Paris Stays Open

photo: chalet, buvette, luxembourg garden

Out in the country in the middle of the Quartier Latin,
in the Luxembourg garden.

Day and Night, All Summer

Paris:- Saturday, 5. June 2003:- The only thing harder than doing one 'Scene' page a week, is doing two of them. I think if I had been around longer enough, I would have really liked Paris in the summers when everybody rolled down the shutters and disappeared for two months.

But those days are long past. The result is even more events than during the so-called 'season' from mid-September to mid-June. This column is no exception to the rule that not everything is in it. There's probably more current events advertised in an average métro station. If in doubt, check one out.

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


Contents of Scènes d'Eté this Week
  • Summer Stuff
  • Fête de la Bastille
  • Summer 2003
  • Paris Pools
  • Some Kid Stuff
  • Unclassifieds + Bikes

Bright Lights - the Eiffel Tower, or Tour Eiffel as it is known here, has been re-bulbed to twinkle every night on the hour for ten minutes, for the next ten years. This should give you an ample window of time to see this free show too that can be seen from many locations in Paris besides the Champ de Mars. Paris 7. Métro: Trocadéro or Ecole Militaire.

90th Tour de France - this bicycle classic started in 1903 so this is its centennial year. This year's 'tour' started from Paris on Saturday, 5. July, 'Le Tour' runs around France for three weeks before returning to the finish line on the Champs-Elysées on Sunday, 27. July. Paris 8. InfoTel.: 01 41 33 15 00.

Balzac S'Affiche - is an exhibition of theatre and movie posters done for Balzac's works during most of the 20th century, along with the names of the star actors who performedposter: catacombs in them, with accompanying newspaper articles that often 'make' various productions. Until Sunday, 28. September. Except on Monday, from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Maison de Balzac, 47. Rue Raynouard, Paris 16. Métro: Passy or La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 55 74 41 80.

Alger - is an exhibition about urban and architectural aspects of Algiers. Continuing until Sunday, 14. September. Also see Une Provocation Constructive for the same dates. Open from 10:00 to 17:30 except on Tuesday. At the Palais de la Porte Dorée, 293. Avenue Daumésnil, Paris 12. Métro: Porte Dorée. InfoTel.: 01 43 46 51 61.

Four Exhibitions - include Alors la Chine?, until 13. October, La Dation Brancusi and Oliver Debre, both until Sunday, 14. September. Signes des Ecoles d'Art continues until Monday, 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.

Daniel Pflumm - is in a featured exhibition, on view now. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to midnight. Entry: 3 or 5 euros. Palais de Tokyo, site of contemporary art creation. At 13. Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 54 01.

Jim Dine and Sarah Moon - both have exhibitions of their photo works continuing until Sunday, 14. September. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5-7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul or Pont-Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

A Table! - features the illustrations of food in Japan by Michiko Shimamoto, until Thursday, 31. July. Open from 12:00 to 19:00 and until 20:00 on Thursdays. Closed Sunday and Monday. At the Maison de la Culture du Japon, 101 bis, Quai Branley, Paris 15. Métro: Bir-Hakeim. InfoTel.: 01 44 37 95 01.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 'Peintures' - the history of a body of work is on exhibit here, continuing until Thursday, 23. October. 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.

Lizensheng - even if I've spelled the name wrong, the photos in this exhibition are of China's Culturalposter: thtr offenbach, m choufleuri Revolution. Continuing until Sunday, 21. 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 47 75.

Paris-Marseille - or, 'From Montparnasse to the Canebière,' is an exhibit about old-time artists, to continue until Sunday, 12. October. 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.

La Clé du Champs et Arthu Bispo do Rasario - the location says painting but maybe it's sculpture, fields, or the keys to Rosario. It begins on Wednesday, 9. July and continues until Tuesday, 28. September. Except for Mondays and holidays, from 12:00 to 19:00, from 12:00 to 21:30 on Tuesdays and 10:00 to 19:00 on weekends. At the Galeries Nationales du Jeu du Paume, 1. Place de la Concorde, inside the Tuileries, Paris 8. Métro: Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 50.

