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Classic and Contemporary

photo, april saturday in tuileries

Everyone can be one of a cast of thousands.

Experimental Images

Paris:– Saturday, 2. April 2005:– The 'Paris City Passport' for 5€ seems to offer a lot. You get a brochure that is a city guide and it includes '300€–worth' of reductions, good for discounts at some museums and monuments, for some excursions, for shopping, services, and some high–life locations.

For an extra 5€ you can have a one–day two–zone transport ticket. This sounds identical to the RATP's 'Mobilis' ticket, but is 30 cents cheaper. This ticket is good for one day only, but the 'Passport' is good for a year, and you can pass it along to friends to use up. You can buy the 'Passport' online or pick one up at any of the city's tourist information locations.

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Reopening – Mona Lisa – on Wednesday the room usually known as the Louvre's Salle des Etats reopens, completely renovated to provide a fitting showcase for the museum's collection of Italian art. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:30 on Monday and Wednesday. Closed Tuesdays. At the Musée du Louvre, principalposter, expo matisse, luxembourg entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 51 51.

Matisse – a Second Life – a showcase of later works by this artist, includes his letters André Rouveyre, from 1941 to 1954. Continues until Sunday, 17. July. Open daily, from 11:00 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 45 44 12 90.

Brésil Indien – for Paris' Year of Brazil,' this exhibition displays the remarkable arts of the original inhabitants. Continuing until Monday, 27. June. Open 10:00 to 20:00 and until 22:00 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. At the Square Jean Perrin entry, in the Grand Palais, 3. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8. Métro: Champs–Elysées–Clemenceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 13 17 17.

Experimental Images – all new, films, videos, animations, games – the latest and the newest creations of new–technology. See it here at the Festival Némo. Until Sunday, 10. April. From Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 21:00, and until 22:00 on Tuesdays. At the Forum des Images, in the Forum des Halles, Porte Saint – Eustache, near the Place Carrée. Paris 1. Métro: Châtelet–Les Halles. InfoTel.: 01 55 79 00 00.

Dionysiac – an exhibition of first–show works by 14 artists, from Paul McCarthy to John Bock passing by Fabrice Hybert. The reference to Dionysus is from Nietzsche, and the answer is 'Yes!' Continuing until Monday, 9. May. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Photo Collection, Ponthault–Combault – Arnaud Claas has made a selection from the 700 photos in the FRAC's Ile–de–Franceposter, atelier an girard collection, with a singular vision. This continues until Sunday, 29. May. Open from Wednesday to Friday, from 14:00 to 19:00, on weekends from 11:00 to 19:00. Le Plateau, site of contemporary art creation. At the corner of the Rue des Alouettes and the Rue Carducci, Paris 19. Métro: Buttes–Chaumont. InfoTel.: 01 53 19 84 10.

From Seurat to Paul Klee – another one of the big–name face–offs, this one with paintings. And another together with Paul Signac in the Galerie des Arts Graphiques. Continues until Sunday, 10. July. 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.

Jules Verne, le Roman de la Mer – on the centennial of Jules Verne's death, '20,000 Leagues Under Sea' is at the heart of this big show. Sails on until 30. August. From 10:00 to 18:00, except Tuesdays. At the Musée de la Marine, 17. Place du Trocadéro, Paris 16. Métro: Trocadéro. InfoTel.: 01 53 65 69 53.

Au Temps des Merveilleuses – the ten years between 1794 and 1804 are remembered more for style than names like 'Directoire' or 'Consulat,' both related to Napoléon. Lots of 'nouveaux' – 'riches' and 'pauvres,' and all marvellous. Until Sunday, 12. June. 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.

De la Bastille à Bonaparte – 64 seldom–seen gouaches by Lesueur covering the period from 1789 to 1806 illustrate the exhibition above, more or less. On view until Sunday, 12. June. 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.

Sartre dans Son Siècle – the century as seen and lived by Jean–Paul Sartre, with paintings by Giacometti and Wols and photos by Brassaï, Cartier–Bresson and Gisèle Freund. Deep thinking until 28. August. 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, – Grande Galerie, atposter, expo jules verne, cite des sciences the Quai François Mauriac, Paris 13. Métro: Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 82 64.

'Secret' with Johann Le Guillerm – a circus act involving circus machines, so that you can't tell where machines end and humans begin. A hit at Avignon last year. Until Saturday, 30. April. At the Espace Chapiteaux, Parc et Grand Halle de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean–Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 40 03 75 75.

