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9th Salon Européen du Chocolat - for a chocolate-loving public, 150 international stars of the chocolate world show off their creations, which can also be tasted. From Wednesday, 29. October until Sunday, 2. November. From 10:00 to 20:00, and until 22:00 on Friday. At the Carrousel du Louvre, 99. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 72 51 62

Paris Photo - French and international photo galleries join together to put on this salon of photos and prints dating from the 19th century to our times. From Thursday, 13. November until Sunday, 16. November, from 11:00 to 20:00, until 22:00 on Friday and until 19:00 on Sunday. At the Carrousel du Louvre, 99. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 41 90 47 70.

Le Chat s'Expose - at l'Ecole des Beaux Arts, from Saturday, 25. October until Sunday, 4. January. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, 14. Rue Bonaparte, Paris 6. Métro: Saint-Germain. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 50 00

Aux Origines de l'Abstraction - takes us back to the period from 1800 to 1914, to kind of showposter: expo, piaf, salon d'acceuil us how art got where it is. To begin on Thursday, 5. November, continuing until 9. February 2004. 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.

Salon du Patrimoine Culturel - is focused on theatre arts and plain art. Starting on Thursday, 6. November and ending on Sunday, 9. November. Hours are 10:00 to 19:00, and until 18:00 on Sunday. At the Carrousel du Louvre, 99. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal InfoTel.: 01 49 53 27 00.

Zazou - is a musical about love during the occupation, by Jérôme Savary. From Friday, 14. November until Sunday, 11. January. At 20:00 and at 15:00 on Sunday. No shows on Monday, and none on Thursday, 8. January. At the Opéra Comique, Place Boïeldieu, Paris 2. Métro: Richelieu-Drouot. InfoTel.: 08 25 00 00 58.

The Cirque de Pekin Visits the Cirque Phenix - features circus stars' from China. To start on Monday, 22. November and continue until Sunday, 4. January, with no shows on Mondays. At the Pelouse de Reuilly, in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris 12. Métro: Porte de Charenton InfoTel.: 08 25 03 90 40.

Epouses et Concubines - is just one of the dances put on by the company and soloists of the Chinese National Ballet. From Friday, 21. November to Tuesday, 25. November. At the Théâtre du Châtelet, 1. place du Châtelet, Paris 1. Métro: Châtelet. InfoTel.: 01 40 28 28 40.

Horse Show - this salon features everything about horses, and some horses too, including horses doing their tricks and winning prizes for being beautiful. Starting on Saturday, 29. November and continuing until Wednesday, 7. December. Hours are generally 10:00 to 19:00. At Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 08 92 69 76 87.

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 building 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.

Gustave Moreau - Mythes et Chimères - an additional centennial exhibition for this ultra-productive painter of myths and antiquities, with all pieces on show onposter: expo, l'ile de la cite, crypte loan 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.

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. At the Musée Gustave-Moreau, 14. Rue de la Rochefoucauld, Paris 9. Métro: Trinité or Saint-Georges. InfoTel.: 01 48 74 38 50.

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

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. 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.

Mail-Art - decorated envelopes existed before La Poste itself, but have really inspired artists of the 20th century, and continue in the 21st. Starting off with a 'Network' in 1962, modern development stops at nothing, like postmen themselves. On exhibit, the works of six mail-artists and their stamps plus the works of a large international group. Until Saturday, 1. November. From 10:00 to 19:00 and on weekends from 12:00 to 18:00. At L'Espace Beauregard, 6. Rue Beauregard, Paris 2. Métro: Strasbourg-Saint-Denis or Bonne-Nouvelle.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 'Peintures' - the history of a body of work is on exhibit here,poster: expo, gerard garouste, salpetriere 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.

Personnages de Contes pour Enfants - pays homage to contemporary dolls. Until Wednesday, 2. November. Also see the permanent collection containing 500 dolls. 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.

'Les Saintes Ellipses' by Gérard Garouste.

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.

René Moreu - is featured in this exhibition site usually reserved for 'primitive' art, until Monday, 5. January 2004. 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. This 'I Hate Culture' show 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.

Forum des Images - most if not all movies shown here have a bit of Paris in them. 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.

