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Au Cœur de l'Impressionnisme – at the end of the 19th century the family of Henri Rouart hobnobbed with art's avant–garde, while père Rouart was himself a painter. Also a collector, the collection was dispersed in 1912 – and some of it is reunited here. This exhibition continues until Sunday, 13. 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.

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.

Kangxi – Empereur de Chine – the Forbidden City is installed in the heart of the Château de Versailles, to show off 350 pieces that retrace the life of Kangxi. Until Sunday, 9. May. Except Monday, hours are 11:30 to 18:30.poster: vagues 1, mus malraux, le harve At the Château de Versailles, in Versailles. RER 'C': Versailles–Rive Gauche, or ride a SNCF train from Montparnasse. InfoTel.: 01 30 83 77 88.

Lasar Segall – was formed by his various emigrations, to Brazil, to Paris, to the world of the '30s. Continuing until Sunday, 2. May. 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.

Historical Arms – are presented in a temporary exhibition of the collection of the Musée de l'Armée, which is otherwise closed until the spring of 2005. All the best is on view now, until the end of this year. Hours are 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 38 77.

Playlist – features contemporary art by Nicolas Bourriaud, with 18 fellow–travellers. Until Sunday, 25. April. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to midnight. Palais de Tokyo, site of contemporary art creation. At 13. Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 54 01.

Paris, Visite Guidée – from Lutèce to Paris, from Philippe Auguste to the Périfreak! – how was the city built? Where is it going? On show until the end of 2006. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:30 to 18:30, on Sundays from 11:00 to 19:00. At the Pavillon de l'Arsenal, 21. Boulevard Morland, Paris 4. Métro: Sully–Morland. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 33 97.

Métamorphoses du Livre – features 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.

J'aime Chéri Samba – featuring contemporary art from the Congo, until Sunday, 2. May. Same datesposter: big band jazz, trianon, 9 april for Australian designer Marc Newson's 'Kelvin 40.' 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 67.

Poupées – the guide says, 'Arts & trad. pop, ethno, jouets.' So anything is possible, until Sunday, 25. July. 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.

Vies de Châteaux – is an exhibition of 200 stamps with themes from the Middle Ages, plus 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 Moulinposter: musiques, centre culturel japon 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 and original festival posters. 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 viewing.

L'Ile de la Cité – a mere 2000 years of history is the theme of the exhibition at the Crypte Archéologique, organized by the Musée Carnavalet – scheduled to continue until Sunday, 25. April. 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 55 42 50 10.

Ziba Kazemi – made photographs not to be forgotten, in Iran, Afganistan, Israel, Syria, Jordan and Palestine. These are on view until Friday, 30. April. From 10:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday. At the location of the Cultural Affairs direction of the Ville de Paris in the Hôtel d'Albret, Salon Jean Musy, 31. Rue des Francs–Bourgeois, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 67 00. No entry charge.

Mémoire d'Instants – are photographs by Serge Hambourg, which will be on view until Friday, 30. April. From Tuesday to Friday, from 12:30 to 18:30. On Saturday, per request. At the Atelier An–Girard, 7. Rue Campagne Première, Paris 14. Métro: Vavin or Raspail. InfoTel.: 01 43 22 01 16.

Bollywood Blockbusters – is festival of 30 older and brand–new popular films made in Bollywood, in India rather than Queens. Continuing until Thursday, 19. April. In the Cinéma 1 and Cinéma 2, at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 11 33.

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 6500 movies on view here have a bit of Paris in them, to be viewed on individual TV screens. Other films are shown in compact cinemas. 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 the Grands Boulevards branch. For the program, call InfoTel.: 01 56 26 01 01.

Papiers de Chine – will be a 'Chinese Year' exhibition continuing until Monday, 5. May. Except on Tuesdays, open Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30, and from 14:00 to 17:35 on Saturday and Sunday. At the Musée de l'Histoire de France, Hôtel de Rohan, 87. Rue Vieille du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville or Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 40 27 60 96.

Canada Vraiment – That's Canada – it is a big and often cold place, with a lot of differentposter: vdep, bibliotheques people in it who keep pretty quiet. All the more reason for an exhibition about the whole thing, to continue for a very long time, until Monday, 30. August. Open from 10:00 to 18:00 and until 19:00 on Sundays, but 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, 25. April. 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.

Histoire des Catacombs – is an exhibition continuing until 14. November. 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.

Blake et Mortimer à Paris – on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Jacob, 200 of his original comic strip designs are on view, with echos of the prehistoric. Until Friday, 30. April. Except for Tuesdays and holidays, from 9:15 to 17:15. At the Musée de l'Homme, Palais de Chaillot, 17. Place du Trocadéro, Paris 16. Métro: Trocadéro. InfoTel.: 01 44 05 72 72.

Tintin, Le Temple du Soleil – is the musical comedy version of the comic book. The show, which has been announced here regularly this year and last, has never actually gotten off the ground in France – despite having had successful runs elsewhere.

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 a 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.

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.

Paris Plage, Summer 2004 – will be a replay of 2003's smash hit, to feature three kilometres of right–bank beach front beside the Seine especially for pedestrians, sunbathers, bikers, strollers, rollers – for four weeks from mid–July to mid–August. A small swimming pool will be added this year, and there may be more cooling fog machines. There will also be palms, sand, deckchairs, entertainment and spots for dancing, withposter: timbre george sand some pétanque areas, and 'clubs' for kids, as well as refreshment kiosks. Fishing and dance lessons may also be on the program. In principle, to be open 24 hours daily, but most entertainments will shut down at 23:00.

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 – and they are not 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 Friday night tours. Paris 11. Métro: Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 44 54 07 44.

Paris Rando Vélo – is another Friday night rendez–vous for bikers that meets at the Hôtel de Ville at 21:30. This group also has a 10:30 session on the third Sunday of every month. Check the Web site for 'yet another roller rando,' always in sunny weather of course. Bikes are not so taxing as the night tours for rollers. At the Hôtel de Ville, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville InfoTel.: 06 10 87 05 87.

Roue Libre – this RATP partner has bike rentals, costing not much per hour or day. Both 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 00 44 15 34.

The Batobus – has resumed its upstream and downstream circuits on the Seine, with docks near many major sites. An all–day ticket allows getting on and off as often as you like, and the two–day ticket is a good deal for Seine fans.

'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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