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Good heavens! I have found my hand on the thing. Okay; so they've got everything: music, theatre, dance, street stuff, art stuff; stuff in bars, cafés, bistros, churches, cinemas, in the street, on TV - last year there were 215 'spectacles,' and 302 shows put on by 822 'artists.' Anyhow, 11 wild days and nights in the 11th arrondissement. Info. Tel.: 01 53 27 11 47.

In A Different Neighborhood:

Across the river and up on the 'heights' of Montparnasse, the 'Fête de la Bretagne' cranks up tomorrow at 18:00. Otherwise known as a 'Fest Noz,' this affair happens around the marché at Edgar Quinet, which is handy because it has a métro stop by the same name. If you go there, you ask anybody speaking Celtic where it's at, and if they speak Celtic, you are there.

This seems to be a one-night party, but if you are in this area you can always find something Celtic going on.

Exhibition: 'La Gloire d'Alexandrie'

On show until 26. July at the Petit Palais on the avenue Winston-Churchill; métro Clemenceau, Paris 8. Except Mondays, showtimes are 10:00 to 17:40 and until 20:00 on Thursdays. Entry charge is 45 francs and Info. Tel.: 01 42 65 12 73.

Man Ray - La Photographie à l'Envers

See the article in last week's issue, entitled 'Man Ray in Montparnasse.' This 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 hourstheatre ticket kiosk before your intended visit; and you must be there within 30 minutes of the time indicated on your ticket.

These ticket kiosks sell show and theatre tickets, possibly at a discount.

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 exhibition falls within the over-all framework of the 'Printemps Vietnamien,' being held mainly at Les Halles, and now lasting until 28. June. The show below was supposed to be over in May. It is either a new show with an old name, or it is the old show with an extended run.

La Photographie Vietnamienne
Espace Photographique des Halles, until Sunday, 28. June At the Forum des Halles, Place Carrée, Paris 1. Info. Tel.: 01 40 26 87 12.

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This Was Metropole One Year Ago:

Issue 2.20 - 19. May 1997 - The issue featuredcount down Eiffel Tower the columns - Café Metropole - 'Caught by Surprise Long Weekend' and 'Au Bistro' had - 'Tapie On Trial, Again.' The articles in the issue were 'Elections '97 - Into - Yawn - the Final Stretch' - 'Art On the Table in the rue de Paradis' - 'East of Suez in the Passage Brady' and 'Courbevoie Found - Near La Défense.' There were two 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week was called 'Don't Forget to Vote,' which might of had something to do with yawning.

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