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Paris Stays Open

photo: pools, arch carrousel

Louvre pools and the Carrousel arch.

The Summer Shows

Paris:– Saturday, 19. June 2004:– Below you will find the 'regular' events that are on for you in Paris this summer. They are far fewer than I calculated in the last version of this column, and they don't include many temporary exhibitions on show at the big museums.

For some of the 'summer' events you'll need to turn to the 'Scène Eté column that is a companion to this one. Again, it doesn't contain everything that is going on.

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  • Coming Events, Exhibitions, Salons
  • Swimming Pools
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Eblouissement – 'it's all about light.' Historic photo works by Brassaï, Hausmann, Kertesz, Man Ray, Moholy–Nagy, and modern works by Victore Burgin, Bustamante, David Claerbout, Stan Douglas, Patrick Everaert, Michel François, Gonzales–Torres et al. Until 12. 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 52.

Guy Bourdin – this world–famous fashion and advertising photographer is on show, with at times mysterious images. Beginning on Thursday, 24. June and continuing until 12. September. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00, Tuesday evenings to 21:30, and on weekends from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, 1, place de la Concorde, Paris 8. Metro: Place de la Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 52.

Pierre Alechinsky – has added 30 new works to the 250 already in this museum's collection. All are on view beginning on Wednesday, 23. June, and continue until 27. September. from 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

George Sand, une Nature d'Artiste – this exhibition presents a reunion of the writer's friends, Liszt, Marie d'Agoult, Chopin, Musset and Flaubert, plus glimpses of the avant–garde she championed. The exhibition begins on Tuesday, 29. June and continues until 29. November. 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.

Kojiro Akagi – painted and drew Paris for 40 years, represented here by 25 paintings and 40 designs. This expo continues until 28. November. Except Mondays, openposter: akagi 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.

Les Pascins – refers to the paintings by Jules Pascin normally in the collection of Paris Musée d'Art Moderne, but on display here until 12. September. 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.

Salon du Timbre – is the annual big stamp salon, organized by La Poste. From Saturday, 26. June until Sunday, 4. July. To be in the Parc Floral de Paris, in its expo space, in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris 12. Métro: Château de Vincennes. InfoTel.: 01 41 87 13 18.

Pablo Neruda – on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of this Nobel prize winner, an exhibition of photos and images of his life. This continues until Thursday, 22. July. Open from Monday to Friday, from 11:00 to 19:00. At the Maison de l'Amérique Latine, 217. Boulevard Saint–Germain, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino. InfoTel.: 01 49 54 75 00.

Mosaïculture – is a walking exhibition in the entirely renovated Serres d'Auteuil, which is a city nursery and palm plantation. Whatever 'Mosaïculture' might be, eight personalities associated with it are on display until 10. October. Hours are from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Serres d'Auteuil, 1–bis, Avenue de la Porte–d'Auteuil, Paris 16. Métro: Porte–d'Auteuil.

Cabanes – are the theme of a walking exhibition in the Parc de Bagatelle until 10. October. In the same parkposter: chaillot, saison 04 05 find the Festival Chopin playing on until Wednesday, 14. July. Find more music of the chamber type with the Octuor de France at the park's Orangerie. Closed on Tuesdays, open from 11:30 to 18:00. Parc de Bagatelle, Route de Neuilly, in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16. Nearest métro: Pont de Neuilly, or bus 43. Park entry – 1.50€. InfoTel.: 01 45 00 22 19.

Paris Cinéma – the now annual Paris Cinéma festival will be happening from Wednesday, 30. June until Tuesday, 13. July. See 400 films in 30 locations, for 4€ each, at participating salles. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 09 86.

Portraits of Vancouver – not as old as some things in Paris, these 'faces of history' are on view until 18. September. Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00, to 21:00 on Thursday, and from 14:00 to 18:00 on Saturday. At the Centre Culturel Canadien, 5. Rue de Constantine, Paris 7. Métro: Invalides. InfoTel.: 01 44 43 21 90.

