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Jets jetting at the Parc André Citroën.

Verdade Tropical

Paris:– Saturday, 25. June 2005:– Here is your summer program, somewhat longer than I remember it being. This page has most of the regular events like exhibitions and I tried to put all the summer events on the second page. Watch out for duplicates and expired events.

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Martin Parr – 150 photographs trace the career of this influential British photographer, from 1971 to 2000. This continues until Monday, 19. September. 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 00.

Collection Braziliana – shows how Brazil was seen by romantic painters in the 19th century, in this first–ever exhibition in Europe. Continues untilposter, expo, un design americain, mus boulogne Sunday, 27. 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.

I Have a Dream – or 'J'en rêve,' features student artists and the self–trained, some exhibiting for the first time, chosen via an international selection. On view until Sunday, 9. October. 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.

Congo sur Scène – presents Congolese artists and young talents from Africa, some of whom captured critical acclaim between 1930 and 1980. Some sculptures also on display. Only until Satuurday, 9. July. Free entry, but closed Sundays. In the Salon des Tapisseries, Hôtel de Ville, 5. Rue Lobau, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 43 43.

Farid Belkahia – has created a dozen maps the the world out of cowhide, some from the time of the Conquistadors. Oh, these might be drums, this may be philosophy. To be seen until Sunday, 17. July. Also see the works of Ziad Dalloul until the same date. Free entry. Except Mondays, open from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Institut du Monde Arabe, 1. Rue des Fossés–Saint–Bernard, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 38 38.

Quiroz, 34 Years In France – oils and watercolors from an artistic existence in France since 1971, and now international. On view until Sunday, 10. July. Openposter, expo, dialogue avec la nature, krajcberg, bagatelle daily, from 12:00 to 20:00. At the Orangerie du Sénat, Jardins du Luxembourg, 19. Rue Vaugirard, Paris 6. Métro: Saint–Sulpice. InfoTel.: 01 42 34 25 65.

Translation – the Dakis Joannou collection, one of Europe's finest, fills all of the Palais de Tokyo, exhibiting leading artists of recent times. Until Sunday, 18. September. 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.

Light On the Museum – a last show here, with homage to its founder, Georges Henri Rivière daily. After, to reopen in Marseille. On view until Monday, 5. September, open except Tuesdays; from 9:45 to 16:45. At the Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires, in the Jardin d'Acclimatation just inside the Bois de Boulogne. Paris 16. Métro: Sablons. InfoTel.: 01 44 17 60 70.

Tour the Hôtel de la Monnaie – take a tour of the mint, built from1771 to 1776 by Jean–Denis Antoine for Louis XV. Until Sunday, 25. September. Except Monday, on weekdays from 11:00 to 17:30 and 12:00 to 17:30 on weekends. At La Monnaie de Paris, 11. Quai de Conti, Paris 6. Métro: Saint–Michel or Odéon. InfoTel.: 01 40 46 55 35.

Variations On a Lotus Leaf – at Paris' only museum of fans, see Anne–Marie Lanteri's paintings on lotus leaves, I think. Until Wednesday, 27. July. Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 14:00 to 18:00. At the Musée de l' Eventail, 2. Boulevard de Strasbourg, Paris 10. Métro: Strasbourg–St–Denis. InfoTel.: 01 42 08 90 20.

Hommage à Luiz de Souza Dantas – an expo about Brazil's ambassador to France before and during WWII, and the founder of this organization. Continues until Wednesday, 20. July. Open Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 19:00. At the Maison de l'Amérique Latine, 217.. Boulevard Saint–Germain, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino. InfoTel.: 01 49 54 75 00.

La Lacque Contemporaine – 'un art de lumière' – involves lacquer, and the interesting décor objects than can result, sometimes humorous. This continues until Saturday, 30. July. From 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.

Atelier Adamson – considered one of the best digital printers, David Adamson has treated the portfolios of artistsposter, musique, institut du monde arabe such as François–Marie Banier, Jim Dine, Chuck Close, Adam Fuss, Jenny Holzer, Robert Longo, Jack Pierson, Donald Sultan, Robert Rauschenberg and Wiliam Wegman. On view until Sunday, 18. September. 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 00.

Montparnasse Déporté, Artistes d'Europe – features 150 works by artists connected to Montparnasse, and deported between 1941 and 1945. Includes Soutine, Epstein, Max Jacob and Robert Desnos. Continues until Sunday, 2. October. Except Monday,open daily from 12:30 to 19:00. At the Musée du Montparnasse, 21. Avenue du Maine, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Falguière. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 91 00.

Africa Remix – for the first time, a comprehensive exhibition of contemporary art from all of Africa, featuring a hundred artists in all their variety. This continues until Monday, 15. August. In tandem, also see the works of Isaac Julien. Except Tuesday, from 11:00 to 21:00 daily, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

L'Homme et Ses Masques – features historic masks from the Barbier–Muller collection, and once owned by artists Derain, Vlaminck or Tzara. This show continues until Sunday, 28. August. Daily from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Jacquemart–Andre, 158. Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8. Métro: Miromesnil. InfoTel.: 01 45 62 11 59.

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.

French Masterworks – from German collections of 17th and 18th century works, featuringposter, musee cernuschi re opens 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.

