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Fêtes des Tuileries - some mind-numbing amusement rides and cotton-candy vendors have moved into the Tuileries gardens and will be staying until the end of August or September. Hours are 11:00 to midnight, and until 01:00 on Friday, Saturday and the eves of holidays. Paris 1. Métro: Tuileries. InfoTel.: 01 46 27 52 29.

Les Pestacles - is for kids, with free shows featuring clowns, music, puppets, music, magic, clowns, music and so on. On Wednesdays at 14:30, until Wednesday, 25. September. At the Parc Floral de Paris, Routeposter: duel, theatre mathurins de la Pyramide, in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris 12. Métro: Château de Vincennes. InfoTel.: 01 55 94 20 20.

Les Grands Eaux Musicales - is the Château de Versailles' annual H2O and baroque musical fountain show. Every Sunday, at the 'Grande Perspective' from 11:00 to 12:00; and at 15:30 at all of the Bassins and Bosquets, with the finale at the 'Bassin de Neptune' around 17:20. Also on Saturdays, until 6. October. At the Parc du Château de Versailles. Take a train from the Gare Montparnasse or Saint-Lazare, or the RER 'C.' InfoTel.: 01 30 83 78 88.

Fêtes de Nuit - Versailles - is a sound and light spectacular which includes the fountains of the château, plus fireworks and dancers, in a show lasting nearly two hours. Dates are Friday, 30. August and on Saturdays - 24 and 31. August, followed by Saturdays on the 7, 14. and 21. September. At the Parc du Château de Versailles. Take a train from the Gare Montparnasse or Saint-Lazare, or the RER 'C.' InfoTel.: 01 30 83 78 88.

Rare Rocks - are always on show at the little-known museum attached to the Ecole des Mines. From Tuesday to Friday, from 13:30 to 18:00 and on Saturday from 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 17:00. At the Musée de Minéralogie, 60. Boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris 5. Line 'B' RER: Luxembourg. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 91 39.

Un Maïtre du Portrait - means Arnold Newman's photographs of everybody famous, to be admired until Sunday, 22. September. Except Monday, daily from 10:00 to 18:30. At the Patrimoine Photographique, Hôtel de Sully, 62. Rue Saint Antoine, Paris 4. Métro: Bastille or Saint-Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 74 30 60.

Destinations Auschwitz - an exposition of the Nazi's 'final solution' and the role played the Vichy government in France. Focussed on one particular convoy of captured members of the Resistance, on 27. April 1944. Until Sunday, 13. October. Open daily except Mondays, from 10:00 to 17:40. At the 'Mémorial du Maréchal Leclerc Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris - Musée Jean Moulin,' Jardin Atlantique, above the Gare Montparnasse. Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse, Gaîté or Edgar Quinet. InfoTel.: 01 40 64 39 44.

Les Défis du Vivant - a wide-ranging cascade of exhibitions, debates and conferences inspired by the scientific musings of Joël de Rosnay - on the nature of man and his future in the 21st century. In three parts, until the end of 2003. Openposter: best of nono, new morning daily from 10:00 to 18:00 and until 19:00 on Sundays, closed on Mondays. At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, 30. Avenue Corentin-Cariou, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de la Villette. InfoTel.: 01 40 05 80 00.

Poussières d'Etoiles - could also be called 'stardust,' which is something that unites you and me to the cosmos - here presented as an ultrasensory voyage with lots of special effects. Continuing until 2004, at 21:00 in winter, and at 22:00 in summer, except for Monday and Tuesday. At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, 30. Avenue Corentin-Cariou, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de la Villette. InfoTel.: 08 92 69 70 72.

Tous à la Plage - is an exhibition recalling the 'good old days' and their weekends spent at the guinguettes and bathing spots along the Marne. Closed on Monday and Friday, this exhibition continues until 31. October. The free-entry Musée Municipal is at 36. Boulevard Gallieni, in Nogent- sur-Marne. Take the RER 'A' line to Nogent, or the RER 'E,' or the métro line 1 to Château de Vincennes and then the 114 bus. InfoTel.: 01 48 75 51 25.

Sur la Terre Comme au Ciel - is also known as how western gardens looked at the end of the middle ages. Continues until Monday, 16. September, from 9:15 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:45, except on Tuesdays. At the Musée de Moyen Age, 6. Place Paul Painlevé, Paris 5. Métro: Cluny-La Sorbonne. InfoTel.: 01 53 73 78 16.

Jardin Botanique - is Paris' 'show' garden, featuring its ordinary, its rare and its exceptional plant-life, such as a rare tree from Easter Island. This exhibition also has features for kids. Until Sunday, 30 September; daily from 9:30 to 19:30. At the Parc Floral de Paris, Route de la Pyramide, in the Bois de Vincennes. Paris 12. Métro: Château de Vincennes. InfoTel.: 01 43 28 47 63.

Balloons Away! - the tethered Eutelsat balloon flights at the Parc André Citroën take place, weather permitting, from 9:00 until 30 minutes before the park closes. At the Parc André Citroën, Rue Cauchy, Paris 15. Métro: Javel or Balard. For flight conditions call InfoTel.: 01 44 26 20 00.

