazarine
Until Sunday, 12. July. Open daily except Mondays, from 9:30 to 18:30. Entry, 35 francs; catalogue, 160 pages, about 145 francs. 58. rue de Richelieu, Paris 1. Métro: Quatre-Septembre or Bourse. Info. Tel.: 01 47 03 81 10.

Delacroix et Villot

This exhibition accents the copies of Delacroix done by Frédéric Villot, painter, engraver, art historian and friend of the artist. The original and the copies of Sardanapale are shown side by side, for the first time. Other engravings, designs, letters and manuscripts by Villot are also on view.

Musée Eugène Delacroix
Until Friday, 31. July. Open daily, except Mondays, from 9:30 to 17:00. Entry, 30 francs - allows access to permanent collection as well. 6. rue de Furstenberg, Paris 6. Métro: Saint-Germain-des-Près. Info. Tel.: 01 44 41 86 50.

Printemps Vietnamien

The following exhibitions fall within the over-all framework of the 'Printemps Vietnamien,' to be held mainly at Les Halles, and lasting until 20. June.

Paris-Hanoï-Saigon, l'Aventure de l'Art Moderne au Vietnam Pavillon des Arts from until Sunday, 17. May. At 101. rue Rambuteau, Paris 1. Info. Tel.: 01 42 33 82 50.

La Photographie Vietnamienne
Espace Photographique des Halles, until Wednesday, 20. May. At the Forum des Halles, Place Carrée, Paris 1. Info. Tel.: 01 40 26 87 12.

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