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Cherry blossoms in Giverny. © Paris Update

 

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Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Contemporary art fair

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"Le Port de Carnon" (2016), by Vincent Bioulès, at Galerie La Forest Divonne, Art Paris.

> Art Paris: 144 galleries. Grand Palais, Paris, March 30-April 2.

Celebrating crafts
> Artisans open their studios, hold exhibitions and give demonstrations of such crafts as jewelry-making or woodworking for Les Journées des Métiers d'Art. Various locations, Paris, March 31-April 2.

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 Thierry Fremaux's Lumière, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, March 31.

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: Bocuse d’Or, Mary Céleste, Cityzencab

Paris Update What’s New in Paris

FRENCH CHEF BACK ON TOP
The prestigious Bocuse d’Or cooking prize, founded by chef Paul Bocuse, was awarded this year for the first time since 2007 to a French chef, Thibaut Ruggieri of Lenôtre, and his assistant, Julie Lhumeau. The silver and bronze medals went to a Danish and Japanese chef, respectively.

OYSTER DEAL

Paris Update Mary Celeste

Photo: Guillaume Belvèze

Mary Céleste, Paris’s only oyster bar, named after a famous ghost ship and run by the team behind the trendy taqueria and speakeasy Candelaria, offers an early-bird special: €1 per oyster between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. 1, rue Commines, 75003 Paris. Tel.: 01 23 45 67 89.

TRAVEL TIP
Cityzencab:
A new car service with online booking for trips to train stations and airports only, in a shared or private car. The price – which the company says is 50 percent lower than a normal booked taxi – is fixed in advance, so there are no surprises. We tested it recently for a trip to Orly. Although an e-mail confirming the exact pickup time did not arrive by 8 p.m. the previous evening as promised, it did come the following morning. The driver was there in advance and was helpful and courteous.