Shorties – includes Les Pestacles, for kids, at the Parc Floral until Sunday, 25. July. At the same location, the Paris Jazz Festival, bebops until Sunday, 25. July. The now annual Marche des Fiertés Lesbiennes, Gaies, Bi et Trans! will roll loudly through Paris on Saturday, 26. June. The sailing 'Tour de France' starts with a regatta in Paris on the weekend of Friday, 25. June to Sunday 27. June. The Festival Solidays takes place at the Longchamp racetrack, from Friday, 9. July until Sunday, 11. July.

27th Foire Saint–Germain – features poetry and literature, antiques and old books, and theatre too, until Sunday, 11. July. Everything happens around the Place Saint–Sulpice, Paris 6. Métro: Odéon, Mabillon or Saint–Sulpice. InfoTel.: 01 43 29 61 04.

Lee Friedlander and François Kollar – one photographer of Americans at work for 16 years, and the other of workers in France in the 1930s. This photoposter: chicage, theatre rive gauche exhibition can be viewed until Saturday, 26. June. 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.

Les Coloristes Ecossais – covers the period from 1900 to 1935 in this exhibition continuing until Saturday, 26. June. Except Sunday and Monday, from 11:00 to 18:00, with Wednesdays until 21:00 and on weekends from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Mona Bismarck Foundation, 34. Avenue de New York, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma–Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 38 88.

Terre de Cirques – La Villette's 'Grande Halle' is transformed into a circus tent for June, to host 20 contemporary circuses with their latest acts. Continues until Sunday, 27. June. From Tuesday to Saturday at 19:00 and at 14:00 on Sunday. At the Parc et Grand Halle de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean–Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 40 03 75 75.

Institut de France, Its Photos – an exhibition of 220 rare photos from the 40,000–item collection, spanning the period from 1839 to 1918. These are historical in several senses. Continues until Sunday, 27. June. From 10:00 to 18:00, except on Mondays. At the Musée Marmottan–Monet, 2. Rue Louis–Boilly, Paris 16. Métro: La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 44 96 50 33.

Karim Kal, Auteuil 2004 – this exhibition is composed of works hung on the fence around the 'Hôtel.' On display, together with Orlan, until Monday, 28. June. Closed Tuesdays, hours are from 12:00 to 19:00, and until 21:00 on Mondays. At the Centre National de la Photographie, Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, 11. Rue Berryer, Paris 8. Métro: Etoile or George V. InfoTel.: 01 53 76 12 31.

Joan Mirò – is featured in this popular exhibition focusing on his creations between 1920 and 1930, with about 100 paintings and an equal number of collages – some on public view for the first time. This continues until Monday; 28. June. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Francis Bacon – Le Sacré et le Profane – this will be a good chance to see Bacon's various conceptions of Pope Innocent X by Vélasquez. This exhibition continues until Wednesday, 30. June. Except Tuesdays, from 11:00 to 19:00 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.

Plus Jamais Ca ! – the archives about the battle for human rights in the first half of the 20th century are in view in this extensive and important exhibition. This continues until Friday, 2. July. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:30, and from 14:00 to 17:30 on Sunday. At the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, Hôtel National des Invalides 129. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Varenne. InfoTel.: 01 44 42 54 91.

Faussement Vôtre! – presents the fake versions of our daily objects, along with theposter: japan expo museum's permanent collection of other counterfeits. The expo continues until Monday, 5. July. From Tuesday to Sunday, from 14:00 to 17:30. At the Musée de la Contrefaçon, 16. Rue de la Faisanderie, Paris 16. Métro: Porte Dauphine. InfoTel.: 01 56 26 14 00.

Tango – written and directed by Hervé Charton, continues until Saturday, 7. July. From Wednesday to Saturday, at 20:30. To be at the Théâtre Le Guichet Montparnasse, 15. Rue du Maine, Paris 14. Métro: Gaîté or Edgar Quinet. InfoTel.: 01 43 27 88 61

Roberto Stephenson – Hatless Haïti – comes from a saying there that claims nobody was ever buried wearing a hat. See this photo exhibition until Friday, 9. July. 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.

