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Rendez–Vous France, Paris – and, not least, the Ile–de–France. A big salon, showing all that France has to offer for your holidays. In April. Check the Web site for the Maison de la France for more info, and InfoTel.: 01 42 96 70 00.

Salon de Maquette – and Games. Oodles of little things, flying, floating, andposter, 3 ages, buster keaton on rails, plus board games galore. The salon takes place this year from Saturday, 23. April until Sunday, 1. May, at Paris–Expo. Métro: Porte de Versailles. Web site is Salon de Maquette for more info, and InfoTel.: 01 49 09 60 82.

Foire de Paris – is Paris' annual jumbo home show, including its amazing inventors' exhibit, the Concours Lépine. This should never be missed even if it's clogged to the rafters, which it usually is at lunchtime. Beginning on Thursday, 12. May, until Sunday, 22. May. Open hours are usually 10:00 to 19:00. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 49 09 60 00.

Airshow at Bourget – for airfans, even if you can't afford to buy your own jet fighter or an Airbus A380. This year from Monday, 13 June until Sunday, 19. June. Web site is called Air Show for more info, and InfoTel.: 01 53 23 33 33.

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.

Mouvements de l'Air, Etienne–Jules Marey – photos of fluids, to mark the centennial of the death of the photographer. On view 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 44 78 75 26.

La Vie Parisienne – is another classic operetta by Jacques Offenbach, perhaps THE classic. Directed by Jérôme Savary. Fancy costumes, big cast, lots of music. Continuing until Sunday, 16. January. On stage from Tuesday to Saturday at 20:30, and on Sunday at 15:00. At the Opéra Comique, 5. Rus Favart, Paris 2. Métro: Richelieu–Drouot. InfoTel.: 08 25 00 00 58.

The Sea – Terror and Fascination – from the imagination to science, this mult–discipline show has it all, plus you can see it online.. On view until Sunday, 16. January. From 10:00 to 20:00, and 13:00 to 19:00 on Sundays. Closed Mondays. At the François Mitterrandphoto, parked tank on sidewalk site of the Bibliothèque Nationale, – Grande Gallerie, at the Quai François Mauriac, Paris 13. Métro: Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 82 64.

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.

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.

The Amazon Revealed – 'Photographies d'explorations, 1860–1914,' reveals the explorers and the photographers of the Amazon. Continuing until Thursday, 20. January. From Monday to Friday, from 11:00 to 19:00. At the Maison de l'Amérique Latine, 217. Boulevard Saint–Germain, Paris 7. Métro: InfoTel.: 01 49 54 75 00.

Napoléon – it was the 200th anniversary of the 'Sacré de Napoléon' on 2. December, so the Louvre has put 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.

Unboltable – an exhibition based on the photo taken on 7. November 1885 by Alexander Ross at Craigellachie in British Columbia, showing that Canada is bolted together from coast to coast. Until Saturday, 22. January.Tuesday to Friday from 10;00 to 18:00, until 21:00 on Thursday, and from 14:00 on 18:00 on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. At the Centre Culturel Canadien, 5. Rue de Constantine, Paris 7. Métro: Invalides. InfoTel.: 01 44 43 21 90.

Bruno Schulz – a show organized with Warsaw's Adam Mickiewicz Literary Museum, and accompanied by the photos of Bruno Schulz by Marc Sagnol. Continuing until Sunday, 23. 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.

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, Japan and Indonesia. Certain items are 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.

Beyond Earth – in 2004 the European Space Agency launched three explorations, directed at Mars, a comet and Saturn's Rings. This exhibition explains why and the results so far. Until Sunday, 30. January. Open on Wednesday, Friday and weekends, from 14:00 to 18:00. At the Observatoire de Paris, 61. Avenue de l'Observatoire, Paris 14. Métro: Denfert–Rochereau or RER Port Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 23 01.

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.

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, except on Mondays. At the Musée Marmottan–Monet, 2. Rue Louis–Boilly, Paris 16. Métro: La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 44 96 50 33.

Eustache Kossakowski – a photographic retrospective of Eustache Kossakowski's works, fromphoto, steam, tour montparnasse Poland to Paris. Part of the 'Polish Season' in Paris. Continuing until Sunday, 30. January. Open daily except Monday and holidays. At the Espace Electra, 6. Rue Récamier, Paris 7. Métro: Sèvres–Babylon. InfoTel.:01 53 63 23 45.

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.

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.

Catacombes – are closed for renovations until the sometime in the late spring. Catacombes de Paris, 1. Place Denfert Rochereau, Paris 14. Métro: Denfert–Rochereau InfoTel.: 01 43 22 47 63.

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