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Napoléon Who?

photo, right bank quay, pont neuf

Easy on an afternoon in fall.

Hero of the Fall Season

Paris:– Saturday, 9. October 2004:– This was meant to be another 'mini–Scène,' meant to plug the information hole at the beginning of the the month. As usual there's a bit too much going on. Especially for Citizen Bonaparte.

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108 Dragon Portraits – to close 'L'Année du Chine' see this exhibition of photos by Yann Layma fixed on the grille of the Luxembourg Gardens until Monday, 31. January. Outside, from the Place Edmond Rostand to the Rue de Médicis. Paris 5. Métro: RER Luxembourg. No InfoTel necessary. Free 24 hours a day.

Images du Sacre de l'Empereur Napoléon – under the dome of the Invalides, this exhibitionposter, frigos, thtr cite universitaire marks the bicentennial of the 'Sacre,' or coronation, of Napoléon on 2. December 1804. From Friday, 15. October until Wednesday, 12. January. Open from 10:00 to 17:00 and from 10:00 to 17:30 on Sunday. Closed on the 1st Monday of the month and holidays. 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.

Le Cas du Sac – some 300 bags from just about everywhere, and every kind, including doctors' satchels and the bags of Mongolian travelling salesmen. Until 20. February. Except Mondays, from 11:00 to 18:00, and from 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends and on Wednesdays until 21:00. Closed 25. December and 1. January. 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.

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.

Feu le Music–Hall – is taken from Colette, here directed by Karine Saporta. Curtain stays up 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. Continuing 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.

Aleppo, Photographed by Carlos Freire – with , texts by Adonis. One of a series of monographsposter, centre national danse about Arab cities. Continuing until Sunday, 14. November. 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.

Véronèse Profane – an exhibition of 50 works by the Venetian master and some of his closest associates. Continuing until Sunday, 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 until Saturday, 30. October. 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.

Trésors de la Fondation Napoléon – classic art from Napoleon's private collection at the Imperial court. Continuing until 3. April 2005. From 10:00 to 18:00 daily. At the Musée Jacquemart–André, 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 deposter, affiches, grand monde Pataphysique. See Queneau's designs and watercolors 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.

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

A Fauve at Marmottan – is Jean Puy, who was a friend of Derain, Marquet and Matisse, who showed off his stuff at the Autumn Salon in 1905, and somehow caused the word 'fauve' to be coined. This exhibition continues until Sunday, 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.

Affiches de Théâtre – this poster gallery is showing a collection of high quality and original theatre posters. This expo–sale continues until the end of November. 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 ateliers and galleries worth a visit.

Les Poupées Raynal – are known as 'poupées de luxe,' 200 of them from 1922 to 1980. Until Sunday, 23. January, 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.

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.

Intimate Ecole de Paris – 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, 17. October. Except Monday, open daily from 12:30 to 19:00. At Le Musée duposter, catalonie, mus moyen age Montparnasse, 21. Avenue du Maine, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Falguière. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 91 00.

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.

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.

Design en Stock – is an exhibition of 40 years furniture design, created for the Mobilier national – the official supplier of furniture to the state. To begin on Wednesday, 20. October and continue until Sunday, 16. January. Open from 10:00 to 17:30, except on Tuesday. At the Palais de la Porte Dorée, 293, avenue Daumesnil, Paris 12. Métro: Porte Dorée. InfoTel.: 01 44 74 84 80.

FIAC, the 31st Edition – an international gathering of contemporary art galleries and the artists they represent. To begin on Thursday, 21. October and continue until Monday, 25. October. The FIAC, in halls 4 and 5.1 at Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 41 90 47 47.

Art Paris – for the 6th edition of this art fair expect to see 85 galleries exhibiting contemporary art, and some photography. Beginning on Friday, 22. October, until Monday, 25. October. Friday from 10:00 to 20:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00, Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00 andposter, la villette, danse Monday until 19:00. In the Carrousel du Louvre under the Pyramid. At 99. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro; Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 56 26 52 00.

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. 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.

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.

Pharaoh – 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 Alfred Stieglitz' many activities and include many of the artists that were involved, including 16 photos from the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. Opens on Tuesday, 19. October and continues until Sunday, 16. January. Fromposter, sunday concerts, chatalet 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, from the Collection Riboud. 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 1900 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.


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