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On the quais of the Seine. Photo: Ron Fox


Paris Update This Week’s Events

For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

Christmas singalong

> So British! Concert: Join the choir and sing along. Practice session on Dec. 10 or click here for singing tutorials. Philharmonie de Paris, Dec. 16.

Christmas markets
> Mulled wine and gifts galore. A full list of Christmas markets in Paris. Various locations and dates.

African music and film
> Africolor cultural festival. Various locations in Paris suburbs, through Dec. 24.

Master of Indian cinema
Festival Satyajit Ray. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Dec. 14.

Cultures of the world onstage
> Music, dance, theater and ritual performances from around the world at the Festival de l'Imaginaire. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 20.

Contemporary arts festival
> The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world. Various venues, Paris, through Dec. 31.

Music & more in park bandstands
> Kiosques en Fête brings life to the bandstands in Paris’s parks with concerts, writing workshops, club meetings and even a square dance. Various locations, Paris, through Dec. 31.


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Former French Prime Minister Valéry Giscard d’Estaing’s new novel, La Princesse et le Président (Fallois-XO), about the love affair between a former French prime minister and a princess strongly resembling Lady Di, as the French still call her, raised a storm of speculation in the press until Giscard admitted that it never really happened. Gossip mag Paris Match went so far to feature a photo of the two real-life protagonists on its cover, but the appearance of an extra hand between the couple led to accusations that the magazine had airbrushed Giscard’s wife, Anne-Aymone Giscard d’Estaing, out of the picture. Paris Match’s photo editor, Marc Brincourt, vehemently denied the charge when contacted by daily newspaper Libération, saying that the missing wife in question was simply (conveniently) hidden behind Lady Di in the photo.