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Two churches for the price of one: Notre Dame de Lorette and the Sacré Cœur. © Paris Update


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For those of you who can’t face the thought of going to a gym, try a workout with the firemen (and women) of Paris. Training sessions of one hour are available in different gardens and parks across Paris. The groups alternate running with various strengthening exercises (abdominals, cardio, squats) using chairs, benches and other urban furniture. €12 per session or, for the gung ho, a special deal of unlimited sessions for €50 per month. Click here for places and times. Susan Luraschi


Paris Update This Week’s Events

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

100% Doc
> All about documentary films: screenings, talks, workshops and online offerings. Forum des Images, Paris, through July 31.

Festival Au Fil des Voix
> World music artists from Portugal, Argentina, Reunion Island, Mongolia and more. Alhambra and Studio de l’Hermitage, Paris, through Feb. 15.

Fête du Graphisme
> Graphic arts festival, various events, including a free outdoor exhibition of designers’ posters on the Champs-Elysées. Various locations, Paris, through Feb. 16.

Gérard Depardieu
> Retrospective of the films of the great French actor. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Feb. 27.

Ice-Skating Rinks
> Where to ice skate in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower (through Feb. 15).

Im Kwon-taek
> Retrospective of the work of the prolific Korean filmmaker. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Feb. 29.

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité?
> Festival of films that put the French motto into question. Forum des Images, Paris, through Feb. 28.

My French Film Festival
> Online festival of subtitled French features and shorts. Free streaming. Through Feb. 18.

> Retail sales all over France: through Feb. 16.

Taste of Paris


> A food festival with 18 chefs, from superstars like Guy Savoy and Thierry Marx to young up-and-comers, running pop-up restaurants serving bite-sized dishes, along with demonstrations, cooking classes and more. Grand Palais, Paris, Feb. 11-14.

VIA Design
> Exhibition of 14 prototypes by young designers. Gallerie ViA, Paris, through March 4.


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