La Naissance de l'Aquarelle – is an exhibition of watercolors by Rodin, done from 1980 to 1902. This traces the development of the nude, under the influence of Camille Claudel. Until Sunday, 18. September. 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. Also in Meudon, at the Villa des Brillants, 19. Avenue Auguste–Rodin. Open from May to October, only on Fridays and weekends. Hours are 13:30 to 18:00. Take the RER 'C' to Val Fleury and then the bus 169 to Paul–Bert. InfoTel.: 01 41 14 35 00.

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 Monday, 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.

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.

Hommage à Paul Meurice – features the collection of an admirer of Victor Hugo, closely associated with the museum. Continues until Sunday, 30. October. 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.

Les Femmes Oubliées de Buchenwald – while mostly men were held in Buchenwald, many women from all over Europe were slave workers supporting the concentration camp, and this is their story. On view until Sunday, 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 until Saturday, 13. August. Open daily except Mondays, from 10:00 to 17:40. 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 Sunday, 16. October. Open daily except Mondays from 10:00 to 17:40. The Musée Cognacq–Jay, 8.poster, expo, la comedie du diable, mus balzac Rue Elzévir, Paris 3. Métro: Saint–Paul or Chemin–Vert. InfoTel.: 01 40 27 07 21, or InfoFax.: 33 1 40 27 89 44.

Modes en Miroir – an exhibition comparing 18th mode in France with Holland, with 135 costumes from collections in both countries. On view until Sunday, 21. August. Except Mondays, from 11:00 to 18:00, and from 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends and on Wednesdays until 21:00. 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.

Eat, Drink and Other Antique Pleasures – takes you on an ancient evenings trip through Lutèce, to see the intersection of Roman tastes with Gallomania. Continues until Sunday, 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.

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.

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 Monday, 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.

Musée Cernuschi Reopened – Paris' second Asian museum is back, with its remarkable collection on display in a 19th century mansion. Open from 10:00 to 17:40 daily except Mondays. At the Musée Cernuschi, 7. Avenue Vélasquez, Paris 8. Métro: Villiers. InfoTel.: 01 45 63 50 75.

Charlie Chaplin – on view in a photo exhibition entitled 'Un Comédien Voit le Monde.' This continues untilposter, duncan dessins danse Sunday, 18. September. 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.

Objets dans l'Objectif – photographs of objects, from Nadar, Sudek, Le Secq, Brassaï, Aubry, Sougez, Marey, Atget, to Jean–Louis Garnell. Until Sunday, 28. August. 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.

Dedans–Dehors – an exhibition of photographs from Portugal, on view until Tuesday, 12. July. At the Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, 51, avenue d'Iéna, Paris 16. Métro: Kléber. InfoTel.: 01 53 23 93 93.

20 Photographers – have lent exceptional photos for the 20th anniversary of 'Reporters Sans Frontières,' here hanging on the Senat's grille, until Wednesday, 31. August. Inside photos are viewable during park hours, but the outside ones are visible all the time. From the Place Edmond Rostand to the Rue de Médicis. Paris 5. Métro: RER Luxembourg. No InfoTel necessary.

Edward Hillel, Visages – who is looking at who? A dozen portraits, including Lucie Aubrac, Geneviève de Gaulle, Guy de Rothschild or Simone Veil. At the same time, Red Army photographer Evgueni Khaldei. On view until Sunday, 28. August. 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.

La Grande Vacance de la Petite Ceinture – is a photo reportage about Paris' little circular train line, in a Gothic celler. Only until Sunday, 10. July. Open from 11:00 to 18:00 and on Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00. At Paris Historique, 44–46. Rue François Miron, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 48 87 74 31.

The Walls of No Man's Land – Palestine – is an exhibition of photos by 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.

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 Tuesday, 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.

Sartre dans Son Siècle – the century as seen and lived by Jean–Paul Sartre, with paintingsposter, louvre, open friday nights by Giacometti and Wols and photos by Brassaï, Cartier–Bresson and Gisèle Freund. Deep thinking until Sunday, 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, at the Quai François Mauriac, Paris 13. Métro: Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 82 64.

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 Monday, 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.

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.

Le Monde de Franquin – if you think comics are silly, here are some full of inventions, featured in 250 original pages of comics shown here in a science museum not just for kids. On view until Tuesday, 30. August. 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.

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 parents. Continuing until 31. August. 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.

Amazonia, Brazil – is a visit to the Amazon's rain forest right here, possibly without mosquitos. Until Sunday, 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.

Bécassine and Brazil – two different shows, one about kids' comics and the other from the Year of Brazil. Bécassine until Tuesday, 30. August and Brazil until Thursday, 15. September. 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.

Voyages sur la Guinguette Pirate – something for kids who like ships and swords, continuing until Thursday, 28. July. The Web site has details. At the Guinguette Pirate, on the quay below the Bibliothèque Nationale, Quai de la Gare, Paris, Paris 13. Métro: Quai de la Gare. InfoTel.: 01 43 43 86 46.

Batobus – has resumed its transport service on the Seine, following its usual loopposter, thtr mouffetard, confessions from the Tour Eiffel to the upstream end of the Ile Saint–Louis, making 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 – have 130 steps down, but only 83 steps on the way out, sounding like a bargain without an elevator. Open again, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:30 to 16:45. 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. Complete accessories and insurance are both 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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