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Balloons over Paris. Photo: Eric Tenin of Paris Daily Photo.


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I have decided this week to suspend my usual policy of making fun of bad English on French shop signs and, in the name of equality, make fun of bad French on an American shop sign. This is (or was — the photo dates from 2012) the front door of an allegedly... Read more...


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"Tanglewood II." © Anthony White, Paris 2014

Australian artist Anthony White will have his first solo show in Paris this week at the Pavé d'Orsay Gallery (48, rue de Lille, 75007 Paris), Oct. 2-14, with a vernissage 6:30-9:30pm on Oct. 2.


Paris Update This Week’s Events

For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

Biennale de Belleville
> Contemporary art shows and events in various locations, through Oct. 26.

Biennale Next Step
> A new art fair featuring emerging artists, held in a former hot-air-ballon factory. 25, rue Yves-Toudic, Paris, Oct. 7-8

Estival de Saint Germain-en-Laye
> Music festival featuring such francophone stars as Charlélie Couture, Maxime Le Forestier and Oxmo Puccino. Various locations, Saint Germain-en-Laye, through Oct. 11.

Festival d’Automne
> Contemporary arts festival: dance, film, theater and more, various locations, Paris, through Jan. 26.

Festival d'Ile de France
> Concerts of classical, world, jazz and electronic music in various locations in Paris and other venues in Ile de France, through Oct. 12.

Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> “Seven deadly sins” is the theme of this year's garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Oct. 21.

Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre
> Montmartre celebrates its grape harvest with a ball, a love-letter contest, exhibitions, concerts, special menus in restaurants, wine tastings and more. Various locations, Paris, Oct. 8-12.

Foire de Chatou
> Antique market and regional products fair. Chatou, through Oct. 5.

Kiosques en Musique
> Over 400 free concerts in parks and gardens. Various locations, Paris, through October 31.

Nuit Blanche
> Art after dark: an all-night festival of outdoor art events, plus special events in museums, which will stay open late for free. Follow the blue line on the ground to see all the installations. Paris, Oct. 4.


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