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More Fall Program

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In the Tuileries, 1. September.

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Paris:– Saturday, 4. September 2004:– This edition lists some of the events happening now or beginning this fall, without actually including much beyond the beginning of November, or any opera or dance items. If I put these in too we'll be here all night – me to write it and you to watch it slowly download into your browser. Trust me – it's much simpler to just come here.

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Pablo Neruda – on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of this Nobel prize winner, here is an exhibition of photos and images of his life. This continues until Friday, 17. September. 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.

Jazz à la Villette – kicks off this year on Friday, 3. September and goes through to the final drum roll on Sunday, 12 September. Check the Web site for the program. At the Parc de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean–Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 44 84 44 84.

Documentary & Anti–Graphic – this is the reconstitution of an exhibition staged at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York in 1935. Features photos by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier–Bresson and Walker Evans. To begin on Wednesday, 8. September and continue until 19. December. From Wednesdayposter: art, rue de seine to Sunday, from 13:00 to 18:30, until 20:30 on Wednesdays, and from 11:00 to 18:45 on Saturdays. Free entry evenings. At the Fondation Henri Cartier–Bresson, 2. Impasse Lebouis, Paris 14. Métro: Gaîté. InfoTel.: 01 42 75 59 15.

Serge Poliakoff – 'La Saison des Gouaches' is the first retrospective dedicated to painter Serge Poliakoff's works on paper. Beginning Wednesday, 8. September, until Sunday, 7. November. 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.

Witness To a Century – George Sand – retraces George Sand's path through Paris and time. To begin on Friday, 10. September and continue until sunday, 14. November. From 10:00 to 19:00, but closed on Mondays. At the Bibliothèque Historique, 24. Rue Pavée, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 01 44 59 40 60.

The World According to Hans Rudi Giger – retrospective of the artist famous for his contributions to the film by Ridley Scott. From Monday, 13. September until 6. February 2005. 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.

Paris of Ihei Kimura – features photographs taken in 1954 and 1955. To begin on Wednesday, 15. September and continue until Sunday, 17. October. 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.

poster: love fish, thtr silvia monfortSculptures du Val de Boi – from this valley in the Catalonian Pyrenees, rare examples of 12th century medieval art. To begin on Wednesday, 15. September and continue until 3. January. Hours from 9:15 until 17:45, but closed on Tuesdays. Le Musée National du Moyen Age–Cluny, 6. Place Paul–Painlevé, Paris 5. Métro: Cluny–Sorbonne. InfoTel.: 01 53 73 78 00.

5th Edition @Art Outsiders – as well as at the home of photography, this show features 'mega' installations at La Villette. Advice is to check the Art Outsiders Web site. Taking place from Wednesday, 15. September until Saturday, 2. October. 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 23.

Portraits of Vancouver – not as old as some things in Paris, these 'faces of history' are on view until Saturday, 18. September. Open 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.

Pierre Alechinsky – has added 30 new works to the 250 already in this museum's collection. All are on view until Monday, 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.

abcd – A Corps Perdu – is 'art brut' by Auguste Forestier in 250 pieces made of different materials. Until Sunday, 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.

The Warsaw Uprising – has its 60th anniversary on 1. August, and this photo exhibition is all about it. Until Sunday, 26. September. 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.

Journées du Patrimoine – in addition to being a 'free' day at France's museumsposter: festival est ouest, volga and monuments, this year's emphasis is on historic industrial sites like observatories and airports and semaphore stations. This is A pan–European event, scheduled for the weekend of 18–19. September.

Le Bon Motif – this specialized museum shows off a part of its collection of antique wallpaper and fabrics, dating from 1760 to 1960. From Tuesday, 21. September until 31. December. 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.

Digital Villette – in this 2nd edition, expect to see everything wonderful that is digital, with events, art, cinema, music, dance, theatre and video games. To begin on Tuesday, 21. September and continue pixelated until Sunday, 3. October. 'Art Outsiders' below is part of it. At the Parc et Grand Halle de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean–Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 08 03 30 63 06.

ResaTel.: 01 40 03 75 75.

