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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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