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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.

Retail heaven
> You can buy just about anything at the century-old Foire de Paris, a gigantic pop-up store. Porte de Versailles, Paris. April 27-May 8.

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 in Paris: L’Epicerie Saint-Sabin

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GOURMET’S DELIGHT
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L’Epicerie Saint-Sabin, a gourmet grocery and deli recently opened near the Bastille, is a pure delight for lovers of food and wine. It offers not only an unusually wide selection of top-of-the-line prepared dishes (foie gras, pâtés, confit de canard, etc.), charcuterie (Bellota ham, Pata Negra, etc.), fine cheeses and French wines (with a special focus on the Midi-Pyrénées region), but also some of the implements that go with them, notably those from L’Atelier du Vin. More goodies – truffled salt, cassoulet, jam, fine teas, etc. – can be found on the shelves. Food from the deli counter and the plat du jour can be eaten at one of the four tables in the pretty shop. A great place for a snack and a glass of wine before the opera or a film in the neighborhood. 13, rue Saint-Sabin, 75011 Paris. Tel.: 09 67 29 89 33.