Feu le Music–Hall – is taken from Colette, here directed by Karine Saporta. Curtain goes up on Wednesday, 22. September and, except for Mondays, continues until Thursday, 28. October. Tuesdays at 19:00, other days at 20:00, and at 16:00 on Sundays. Organized by the Comédie–Française, but at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier, 21. Rue du Vieux–Colombier, Paris 6. Métro: Saint–Sulpice. InfoTel.: 01 44 39 87 00.

Véronèse profane – an exhibition of 50 works by the Venetian master and some of his closest associates. Beginning Wednesday, 22. September, until 30. January 2005. Open daily from 10:00 to 19:00, and until 22:30 on Monday and Friday. At the Musée du Luxembourg, 19. Rue Vaugirard, Paris 6. Métro: Saint–Sulpice. InfoTel.: 01 01 45 44 12 90.

International Auto Salon – it's not long off now, so book your flight now while you can get a good price. This year's 'Mondial de l'Automobile' begins on Saturday, 25. September and continues showing off its shiny new paint until Sunday, 10. October. To be at Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 08 92 70 36 04..

Trésors de la Fondation Napoléon – classic art from Napoleon's privateposter: caveman, thtr le mery collection at the Imperial court. Beginning Tuesday, 28. September, until 3. April 2005. 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.

Images of a Floating World – is an exhibition that attempts to define a 'floating world,' from the preface by Asai Ryoi to the thoughts of Ukiyo Monogatari. This begins on Thursday, 30. September, and continues until 3. January. Open 10:00 to 20:00 and until 22:00 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. Reservations – often – required for morning visits before 13:00. At the Grand Palais, 3. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8. Métro: Champs–Elysées–Clemenceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 13 17 17.

Dialogues de Bêtes – is by Colette, and directed by Anne Kreis. Curtain rises on Friday, 1. October and continues until 31. December. Wednesday to Friday at 19:00, Saturdays at 16:00 and at 14:30 on Sundays. At the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, 4. Rue de Monsigny, Paris 2. Métro: Quatre–Septembre. InfoTel.: 01 42 96 92 42.

Bellydance Superstars – and if this isn't enough, there's the 'Desert Roses' too. Eleven nombrils on frenzied wiggling display. On Friday, 1. October and Saturday, 2. october, at 20:30. At the Folies Bergère, 32. Rue Richer, Paris 9. Métro: Cadet or Grands Boulevards. InfoTel.: 01 44 79 98 98.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Paris' big race featuring the world's best horses, and if the weather is right a perfect way to spend Sunday, 3. October. The gates at the Longchamp racetrack open at noon and racing starts at 13:45. In the Bois de Boulogne, Hippodrôme de Longchamp. Paris 16. Métros: Porte d'Auteuil, or Porte Maillot and bus. Parking available in the centre of the track. InfoTel.: 08 21 21 32 13.

A Fauve at Marmottan – is Jean Puy, who was a friend of Derain, Marquet and Matisse, whoposter: modigliani, dans le noir showed off his stuff at the Autumn Salon in 1905, and somehow caused the word 'fauve' to be coined. From Wednesday, 6. October until 30. January. From 10:00 to 18:00 until Sunday, 2. February, except on Mondays. At the Musée Marmottan–Monet, 2. Rue Louis–Boilly, Paris 16. Métro: La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 44 96 50 33.

Capa, Connu et Inconnu – to be a definitive retrospective of this photographer for his anniversary, works have been gathered from public and private collections. To begin on Wednesday, 6. October, continuing until 31. December. Except Monday, from 10:00 to 19:00, and from 12:00 to 19:00 on Sunday. At the Richelieu branch of the Bibliothèque Nationale, 58. Rue de Richelieu, Paris 2. Métro: Bourse. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 59 59.

215th Salon de Paris – this, 'Le Salon des Artistes Français,' is the original one that is the last 'bastion of classic art,' the one originally created by Colbert in 1663. Featuring 1000 artists representing 30 countries, exhibiting painting, sculpture, engraving, photography and architecture. From Thursday, 7. October to Sunday, 10. October. Daily from 11:00 to 22:00. At the Parc Floral de Paris, Route de la Pyramide, in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris 12. Métro: Château de Vincennes. InfoTel.: 01 43 20 11 67.

