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On the quais of the Seine. Photo: Ron Fox

 

Paris Update  Cool Boutique

ON THE GIFT TRAIL
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Rockridge (10, rue des Bernardins, 75005 Paris; tel.: 09 53 73 51 56), located on a quiet Left Bank street near the Seine, has one of the best selections of clever, relatively inexpensive gifts for women and children that I've seen, with many beautiful handmade or rarely seen objects: origami jewelry, paper lanterns, garlands, solar-powered nightlights shaped like little houses and much more. Owned by American Sarah Goodwin, the shop also displays Abel Bazan's prototypes of colorful and unusual women's shoes. Heidi Ellison

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Paris Update This Week’s Events

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Christmas singalong
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> So British! Concert: Join the choir and sing along. Practice session on Dec. 10 or click here for singing tutorials. Philharmonie de Paris, Dec. 16.

Christmas markets
> Mulled wine and gifts galore. A full list of Christmas markets in Paris. Various locations and dates.

African music and film
> Africolor cultural festival. Various locations in Paris suburbs, through Dec. 24.

Master of Indian cinema
Festival Satyajit Ray. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Dec. 14.

Cultures of the world onstage
> Music, dance, theater and ritual performances from around the world at the Festival de l'Imaginaire. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 20.

Contemporary arts festival
> The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world. Various venues, Paris, through Dec. 31.

Music & more in park bandstands
> Kiosques en Fête brings life to the bandstands in Paris’s parks with concerts, writing workshops, club meetings and even a square dance. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.

 

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