Miouzik' - this an exhibition especially for kids from 4 to 12 years. The entire park is for kids in fact. Daily from 10:00 to 18:00, all during school holidays. Also on view, Gauguin par-ci, Gauguin par-là. 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.

Théâtre de Guignol - Shows at 15:00 and 16:00 on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and on all days during school holidays, which continue until Wednesday, 3. September. 'Guignol' continues until Sunday, 28. September. At the Parc Floral de Paris, Route de la Pyramide, in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris 12. Métro: Château de Vincennes. InfoTel.: 01 49 23 94 37.

Gustave Moreau - Mythes et Chimères - an additional centennial exhibition for this ultra-productive painter of myths and antiquities, with all pieces on show on loanposter: ete russe montmartre from the Musée Gustave-Moreau, including some never shown before in public. Until Sunday, 9. November. Hours are 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.

Tour de France - this is a colorful and interesting expo about 100 years of two-wheeled legends, continuing until Saturday, 30. August. Except on Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Salon d'Acceuil of the Hôtel de Ville, 29. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 43 43. Free entry.

Destins Croisés - are the works by Iranian photo-reporter Reza, taken of the children of the world's less peaceful places. The outside photos hung on the fence around the Luxembourg garden are visible all the time, until Tuesday, 30. September. From the Place Edmond Rostand to the Rue de Médicis. Paris 5. Métro: RER Luxembourg. No InfoTel necessary.

Vivre C'est Habiter - is a 'big show' lacking details other than the dates, from Thursday, 17. July until Saturday, 8. November. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:00 to 18:00, in summer possibly until 21:30, and on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Parc de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 08 03 30 63 06. ResaTel.: 08 92 68 36 22.

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

Ghana, Yesterday and Today - presents the artistic heritage of Ghana as well as this African country's current works. Until Sunday, 13. July. Open daily from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 19:00. Free entry on the last Wednesday of the month. At the Musée Dapper, 35. Rue Paul-Valéry, Paris 16. Métro: Etoile, Victor Hugo or Kléber. InfoTel.: 01 45 00 01 50.

Leonardo de Vinci - see drawings by Leonardo until Monday, 14. July - a day when I expect the Louvre will be closed because it is Bastille Day. Maybe not. 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.

Ming - is an exhibition showing off the best of China's golden age of furniture. On view until Thursday, 17. July. Hours are 10:00 to 18:00, except on Tuesdays. At the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques / Musée Guimet - Le Panthéon Bouddhique, 19. Avenue d'Iéna, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 56 52 53 00.

Two Exhibitions - feature Naglaa Walker and Xavier Frossiart, until Saturday, 19. July. Possibly closed on Mondays, but open from 14:00 to 19:00. Cité Internationale des Arts, 16. Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Paris 4. Métro: Pont-Marie. InfoTel.: 01 42 78 71 72.

Paris et Ses Chemins de Fer - within 30 short years Paris evolved from being an old but important barge stop to becoming the utopian railroad roundhouse of France. Seeposter: reza, enfants, grille luxembourg this historically-oriented exhibition organized by the Action Artistique de Paris, from 11:00 to 17:00, and until 19:30 on Thursdays, from until Friday, 18. July, at the Mairie of the 12th, 130. Avenue Daumesnil, Paris 12. Métro: Dugommier. For group visits, InfoTel.: 01 43 25 30 30.

Tableaux Kuna - are extraordinary art works of elaborate 'paintings' on textiles, done by the Kuna of Panama. The tapestries are called Molas. These are on exhibition until Saturday, 26. July. From Tuesday to Saturday; from 13:30 to 20:00. At the Bibliothèque Forney, Hôtel de Sens,1. Rue Figuier, Paris 4. Métro: Pont Marie InfoTel.:01 42 78 14 60.

