The 'Classic' Scene

photo: che, photo by roger pic, mus montparnasse

Che in the jungles of the Musée du Montparnasse.
Che photo © Roger Pic

Throw Darts at It

Paris:- Tuesday, 10. June 2003:- There are two 'Scene' columns in this issue because all of the new items wouldn't fit in one. To help your planning, some special events have been added, including the Fête Nationale and the Tour de France. These are on the 'Scene II' page.

What you don't find on this page, will be on the 'Scene II' page. This page should be like a typical 'Scene' page, while many special and summer items are on the 'Scene II' page.

If this week isn't enough for you, tomorrow I have to get up really early and go to the Hôtel de Ville to find out what Paris has planned for you this summer.


Contents of Scene II this Week
  • Coming Events, Exhibitions, Salons
  • Fête de la Bastille
  • Summer 2003
  • Some Kid Stuff
  • Unclassifieds + Bikes

Bright Lights - at 23:00 on Saturday, 21. June, the Tour Eiffel will be sparkling again. Paris' mayor Bertrand Delanoë, assisted by tourism czar Jean-Bernard Bros, will throw the switch for the new 20,000-bulb installation. This event will be accompanied with - what else? - music at the foot of the tower while the lights twinkle into Sunday morning. Thereafter, more twinkle lights every night on the hour for ten minutes, until 02:00 in summer, and until 2013. It's a free show that can be seen from many locations besides the Champ de Mars. Paris 7. The show opener will be broadcast on France-2 TV too. Métro: Trocadéro or Ecole Militaire.

Jacques-Henry Lartigue - is featured in an important photo exhibition continuing until 22. September. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Lost, Beat and New - to fill a gaping void in the world's lit-life, Shakespeare & Co. will be hosting its first literary festival. Three sections will feature the 'Lost Generation,' theposter: 38th salon de la marine 'Beat Generation' and today's 'Something Generation,' and it will all come to a climax with 'Bloomsday,' to remind everybody how or why we have gotten where we are, if anyplace. Dates are from Monday, 9. June until Monday, 16. June. For some events there may be small entry fees for this otherwise non-profit festival. Places will also be limited, so come early. Shakespeare & Co., 37. Rue Bucherie, Paris 5. Métro: Saint-Michel. InfoTel.: 01 43 26 96 50.

Foire Saint-Germain - an annual 'foire' with hundreds' of years' history, but officially this is only the 26th edition. Centred around the Place Saint-Sulpice, with arts, theatre, concerts, shows and exhibitions. Until Sunday, 6. July. Paris 6. Métro: Saint-Sulpice or Mabillon. InfoTel.: 01 43 29 61 04.

Festival Tzigane - means gypsies, meaning vivid music every Thursday at 20:00, beginning on 12 June and ending on Thursday, 10. July. At Le Trianon, 80. Boulevard de Rochechouart, Paris 18. Métro: Anvers. InfoTel.: 08 92 23 11 17.

La Vie à la Campagne - 'sculptée par Bouchard,' is the subtitle. Another part features 'Femmes.' Except for a 16-31. June closure, until Wednesday, 13. September. Only open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 14:00 to 19:00. At the Musée Bouchard, 25. Rue de l'Yvette, Paris 16. Métro: Jasmin. InfoTel.: 01 46 47 63 46.

Extérieur Nuit - are the photos by Véronique Durruty and Patrick Guedj. The outside photos hung on the garden's fence are visible all the time, until Sunday, 31. August. From the Place Edmond Rostand to the Rue de Médicis. Paris 5. Métro: RER Luxembourg. No InfoTel necessary.

Janine Janet - Metamorphoses - as seen on posters, this exhibition features sculptures made of plants. Until Sunday, 21. September. Except Mondays, open from 11:00 to 18:00. At the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Hôtel de Guénégaud, 60. Rue des Archives, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 92 40.