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

abcd – A Corps Perdu – is 'art brut' by Auguste Forestier in 250 pieces made of different materials. Until 26. September. Except Mondays, open from 11:30 to 18:30. Pavillon des Arts, Porte Rambuteau, Terrace Lautréamont, 101. Rue Rambuteau, Paris 1. Métro: Châtelet–Les Halles. InfoTel.: 01 42 33 82 50.

Pain Couture by Jean–Paul Gaultier – this 'enfant terrible' of textiles transforms the iron, steel and glass exhibition space into – bread dough? Whatever, it's a true 'first.' Continuing until 10. 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 67.

Jongkind – a retrospective that traces the works of this Dutch painter who Monet considered to be a forerunner of Impressionism. Until 5. September. 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.

Edward Hopper – lived not far from the Louvre in 1906, but was more interested in fresh air painters. Shown here, early works done during his Paris stay. Until Sunday, 4. July. Except Mondays, open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée d'Art Américain Giverny, 99. Rue Claude Monet, in Giverny. InfoTel.: 02 32 51 94 65.

Par Amour de l'Art – is a presentation of the hidden treasures of the collectors Edouard et Nélie Jacquemart–André, also the founders of thisposter: mango mango museum. Classic art from an exceptional collection. On view until Sunday, 15. August, 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.

Dante et Virgile aux Enfers – or, in one imagined by Eugène Delacroix. A little bit of classic art for you continuing until Monday, 5. July. Also see 'Paris 1400, les Arts Sous Charles VI,' which continues until Monday, 12. July. 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 51 51.

Moi ! Autoportraits du XXe Siècle. – the 150 self–portraits to be on view, are also a portrait of the late 20th century. Continuing until Tuesday, 27. July. Open Tuesday to Thursday, from 10:00 to 19:00, from 10:00 to 20:00 on weekends and from 10:00 to 22:30 on Monday and Friday. At the Musée du Luxembourg, 19. Rue Vaugirard, Paris 6. Métro: Saint–Sulpice. InfoTel.: 01 42 34 25 95.

Glorious! Advertising! Years! – were from 1950 to 1970 in France, in case you didn't notice. This continues until 14. November. Hours are from 11:00 to 18:00 Tuesday to Friday and from 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends. At the Musée de la Publicité, 107. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal–Louvre. InfoTel.: 01 44 55 57 50.

'Souvenirs, Souvenirs' – is the title of this visual and audio exhibition celebrating 100 years of popular French songs and music, with the collective memory of it all, along with the last century's 'Top 100.' Until 31. December. From 10:00 to 19:00, and 12:00 to 19:00 on Sundays. Closed Mondays. At the François Mitterrand site of the Bibliothèque Nationale, – Tour des Nombres, at the Quai François Mauriac, Paris 13. Métro: Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 49 49.

Premiers Hommes de Chine – see an odyssey of a million years brought to light after a century of discoveries in this 'Year of China' exhibition continuing until 3. January. Except for Tuesdays and holidays, from 9:45 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.

Akagi, à Paris, 1963–2003 – this exhibition at the Crypte Archéologique, organized by the Musée Carnavalet, features 25 paintings and 40 watercolors by this artist who has called Paris home for 40 years. Continuing until 28. November. 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.

Counter–Clock–Wise Revolution Counter – features contemporary art by Bruno Peinado, and Daniel Buren with 'Deux fois moins ou deux fois plus?' Both until 22. August. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to midnight. At the Palais de Tokyo, site of contemporary art creation. At 13. Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 54 01.

Le Cimetière du Père Lachaise – Paris' most superlative cemetery has itsposter: tango a paris 200th anniversary this year, and this is its exhibition. Until Thursday, 15 July, but closed on Wednesday, 14. July. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 to 17:00, and on Monday from 13:30 to 17:00. At the Archives de Paris, 18. Boulevard Sérurier, Paris 19. Métro: Porte des Lilas. InfoTel.: 01 53 72 41 23.