Bacon and Picasso – one of the big–name face–offs, with sparks., continuing until Monday, 30. May. From 9:30 to 17:30, except on Tuesdays. Until 18:00 starting in April. At the Musée National Picasso, Hôtel Salé, 5. Rue de Thorigny, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 71 25 21.

Paul Guigou – escaped practicing law to paint the colors of Provence in Paris and is considered by some to be the initiator of 'Impressionism.' Guigou's problem is that he died too soon, at 37, in 1871. Continuing until Sunday, 26. June. 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.

Jean–Luc Moulène and Tony Oursler – are two widely different photographers, who don't end up with the same results, but are here in the same place until Sunday, 22. May. 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 Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, 1, place de la Concorde, Paris 8. Metro: Place de la Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 52.

The Walls of No Man's Land – Palestine – is an exhibition of photos byposter, bose blue note jazz festival Larry Towell, winner of the Prix HCB 2003. On view until Sunday, 31. July. From Wednesday to Sunday, from 13:00 to 18:30, until 20:30 on Wednesdays, and from 11:00 to 18:45 on Saturdays. Evenings free. At the Fondation Henri Cartier–Bresson, 2. Impasse Lebouis, Paris 14. Métro: Gaïté. InfoTel.: 01 56 80 27 00.

Adolphe and Georges Giraudon – traces the history of a publishing house located near the Beaux–Arts, with a photo bibliothèque in the Rue Bonaparte. Continues until Tuesday, 19. June. Open from 9:30 to 17:45, but closed on Monday. At the Musée Rodin, 77. Rue de Varenne, Paris 7. Métro: Varennes. InfoTel.: 01 44 18 61 10.

André Girard, draws 'Hitler, Staline et Cie' – features cartoons by this gallery's namesake, until Friday, 22. April. From Tuesday to Friday, from 13:00 to 19:00. On Saturday, per request. At the Atelier An–Girard, 7. Rue Campagne Première, Paris 14. Métro: Vavin or Raspail. InfoTel.: 01 43 22 01 16.

Loris Gréaud's 'Silence Goes More Quickly When Played Backwards' – will be a neat trick with his two videos, shown for the first time in Paris. On view until Sunday, 22. May. Open from Wednesday to Friday, from 14:00 to 19:00, on weekends from 11:00 to 19:00. Le Plateau, site of contemporary art creation. At the corner of the Rue des Alouettes and the Rue Carducci, Paris 19. Métro: Buttes–Chaumont. InfoTel.: 01 53 19 84 10.

Adriana Varejão – Chambre d'échos – for the first time in Europe see this avant garde Brazilian artist's powerful works mixing the contemporary with the traditional. Until Sunday, 5. June. From 12:00 to 20:00, except on Mondays. At the Fondation Cartierposter, expo ceramic city bled, mus zadkine Pour l'Art Contemporain, 261. Boulevard Raspail, Paris 14. Métro: Raspail or Denfert–Rochereau. InfoTel.: 01 42 18 56 67.

Cosmique City Bled – features Anne Deguelle, Susanna Fritscher, Karim Ghelloussi, Jan Kopp, Valérie Mréjen, Nathalie Roussel, Akio Suzuki and Carmela Uranga. Until Saturday, 3. April, 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 55 42 77 20.

Jurassic Pork II – by Alain Séchas, is an installation that invites you to bring a flashlight to search for Siegfried lost in the jungle of 'Jurassic Pork.' You may see the Comtesse Pornault attacked by 'hordes of porcs!' This continues until Sunday, 5. June, then becomes part of the permanent collection of the Abattoirs in Toulouse. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to midnight. Palais de Tokyo, site of contemporary art creation. At 13. Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 54 01.

Gustav Klimt, Papiers Erotiques – features 120 exceptional designs selected for their timeless theme of the nude and eroticism, Klimt's habitual universe. On view until Monday, 30. May. 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.

The Poetry of Ink – as in China, in Korea painting is a brother of calligraphy and poetry, but follows the Sing model and the Song tradition, mixing two schools. Continues until Monday, 6. June. Hours are 10:00 to 18:00, except on Tuesdays. At the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques / Musée Guimet – Le Panthéon Bouddhique, 19. Avenueposter, reves, thtr anthony d'Iéna, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 56 52 53 00.

Parades, Seductions – animals express their desires in a multitude of ways, on display here, in partnership with the museums of natural history of Brussels, Leiden and Paris. Continuing until 16. January. Closed on Tuesdays, the hours are from 10:00 to 18:00 and on Thursdays until 22:00. In the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution at the Muséum National d'Historie Naturelle, 57. Rue Cuvier, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu. InfoTel.: 01 40 79 36 00.

