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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: La Cave Vagabonde, Les Caves de Prague

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Paris Update Cave Vagabonde

Why go to the wine shop when the wine shop can come to you, at least if you live on a Parisian canal. The converted barge Caroline, a.k.a. the Cave Vagabonde, specializing in wines (many of them organic, "natural" or biodynamic) from small, independent producers in northern Burgundy, moors at three different spots on the Canal de l'Ourcq, Bassin de la Villette and Canal Saint Martin. We highly recommend it – it's just so much more romantic to do your shopping on a boat.


Paris Update Caves de Prague

In the finally arrived summer weather, a great place to have a glass of wine and a plate of cheese or charcuterie outdoors in Paris is Les Caves de Prague (8 Rue de Prague, 75012 Paris; tel.: 01 72 68 07 36), named for the tree-lined street it is located on, not for the source of the wine. When the weather is less glorious, the interior is just as appealing, with its lively ambiance and pretty decor. Quotes about wine painted on the walls – among them Michel Simon's punning "Je préfère les vins d'ici à l'eau de là" and Baudelaire's "Boire du vin c'est boire du genie" – help fuel conversation. Heidi Ellison