Opéras - included this fall are 'La Bohême,' 'Les Troyens' by Hector Berlioz, and Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' at the Opéra in the Place de la Bastille. Expect 'Lulu' and Ariadne auf Naxos' in late November and early December. For both opera and ballet names and dates, check the Web site, or call Toll number InfoTel.: 08 36 69 78 68.

Ballet - included in this fall's program are performances by the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris, including 'Clavigo,' at the Palais Garnier. For both opera and ballet names and dates, check the Web site, or call Toll number InfoTel.: 08 36 69 78 68.

Lucinda Childs - by the Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin, is included in this fall's program are performances. Within the Festival d'Automne à Paris program, at the Théâtre de la Ville, 2. Place de la Châtelet, Paris 4. Métro: Châtelet. ResaTel.: 01 42 74 22 77.

Vivre C'est Habiter - is a 'big living show' lacking details other than the dates, lasting until Saturday, 8. November. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:00 to 18:00, 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.

Sur les Pas de Jean Moulin - follow this Résistance hero, not quite like the Gestapo. Untilposter: expo, dreamspaces, jeff berner Sunday, 19. 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.

Jeff Berner's 'Dreamspaces.'

Himalaya - Tibet - or, 'Le Choc des Continents' is an important exhibition, most likely featuring very high mountains. Continuing until Monday, 3. November. 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.

Tintin, Le Temple du Soleil - is the musical comedy version of the comic book and is probably a pretty big show. Starting on Saturday, 8. November. Regular showtimes are 20:30, with 15:00 and 20:30 on Wednesday and Saturday, and at 15:30 on Sunday. No shows on Monday or Tuesday. At the Hippodrôme d'Auteuil, Allée des Fortifications, in the Bois de Boulogne. Paris 16. Métro: Porte d'Auteuil. InfoTel.: 01 42 61 39 95.

Ca C'est du Cirque - is the name for the Cirque Diana Moreno Bormann, which performs all year long on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 15:00 with a second Saturday show at 20:30 twice a month. Other performances on all holidays. Most likely like real circus. Find it at Rue de la Haie-Coq, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de la Chapelle or bus 65. InfoTel.: 01 64 05 36 25.

Ice Skating - is open to the public at the POPB, or Bercy for short. The actual name is the Sonja-Henie Patinoire. Open Wednesday, from 15:00 to 18:00, Friday from 21:30 to 00:30, Saturday from 15:00 to 18:00 and 21:30 to 00:30, and on Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00. Entry on north, garden side, at 8. Boulevard de Bercy, Paris 12. Métro: Bercy. InfoTel.: 01 40 02 60 60.

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 and fog news call InfoTel.: 01 44 26 20 00.

Catacombs - note that 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' aroundposter: expos, un automne au palais de tokyo 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 they are not for the slow, wobbly or faint-hearted. Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse. InfoTel.: 01 43 36 89 81.

More For Roller Folks - the free Sunday afternoon 'roller rando for slower folks' 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. Paris 11. Métro: Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 44 54 07 44.

Les Escapades d'Aligre - are for discovering the artisanal and ex-industrial patrimony of eastern Paris, on bikes. On the 1st Saturday of every month. Starts at 10:00 from the Place d'Aligre. Paris 12. Métro: Ledru-Rollin. InfoTel.: 01 53 17 03 18.

Roue Libre - this RATP partner has bike rentals and guided tours are offered too. A day's rental is 12€ for ten hours, or 110€ for 365 days. Complete accessories and insurance are available. 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 10 44 15 34. Roue Libre also has a Marne branch at the RER 'A' station Neuilly-Plaisance. Open from 06:30 to 20:30 during the week and from 9:30 to 19:30 on weekends. InfoTel.: 01 48 15 28 88.

Batobus - is the scheduled boat-bus service on the Seine that stops near many major attractions. With an all-day ticket you can hop on and off when and where you want. Like city buses on the streets, the Batobus offers no babbling sightseeing commentary. Sunday, 2. November is the final day of this year's season. For adults, 10€ per day and 12.50 for two days. Kids, about half price.

'Paris Respire' - is the Sunday and holidays' program allowing slower folks unpowered by motors to stroll and roll around without worrying about the automobilistas on the Seine-side speedways and other areas around Paris, which are closed to motor traffic until 17:00 on Sundays.

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