'Sprague' Métro Train - the RATP will be running its antique 'Sprague' métro wagons between the stations Kléber and Raspail on Sundays. The trip takes 45 minutes and is accompanied by a commentary, most likely in French. Also, there are only 160 places available. Coming dates left are 1. and 8. September. Métro: line 6. Reservations are very necessary. ResaTel.: 01 40 02 38 33.

Au-dessus des Catacombs - the Catacombs are open again. Note - the standard 'tour' is 1.7 km long, and there are quite a number of entry and exit stairs. Closed on Mondays and some holidays, but open on Tuesday from 11:00 to 16:00 and from Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 16:00. At the Catacombs, 1. Place Denfert-Rochereau, Paris 14. Métro: Denfert-Rochereau. InfoTel.: 01 43 22 47 63.

For Roller Folks - the free Friday night 'roller rando' around Paris goes on all year, starting at 22:00 on Fridays, from in front of the Gare Montparnasse. Each complete tour takes about three hours - so not they are for the wobbly or faint-hearted. Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse. InfoTel.: 01 43 36 89 81.

More For Roller Folks - the free Sunday afternoon 'other roller rando' around Paris goes on all year too, but starts at 14:30 on Sundays from the Place de la Bastille. Complete tours take about three hours, but are not so taxing as the night tours. Paris 11. Métro: Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 44 54 07 44.

Roue Libre - this RATP partner has added enriched oxygen 'green' tours to its program, as well as Paris-by-night tours. Bike rentals are from 3.10euro 3 sign per hour. Both complete accessories and insurance are available. There are special long-term rates for bike rentals too. Tours are from 22euro 3 sign for adults. These require reservations. The year-round HQ is open from 9:00 to 19:00 daily, at 1. Passage Mondétour in Les Halles. Métro: Les Halles or Etienne-Marcel. InfoTel.: 08 00 44 15 34, or email rouelibre@wanadoo.fr.

Mike's Bullfrog Bike Tours - if you need guiding in English, then Mike's may be right for you. Meet at the south leg - 'Pilier Sud' - of the Tour Eiffel for low-effort, wide-ranging tours of Paris. There are two daytime tours, at 11:00 and 15:30, and a night tour at 19:00. Rates are 22euro 3 sign for days, 26euro 3 sign for nights, or 44euro 3 sign for both. Also, lots of service and Paris info at Mike's HQ. This is at 24. Rue Edgar-Faure Paris 15. Métro: Dupleix. InfoTel.: 01 56 58 10 54.

Final note - Roue Libre's bike tours for English speakers are conducted by Mike's Bullfrog Bike Tours. Café Metropole Club members have recommended the evening tour which shows off Paris from another viewpoint. Final final note - Paris' other carless bike routes will continue to be open on Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 to 18:00. InfoTel.: 08 20 00 75 75.

Regards Sur le Cirque - is constituted by more than 400 original photos of the circus in Paris, taken from 1890 to 1960. Except Mondays, until Sunday, 29. September, usually from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Bibliothèque Historique, 22. Rue Mahler, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 29 40.

Année du Cirque - The 'Year of the Circus' taking place in 150 locations around France. See the Année du Cirque Web site for complete details. Also see specific items below.

En Route Pour la Cirque - an exhibition of yesterday's and today's circus, for both little kidsposter: saison 2002 2003, louvre and big adults - in this 'Year of the Circus.' Daily from 10:00 to 18:00; on Saturdays from 14:00 to 18:00. At the Musée en Herbe, in the Jardin d'Acclimatation just inside the Bois de Boulogne. Paris 16. Métro: Sablons. InfoTel.: 01 40 67 97 66.

Circus Cruel - brings you a paradise of 'bad-taste' every week from Tuesday to Saturday at 20:30 in an old cinema reconverted into a circus-cabaret, until the end of September. Look for Le Zèbre, at 61-63. Boulevard de Belleville, Paris 11. Métro: Belleville or Coronnes. InfoTel.: 01 47 99 40 40.

Larue et Companie - 'loses its head' more or less non-stop, but mainly on Saturday at 20:30 and Sunday at 16:00, until the end of September. At the circus tent of Larue et Companie, 62. Rue Binet, Paris 18. Métro: Porte de Clignancourt. No InfoTel:- find details at the location from 16:00 to 18:00.

Le Tradition est Notre Culture - is a bulky name for the Cirque Diana Moreno Bormann, which performs all year long on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 15:00 with an additional Saturday show at 20:30. Sounds like real circus. Find it at 9. Boulevard du Bois le Hêtre, Paris 17. Métro: Porte de Saint-Ouen. InfoTel.: 01 64 05 36 25.

Cirque Alexandra Franconi - is another traditional circus with clowns, jugglers, aerial acts, magic, and - circus! Until the beginning of October, in the Parc de Saint-Cloud near the Musée Ceramique de Sèvres. Métro: Pont de Sèvres, hike across the bridge and turn right. InfoTel.: 01 43 24 33 18.


