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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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Paris Update What’s New in Paris

HOLLYWOOD SUR SEINE
Cité du Cinéma: French filmmaker Luc Besson’s company EuropaCorp has finally opened its movie studio in Saint Denis, a northern suburb of Paris. With nine sound stages and a cinema school in a renovated power plant, the French Cinecitta, 12 years in the making, is being referred to as Hollywood sur Seine.

COOKING IN THE MARKET
Cours de Cuisine dans les Marchés de Paris:
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A cooking class at the Marché Alibert.

Fédération Française de Cuisine are offering free cooking classes on weekends in Paris markets through the end of Oct. Click on the link to sign up.

TRENDY GROCERIES
Le Verre Volé:
Le Verre Volé, one of the first wine shops in Paris to sell natural vintages and serve quality restaurant food with it has jumped on another bandwagon and opened a chic grocery-store at 54, rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris.

NEW GALLERY
Galerie Fatiha Selam:
Another new gallery has opened on the up-and-coming Rue Chapon in the Marais’s wholesale district. The opening show features the dreamlike paintings of American Stephen Schultz. 58, rue Chapon, 75003 Paris.

THE END OF HISTORY
Maison de l’Histoire de France: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was determined to open a museum of the history of France, but the controversy over its content, location and direction never ended. Now, four years later, the new government has scrapped the idea.