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Oeufs, Enigmes et Chocolat
It's not just in Nantes that there will be eggs to find, but all over France. The Monuments Nationaux, an organisation that covers a variety of historical buildings, will be organising treasure hunts at many of its sites including the Conciergerie and Notre Dame in Paris. A full list of the sites taking part can be found here.
This weekend is the last chance to catch the ‘personal best’ of the American photographer Elliot Erwitt. If you go along on Sunday, you may also catch Owen and Peter too!
Maison européene de la photographie
This Sunday is the 4th day of the 4th month. At 4am, you are invited to go outside and take a snap of the world as it sleeps – or not! I took part last year, but will the world look different this time around? More information, including how to get involved, what group events are organised and how your photos could win you prizes can be found here: http://www.4amproject.org/
The various 'Expositions Universelles' held in Paris over the years left many traces on the city landscape; the Eiffel Tower in 1889, the Grand Palais in 1900 and the Palais de Tokyo in 1937, but this exhibition at the Archives nationales de France aims to show a different side to these events. The goal of the expositions was to bring the exotic to Paris, and over the years the shows included Egyptian temples, Chinese museums, Aztec pyramids, and Algerian palaces. Via a selection of over 200 rarely seen documents (plans, engravings, photographs, posters, texts, etc) this exhibition will show how these expositions influenced Western ideas on the 'exotic' worlds around them.
Until 28th June
Archives nationales de France, Hôtel de Soubise
Monday to Friday (except Tuesday), 10am - 12.30pm, 2pm - 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 2pm - 5.30pm
Entrance : 3€
La Machine du Moulin Rouge
90 blvd de Clichy, 75018 M° Blanche
Free entrance to museums
A quick reminder that as usual, all state run museums are free on the first Sunday of each month. A full list of the museums concerned can be found here.