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Also, if you get too hot in Paris and haven't got time to go to the coast, a visit to this institute will remind you of the sea, with its displays and aquariums.

Centre de la Mer - Institut Océanographique
195. rue Saint-Jacques, Paris 5. Open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:15 to 17:30. Open weekends from 10:00 to 17:30. Info. Tel.: 01 44 32 10 90.

L'Art Joue Au Foot

Like some other activities surrounding the World Cup in Paris, this little exhibition is getting a late start. If I understand this correctly, eight artists were asked to provide models or sketches for World Cup t-shirts - and this exhibition shows their proposals. According to the information I have, these are highly diverse, but it is a free show and it is in the Marais.

At the Hôtel d'Albret, 31. rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Paris 4. From Thursday, 1. July until Wednesday, 21. July. Open weekdays from 10:00 to 18:00. Info. Tel.: 01 42 76 67 00.

Les Grands Boulevards du Monde de Paris

I have an undated press release here which says there is a commercial 'animation' on the Grands Boulevards, between Madeleine and the place de la République. There is no need to mention the names of the heavy-duty sponsors as they are well-known to one and all; but I'd like to point out that there are supposed to be two 'monumental' arches - possibly at each end.

A very large steel company has also put up some sort of recycling plant for the cola cans of a well-known soft-drink manufacturer; both of whom are sponsors. This should add a neat touch of industrial class to the Grands Boulevards.

Exhibitions and Events, Which Last Nearly Forever, But Not For Much Longer:

Max Ernst Exhibition

Although well-known as a painter, Max Ernst was also a periodic sculptor. He seemed to do it while off on trips - to visit his pals Giacometti and Paul Eluard, or further off, on Long Island or in Arizona. The Centre Georges Pompidou is showing 110 pieces and 15 paintings at the centre itself.

Max Ernst, Galerie Sud, Centre Georges Pompidou
Daily from 10:00 to 22:00; closed Tuesdays. Until Monday, 27. July. Entry: 30 francs. This exhibition will move to the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf where it will be on show from 5. September to 28. November.

Beaubourg Moves to Paris' Modern Art Museum

This is an example of being totally renovated and showing your stuff off at the same time. Some 350 of the Centre Georges Pompidou's modern art treasures go on show at Paris' Museum of Modern Art, starting on Thursday, 18. June.

This is a long showing so it will be in three parts, with the third kicking in at the end of this coming October. All of the sub-classifications of modern art will be represented; from the fauves through to the 1981 'Psycho-sites' of Jean Dubuffet.

From Thursday, 18. June until Sunday, 19. September 1999.
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
11. avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:30; weekends from 10:00 to 18:45. Closed Mondays. Entry: 30 francs; catalogue of 80 pages, 49 francs. Info. Tel.: 01 53 67 40 00.

21st Foire Saint-Germain

Although this is only the 21st modern version of a 'Foire' which first took place 822 years ago, you shouldn't think there is a lot of moss growing on it.

The Foire is centered on the place Saint-Suplice, but actually takes place in six locations, including the Odéon theatre. Basically there will be exhibitions, concerts, and some theatre and dance, plus street animations.

Within the framework of the whole Foire, there will also be 'marchés - four in all. Coming up there will be the 'Journées de la Céramique,' which last from 3. to 5. July.

The Foire Saint-Germain - until Sunday, 5. July. Jointly sponsored by the Mairie of the 6th arrondissement and the Mairie de Paris. Info. Tel.: 01 43 29 61 04.

Exhibition: 'La Gloire d'Alexandrie'

Apparently, this exhibition is supposed to interest children or a certain age. It has a lot of underwater items in it. 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.

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.

Delacroix: 'Le Trait Romantique'

An exhibition of about 250 drawings, watercolors and engravings, by Delacroix.

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. 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.

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

This Was Metropole One Year Ago:

count down Eiffel TowerIssue 2.26 - 30. June 1997 - This issue featured the columns - Café Metropole - 'Official Summer in Paris Starts' and 'Au Bistro' had - 'Ready, Set, Go - Let's Scramble Out of Town.' The articles in the issue were 'World's First Modern Art Factory on Montmartre' and 'Touring the Latin Quarter with Thirza Vallois.' Robert Lovejoy sent an eMail about the Lovejoy's Best 25th Wedding Anniversary. There were two 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week was called 'Paris - Paname - 1997'

The Tour Eiffel Countdown to 31. December 1999:

Only 551 short days left to go.

Regards, Ric
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