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Left to right: Eiffel Tower, Louvre Pyramid, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and Ferris Wheel. © Paris Update


Paris Update This Week’s Events

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Drawing through the ages

"Apples" (1944), by Henri Matisse. Eric Coatalem Gallery.

> Salon du Dessin: 39 galleries showing works on paper, from Old Masters to contemporary. Palais Brogniart, Paris, March 22-27.

Contemporary drawing fair
> Drawing Now: 73 galleries, Carreau du Temple, Paris, March 23-26.

More contemporary drawings
>Ddessin: 20 galleries. Atelier Richelieu, Paris, March 24-26.

Art and design fair
> PAD (Paris Art + Design),
67 galleries, Tuileries Garden, Paris, March 22-26.

African culture festival
> The 100% Afriques festival showcases dance, theater, music, fashion, design, art, food and more from all over the continent. La Villette, Paris, March 23-May 28.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Audrey Dana's Si j'Étais un Homme, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, Feb. 24.

Documentary film festival
> Cinéma du Réel showcases documentaries from around the world. Various venues, Paris, March 24-April 2.

Suburban blues
> The Banlieues Bleues festival brings major French and international jazz acts to the Paris suburbs. Various venues, through March 31.

Before and after ecological disaster
> The Chic Planète festival presents two types of films, those celebrating the bounty of the earth and science-fiction views of what will happen after an ecopalypse. Forum des Images, Paris, through April 13.




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What's New 11.07.12

Paris Update What's New in Paris

Ty Miam Goz:
A boutique specializing in products from Brittany, with regional beers and ciders, of course, but also Breizh Cola, the rebellious Bretons' answer to that other cola, and kig ha fars, the Breton couscous, and more. 64, rue d'Orsel, 75018 Paris.

Le Cabanon de L'Ecailler:
The owners of the venerable and respected seafood restaurant La Cagouille have opened this annex next door, which also has a terrace. 14, place Constantin-Brancusi, 75014 Paris. Tel.: 01 43 20 52 17.

Aquarium de Paris:
The aquarium at Trocadero now stays open until 10pm on the first Saturday of every month, with the added attraction of a glass of Champagne (or a soft drink) for each visitor. It comes at a price, however: €27.90 per person.

Alfred et Poppins:
Need someone to water your plants while you're on vacation? This home services agency will take care of it, and you'll even get a credit on your income taxes for using them.