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Jean–Auguste–Dominique Ingres – what Picasso hasn't, the Louvre has, from Wednesday, 17. March until Monday, 14. June. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:30 on Monday and Wednesday. 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 50 50.

24th Salon du Livre – another occasion for the Année du Chine, with 1200 publishers from 25 countries other than France, along with 1800 live authors. This year, Friday, 19. March until Wednesday, 24. March. Hours are from 9:30 to 19:00, to 22:00 on Tuesday, and until 18:30 on the last day. More info on the Web site. In Hall 1 at Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 41 90 47 40.

Salon International de l'Estampe – features old – 16th century – modern and contemporary engravings and prints. Starting on Saturday, 20. March, until Monday, 22. March. Daily from 11:00 to 19:00, or 18:00 on Monday. At the Espace Auteuil, Place de la Porte d'Auteuil, Paris 16. Métro: Porte d'Auteuil. InfoTel.: 01 45 56 09 09.

Le Printemps des Musées – the 6th edition of this giant freebie takes place on Sunday, 2. May. Check out the 20 events proposed by the Web site. Throughout France and Paris.

Piaf, la Môme de Paris – features Paris' own 'little sparrow' in a popular exhibition in the city hall's reception area. Prolonged until Saturday, 20. March. For this occasion, EMI Music has produced an album containing Edith Piaf's Paris songs. Except on Sundays, from 10:00 to 19:00. In the Salon d'Acceuilposter: annee george sand, egalite of the Hôtel de Ville, 29. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 49 61. Free entry.

Shanghai – is featured in two photo exhibitions. One is 'Shanghaï 1920-1950' and the other is 'Shanghai Hier et Demain' by Marc Riboud. Continues until Sunday, 7. March 2004. 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 44 59 58 58.

Jean–Honoré Fragonard – popular but not well–known, a selection of Fragonard's works are featured in an exhibition of drawings, from both ends of a long and varied career. To continue until Monday, 8. March. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and from 9:00 to 21:30 on Monday and Wednesday. 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.

Botero – features the latest works of the past five years from this South American artist – some not so light–hearted. This continues until Monday, 15. March 2004. 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.

Parures de Tête – not to be missed, African hairstyles transposed as sculptures, with plenty of time to go until 11. July. Daily from 11:00 to 19:00, except Monday and Tuesday. Entry charge but free 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.

Picasso Intime – the works on show in this major exhibition come from the private collection of Jacqueline Picasso. Continuing until Sunday, 28. March 2004. Open from 10:00 to 19:00, and until 22:30 on Monday and Friday. At the Pinacothèque de Paris, 30–bis. Rue du Paradis, Paris 10. Métro: Château d'Eau or Poissonnière. InfoTel.: 01 43 25 71 41.

Métamorphoses du Livre – will feature books done by artists, of their own works. On show, the productions of artists from around the world. Continuing until Friday, 9. April. Open 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.

Vies de Châteaux – is an exhibition of 200 stamps with themes from the Middle Ages, plusposter: expo, famille rouart, mus vie romantique 400 other objects from the same period are on view. Until Saturday, 24. April, from 10:00 to 18:00, except Sundays and holidays. At the Musée de la Poste, 34. Boulevard de Vaugirard, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse. InfoTel.: 01 42 79 24 24.

La Boussole et l''Orchidée – is an exhibition retracing the scientific voyages of discovery to Latin America of Alexander Humbold and Aimé Bonpland at the beginning of the 19th century. Open daily except Mondays and holidays, from 10:00 to 18:00; on Thursdays until 21:30. At the Musée des Arts et Métiers, 60. Rue Réaumur, Paris 3. Métro: Arts et Métiers. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 82 51.

Lautrec et les Cancans du Moulin - an exhibition showing Toulouse-Lautrec and the world of the Moulin Rouge, for both kids and their parents. Until Friday, 30. April. The park is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, but 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.

Affiches de Festivals 2003 – this busy poster gallery begins the new year with a collection of high quality festival posters. This expo–sale continues until the end of March. 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 worth your while.

L'Ile de la Cité – 2000 years of history is the theme of the exhibition at the Crypte Archéologique, organized by the Musée Carnavalet – scheduled to continue until next May. 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.

Irving Penn – features photos of Dahomey, taken in 1967. Continues until Sunday, 14. March. 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.

Objectif Une – Un Demi–Siècle Vu par l'Express – is probably anotherposter: bijoux et foulards, nat musees photo–expo sponsored by the Senat, hung from the grille around the Luxembourg gardens. Continuing until Wednesday, 31. March. From the Place Edmond Rostand to the Rue de Médicis. Paris 5. Métro: RER Luxembourg. No InfoTel necessary.

