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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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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.