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All the posters are from the week. On Saturday I was able to get a nearly complete set of European election posters - representing only the main parties - by walking 200 metres to my local Mairie.

The 'Café Metropole Club' is not shut down or closed this week; but there is no 'news' for it, so its feature does not appear in this issue. Readers are still writing to say they will come when it opens; I think I better consider selling tickets for it.

Last week's 'Faites de la Peinture sur les Champs-Elysées' sent me a list of the winners, without bothering to include my name in it. Of the three competitors under eight years old, one was from Paris, one from the Ile-de-France and one was from the Bordeaux area.

There were five categories altogether. For the nine to 12-year group, only one was from the Ile-de-France and the other two were from the country. In all, competitors came from 81 Departments and 10 other countries - with myself representing Canada and Ireland. Of the total of 19 prize-winners, only four are listed as Paris residents.

A selection of the best paintings will be on exhibit at the Mairie of the 8th arrondissement, 3. Rue de Lisbonne, from 6. September until 14. September.

The 'Faites de la Peinture sur les Champs-Elysées' is scheduled to take place again next year. The organizers have also announced that there will be a second edition in September 2000, which will be on the Seine quays, and it will be accepting 2000 applications from painters.

A Couple of URLs

Besides having their photos featured in this magazine, Paris' bars and cafés are having more and more events of their own - from exhibitions to concerts of all sorts. Find out what's happening by giving 'Les Zincs' a virtual visit or two.

La Bibliothèque du Film, also know as the BIFI has a new site devoted to French movie history, which is expected to be fully operational at the end of this year. Forphoto: press kiosk the moment, mainly of interest to researchers, 'Ciné-Sources' will be augmented by 'Ciné-Regards,' which will feature stills from or about the films.

For Rent - Flat In Paris:- Available from Friday, 16. July to Saturday, 24. July, inclusive. A 75 square-metre apartment with two bedrooms, which can accommodate four or five. Located in the Marais, 3rd floor, walkup; all mod. cons., bright with windows; near five métro lines and several bus stops. Rent for less than hotel rates; buy goodies and do own continental breakfast. For full info, contact Ms. Adrian Leeds. This is a private-private deal.

This Was Metropole One Year Ago:

count down Eiffel TowerIssue 3.23 - 8. June 1998 - This issue featured - Café Metropole - 'Cascades of Visitor Info' and the 'Au Bistro' column had 'How France Gets Ready for the World Cup.' This issue had one feature entitled 'Me and Monte McGee and Monte McGee's Dog.' Deveral readers wrote about picniking in Paris in 'eMails: Picnic Tools - Picnic Places.' 'Links for WC'98: Ready, Set - Duck!' was an service feature nobody asked for. There were four 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week was about 'Not In My Wineglass!' - which was pretty nearly one 'not' too many.

The Tour Eiffel Countdown to 31. December 1999:

Only 208 more stormy, windy, rainy Ile-de-France pre-summer days to go until summer really happens.

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