Photographier La Guerre d'Algérie – forms part of France's record in a former colony. Until Sunday, 18. April. 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.

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.

Canada Vraiment – That's Canada – it is a big and often cold place, with a lot of different people in it who keep pretty quiet. All the more reason for an exhibition about the whole thing, to continue for a long time, until Monday, 30. August. Openposter: rugby, france, italy, 21 feb 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.

Plots and Attacks on Hitler – are documented in an exhibition demonstrating German resistance to Hitler and the Nazis. To continue until Sunday, 28. March 2004. 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.

Tassili at the Musée de l'Homme – presents an exhibition showing off the 'lost' art and civilization of the Tassili. This is part of the 'Year of Algeria' program. 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.

Lautrec et les Cancans du Moulin – is an exhibition showing Toulouse–Lautrec and the world of the Moulin Rouge, for both kids and their parents. At the same location, see 'Gauguin par-çi, Gauguin par-là,' until Wednesday, 28. January. The park is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, but 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.

L'Invention du Monde – maps, globes, and the world as seen by contemporary artists will entertain kids and their minders. Until Monday, 8. March.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.

Le Cirque à l'Ancienne - is actually 30 years old, but is still an Alexis Grüss production. Continues until Sunday, 29. February. Performances on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 14:00, at 20:30 on Friday, on Saturday at 14:00 and 20:30, and at 14:00 and 17:15 on Sundays. At the Cirque Alexis Grüss, Pelouse de Saint-Cloud, in the Bois de Boulogne west of the Auteuil racetrack. Paris 16. Métro: Ranelagh or Porte d'Auteuil. InfoTel.: 01 45 01 71 26.

Tintin, Le Temple du Soleil – is the musical comedy version of the comic book and is probably a pretty big show. 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.

Voltige – at the Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione. On Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 14:00 and 17:00, and at 14:00 every day during school holidays. At the Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione, 110. Rue Amelot, Paris 11. Métro: Filles–du–Calvaire. InfoTel.: 01 48 05 48 70.

Le Grand Céleste – is a smaller, human-scale circus that mixes up carny acts like the 'Human Cannon' with original music and with sort of a story to it all. Until 25. April, showtimes are at 20:45 on Friday and Saturday. Additional shows at 15:00 on Sundays and holidays, and at 14:30 and 17:00 on Sundays in December. At Le Grand Céleste, 22. Rue Paul–Maurice, Paris 20. Metro: Porte des Lilas. RésaTel.: 01 53 19 99 13.

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.

Zingaro – a very snazzy show full of snazzier horses, with Tibetan monks attending, and directed by Bartabas. Until Sunday, 29. February, at 20:30 and at 17:30 on Sundays. No shows on Monday and Thursday. At the Théâtre Zingaro, 176, Avenue Jean-Jaurés, in Aubervilliers. Métro: Aubervilliers –Pantin Quartre Chemins – or Paris bus 65. InfoTel.: 08 92 68 18 91.

Cirque d'Arlette Gruss – presents 'Carnaval,' a traditional circus, with two hours worth of laughs. Until Sunday, 29. February. Usually at 20:30, other performancesposter: expo, blake et mortimer, musee homme are at 14:00. On the Pelouse de Reuilly, Paris 12. Métro: Porte de Charenton or Porte Dorée. InfoTel.: 01 40 36 08 00.

Megalopolis – is a 'hip-hop' circus, inspired by the Tower of Babel, presented by Joseph Bouglione. This continues until Sunday, 29. February. Usually at 14:30 on Wednesdays, at 15:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Check for other times. At the Pelouse de Saint–Cloud, in the Bois de Boulogne west of the Auteuil racetrack. Paris 16. Métro: Ranelagh or Porte d'Auteuil. InfoTel.: 06 80 11 11 98.

Tendres Doudous – an exhibition of teddies – or 'doudous' as they are called here. Until Sunday, 21. March. 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.

Ice Skating – Outdoors – the Hôtel de Ville's outdoor ice skating rink is back in the place in front of Paris' main city hall. Another one is located in front of the Gare Montparnasse. Both will be open for daily twirling, often until midnight, until end of February. Skate rentals are usually offered. A third rink is in operation on the Esplanade at La Défense.

Ice Skating – Indoors – is open to the public at the POPB, or 'Bercy' for short. The actual name is the Sonja–Henie Patinoire. Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 15:00 to 18:00. On Saturday evening also open from 21:30 to 00:30, with a DJ for skaters who like music. Entry on north, garden side, at 8. Boulevard de Bercy, Paris 12. Métro: Bercy. InfoTel.: 01 40 02 60 60.

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.

'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. This is now a year–round occasion.

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