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More Who Napoléon?

photo, rue emile richard

If the street hadn't been 'fixed,' it would still look like this.

More Than Photos Too

Paris:– Saturday, 6. November 2004:– The end of the year is slipping away fast. In this issue there is a begin of the columns for the holiday season, called 'Noël.' And there is a final shot for this year's 'Mois de la Photo.'

All of this is aid for readers who come to club meetings and ask what is going on. Since it is all here, I have no idea. If man was meant to keep all this in the head, there would be no need for these columns.

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Turner, Whistler, Monet – see the transition from realism to impressionism to symbolism in this major show. This continues until Monday, 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. Beginning this week and continuing until 12. 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.

Images du Sacre de l'Empereur Napoléon – under the dome of the Invalides, this exhibition marksposter, frigos, thtr cite internationale the bicentennial of the 'Sacre,' or coronation, of Napoléon on 2. December 1804. This exhibition continues 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.

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, 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.

The Rise of Napoléon – is featured in a festival of historical films from the 1930s until now, coupled with unique exhibitions at the Château de Versailles. Films to be shown in November at Le Roxane, 6. Rue Saint–Simon in Versailles. InfoTel.: 08 92 68 05 94. For the château, except Monday, hours are 11:30 to 17:30. At the Château de Versailles, in Versailles. RER 'C': Versailles–Rive Gauche, or SNCF train from Montparnasse. InfoTel.: 01 30 83 77 88.

Design en Stock – is an exhibition of 40 years furniture design, created for the Mobilier national – the official supplier of furniture to the state. Continuing 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.

Pharaoh – an exhibition about who the Pharaohs were, with material from the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, and from the Louvre's collections. On view 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.

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. This exhibition is on view until Sunday, 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, Japanposter, steinlen, musee luxembourg and Indonesia. Some on show to the public for the first time, from the Collection Riboud. Continuing 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.

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

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. This big show continues until Sunday, 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.

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 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.

Igor Mitoraj – for the first time the sculptures of a contemporary artist are presented in the Tuileries. See the 20 pieces by this Polish artist until the end of the year. In the Jardin des Tuileries. Paris 1. Métro: Tuileries. Free entry.

Edmond de Rothschild – was a collector of graphics and 74 of his pieces from the 15th to 18th century, in six sections, are on display here. Continuing until Monday, 10. January. Fromposter, expo le cas du sac 9:00 to 17:00, until 21:30 on Wednesday and Friday. Closed Tuesday and Thursday. At the Musée du Louvre, principal entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 53 17.

Creations et Savoir–Faire – the salon where you are supposed to be the creator, maybe with tricky knitting. This starts on Saturday, 25. November and continues until Wednesday, 29. November. From 10:00 to 19:00, and until 21:00 on Sunday, 26. November. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 49 09 60 00.

Liberté, J'ecris ton nom – this exhibition shows the police rebellion that led to the liberation in 1944. Continues until Wednesday, 1. December. from 9:00 to 17:00, and from 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturday. Closed Sunday. At the Musée de la Prefecture de Police, 4. Rue de la Montagne Sainte–Geneviève, Paris 5. Métro: Maubert–Mutualité. InfoTel.: 01 44 41 52 50.

Sons & Lumières – music joins art in the biggest show since Vom Klang der Bilder at Stuttgart in 1985. More than 400 works demonstrate the relationship, with artists such as Mondrian, Klee, Yoko Ono and Picabia represented. Until Monday, 3. January. 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.

Primatice, Maître de Fontainebleau – Francesco Primeticcio is not a household name, but this show about the Renaissance painter in France may change things. Until Monday, 3. January. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. From 9:00 to 17:00, until 21:30 on Wednesday and Friday. Closed Tuesday. At the Musée du Louvre, principal entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 53 17.

Le Monde de Franquin – if you think comics are silly, here are some full of inventions, exposed in 250 original comics pages shown here in a science museum not just for kids. Until 30. August 2005.. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 18:00; on Sundays from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Cité des Sciences, 30. Avenue Corentin–Cariou, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de la Villette. InfoTel.: 01 40 05 80 00.

Raymond Depardon – the photographer has made 7 films in 7 cities such as Shanghai, Berlin, Moscow and Tokyo expressly for the Fondation, and they are on view here for the first time. Until 27. February. 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.

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 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.

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.

Glorious! Advertising! Years! – were from 1950 to 1970 in France, in case 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.youposter, cinema muet, louvre At the Musée de la Publicité, 107. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal–Louvre. InfoTel.: 01 44 55 57 50.

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.

Affiches de Théâtre – this quality 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.

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.

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.

Salon d'Automne – begun in 1903, the 'salon' continues to show contemporary art's new talents. This yearposter, film, les 400 coups beginning Friday, 12 November and continuing until Thursday, 25. November. Find the Salon d'automne at the Espace Charenton, 323 –bis. Rue de Charenton, Paris 12. Métro: Porte de Charenton. InfoTel.: 01 43 59 46 07.

Stagecoaches and Robbers – from the times of the Louis,' the old days of the Poste in France, as told in stamps and other objects. Beginning on Monday, 22. November, until 16. April. from 10:00 to 18:00, except Sundays and holidays. At the Musée de la Poste, 34. Boulevard de Vaugirard, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse. InfoTel.: 01 42 79 24 24.

Napoléon – ofPropaganda and Legend – this is about Napoléon arranging his own legend, for his time and ours. To begin on Wednesday, 24. November and continue until 6. June 2005. Except Tuesdays, open Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30, and from 14:00 to 17:35 on Saturday and Sunday. At the Musée de l'Histoire de France, Hôtel de Rohan, 87. Rue Vieille du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville or Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 40 27 60 96.

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