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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 – of Propaganda 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.

Salon du Cheval – for nine days the horse is top dog in Paris, with 1500 nags, plus shows, competitions and the fabulous 'Nuit du Cheval.' Starting Monday, 27. November, until Wednesday, 5. December. From 10:00 to 19:00, and until 22:00 on Thursday, 30. November. The Salon du Cheval, at Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 49 09 60 00.

Bartholdi, and the Builders of Liberty – for the centennial of Bartholdi's death, an exhibition about the building of the Statue of Liberty, placed in New York's harbor in October of 1886. To begin on Tuesday, 7. December and continue until 6. March. Open daily except Mondays and holidays, from 10:00 to 18:00, on Thursdays until 21:30. At the Musée des Arts et Métiers, 60. Rue Réaumur, Paris 3. Métro: Arts et Métiers. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 82 00.

Véronèse Profane – an exhibition of 50 works by the Venetian master and some of his closest associates. This big show continues until Sunday, 30. January. 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.

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 – Andre,poster, l'ecole des femmes, moliere 158. Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8. Métro: Miromesnil. InfoTel.: 01 45 62 11 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, 30. January, except on Mondays. At the Musée Marmottan–Monet, 2. Rue Louis–Boilly, Paris 16. Métro: La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 44 96 50 33.

'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.

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 exhibition continues until Monday, 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.

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.

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 3. April 2005. 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.

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.

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.

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. Exceptposter, expo, paris sur les ondes 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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aleppo, Photographed by Carlos Freire – with , texts by Adonis. One of a series of monographs 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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Circus Alexis Gruss – brand new old–fashioned circus, with all the trimmings. Continuing until 27. February. On Wednesday at 14:00, Saturday at 14:00 and 20:30, and Sunday at 14:00 and 17:15. Daily at 14:00 during school holidays. Every Friday in December at 20:30, including 24. December. At the Pelouse de Saint–Cloud, Porte de Auteuil, Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16. Métro: Porte d'Auteuil. InfoTel.:01 40 36 08 00.

Les Arts Sauts – is a acrobatic show, supposedly surrealist and poetic, where you will shout 'Ola Kala!' when you see it. Shows until Sunday, 9. January. Excepting Monday and Tuesday, at 20:30, on Thursday at 19:30, and at 16:30 on Sunday. No shows on 25. December, 1 and 2. January. At the Parc de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean–Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 40 03 75 75.

The Stars of the Moscow Circus – are on ice, >A HREF="http://www.cirquephenix.com/">mixing circus with skates and the trapeze, jugglers and maybe a waltzing bear. To begin on Saturday, 20. November and keep on skating until Sunday, 9. January. Many times and days, including 24, 25 and 31. December; On the Pelouse de Reuilly, in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris 12. Métro: Porte de Charenton. InfoTel.: 08 25 03 90 40.

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. 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.

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.

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 meets at the Hôtel de Ville at 21:30. This group also has a 10:30 session on the third Sunday ofposter, thtr de l'ouest parisien 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 18:00 on Sundays. This is now a year–round occasion.

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