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Drawing through the ages

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"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 18.07.12

Paris Update What’s New in Paris

PARIS FOR PEDESTRIANS
Berges de la Seine:
Hooray for the new government! A truce has been declared in the longstanding war between the national government and the city of Paris. The new prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, has lifted the veto of his predecessor (a possible candidate for mayor of Paris) on the city’s plans to convert some of the highway along the Seine to a pedestrian zone. Work has already begun between the Pont Royal and the Pont de l’Alma.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VELIB
Vélib:
It’s already been five years since the Vélib short-term bike rental system was inaugurated. The number of bikes has doubled, to 23,000, and the system has been copied in dozens of other cities. Between 25 and 32 million bikes are checked out each year.

SPANISH GOODIES
Iberique Gourmet:
This new Paris boutique specializes in gourmet Spanish foods from small producers: Belotta ham, vegetables from Navarra and more. 19, rue de Bièvre 75005 Paris.