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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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