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The Golden Age of Arab Science – flowered around the Mediterranean for eight centuries, until about 1500, while in the west the lights were dim. Slated to beginposter, malade imaginaire, theatre 14 on Tuesday, 25. October, until 19. March 2006. 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.

Route Mandarine – follow the ancient route of the Mandarins through Vietnam with films such as L'odeur de la papaye verte. A whole cycle of films, some rare. Beginning Wednesday, 26. October, until Friday, 20. January. Hours are 10:00 to 18:00, except on Tuesdays. In the auditorium 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.

The 100 Years of the Musée de l'Armée – this is a chance to see what the museum has had in its storerooms; Some of this is rare, not seen since Louis XIV. On view from Saturday, 29. October until Sunday, 15. January. Open from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on the 1st Monday of the month and on 1. November, 25 December and 1. January. At the Musée de l'Armée in the Hôtel National des Invalides, 129. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Latour–Maubourg or Varenne. InfoTel.: 01 44 42 38 77.

Foires, Sports and Salons

National Brocante and Jambons Fair – happens again this year out at Chatou on the Ile des Impressionistes. From Friday, 23. September until Sunday, 2. October. In Chatou. Métro: RER 'A' Rueil–Malmaison or Chatou–Croissy. InfoTel.: 01 01 47 70 88 78 or try the Web site.

Montmartre Wine Harvest – this lasts all weekend, with two parades, music, and theposter, forestier wine sales are strictly for social purposes. Both parades are supposed to be on Saturday, 1. October. One starts at 11:00 at the vineyard and the other at the Mairie at 15:00. It's a great fête if the weather cooperates. The vineyard ia at the corner of the Rue des Saules and Saint–Vincent. Paris 18. Métro: Abbesses, Lamarck–Caulaincourt or Jules Joffrin. InfoTel.: 01 46 06 00 32.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Paris' big race featuring the world's best horses, and if the weather is right a perfect way to spend Sunday, 2. October. The gates at the Longchamp racetrack open at noon and racing starts at 13:45. In the Bois de Boulogne, Hippodrôme de Longchamp. Paris 16. Métros: Porte d'Auteuil, or Porte Maillot and bus. Parking available in the centre of the track. InfoTel.: 08 21 21 32 13.

Rallye Paris–Deauville – this classic car rallye assembles in Paris at the Invalides, possibly on Friday, 7. October, and then chugs off to Normandy until Sunday, 10. October. Try the Web site for more info. To be in the centre of the Esplanade des Invalides. Paris 7. Métro: Invalides.

Salon du Chocolat – features more chocolate than you can... well, eat. Parisian, French and European add up to make this the chocolate show of the year. From Thursday, 22. October until Monday, 25. October. Until 22:00 on Friday and until 19:00 on Monday, and otherwise from 10:00 to 20:00. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 45 03 21 26.

Paris Photo – this is an annual salon featuring modern and contemporary photography, to be presented many professional exhibitors from some of the world's most important photo galleries, publishers and dealers. Paris Photo is like a Who's Who of photography. Begins on Thursday, 17. November and continues until Sunday, 20. November. Thursday and Saturday from 11:00 to 20:00, Friday from 11:00 to 22:00, and Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00. At the Carrousel du Louvre, 99. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 41 90 47 80.

Salon Nautique – is otherwise known as the boat show, and is a handy occasion to pick up a snazzy yacht or just look at the gleam. From Friday, 2. December until Monday, 12 December. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 41 90 47 10.

Espace Brésil – an address where you can find Brazil daily and for free,poster, la dispute, theatre du nord ouest until Sunday, 25. September. Concerts, exhibitions, theatre, crafts and films. At the Espace Brésil, Carreau du Temple, 2. Rue Perrée, Paris 3. Métro: Temple or Filles du Calvaire. InfoTel.: 01 42 74 14 52.

Charlie Chaplin – on view in a photo exhibition entitled 'Un Comédien Voit le Monde.' This continues until 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.

Versailles – has three spectacular shows, called 'Musicales,' 'Nocturnes' and 'Fêtes de Nuit.' The first begins in March and continues with three shows every weekend and holiday until 25. September. At the Parc du Château de Versailles. Take a train from the Gare Montparnasse or Saint–Lazare, or the RER 'C' line. InfoTel.: 01 30 83 78 88.

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.

Burlesques Contemporains – is an exhibition featuring the meeting of art with literature and cinema, supposedly defying gravity. Continues until 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.

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.

Robert Couturier – on a 100th anniversary, this expo is a major retrospective presenting the sculptor, including a series of photos taken by Frank Horvat. Continues until Monday, 19. September. 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.

Atelier Adamson – considered one of the finest digital printers, David Adamson has treated the portfolios of artists such as François–Marie Banier, Jim Dine, Chuck Close, Adam Fuss, Jenny Holzer, Robert Longo, Jack Pierson, Donald Sultan, Robert Rauschenberg and William 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.

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.poster, les plus belles scenes d'amour, theatre lucenaire 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.

Tour the Hôtel de la Monnaie – take a tour of the mint, built from 1771 to 1776 by Jean–Denis Antoine for Louis XV's collection of cash. 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.

Espace Brésil – within the Brésil Brésils program, a big performing arts centre, but only until Sunday, 25. September. Art, theatre, films, food, dance, music, folklore and handwork. At the Espace Brésil, Carreau du Temple 2,. Rue Perrée, Paris 3. Métro: Temple or Filles du Calvaire. InfoTel.: 01 42 74 14 52.

Catacombes – have 130 steps down, but only 83 steps on the way out, making them sound like a bargain without an elevator. Paris' bone collection, is 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.

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