Rallye Paris–Deauville – this classic car rallye assembles in Paris at the Invalides, possibly on Friday, 8. October, and then chugs off to Normandy until Sunday, 10. October. Try the Web site for more info. To be in the centre of the Esplanade des Invalides. Paris 7. Métro: Invalides.

Montmartre Wine Harvest – this lasts all weekend, with two parades, music, and the wine sales are strictly for social purposes. Both parades are supposed to be on Saturday, 9. October. One starts at 11:00 at the vineyard and the other at the Mairie at 15:00. It's a great fête if the weather cooperates. The vineyard ia at the corner of the Rue des Saules and Saint–Vincent. Paris 18. Métro: Abbesses, Lamarck–Caulaincourt or Jules Joffrin. InfoTel.: 01 46 06 00 32.

Turner, Whistler, Monet – other than the names, no details about this exhibition are known. It begins on Thursday, 14. October and continues until 17. January. Openposter: heiner muller, quartett, thtr athenee 10:00 to 20:00 and until 22:00 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. Reservations – often – required for morning visits before 13:00. At the Grand Palais, 3. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8. Métro: Champs–Elysées–Clemenceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 13 17 17.

Paris On the Air – is about radio and television broadcasting, from the beginning to now. To be a very audio–visual show. To start in mid–October and continue until mid–February. Except on Sundays, from 10:00 to 19:00. In the Salon d'Acceuil of the Hôtel de Ville, 29. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 49 61. Free entry.

Pharaon – an exhibition about who the Pharaohs were, with material from the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, and from the Louvre's collections. To begin on Friday, 15. October and continue until 10. April 2005. Except Mondays, open from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Institut du Monde Arabe, 1. Rue des Fossés–Saint–Bernard, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 38 38.

Stieglitz et Son Cercle – this big exhibition is meant to cover all of Stieglitz' many activities and include many of the artists that were involved. Opens on Tuesday, 19. October and continues until 16. January. 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.

Vues of Paris – and of the Ile de France, by Albert Marquet, who was born in 1875. Sixty paintings and as many drawings will be on view, some in coherent groups. From Wednesday, 20. October until 23. January. 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.

Lumières de Soie – a show of silk and gold, some from 10th century China, Japan and Indonesia. Some on show to the public for the first time. To begin on Thursday, 21. October and continue until Monday, 24. January. Hours are 10:00 to 18:00, except on Tuesdays. At the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques / Musée Guimet – Le Panthéon Bouddhique, 19. Avenue d'Iéna, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 56 52 53 00.

Napoléon – it's the 200th anniversary of the 'Sacré de Napoléon' on Thursday, 2. December, so the Louvre is putting on a really big show starring David, starting on Thursday, 21. October, and continuing until Monday, 17. January. Except on Tuesdays, open from 9:00 to 18:00, and until 21:45 on Wednesday and Friday. Musée du Louvre. Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 53 17.

Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione – see the new show 'Bravo,' which celebrates the 70th anniversary of this traditional but modern, real circus. Has everything except Barnum. Starts Saturday, 23. October. Shows are at 14:00 and 17:00 on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and at 20:30 on Tuesday and Friday and at 14:00 on all school holidays. At the Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione, 110. Rue Amelot, Paris 11. Métro: Filles du Calvaire. InfoTel.: 01 47 00 28 81.

Salon du Chocolat – features more chocolate than you can... well, eat. Parisian, French and European add up to make this the chocolate show of the year. From Thursday, 28. October until Monday, 1. November. Until 22:00 on Friday and until 19:00 on Monday, and otherwise from 10:00 to 20:00. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 45 03 21 26.

Mois de la Photo 2004 – Paris' bi–annual and somewhat elusive 'Mois de la Photo' begins in October, poster: stand up comics, thtr hotel du nordhas most of its exhibitions in November, and continues into December. This year's edition is devoted to history, starting with 1839 to 1914. Two other sections handle the 20th century and a bit beyond. This year's edition is associated with Berlin and Vienna. The official dates are Friday, 29. October to Monday, 29. November. 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 26.

