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Humor on the hoardings spotted before the first round of the French elections: “John Goodman (Jean Gentilhomme) for President,” the candidate of the “Nice Peoples' Party. That would make a change. © Paris Update

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Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Silent films from Switzerland?

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> They’re rare, but they do exist and can be seen at the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Paris, through May 2.

Voices from the North
> The Pølar Festival celebrates Northern European culture with films, concerts, talks and more. Various locations, Paris, through April 29.

Photo walk
> Eight Paris galleries hold special photography shows and events for Parcours Fotofever. Various locations, Paris, through May 1.

Photo shows galore
> Le Mois de la Photo has been moved from autumn to spring, with 96 exhibitions taking place all over the greater Paris area. See Web site for locations and dates.

Art videos
> The theme of this year’s Videobox Festival is “noise and movement.” Carreau du Temple, Paris, April 27-29.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Nicolas Boukhrief’s La Confession, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, April 28.

Virtual reality
> Drop in on Saturday or Sunday from 2pm to 8pm for a free virtual trip at the VR Express festival. Forum des Images, Paris, through June 30.

Dance in historic sites
> Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux. Various locations, through Oct. 21.

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, through May 28.

 

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What's New 11.07.12

Paris Update What's New in Paris

BRITTANY 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.

FISH TO EAT
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.

FISH TO WATCH, WITH CHAMPAGNE
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.

APARTMENT CARE
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.