Henri Cartier-Bresson - 'De Qui s'Agit-il?' is a exhibition not to be missed, on show until Sunday, 27. July. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 19:00 and from 12:00 to 19:00 on Sundays. At the Mitterrand site of the Bibliothèque Nationale, at the Quai François-Mauriac, Paris 13. Métro: Bibliothèque Mitterrand or Quai de la Gare. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 59 59. This photographer also has a foundation with an exhibition space in a villa in the 14th arrondissement, was scheduled to open on Friday, 2. May. In the Impasse Lebouis, Paris 14. Métro: Gaité. InfoTel.: 01 42 75 59 15.

From Cézanne to Dubuffet - is an exhibition that will feature 170 paintings and a dozen sculptures from the private Jean and Suzanne Planque Foundation collection, which contains many of the masters - many - of the 19th and 20th centuries. Continuing until Sunday, 27. July. Except Mondays, from 11:00 to 19:00. Free entry. In the Hôtel de Ville's Salle Saint-Jean, entry at 5. Rue Lobau, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 51 53.

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.

Sous La Plage - with 'Piratages Meets Cakeposter: centre culturel irlande & Milk,' started on with the Fête de la Musique. Usually from 14:00 to 21:00. Coming dates are the Sundays of 10 and 31. August, and 14. September. In the Parc André Citroën, Rue Cauchy, Paris 15. Métro: Javel or Balard. InfoTel.: 01 43 49 68 68.

Photography at the Turn of the Century - 'Du Pictorialisme à Engène Atget,' will be a major exhibition to watch for beginning Tuesday, 15. July, continuing until Sunday, 19. October. Big names as well as unknowns are represented. 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, entry Quai Anatole France, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino or RER Musée d'Orsay. InfoTel.: 01 40 49 48 14.

100 Years for the Musée Gustave Moreau - inaugurated in January of 1903, Moreau's reception room has remained closed for 100 years until its recent reopening. Restored to its original condition in every detail for this occasion, resulting in an extraordinary museum within the museum with its exceptional collection. Open from 10:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 17:15 except on Tuesday. [See the Gustave Moreau exhibition coming in July, below.] At the Musée Gustave-Moreau, 14. Rue de la Rochefoucauld, Paris 9. Métro: Trinité or Saint-Georges. InfoTel.: 01 48 74 38 50.

Paris-Saint Petersbourg - "when Russia spoke French..." is the subtitle for this exhibition of objects from 1800-1830 timed to coincide with the 300th year of the founding of Saint-Pete. Until Sunday, 31. August, from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Mondays except in July and August. At the Hôtel National des Invalides - Musée de l'Armée, 129. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Latour-Maubourg or Varenne. InfoTel.: 01 44 42 37 72.

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 on 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.

Marlene Dietrich - in an exhibition subtitled 'creation of a myth,' which will be on view from 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.

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. September. 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.

Tim - Etre de Son Temps - which were from 1919 to 2000 for Louis Mitelberg. The exhibition continues until Sunday, 31. August. Except Saturdays, daily from 11:00 to 18:00, and on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, 71. Rue du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 86 60.

Queen Mary II - 'birth of a legend' may be a bit premature for the world's hugest ocean liner when it hasn't even been launched yet. But I can personally vouch for the Queen Mary I, so this show is worth seeing because the new ship will be made of good stuff too. Until 2. February 2004. Also, see 'Les Génies de la Mer,' which shows off navel sculpture, until the same date. The painterly 38th Salon de la Marine continues until Monday, 29. September. From 10:00 to 17:45, except Tuesdays. At the Musée de la Marine, 17. Place du Trocadéro, Paris 16. Métro: Trocadéro. InfoTel.: 01 53 65 69 69.

Plantu - before this cartoonist hit the front page of Le Monde, there was nothing on it to see except text. An exhibition of drawings and sculptures. Until Sunday, 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.

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 continues 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

Personnages de Contes pour Enfants - pays homage to contemporary dolls. Until Wednesday, 2. November. Also see the permanent collection of 500 dolls all-yearposter: paris fazz festival 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.