Pasquier, and Enveloppes de Caractères - two exhibitions, one about the small spaces on stamps and the other about envelopes. The first until Tuesday, 30. August and the second until Friday, 8. September. The exhibition, Le Timbre Algérien begins on Saturday, 17. June, until the end of November. From 10:00 to 18:00, except Sundays and holidays. At the Musée de la Poste, 34. Boulevard de Vaugirard, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse. Entry 4.5euro 3 sign

La Deguerréotype Français - a exhibition featuring rare and early photographs, beginning from the late1830s. From 10:00 to 18:00, until 21:45 on Thursdays and from 9:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. Closed on Mondays. At the Musée d'Orsay, 1. Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino or RER Musée d'Orsay. InfoTel.: 01 40 49 48 14. Summer hours after Saturday, 21. June are from 9:00 to 18:00, and until 22:00 on Thursday. Note - the museum's current entry is on the Quai Anatole France.

Labyrinthes - have been added to the Bagatelle park, for you to get lost in green. Until Thursday, 14. September, from 9:00 to 19:00, and not all night long. Possibly closed onposter: cimenatheque francias Tuesdays, unless it's summer. Parc de Bagatelle, Route de Neuilly, in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16. Nearest métro: Pont de Neuilly, or bus 43. Park entry - 1.50euro 3 sign. InfoTel.: 01 45 00 22 19.

Hommage aux Amis du Musée Delacroix - is an 'at home' with the painter Eugène Delacroix, in a quiet place in the Quartier Latin. Until Monday, 15. Sepember. Open from 9:30 to 17:00 daily except Tuesday. At the Musée National Eugène Delacroix, 6. Rue Furstenberg, Paris 6. Métro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Mabillon. InfoTel.: 01 44 41 86 50.

Sur les Pas de Jean Moulin - follow this Résistance hero, not quite like the Gestapo. Until 15. October. Except Mondays, open daily 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 or Gaîté. InfoTel.: 01 40 64 39 44.

Plantu - before this cartoonist hit the front page of Le Monde, there was nothing to see except text. An exhibition of drawings and sculptures. Until 26. October. Also see Lucien Jones and his murals from the '30s. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris, 23. Rue de Sévigné, Paris 3. Métro: Saint-Paul or Chemin Vert. InfoTel.: 01 42 72 21 13.

Marc Riboud - is featured with photos of Parisiennes. Starting on Wednesday, continuing until 12. October. Except Mondays, open from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Crypte Archéologique, 1. Place du Parvis de Notre-Dame, Paris 4. Métro: Cité. InfoTel.: 01 43 29 83 51.

'J'Aime Pas la Culture' - for this I have no details other than it is a major 'Euroculture' event. Continues until the end of the year, with open hours of 10:00 to 18:00 and until 22:00 on Fridays. At 68. Quai de la Seine, Paris 19. Métro: Crimée. InfoTel.: 01 40 38 09 31.

Au Bonheur des Kimonos - features the legend of the Mitsukoshi department store 'since 1673.' Until Saturday, 5. July, from 14:00 to 18:00 except on usual holidays, Sunday and Monday. At the Espace des Arts Mitsukoshi-Etoile, 3. Rue de Tilsitt, Paris 8. Métro: Etoile. InfoTel.: 01 44 09 11 11.

Carrières Parisiennes - a photographic exhibition showing Paris' recent past as one big quarry. Closed on Mondays and some holidays, but open Tuesday from 11:00 to 16:00, and otherwise from 9:00 to 16:00. Entryposter: titantic, la villette, mai, juin charge of 5euro 3 sign includes entry to Musée Carnavalet. At the Catacombs de Paris, 1. Place Denfert Rochereau, Paris 14. Métro: Denfert-Rochereau InfoTel.: 01 43 22 47 63.

Dante et Virgile aux Enfers - shows off many of the paintings by Eugène Delacroix until Saturday, 5. July. Also see drawings by Leonardo de Vinci until Monday, 14. July - a day when I expect the Louvre would be closed. Open from 9:00 to 18:00 and from 9:00 to 21:30 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. At the Musée du Louvre, principal entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 51 51.

