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Robert Mallet–Stevens, Architect, 1889–1945 – an exhibition presenting works in Paris and from the five corners of France, plus projects still on the drawing board. Beginning on Wednesday, 27. April, to 29. August. 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.

Du Refuge au Piège – presents the history of the Jewish quarter Saint–Gervais in the Marais, from the Medieval era to the close of WWII. To begin Thursday, 28. April and continue until Saturday, 30. July. 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.

Rétromobile – one more time, the 30th, this annual very old used car show features oldie cars, trucks, motorcycles and a couple of boats, all in tip–shape and never raced.. Beginning on Friday, 11. February and rolling along untilposter, expo juifs dans la guerre, musee d'art et d'hisorie du judaisme Sunday, 20. February. On opening day, from 12:00 to 22:00, then from 10:00 to 19:00, and from 10:00 to 22:00 on Tuesday and Friday. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 49 53 27 00.

Salon de l'Agriculture – known to 'bonne bouffe' fans as the 'Beautiful Cow Show,' this annual hyper–event will be turning Paris into a farm again from Saturday, 26. February until Sunday, 6. March. Open hours are 9:00 to 19:00, and until 22:00 on Friday, 4. March. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 49 09 60 00.

Brocante et Jambons – is an annual national event featuring antiques and good hams out in the fresh air on the Ile des impressionnistes at Chatou. From Friday, 11. March until Sunday, 20. March. Check the Web site for more info, and InfoTel.: 01 47 70 88 78.

25th Salon du Livre – with many publishers from a lot of countries other than France, along with a small army of live authors. This year, from Friday, 18. March until Wednesday, 23. March. Hours are from 9:30 to 19:00, to 22:00 on Tuesday, and until 18:30 on the last day. More info on the Web site. In Hall 1. at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 41 90 47 40.

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, and 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 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.

Agence France–Presse, 1944–2004 – photos from the archives of France's worldwide news agency. This continues until Saturday, 12. February. Except Monday, from 10:00 to 19:00, and from 12:00 to 19:00 on Sunday. At the Richelieu branch of the Bibliothèque Nationale, 58. Rue de Richelieu, Paris 2. Métro: Bourse. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 59 59.

Jan Dibbets, Saenredam–Zadkine – seven photos by Jan Dibbets, done 'in situ' at the museum in the summer of 2003. This continues until Sunday, 13. February. From Tuesday to Sunday; from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Zadkine, 100–bis. Rue d'Assas, Paris 6. Métro: Notre–Dame–des–Champs or Vavin. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 26.

The Photographer Photographed – 'L'autoportrait en France, 1850–1914,' presents the photographer in drawings, cartoons and photos, and an object ofposter, les verites vrais, thtr fontaine curiosity, ridicule, distrust, as a public figure. This show continues until Sunday, 13. February. From Tuesday to Sunday; from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Maison de Victor Hugo, 6. Place des Vosges, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul or Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 42 72 10 16.

La Maison de Wendel – designs, sculptures, photos, models, paintings, trace the history of the Wendel family, in Lorraine, for 300 years. Until Sunday, 13. February. From 10:00 to 18:00, until 21:45 on Thursdays and from 9:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Years Day. 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.

La Photographie écrite – little known images by artists who are well–known. Until Wednesday, 16. February. From 10:00 to 19:00 daily except Monday. In the Passage de Retz, 9. Rue Charlot, Paris 3. Métro: Saint–Sébastien Frossiart. InfoTel.: 01 48 04 37 99.

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 Sunday, 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 Saturday, 25. December and Saturday, 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.

Rineke Dijkstra – portraits with a minimum of background and effects, showing complex exchanges. Starting Tuesday, 14. December, until Sunday, 20. February. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00, Tuesday evenings to 21:30, and on weekends from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Jeu de Paume, 1. Place de la Concorde, Paris 8. Metro: Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 52.

Julio Gonzalez – a rare chance to see the works of one of the 20th century's most important sculptors, his first in Paris since the retrospective in 1952. Until Monday, 21. February. Except Tuesdays, from 11:00 to 18:00 daily. At the Musée Maillol – Fondation Dina Vierny, 59–61. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Rue du Bac. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 59 58.

Sylvie Vartan – an exhibition of 80 costumes worn by Sylvie Vartan on stage andposter, les champs d'amour, cafe de la danse in life, including photos, posters and record covers. Until Sunday, 27. February. From 10:00 to 18:00, except Monday. At the Musée Galliéra, 10. Avenue Pierre – 1er – de – Serbie, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma–Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 56 52 86 00.

Uncovering the Color – scale models and full–sized samples of chefs d'oeuvres of Middle Ages and Renaissance mural paintings. To continue until Monday, 28. February. Daily, from 9:00 to 17:00. At the Conciergerie, 1. Quai de l'Horloge, Paris 1. Métro: Cité. InfoTel.: 01 53 40 60 93.

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 Sunday, 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.

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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