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Tiepolo moves into the Petit Palais on Thursday, 22. October for a stay until 24. January 1999. This is the first Tiepolo exhibition in France and about 70 paintings will be on display along with 33 engravings and 40 drawings. Note also that two Tiepolo frescos are on show at the Musée Jacquemart-André. Petit Palais, avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 8. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:40; on Thursdays until 20:00.

Coming Events

Last Chance: Rollers at Trocadéro

The 3rd edition of 'Tatoo Roller Skating de Paris' rolls around at the parvis at Trocadéro on Saturday, 10. October and Sunday, 11. October. In addition to demonstrations of acrobatics by experts, there will be a competition named 'La Course des As,' which will feature the world's top rollers - and there will be a 12 km long cruise through the Bois de Boulogne on Sunday.

To participate, signup time is 10:00 on Saturday, 10. October, at Trocadéro. Info. Tel.: 01 40 71 83 66.

Current Events:

Under Paris, Underwater

If you intend to visit Paris' Catacombs, you will get a bonus of a exhibition of 60 black and white photos by Jean-Yves Le Roy, who has shot just about everything wet, flowing and flooding around Paris. You pass this exhibition on the way down to the Catacombs, which are at 1. place Denfert-Rochereau, Paris 14. This is right across the street from the métro exit of the same name, and a photo of the entrance was in last week's Metropole. The photo exhibition lasts until next March. Info. Tel.: 01 43 22 47 63.

The History of Medicine

This museum has one of the oldest collections in Europe and is on show in one of the great halls of the Collège de Chirurgie. Much of the collection was assembled by Lafaye in the 18th century, and it includes items dating to the end of the 19th century. Rare tool kits of old surgeons are on display; sensitive visitors should leave their imaginations outside.

Le Musée d'Historie de la Médecine
In the courtyard of the Université René-Descartes, at 12. rue de l'Ecole-de-Médecine, Paris 6. Métro: Odéon. Info. Tel.: 01 40 46 16 93.

Two Big Painters

They never met, except in this exhibition in the Musée d'Orsay, but Jean-François Millet, who lived from 1814 to 1875, had a big influence on Vincent Van Gogh, born in 1853, dead in 1890.

Lightning hit Van Gogh at an exhibition of Millet's designs and pastels in 1875, just a few months after the death of the latter. At the time, Van Gogh was hustling paintings for an art dealer - he didn't begin painting until 1880.

This exhibition places similar paintings by the two artists side-by-side for the viewer to draw obvious conclusions - of the inspirations Van Gogh drew from Millet; to finally gain his own identity - showing also how artists learn from each other. The comparisons do not lessen Van Gogh's stature; they undoubtedly increase that of the less well-known Millet.

This is one of the fall season's big shows, so all the business of making advance reservations applies. Entry charge: 40 francs, reduced: 30 francs. Catalogue: 190 francs.

Musée d'Orsay
1. rue de la Légion-d'Honneur, Paris 7. This exhibition continues until 3. January 1999. Open daily except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00; on Sundays from 9:00 to 18:00 and on Thursdays until 21:45. Info. Tel.: 01 40 49 48 73.

Charles Trenet Sings Again

From the book by Jacques Pessis, Jérôme Savary presents the Paris world of the '50's, as sung by Charles Trenet. It was a time of no unemployment and the discovery of paid holidays; the show is a remembrance of a time when things only seemed to be getting better.

In the entrance to the theatre, there is a Charles Trenet exhibition and on Fridays, there is a supper show after the performance. This show continues until Sunday, 3. January 1999.

Théâtre National de Chaillot
1. place du Trocadéro, Paris 16. Métro: Trocadéro. Info. Tel.: 01 53 65 30 00.

Long-Run Events

Constant Permeke Retrospective

Belgian landscape painter Constant Permeke is being treated to a retrospective in the Hôtel de Ville's Salle Saint-Jean.

Permeke started as a landscape painter, but also turned to nude studies and sculpture during a long working life that began before WWI and continued until after WWII.

The exhibition continues until Sunday, 1. November. It is open daily from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 11:00 to 19:00. There is no entry charge. Info. Tel.: 01 42 76 51 53.

Théâtres des Sens

This has already been open for many months now, but is probably still worth a visit, especially if it is raining as it seems to be doing all the time now.

If you think the French are pretty good at making fancy stuff for high prices, and you are either a dreamer or rich or have managed to keep from being beaten up in the market lately, then this is probably a real treat of an exhibition.

Les Quatre Théâtres des Sens
Palais de la Découverte, avenue Franklin-Roosevelt, Paris 8. Métro: Franklin-Roosevelt. This show runs until 3. January 1999. Open from Tuesday to Saturdays, from 9:30 to 18:00; on Sundays from 10:00 to 19:00. Info. Tel.: 01 40 74 89 00.

The Pompidou Centre - Beaubourg

The interior of this museum has been undergoing interior renovations since October 1987. Many of the museum's collections will be on view at otherbrochure: expo: beaux arts, rouen museums in Paris, at other cities in France and other countries - until the renovations are completed.

A painting from the autumn exhibitions at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Rouen. See above.

In front of the museum there is a teepee, which has information about the centre, presented in a multimedia form. The public library remains open at 11. rue Brantôme, just to the north of the museum. The south gallery will be showing 'Dijon/Le Consortium.Coli' in November and David Hockney arrives in January 1999. The Atelier Brancusi also remains open.

Musée d'Art Moderne

This Ville de Paris museum is showing a selection from Beaubourg, through to 19. September 1999. Currently, the 1920's are represented by Braque, Masson, Miro, Magritte, Ernst, Derain and Fautrier. In November a new cycle starts with Nouveau Realisme and Arte Povera.

Pierre Huyghe, Dominique Gonzalez-Foester and Philippe Parreno are young French artists whose works are also currently on display, until 29. November.

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
11; avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Open Tuesdays to Friday from 10:00 to 17:30; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:45. Special openings on 1. and 11. November. Info. Tel.: 01 53 40 00.

Last-Chance Events:Musée Jacquemart-André

This is the private mansion collection containing two Tiepolo frescos - in the process of being restored. These are on display until some time in October.

Musée Jacquemart-André
158. boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8. Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, and the museum's café is open daily from 11:30 to 17:30. Info. Tel.: 01 42 89 04 91. Nearest métro station: Saint-Philippe-du-Roule.

Opéra and Ballet:

Ballet: 'Coppélia' by Léo Delibes, until 25. October, at the Opéra Garnier.
Opera: 'La Cenerentola' by Gioacchino Rossini, until 8. October, presumably at the Opéra Bastille. Info. Tel.: 08 36 69 78 68. (This may be a toll number.)

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