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Classic headroom, worth a trip for the feeling.

Like Flowers, Plic and Ploc

Paris:– Saturday, 10. Sept. 2005:– Can I say it's nice to be back? I'd rather say that everything is in this column, but actually, a lot of the coming events are in the companion column. Most shows starting this month are in 'openers' below and you should turn the page for October items.

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Salon du Collectionneur – for the 2nd year, a hundred antique dealers will be showing their best with an important selection of musical instruments. From Friday, 16. September until Sunday, 25. September. At Le Salon du Collectionneur, in the Carrousel du Louvre, 99. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 44 51 74 74.

Journées du Patrimoine – in addition to being a 'free' day at France's museums and monuments, this year's emphasis is on local patrimony, next door to where you are walking. Just remember, the lines can be long for the 'big stars.' This is A pan–European event, scheduled for the weekend of 17–18. September.

Nuit Blanche 2005 – the fourth annual longest night of the year, Saturday, 1. to Sunday, 2. October, and you are supposed to stay up and out for it. Aside from some polyphones, expect 'The Rainbow, a Marvelous Meteor' in the Tuileries. From the Hôtel de Ville we are told to expect 'a film in three dimensions,' but no details until 15. September. We await the surprise.

Polish Posters, 1944–2004 – a collection of slogans and signals, done by Polish graphic artists. On view until Friday, 9. December. Open from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:30, and on Sunday from 14:00 to 17:30. Closed on Mondays and 11. November. At poster, celadon, musee cernuschi the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine in the Hôtel National des Invalides, 129. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Latour–Maubourg or Varenne. InfoTel.: 01 44 42 54 91.

Céladons du Zhejiang – China's ceramic treasures, from 1100 BC to 1400 AD, retraced through 2000 years. See this until Friday, 30. December. Open from 10:00 to 17:40 daily except Mondays. At the Musée Cernuschi, 7. Avenue Vélasquez, Paris 8. Métro: Villiers. InfoTel.: 01 55 74 61 30.

Marepe – Vermelho, Amarelo, Azul, Verde – one of Brazil's new and famous artists, Marcos Ruis Peixoto, aka Marepe. Here with an installation. Opens on Wednesday, 14. September and keeps on until Monday, 16. January. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily, but closed on Tuesday. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Treasures of the Assemblée Nationale – for the first time France's parliament shows off its treasures to the public. Read the original Jeanne d'Arc trial transcript. From now until Saturday, 29. October. From 9:30 to 18:00, Wednesday to 13:00, and Saturday from 9:30 to 17:00. In the Salle des Fêtes, at the Assemblée Nationale, 126. Rue de l'Université, Paris 7. Métro: Assemblée Nationale. InfoTel.: 01 40 63 69 69.

Gérard Garouste, les Saintes Ellipses – this show was to be put on in 2003 but the artwork is so big that it requires a huge space. On view until Thursday, 3. November. Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. In Le Panthéon, Place du Panthéon, Paris 5. Métro: RER 'B' Luxembourg. InfoTel.: 01 44 61 21 50.

Jeppe Hein, Labyrinthe Invisible – from this artist, art so minimal that there's nothing to see. All the same while 'seeing' this exhibition, there are barriers that force changes of direction, making viewers almost dance. Starting Thursday, 15. September andposter, bresil, heritage africaine, musee dapper continuing until Saturday, 14. January. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily, but closed on Tuesday, always. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

L'Art Russe – features art from the second half of the 19th century, to the Czar's end in 1917. To begin on Tuesday, 20. September and continue until Sunday, 15. January. 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.

Girodet 1767–1824 – 'Anne–Louis Girodet always deranged folks.' This is somebody who was out of step, with whispers of symbolism or surrealism, ahead of his time. Sounds wonderful. To start on Thursday, 22. September and continue until Monday, 2. January. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:45 on Wednesday and Friday. 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 50 50.

Loving You Is Like Planting Cut Flowers – is a small exhibition by our own starving artist Matthew Rose within some larger 'open–doors' weekend in Ivry. To be on Saturday, 24. and Sunday, 25. September, from 14:00 to 22:00, with theposter, cut flowers, matt rose free drinks on Saturday. Check it out Chez Ashley, Atelier A–18, 1. Rue Paul Mazy, in Ivry– sur–Seine. Métro: Mairie d'Ivry or Pierre Curie, or take RER 'C' to Ivry–sur–Seine.

By Mathew Rose, some flowers, cut. ©2005

Picasso – who had a passion for drawing, has an exhibition of them here. To begin on Wednesday, 28. September and continue until Monday, 9. January. From 9:30 to 17:30, except on Tuesdays. At the Musée National Picasso, Hôtel Salé, 5. Rue de Thorigny, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 71 25 21.

Kupka – with a representation of the Song of Solomon or Song of Songs. Slated to begin on Wednesday, 28. September and continue until Sunday, 8. January. 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.

Brésil, Héritage Africain – an exhibition showing the artistic marriage between the peoples of Portugal, Africa and South America. Wide–ranging collections from many sources show the relations between humans and the supernatural. To begin on Thursday, 22. September, until 23. March. Daily from 11:00 to 19:00, except Tuesday. Free the last Wednesday of the month. At the Musée Dapper, 35. Rue Paul–Valéry, Paris 16. Métro: Etoile, Victor Hugo or Kléber. InfoTel.: 01 45 00 91 75.

Plic–Ploc, by le Cirque Plume – 13 artistes act like drops of water, Plic, and notes of music, Ploc. And the parts are joined by circus. To begin on Wednesday, 21. September and continue until Sunday, 27. November. In the Espace Chapiteau at the Parc et Grand Halle de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean–Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 40 03 75 75.