Shooting the Chase – is an exhibition of 19th century photos of hunting, some by the well–known photographers Charles Nègre, Adolphe Braun and Horatio Ross, plus some rare daguerréotypes and other remarkable images. This begins on Tuesday, 2. November and continues until Sunday, 19. December. Except Monday, open daily from 11:00 to 18:00. Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Hôtel de Guénégaud, 60. Rue des Archives, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.:01 53 01 92 40.

Three Other Dates To Note:–

Festival d'Automne – from Monday, 13. September until Sunday, 19. December.

Foreign Culture Week – in 35 centres and cultural institutes – from Monday, 27. September to Sunday, 3. October.

Nuit Blanche 2004 – one long night only, Saturday, 2. to Sunday, 3. October. This year expect sound paintings associated with dance. Some organizational thought has been given to locales that can be easily reached on foot, on rollers or on bikes, with three main centres.

Foucault, 24 Hours – starting at noon on Saturday, 2. October and continuing until noon on Sunday, everything about Michel Foucault. Everything! A 'Nuit Blanche' event. Palais de Tokyo, site of contemporary art creation. At 13. Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 54 01.

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 continues until Monday, 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.

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 Sunday, 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.

Théâtre d'Ombres, Christian Boltanski – beginning in 1984, Boltanski was inspired by shadows, antiquity, the Middle Ages, photographic impressions, all on show here until Tuesday, 4. January. 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.

le Chemin des Warnod – takes you on a voyage to the heart of the Ecole de Paris through over 100 works by Chagall, Foujita, Pascin, Picasso, Soutine, Utrillo, Valadon, Vanposter: il etait une fois l'italie Dongen – all known to the art critic and painter, André Warnod. Until Sunday, 3. October. Except Monday, open daily from 12:30 to 19:00. At Le Musée du Montparnasse, 21. Avenue du Maine, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Falguière. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 91 00.

Signes du Corps – signs of 'body art' from Asia, Africa, the Pacific and the Americas, some as signals of a renaissance of identifying with ancestors. Continuing until next April. Daily from 11:00 to 19:00, except 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.

Kojiro Akagi – painted and drew Paris for 40 years, represented here by 25 paintings and 40 designs. This expo continues until Sunday, 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.

Mosaïculture – is a walking tour of 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 Sunday, 10. October. Daily 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 Sunday, 10. October. Find live 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. InfoTel.: 01 45 00 22 19.

Livres d'Artistes Américains en Europe – 1960–2000. On view until Sunday, 31. October. 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.

Glorious! Advertising! Years! – were from 1950 to 1970 in France, in case you didn't notice. The antique ads until Sunday, 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, along with the last century's 'Top 100.' Until Friday, 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 Monday, 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.

Henri Cartier–Bresson – the 20th century's photographer died recently at the age of 95. The Bibliothèque Nationale has placed hundreds of its collection of HCB photos on view. 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, at the Quai François Mauriac, Paris 13. Métro: Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 49 49.

50 Ans de Photographie – features Marc Riboud as a witness of the century, withposter: nuit blanche, 2 octobre 100 new prints and 30 other prints from the past. This show continues until Sunday, 17. October. 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.

Photographers – continuing until Sunday, 17. October are photo exhibitions by Anne de Vandière, Ernestine Ruben 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.

Forum des Images – 6500 movies on view 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.

Paris Insurgé, Paris Libéré – is an exhibition featuring many items concerning the Libération never displayed before. Continues until 10. April 2005. Open daily except Mondays, 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.

Détectives Privés Français, Réels et de Fiction – from Vidocq to Nestor Burna. Private dicks, French style. This continues until Saturday, 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 Monday, 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.

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.

Histoire des Catacombs – is an exhibition continuing until Sunday, 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.

Arcimboldo et les Cinq Sens – kids will be able to distinguish their five senses after seeing some of this Italian painter's now–you–see–it, now–you–don't works. Also visit Il Etait une Fois Léonard. Both on show until the last day of the year. 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.

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.

Barbie Tells All – which is merely 5000 years of the history of costumes, which is not bad for a 45 year –old doll. Until Tuesday, 26. October, and 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 – 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.

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 night tours. Paris 11. Métro: Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 44 54 07 44.

Paris Rando Vélo – is another Friday night bike rendez–vous that meetsposter: baku paris, senat, luxembourg 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 rolling rando,' always in sunny weather of course. 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.

'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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