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Paris Update This Week’s Events

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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 in Paris: L’Eclair de Génie, Inaro

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SINGLE-MINDED CONCEPTS
L’Eclair de Génie:
Paris already has a concept store selling just cream puffs, Popelini, and now we have one selling only éclairs (and chocolate truffles). Not a bad idea, since most Paris patisseries sell only two types of éclairs: with chocolate filling and chocolate icing or with coffee

Paris Update Eclair de Genie

filling and coffee icing, which can get dull. This is the Marais shop of top pastry maker Christopher Adam, whose more creative offerings include orange-pistachio and milk chocolate-mango-banana. 14 rue Pavée, 75004 Paris. Tel.: 01 42 77 85 11.

COZY NOSHING
Inaro:
An attractive, relaxing new spot for quality charcuterie, cheese or seafood platters and a glass or two of good wine, all from independent producers, served by

Paris Update Inaro

two sweet young men, on the up-and-coming Rue de René Boulanger. 38, rue de René Boulanger, 75010 Paris. Tel.: 09 83 07 92 52.