A.M. Cassandre – a show of posters and lithos done in the '20s and '30s by this 'director of street scenes.' To begin on Tuesday, 20. September and continue until Sunday, 4. December. 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.

Goût Classique – concerns the graphic taste of Louis XVI, which was mainly 'classic,' and a fore–taste of the modern which was just around re corner. Starting Thursday, 29. September, until Monday, 2. January. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:45 on Wednesday and Friday. Closed Tuesdays. In the Sully wing 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.

Renoir–Renoir – paintings by Pierre&ndash,Auguste Renoir and films by Jean Renoir are on show here. Beginning on Wednesday, 28. September, until Monday, 9. January. The new Cinémathèque is open Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00, on Thursday until 22:00, and onposter, un amour de paris, musee carnavalet weekends from 10:00 to 20:00. Closed Tuesdays. Cinémathèque Française de Bercy, 51. Rue de Bercy, Paris 12. Métro: Bercy. InfoTel.: 01 71 19 33 33.

Passion Cinéma – see the permanent exhibition of the Cinémathèque Française, originally created in 1936. This includes costumes, decors, cameras, posters, and other rare items assembled from three major collections. Beginning on Wednesday, 28. September and continuing until Monday, 9. January. The new Cinémathèque is open Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00, on Thursday until 22:00, and on weekends from 10:00 to 20:00. Closed Tuesdays. Cinémathèque Française de Bercy, 51. Rue de Bercy, Paris 12. Métro: Bercy. InfoTel.: 01 71 19 33 33.

Bicentennial of the Institut de France – join the 200th anniversary of the Immortals' move into the Collège des Quatre–Nations, which is now the Institut de France. Until Wednesday, 26. October. Opposite the Pont des Arts, at theInstitut de France, 23. Quai Conti, Paris 6. Métro: Odéon or Pont Neuf. InfoTel.: 01 44 41 44 41.

Festival @rt Outsiders – this year the emphasis is on 'Brazil Digital,' with maybe more info on the Art Outsiders Web site. Begins on Wednesday, 28. September, continues until Sunday, 16. October. 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 23.

Festival Emergences – a French and international reunion of new artistic forms and the new media, with workshops, spectacles, installations and performances. Check the Web site for details. From Saturday, 24. September until Sunday, 2. October. At the Maison de la Villette, 30. Avenue Corentin–Cariou, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de la Villette. InfoTel.: 01 43 66 82 52.

Euro Visions – the photo agency Magnum commissioned ten photographers to bringposter, expo renoir renoir, cinematheque francaise back portraits of Europe's ten new member countries, on show here until Monday, 17. October. 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.

Bill Brandt – Rétrospective – in association with the Victoria et Albert Museum, this ensemble of photos is on view in Paris for the first time. To begin on Wednesday, 21. September and continue until Sunday, 18. December. 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.

Willy Ronis à Paris – for his 95th birthday, this most Parisian of photographers shows his city, from the 1920s. Starts Saturday, 1. October and continues until Tuesday, 31. January. 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. Also see Willy Ronis Tuesday to Saturday, from 14:00 to 19:00 at the Galerie Caméra Obscura, 268. Boulevard Raspail, Paris 14. Métro: Denfert–Rochereau. InfoTel.: 01 45 45 67 08.

Miguel Rio Brenco – more photos, within the 'Year of Brazil' program. Begins on Wednesday, 28. September, continues until Sunday, 27. November. 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.

Paris from 1947 to 2003 – as captured by British photographer, Dorothy Bohm. To begin Wednesday, 21. September and continue until Sunday, 11. December. 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.

The Jewish World After 1945 – an exhibition of photographs. 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.

Brésil, Brésils – this is Brazil's 'Year in France' so it is not one showposter, chaillot, season 05 06 but a whole country's culture that is on view and in the air here and there, now and then, all over. Watch for 'Galáxias' in the fall. For more info, check the Brésil, Brésils web site. InfoTel.: 01 53 69 83 69.

Collection Braziliana – shows how Brazil was seen by romantic painters in the 19th century, in this first–ever exhibition in Europe. Continues until 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. An important show 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.

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.

La Collection Brasiliana – after 1808 foreign artists were welcome in Brazil and the result is here, with the aid of the Pinacothèque de Sao Paulo. Thisposter, lysistrata, theatre 13 continues until 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.

Chats with Nature, Forêts Urbaines – the park celebrates its 100 years with an expo of the works of Brazilian artist Frans Krajcberg, featuring sculptures, graphics and photos. Closed on Tuesdays, open from 11:30 to 18:00. Within the Parc de Bagatelle, Route de Neuilly, in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16. Nearest métro: Pont de Neuilly, or bus 43. Park entry – 1.50€. InfoTel.: 01 45 00 22 19.

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 theposter, expo, l'age d'or, institut monde arabe 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.

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.

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. Rue Elzévir, Paris 3. Métro: Saint–Paul or Chemin–Vert. InfoTel.: 01 40 27 07 21, or InfoFax.: 33 1 40 27 89 44.

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.

Musée Cernuschi Reopened – Paris' second Asian museum is back, with its remarkable collection on display in a 19th century mansion. See the exhibition 'Céladon' until Friday, 30. December. 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.

Doisneau Chez les Joliot–Curie – in the labs in the '40s and '50s with the Curies, here are rare photos by Robert Doisneau almost of science fiction, with radium and cyclotrons. Continuing until Sunday, 16. October. Open daily except Mondays and holidays; from 10:00 to 18:00; on Thursdays until 21:30. At the Musée des Arts et Métiers, 60. Rue Réaumur, Paris 3. Métro: Arts et Métiers. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 82 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 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. 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.

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, making eight stops. 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 onposter, j-danse 05, centre culturel japon Fridays, from the 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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