Tues, 20. August:- Jazz, 'Pianissimo,' 21:00, Sunside, Rue des Lombards, Paris 1
ï Film, 'Les Gaspards,' Parc André Citroën, Paris 15
ï Film, 'To Be or Not To Be,' La Villette, Paris 19

Wed, 21. August:- Theatre, Hugo's 'Lucrece Borgia,' 20:30, Théâtre de Verdure du Jardin Shakespeare, Bois de Boulogne,
ï Jazz, 'Pianissimo,' 21:00, Sunside, Rue des Lombards, Paris 1
ï Film, 'On Connaît le Chanson,' Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris 19
ï Film, 'Sous le Soleil de Satan,' La Villette, Paris 19

Thur, 22. August:- Theatre, Hugo's 'Lucrece Borgia,' 20:30, Théâtre de Verdure du Jardin Shakespeare, Bois de Boulogne,
ï Jazz, 'Pianissimo,' 21:00, Sunside, Rue des Lombards, Paris 1
ï Film, 'Les Nuits de la Pleine Lune,' Parc Montsouris, Paris 14
ï Film, 'Kilsottum,' La Villette, Paris 19

Fri, 23. August:- Theatre, Hugo's 'Lucrece Borgia,' 20:30, Théâtre de Verdure du Jardin Shakespeare, Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16
ï Jazz, 'Pianissimo,' 21:00, Sunside, Rue des Lombards, Paris 1
ï Film, 'La Faute à Voltaire,' Institut de Monde Arabe, Paris 5
ï Film, 'Brazil,' La Villette, Paris 19

Sat, 24. August:- Jazz, 'Pianissimo,' 21:00, Sunside, Rue des Lombards, Paris 1
ï Classical music, Cecile Daroux and Leonardo Sanchez, 16:30, Parc Floral, Bois de Vincennes, Paris 12
ï Film, 'Un Drôle de Paroissien,' Place René-Cassin, Paris 1
ï Film, 'La Dame de Shanghai,' La Villette, Paris 19

Sun, 25. August:- Theatre, Hugo's 'Lucrece Borgia,' 15:30, Théâtre de Verdure du Jardin Shakespeare, Bois de Boulogne,
ï 'World-music' with a free 'bal-concert' at the Kiosque à Musique, 17:30, La Villette, Paris 19
ï Film, 'Le Jour et l'Heure,' Parvis de Notre-Dame, Paris 4
ï Film, 'Apocalypse Now,' La Villette, Paris 19

Monday, 26. August to Sunday, 1. September

Tues, 27. August:- Jazz and traditional music, 'Le Voyage Bohèmien,' 21:30, Le Cabaret Sauvage, La Villette, Paris 19
ï Jazz, 'Pianissimo,' 21:00, Sunside, Rue des Lombards, Paris 1

Wed, 28. August:- Festival Arènes de Montmartre, 'Scaramouche,' 20:30, Arènes de Montmartre, Paris 18
ï Festival Arènes de Montmartre, 'Donna Giovanni,' 20:30, Courtyard of the Mairie, Paris 2
ï Jazz and traditional music, 'Le Voyage Bohèmien,' 21:30, Le Cabaret Sauvage, La Villette, Paris 19

Thur, 29. August:- Festival Arènes de Montmartre, 'Scaramouche,' 20:30, Arènes de Montmartre, Paris 18
ï Festival Arènes de Montmartre, 'Donna Giovanni,' 20:30, Courtyard of the Mairie, Paris 2
ï Jazz and traditional music, 'Le Voyage Bohèmien,' 21:30, Le Cabaret Sauvage, La Villette, Paris 19

Fri, 30. August:- Festival Arènes de Montmartre, 'Scaramouche,' 20:30, Arènes de Montmartre, Paris 18
ï Festival Arènes de Montmartre, 'Donna Giovanni,' 20:30, Courtyard of the Mairie, Paris 2
ï Jazz and traditionalposter: closed in august, jean, palette music, 'Le Voyage Bohèmien,' 21:30, Le Cabaret Sauvage, La Villette, Paris 19
ï Jazz, 'Pianissimo,' 21:00, Sunside, Rue des Lombards, Paris 1

'Closed in August' for holidays.

Sat, 31. August:- Festival Arènes de Montmartre, 'Scaramouche,' 20:30, Arènes de Montmartre, Paris 18
ï Festival Arènes de Montmartre, 'Donna Giovanni,' 20:30, Courtyard of the Mairie, Paris 2
ï Jazz and traditional music, 'Le Voyage Bohèmien,' 21:30, Le Cabaret Sauvage, La Villette, Paris 19
ï Jazz, 'Pianissimo,' 21:00, Sunside, Rue des Lombards, Paris 1

Sun, 1. September:- Festival Arènes de Montmartre, 'Scaramouche,' 15:30, Arènes de Montmartre, Paris 18
ï Festival Arènes de Montmartre, 'Donna Giovanni,' 20:30, Courtyard of the Mairie, Paris 2. This festival continues, with two additional titles, until 15. September.


Extra, summer-only events are listed on the 'Scenes d'Eté' page in an earlier issue. For continuing outdoor 'Scenes,' take a look at Scene 3 - Paris Outdoors, with day-by-day listings. Coming events have their own page in this issue.

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