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Lights In the Night

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Sunday lounge in the Luxembourg.

Eat, Drink and Other Antique Pleasures

Paris:– Saturday, 30. April 2005:– Yet again a Scène column in two parts. This page mostly with what's on right now and the 2nd page with what's coming and exhibitions that will be over soon. As always, not everything is here so be sure to top up on arrival in Paris.

Lights In the Night – is this year's new 'La nuit des musées' event. At sundown on Saturday, 14. May, many museums throughout France offer free entry and will be staying open until 01:00. This will be like a démi 'Nuit Blanche,' with culture. InfoTel.: 01 40 15 36 00.

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Les Femmes Oubliées de Buchenwald – while mostly men were held in Buchenwald, many women from all over Europe were slave workers supporting theposter, expo, les femmes oubliees de buchenwald concentration camp, and this is their story. On view until 30. October. 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.

Du Refuge au Piège – from refuge to trap, the history of the deportation of Jews from Paris and France. Of some 75,721 sent east only 2567 returned. Featuring historic documents and places, such as 'Le Pletzl.' A must–see from Thursday until 13. August. 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.

Porte–Bouquets – little cones of metal, porcelain or glass for carrying bouquets were an indispensable accessory for young ladies in the 19th century. On show, 130 of them, until 16. October. Open daily except Mondays from 10:00 to 17:40. The Musée Cognacq–Jay, 8. Rue Elzévir, Paris 3. Métro: Saint–Paul or Chemin–Vert. InfoTel.: 01 40 27 07 21, or InfoFax.: 33 1 40 27 89 44.

La France Romane – covers the neglected period from the coronation in 987 of Hugues Capet, to the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1152, from Roman art to Gothic. Until Monday, 6. June. 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 the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 51 51.

Eat, Drink and Other Antique Pleasures – takes you on an ancient evenings trip through Lutèce, to see the intersection of Roman tastes with Gallomania. From Wednesday, 11. May until 15. January. Except Mondays, 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.

Martin Vaughn–James – see this meticulous painter's latest Paris expoposter, expo, vaughn james, gal meyer le bihan from Thursday, 12. May until Saturday, 2. July. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 to 19:00. At the Galerie Meyer Le Bihan, 108. Rue Vielle du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Saint–Sébastien Froissart. InfoTel.: 01 42 71 81 16.

'L'heure du thé' by M. Vaughn–James

Ecriture en Délire – in 'art brut' or 'primitive' art, signs of letters in 150 works, on view until Sunday, 31. July. 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.

Brésil, Brésils – this is Brazil's 'Year in France' so it is not one show but a whole country's culture that is on view and in the air here and there, now and then, all over. Watch for 'Raízes do Brazil' which should be on now, for 'Verdade tropical' this summer and 'Galáxias' in the fall. For more info, check the Brésil, Brésils web site. InfoTel.: 01 53 69 83 69.

Amazonia, Brazil – is a visit to the Amazon's rain forest right here, possibly without mosquitos. Until 28. August. Except Monday, open daily from 9:30 to 18:00, on Sundays and some holidays from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Palais de la Découverte, Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, Paris 8. Métro: Franklin D. Roosevelt or Champs–Elysées–Clemenceau. InfoTel.: 01 56 43 20 21.

The Hidden Tribes of the Amazon – close to the frontiers with Peru and Columbia, Sydney Possuelo led an expedition to visit the Felcheiros indians. For three months National Geographic photographer Nicolas Reynard saw nothing, but... this exhibition is the result. Until 29. August. 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.

The Essential Fassbinder – is a selection of films from a large production, beingposter, poussin, watteau, expo grand palais shown until Monday, 6. June. Hours from 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the BPI cinema in the Centre Georges Pompidou, 19. Rue Beaubourg, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.<</P>

Objectif Paris – from five Parisian collections, images of the city, continuing until Sunday, 19. June. Except Mondays, open from 11:30 to 18:30. At the Pavillon des Arts, Porte Rambuteau, Terrace Lautréamont, 101. Rue Rambuteau, Paris 1. Métro: Châtelet–Les Halles. InfoTel.: 01 42 33 82 50.

French Masterworks – from German collections of 17th and 18th century works, featuring Poussin, Le Lorrain, Watteau, David. This continues until Monday, 1. August. Open 10:00 to 20:00, and until 22:00 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. At the Grand Palais, 3. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Square Jean Perrin entry, Paris 8. Métro: Champs–Elysées–Clemenceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 13 17 17.

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. See this exhibition until 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 deposter, expo porte bouquets, mus cognacq jay Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 49 61. Free entry.

The Drink, the Food and Other Antique Pleasures – is an exhibition about the good life in old Lutèce, when the Romans met the Gauls. To begin on Wednesday, 11. May and continue until 15. January, but closed from 31. October to 29. 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.

The Assembly National, Drawn by Mougey – features cartoons of the national players, until Thursday, 30 June. 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.

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.

Mona Lisa's New Home – the room usually known as the Louvre's Salle des Etats has reopened, 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, principal entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 51 51.

Bacon and Picasso – one of the other big–name face–offs, with sparks., continuingposter, drawings by mougey, alelier a girard 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.

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 Sqare Jean Perrin entry, in the Grand Palais, 3. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8. Métro: Champs–Elysées–Clemenceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 13 17 17.


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