Rétro Again

photo, fiat 500, retro flitzer Any excuse for a Fiat 500 of the Week.

Followed by the Big Moo Show

Paris:– Monday, 22. January:–  Everybody asks me what's going on. Since I interrupted doing this column I don't know. They look at me – what am I good for? If old Metropole doesn't have the listing then it probably isn't happening. What do I know now? Not much. But there's more – just wait.

photo, poster, salon retromobile

Some Stuff

Rétromobile – once gain, the annual very old used car show, featuring oldie cars, trucks, motorcycles and maybe Fiat 500s because it's a birthday. Beginning on Friday, 16. February and put–putting along until Sunday, 25. February. On opening day, from 12:00 to 22:00, then from 10:00 to 19:00, and from 10:00 to 22:00 on Tuesday and Friday. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 49 53 27 00.

The Very Big Moo Show is known to some as the Salon de l'Agriculture – but known also to regular Metropole readers as the Beautiful Cow Show. This annual super–foodie event will be with us again from Saturday, 3. March until Sunday, 11. March. Open hours are 9:00 to 19:00, and until 23:00 on Friday, 9. March. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles.

photo, poster, salon de l'agriculture

26th Salon du Livre – this year honors India's 60 years of independence, with hundreds of publishers from dozens of countries other than France, along with mitfulls of live authors. This year, from Friday, 23. March until Tuesday, 27. March. Hours are from 9:30 to 20:00, to 22:00 on Friday and Tuesday, and until 18:30 on the last day. More info on the Web site.. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 41 90 47 40.

Paris à Grands TraitsEaux–fortes et dessins d'Erik Desmazières, an exhibition of etchings, of Paris. Continues until Sunday, 25. February. 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. Entry: 7 euros.

Doisneau – Paris en liberté – features 280 photos by this Paris master, captured on film between 1934 and 1991. A don't–miss that runs only until Friday, 17. February. Free entry. In the Salle Saint–Jean at the Hôtel de Ville. 5. Rue Lobau, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 43 43.

photo, poster, expo a grands traits, musee carnavalet See the etchings at Carnavalet.

Affiches de Festivals – this busy poster gallery begins the new year with a collection of high quality festival posters. This expo–sale continues until the end of March. At the Galerie Grand Monde, in the Cour Damoye, entry via 12. Place de la Bastille, Paris 11. Métro: Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 48 05 51 30.

Soldes d'Hiver – continue until Saturday, 17. February. As always, early shoppers get the best bargains. Good hunting!

A bientôt à Paris
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