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Auto Salon

photo, tavern henri iv, ile de la cite

Taverne Henri IV on the Ile de la Cité.

Nuit Blanche

Paris:– Saturday, 18. September 2004:– This is meant to be a 'mini–Scène' to bridge the end of the month with events that will be beginning soon.

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Le Mecano de la General – Buster Keaton's spectacular 'The General' from 1927 is a completely restored image–by–image high–definition version with new musical accompaniment, now playing in 5 cinemas in Paris. A DVD version is also available.

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. This continues until Sunday, 19. December. From Wednesday to Sunday, from 13:00 to 18:30, untilposter, film, le mecano du general 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. Continuing 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 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. 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. Continuing 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.

Sculptures du Val de Boi – from this valley in the Catalonian Pyrenees, rare examples of 12th century medieval art. Continuing until Monday, 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. Takingposter, festival de marne place 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.

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.

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 Friday, 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. Toposter, comics, auto salon 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.

Paysage, Lieu de Vie – presents the urban visions of Russian artist Valery Koshlyakov, who sometimes uses bits of carton or tar. From Wednesday, 22. September until Saturday, 30. October. 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.

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.

Hastaire – Les Invertueses – see this painter's expo from Friday, 24. September until Saturday, 30. October, or join the vernissage on Thursday, 23. September at 17:00. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 to 19:00. At the Galerie Meyer Le Bihan, 108. Rue Vielle du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Saint–Sébastien–Froissart. InfoTel.: 01 42 71 81 16.

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.poster, signes du corps, musee dapper InfoTel.: 08 92 70 36 04.

L'Automobile et la Bande Dessinée – Cars in comics join this year's auto salon with an exhibition featuring classic cars from the world of comics, plus about 40 real cars that served as models. This is a big show in Hall 8 that deserves its own visit. From Saturday, 25. September until Sunday, 10. October. Also 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 private 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.

Raymond Queneau – during the war this writer traded his pen for a brush, had one exhibition, and went back to writing as well as having a seat in the Collège de Pataphysique. See Queneau's designs and watercolors from Tuesday, 28. September until Friday, 12. November. From Tuesday to Friday, from 13:00 to 19:00. At the Atelier An – Girard, 7. Rue Campagne Première, Paris 14. Métro: Vavin or Raspail. InfoTel.: 01 43 22 01 16.

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.

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.

Montmartre Wine Harvest – this lasts all weekend, with two parades, music, and the wine sales are strictly for social purposes. Both parades are supposed toposter, expo hastaire 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.

Les Invertueses © Hastaire

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.

Mois de la Photo 2004 – Paris' bi–annual and somewhat elusive 'Mois de la Photo' begins in October, has 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.

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 aposter, expo koshlyakov 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.

Les Invalides © Valery Koshlyakov

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, Van 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.

'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, with 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.

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, aboveposter, queneau, at an girard the Gare Montparnasse. Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Gaîté. InfoTel.: 01 40 64 39 44.

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.

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.

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