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Left to right: Eiffel Tower, Louvre Pyramid, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and Ferris Wheel. © Paris Update


Paris Update This Week’s Events

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Drawing through the ages

"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’Epicerie Saint-Sabin

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Paris Update Epicerie-St-Sabin

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.