L'Eventail au Masculin - is an exhibition subtitled 'entre accessoire et objet d'art' and we are talking about fans here. Until Wednesday, 30. July. Open from 14:00 to 18:00, only from Monday to Wednesday. At the Musée de l'Eventail, Atelier Houquet, 2. Boulevard de Strasbourg, Paris 10. Métro: InfoTel.: 01 42 08 90 20.

Marlene Dietrich - in an exhibition subtitled 'creation of a myth,' which will be on view from Saturday, 14. June until Sunday, 12. October. Daily except Monday; from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Galliera, 10. Avenue Pierre-1er-de-Serbie, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma-Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 56 52 86 00.

Personnages de Contes pour Enfants - pays homage to contemporary dolls. Until 2. November. Also see the permanent collection all-year round. From 10:00 to 18:00 daily except Mondays. At the Musée de la Poupée, in the Impasse Berthaud, just off 22. Rue Rambuteau, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 42 72 73 11.

Fables de L'Identité - is another photographic exhibition, beginning on Wednesday, 18. June and continuing until Thursday, 28. August. Closed Tuesdays; hours are from 12:00 to 19:00. At the Centre National de la PhotographieCentre National de la Photographie, Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, 11. Rue Berryer, Paris 8. Métro: Etoile or George V. InfoTel.: 01 53 76 12 31.

Paris - Manière Noire - is an exhibition of photos by Nicolas Bruant. Beginning on Wednesday, 18. June and continuing until Sunday, 24. August. Open from 10;00 to 18:00 and from 12:00 to 19:00 on Sunday, but closed on Mondays. At the Bibliothèque Historique, 22. Rue Mahler, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 29 60.

Russes? - features Russian artists from St. Petersburg who were in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century. From Friday, 20. June until Sunday, 21. September. Open from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:00, but closed onMonday. At the Musée de Montmartre, 12. Rue Cortot, Paris 18. Métro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt. InfoTel.: 01 46 06 61 11.

L'Etoile du Che à Paris - 150 photos of which about 40 are on first public view, of Ernestoposter: expo saharas d'algerie Guevara de la Serna. Photos by Roger Pic, Korda, René Burri, Osvaldo Salas and others. Also contains other documents and letters. Only until Thursday, 19. June. Open from Wednesday to Sunday; from 13:00 to 19:00. At Le Musée du Montparnasse, 21. Avenue du Maine, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Falguière. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 91 96.

Le Train Capitale - is an outdoor exhibition on and along the Champs-Elysées from Rond-Point to Concorde - old trains, TGVs, mini streetcars - until Sunday, 15. June. With a little help from the SNCF, Alstom, Siemens, Bombardier, the RATP and the national railway museum in Mulhouse.

De Caillebotte à Picasso - features major works from the collection of Oscar Ghez, essentially a round-up of French painting from 1870 to 1950. Until Sunday, 15. June, from 10:00 to 18:00 daily. At the Musée Jacquemart-Andre, 158. Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8. Métro: Miromesnil. InfoTel.: 01 45 62 11 59.

Trésors d'Argent - examples from the works of the Froment-Meurice dynasty of fancy jewelers in the 19th century. Royal treasures, rare and very valuable stuff, from many collections. Until Sunday, 15. June, from 10:00 to 18:00 daily except Mondays. At the Musée de la Vie Romantique - Hôtel Scheffer Renan, 16. Rue Chaptal, Paris 9. Métro: Saint-Georges, Blanche or Pigalle. InfoTel.: 01 55 31 95 67.

Raoul Dufy - presented in an exhibition of Dufy's season of fauvism, with Cézannian and Cubistic tendancies - all for the price of a single entry. Until Monday, 16. June. Except Tuesdays, from 11:00 to 18:00 daily. At the Musée Maillol - Fondation Dina Vierny, 59-61. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7 Métro: Rue du Bac. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 59 58.


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