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.

Saharas d'Algerie - is a show about a lot of sand, or, an 'unexpected paradise.' It continues until Tuesday, 21. October. The garden is open from 7:30 to 19:45. If the expo is in the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution it is closed on Tuesdays, but otherwise open from 10:00 to 18:00, and on Thursdays until 22:00. In the Jardin des Plantes, 57. Rue Cuvier, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu or Austerlitz. InfoTel.: 01 40 79 30 00.

L'Esprit fe la Forêt - features Yanomani and other artists in this show continuing until Sunday, 12. October. From 12:00 to 20:00 except on Mondays. At the Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain, 261. Boulevard Raspail, Paris 14. Métro: Raspail or Denfert Rochereau. InfoTel.: 01 42 18 56 50.

Russes? - features Russian artists from St. Petersburg who were in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century. This is part of 'Un Eté Russe à Montmartre.' Until Sunday, 21. September. Open from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:00, but closed on monday. At the Musée de Montmartre, 12. Rue Cortot, Paris 18. Métro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt. InfoTel.: 01 46 06 61 11.

Music Posters - are supposed to be 'contemporary' but some may be not so. Take a look at the Galerie Grand Monde, in the Cour Damoye, entry via 12. Place de la Bastille, Paris 11. Métro: Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 48 05 51 30. The Cour Damoye has several other galleries and shops, so a visit to all of it will be worth your while.

Vus par Zadkine - Vincent and Théo Van Gogh, as seen by sculptor Ossip Zadkine. Until Sunday, 21. September, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Zadkine, 100-bis. Rue d'Assas, Paris 6. Métro: Notre-Dame-des-Champs or Vavin. InfoTel.: 01 43 26 91 90.

Susanna Fritscher - is presented in a sculpture exhibition continuing until Sunday, 5. October, from Tuesday to Sunday; from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Zadkine, 100-bis. Rue d'Assas, Paris 6. Métro: Notre-Dame-des-Champs or Vavin. InfoTel.: 01 43 26 91 90.

La Vie à la Campagne - 'sculptée par Bouchard,' is the subtitle. Another part features 'Femmes.' 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.

Trop - features Barbara Berger's collection of fantasy bijoux from the 1920-60's period, augmented by this museum's permanent collection. Until Sunday, 31. August. Also see De la Réclame à la Publicité 1920-1950 at the same time. Except Mondays, from 11:00 to 18:00 and 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends. At the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, 107-111. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 44 55 57 50.

Trésors du Titanic - is an exhibition of objects found on the deep seabed surrounding the wreck of the Titanic. Until Sunday, 31. August. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 18:00 and on Sundays from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Cité des Sciences, 30. Avenue Corentin-Cariou, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de la Villette. InfoTel.: 01 40 05 80 00. Also see the exhibitions 'Images,' 'Le Cerveau Intime,' 'Jeux sur Je,' 'L'Homme et Ses Gènes,' 'Chimie Naturellement' and 'Aluminium.'

Fernand Pouillon, Architect - is featured in an exhibition for his work on the 'new' cities of Pantin, Montrouge, Boulogne-Billancourt and Meudon-la-Fôret - which wereposter: quartier d'ete revolutionary in their times. Also see the exhibition, '30 Years of the Périphérique,' until Sunday, 14. September. At the Pavillon de l'Arsenal, 21. Boulevard Morland, Paris 4. Métro: Sully-Morland. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 33 97.

Philippe Dereux - is featured in this exhibition site usually reserved for 'primitive' art, until Friday, 27. July. Also see René Moreu until early next January here. Daily from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Halle Saint-Pierre, 2. Rue Ronsard, Paris 18. Métro: Anvers. InfoTel.: 01 42 58 72 89.

'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.

La Deguerréotype Français - a exhibition featuring rare and early photographs, beginning from the late 1830s. From 9:00 to 18:00, until 22:00 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. Note - the museum's current entry is on the Quai Anatole France.

