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The new Philharmonie de Paris in the Parc de la Villette, designed by Jean Nouvel, which opened last week. Photo © ParisUpdate.com


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C’est Ironique Sign of the Weeque


Such is love in Paris: we even have a specialty shop that caters to heartsick silviculturists.

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Paris Update This Week’s Events

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> A festival of films on a timely subject, including Lars von Trier’s Epidemic and William Friedkin’s Bug. Forum des Images, Paris, through Jan. 25.

Festival Beyond My Piano
> Billed as “a festival for experienced pianists who transgress the rules in order to take us to new horizons of sound and music.” Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord & the Maroquinerie, Paris, Jan. 24-26.

Festival Cinéma Télérama
> €3.50 admission to a selection of last year's best films with purchase of Télérama magazine. Various cinemas, Jan. 21-27.

Festival d’Automne
> Contemporary arts festival: dance, film, theater and more. Various venues, Paris, through Jan. 26.

Festival On Y Danse
> Belgian dance companies perform in Paris. Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, through Feb. 9.

Homage to Georges Simenon
> Some of the many films based on the books by the great mystery writer. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Jan. 22.

Ice-Skating Rink
> Outdoor skating at the Hôtel de Ville, Paris, through March 1.

John Ford
> Festival of films by the king of Westerns. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Feb. 23.

My French Film Festival
> Online festival of subtitled French features and shorts. Free streaming. Through Feb. 16.

> Retail sales all over France: through Feb. 17.


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