François Villon, Paris Poet – a Parisian by birth, Villon represented the language, the humor, the way of life, luxury, misery, with a testament to the touchstones of the old city. Until Sunday, 22. May, from 10:00 to 19:00, but closed on Mondays. At the Bibliothèque Historique, 22. Rue Mahler, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 29 60.

The War of the Crayons – this is a pictorial history of World War I, as drawn by the kids who lived through it. Continues until Sunday, 29. May. Open from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:00, but closed on Monday. At the Musée de Montmartre, 12. Rue Cortot, Paris 18. Métro: Lamarck–Caulaincourt. InfoTel.: 01 46 06 61 11.

Pharaoh – is an exhibition about who the Pharaohs were, with material from the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, and from the Louvre's collections. Prolonged until Sunday, 12. June. 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.

30 Masterpieces – on exceptional loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this exhibition of Islamic arts should not be missed. Continuing until Monday, 25. April. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:30 on Monday and Wednesday. Closed Tuesdays. At the Musée du Louvre, principal entry from the Pyramid in theposter, cirque ici, la villette Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 50 50.

Richard Linder – Adults Only – celebrate the reopening of this museum with an exhibition of the works of this Euro–American artist, having his first show since his retrospective in 1974. Continues until Sunday, 12. June. 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.

Napoléon – of Propaganda and Legend – this is about Napoléon arranging his own legend, for his time and ours. To continue until Monday, 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.

Claude Rutault – takes over from Luciano Fabro to show a contemporary exhibit of works, around the theme of 'definition.' On view until Sunday, 15. May. Except Monday, open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Bourdelle, 18. Rue Antoine–Bourdelle, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Falguière. InfoTel.: 01 49 54 73 73.

Like Dreams, Drawing – an exhibition that confronts modern and contemporary drawings with the 16th and 17th century works of the Italian school, therefore divided between the Louvre's Arts Graphics and the Centre Pompidou's Galerie d'Art Graphique.poster, la vie parisienne, thtr silvia monfort To continue until Monday, 16. May. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Les Juifs dans la Grande Guerre – a historical look back at the Jewish presence in World War 1. This continues until Sunday, 29. May. Except Saturdays, from 11:00 to 18:00, and on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed 1. May. 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.

Le Monde de Franquin – if you think comics are silly, here are some full of inventions, featured in 250 original comics pages shown here in a science museum not just for kids. On view 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.

Alberto Giacometti–Henri Cartier Bresson. – together in a photo exhibit, continuing until Sunday, 27. March. From Wednesday to Sunday, from 13:00 to 18:30, until 20:30 on Wednesdays, and from 11:00 to 18:45 on Saturdays. Evenings free. At the Fondation Henri Cartier–Bresson, 2. Impasse Lebouis, Paris 14. Métro: Gaïté. InfoTel.: 01 56 80 27 00.<</P>

Photographies du Louvre – by Patrick Faigenbaum and his atelier team consisting of Gabriel Costes, Antonin Etard, Elisabeth Gerl, Elin Jakobsdottir, Anne–Laure Perrin, Claire Soton, Julia Staniszewska and Lise Terdjman. Part two, until May, exhibits three aspects of Patrick Faigenbaum's own works. Until Tuesday, 31. May. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:30 on Monday and Wednesday. Closed Tuesdays. At the Musée du Louvre, Aile Sully–Salle de la Maquette. Principal entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.:01 44 78 75 26.

Les Ateliers de Bouchard – an exhibition of photos of Bouchard at work at the Villa Médicis in Rome, in Montparnasse and at Auteuil. Exhibition continues until Friday, 27. May 2005. Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 14:00 to 19:00, including 1. January. At the Musée Bouchard, 25. Rue de l'Yvette, Paris 16. Métro: Jasmin. InfoTel.: 01 46 47 63 46.

Crad'Expo – subtitled as the 'Impolite Science of the Body,' this is a fantastic show about the real us, with smells and sound effects, designed to be appreciated more by kids than their parents. Continuing until Sunday, 8. May. 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.

Historical Arms – are presented in a temporary exhibition of the collection of the Musée de l'Armée, which is otherwise closed until later this spring. All the best are on view 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.

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. Arcimboldo continues until May. 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.

Batobus – has resumed its transport service on the Seine, following its usual loop from the Tour Eiffel to the upstream end of the Ile Saint–Louis, makingposter, national museums, exhibitions 2005 eight stops. Until 17. March, from 10:30 to 16:30. Then from 10:00 to 19:00 until 21. April when the full season starts. Until the end of September, the Batobus cruises its loops until 22:00, with 15 to 30 minutes between boats.

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.

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 of 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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