Marc Riboud - is featured with photos of Parisiennes, continuing until Sunday, 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.

Jacques-Henry Lartigue - is featured in an important photo exhibition continuing until Monday, 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.

Fables de L'Identité - is another photographic exhibition, 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. This continues 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.

Stone Vines - is a photographic exhibition showing the frequent use of vines in stone as architectural decoration in Paris. This exhibition may continue beyond Sunday, 21. September, from 10:00 to 18:00 except on Monday and Tuesdays. Use this as a excuse to visit the Musée du Vin, Rue des Eaux, 5. Square Charles Dickens, Paris 16. Métro: Passy. InfoTel.: 01 45 25 63 28.

Photo Collection - the Musée d'Orsay recently opened its new and permanent photographic gallery, which includes many photos from photography's firstposter: parigi paris guide century - the 19th. Big names as well as unknowns are represented. From 9:00 to 18:00, until 22:00 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.

Forum des Images - most if not all movies shown here have a bit of Paris in them. Sixty of them are featured from Tuesday, 15. July to Sunday, 27. July and from Wednesday, 20. August to Tuesday, 9. September. From Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 21:00. At the Forum des Images-Vidéothèque at the Forum des Halles, Porte Saint-Eustache. Paris 1. InfoTel.: 01 44 76 63 00.

Cinemathèque Française - the official film museum operates in two locations - at the Palais de Chaillot at Trocadéro, garden entry - and at its location on the Grands Boulevards at 42. Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, Paris 10. Métros: Trocadéro for Chaillot and Bonne Nouvelle for Grands Boulevards. Program, InfoTel.: 01 56 26 01 01.

Les Grandes Eaux Musicales - is the Château de Versailles' annual H2O and baroque musical fountain show, continuing until Sunday, 5. October. Three shows every Sunday - at the 'Grande Perspective' from 11:00 to 12:00, and from 15:30 to 17:00 in the Petit Parc, with the closing spectacle at the Bassin de Neptune at 17:20, lasting for 10 minutes. Same hours on Saturdays, from 3. May until 27. September. At the Parc du Château de Versailles. Take a train from the Gare Montparnasse or Saint-Lazare, or the RER 'C' line. InfoTel.: 01 30 83 78 88.

Sur la Corde Rêve - as performed by Le Quatuor. Except on Mondays, times are 20:30 and at 16:00 on Sundays. At the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, 16. Boulevard Saint-Martin, Paris 10. Métro: Strasbourg-Saint-Denis. InfoTel.: 01 42 08 00 32.

Opéras - are still swinging in Paris in June and until mid-July at their locations in the Palais Garnier and at the Place de la Bastille. For both opera and ballet names and dates, check the Web site, or call Toll number InfoTel.: 08 36 69 78 68.

Sur les Pas de Jean Moulin - follow this Résistance hero, not quite like the Gestapo. Until Wednesday, 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.

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 otherwiseposter: program villette from 9:00 to 16:00. Entry charge of 6euro 3 sign may include entry to Musée Carnavalet. At the Catacombs de Paris, 1. Place Denfert Rochereau, Paris 14. Métro: Denfert-Rochereau InfoTel.: 01 43 22 47 63.

Himalaya - Tibet - or, 'Le Choc des Continents' is an important exhibition, most likely featuring very high mountains. Continuing until Monday, 4. August. Closed Tuesdays, its hours are from 10:00 to 18:00 and on Thursdays until 22:00. At the Muséum National d'Historie Naturelle, 57. Rue Cuvier, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu. InfoTel.: 01 40 79 36 00.

Bazart - is a commercial show of contemporary art put together by working artists and on view in the art déco interior of the Samaritaine department store. Until Saturday, 23. August. During store hours, therefore closed on Sundays. At Samaritaine, across from the Pont-Neuf, Paris 1. Métro: Pont-Neuf. InfoTel.: 01 42 21 88 43.

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