Meryon Does the Paris of Baudelaire – is an exhibition featuring the engravings of Meryon, a great admirer of Baudelaire, who admired Meryon. Continuing until Sunday, 18. July. From 11:00 to 19:00, but closed on Mondays. Also closed on Wednesday, 14. July. At the Bibliothèque Historique, 24. Rue Pavée, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 40 60.

Yves Talks to Art – the 'Yves' is Yves Saint–Laurent, with 40 creations from 1962 to 2002 to view until Sunday, 18. July. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 17:30. At the Fondation Pierre Bergés–Yves Saint–Laurent, 3. Place Léonce Reynaud, Paris 16. Métro: Alma–Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 31 64 31.

Arelis – Itinéraire d'un Fil – shows off the art of tapestries and their fibres, with 36 contemporary works, some including bronze and others containing humor. This exhibition continues until Saturday, 24. July. Open from Tuesday to Saturday; from 13:30 to 20:00. Note – the Forney will be closed on Wednesday, 14. July. At the Bibliothèque Forney, Hôtel de Sens,1. Rue Figuier, Paris 4. Métro: Pont–Marie InfoTel.: 01 42 78 14 60.

Ecce Homo – this busy poster gallery continues the year with a collection of high quality advertising posters. This expo–sale continues until the end of July. 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.

Giuseppe Penone – is one of the veterans of the 'Art Povera' movement from 30 years ago, and this retrospective contains his works done up until 2002. The exhibition continues until 23. August. Except Tuesdays, open daily from 11:00 to 21:00. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Elsa Schiaparelli – is in an exhibition featuring 250 costumes created by Coco Chanel's closest competitor. With accessories, designs, photos and films. Continuing until 29. August. Except Mondays, from 11:00 to 18:00, and from 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends, and on Wednesdays until 21:00. 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.

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. Also see Le Paris des Maisons, Objets Trouvés until 29. August. 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.

Jean–Denis Robert – an exhibition of somewhat strange photo collages, somewhat surrealistic. Until Friday, 30. July. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:30 to 18:30. At the Atelier An – Girard, 7. Rue Campagne Première, Paris 14. Métro: Vavin or Raspail. InfoTel.: 01 43 22 01 16.

50 Ans de Photographie – features Marc Riboud as a witness of the century, with 100 new prints and 30 other prints from the past. This show continues until 17. October. Also coming in June – Susan Paulsen, Ernestine Ruben, Anne de Vandière and Philippe Bordas. 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.

L'Atelier du Sculpteur Henri Bouchard – features photos of Bouchard's ateliers in Rome, and in Montparnasse and Auteuil, along with sketches, designs and models. Until 11. September. 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.

Forum des Images – most if not all 6500 movies on view here have a bit of Paris in them. See the Cinéma Indépendant festival from Thursday, 1. July to Sunday, 11. July. 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.

Détectives Privés Français, Réels et de Fiction – from Vidocq to Nestor Burna. Private dicks, French style. This continues until 16. October. From Tuesday to Friday, from 14:00 to 18:00; and on Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00. At the 'BILIPO' – Bibliothèque de Littérature Policière, 48 – 50. Rue du Cardinal–Lemoine, Paris 5. Métro: Cardinal–Lemoine. InfoTel.: 01 42 34 93 00.

Mammoth Times – is a big show about very old ancestors of elephants, continuing for a long time, until 10. January. Closed Tuesdays, the hours are from 10:00 to 18:00, and on Saturdays until 19:00. At the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, at the Muséum National d'Historie Naturelle, 36. rue Geoffroy Saint–Hilaire, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu. InfoTel.: 01 40 79 36 00.

Napoléon et la Mer – despite some setbacks – who remembers Trafalgar? – marineposter: theatre 13 affairs were a major Napoléonic preoccupation. This big show shows all, tells all, until 23. August. 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 53.

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 are on view now and 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.

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. Open 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.

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.

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