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The idea has been floated to name Paris rooftops a World Heritage Site. Photo: Eric Tenin of Paris Daily Photo.


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If you are walking down the street anywhere in the world and are approached by a slight, handsome man wearing a red shirt and a strange contraption fitted with three cameras pointing at you, himself and the area around you, don’t be frightened. It is just Antoine de Maximy, star of J’Irai Dormir Chez Vous, filming a new episode of... Read more...

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This week’s regrettable use of English on a French shop sign is not the name of the business (thankfully) but rather one of its products — the featured flavor at an ice cream parlor on Rue des... Read more...

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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).

Art Neuf
> International comic book/graphic novel fair. Carreau du Temple, Paris, Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

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

Jeune Création
> Exhibition of the work of emerging artists. 104, Paris, Oct. 30-Nov. 2.

Kiosques en Musique
> Over 400 free concerts in parks and gardens. Various locations, Paris, through October 31.

Mois de la Photo
> Dozens of photo exhibitions and other photo-related events. Various locations, Paris throughout Nov. and beyond.

Parcours Saint Germain
> Contemporary artworks are exhibited in Saint Germain boutiques, cafés and hotels. Various locations, Paris, through Oct. 31.

Salon du Chocolat
> Cocoa growers, chocolate makers, exhibitions, recipe demonstrations, events and more. Porte de Versailles, Paris, through Nov. 2.


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Paris Update The Lowdown

Paris Update, founded in 2005, is a free weekly Web newsletter designed to provide the latest information about what’s happening right now in the City of Light to everyone who loves Paris, whether tourist, frequent visitor or resident. It provides an unbiased insider’s guide to museum and gallery exhibitions (art, photography, architecture and design), monuments, shopping, restaurants, hotels and bed & breakfasts, tourism, music, nightlife, entertainment, hidden treasures and French films, plus the latest info on what Parisians are talking about and ideas for out-of-town excursions.

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