The Saint Germain des Près district, located in the 6th arrondissement on the Left Bank of the Seine, has long enjoyed a reputation as having a certain cool, intellectual ambience. Unsurprisingly, this delightful part of Paris played a significant role in the rise to prominence of jazz in the mid-20th century. Today it is the setting for the annual Saint Germain des Près Jazz Festival, a relatively young but thriving event which regularly attracts some of the most creative and interesting talents in this particular genre of music. When you stay at the comfortable Hotel Marais Bastille, you are situated just across the Seine from the festival and can reach the event quickly and easily.
It’s the only tennis Grand Slam event that is played on clay, and is generally considered to be the most physically challenging of them all. In 2015 the greatest tennis players in the world will once again be vying for the honour, prestige and glory that comes with victory in the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland-Garros stadium, and you can be there to cheer on your favourite contenders. Get your tickets now for May 24th to June 7th and enjoy one of the world’s great sporting events, easily accessible from the Hotel Marais Bastille, where we’ll be happy to help with your transport arrangements.
Bringing together opera and fine dining is an inspired idea, and the Bel Canto themed restaurant does it so well. An evening at Le Bel Canto is a thrill for all the senses and a gastronomic experience unlike any other. Why not treat yourself, your partner, your family or friends to a beautiful evening only a ten minute taxi ride from the Hotel Marai Bastille ?
Lovers of musical theatre and its history and anyone else who enjoys a fabulous night out should not miss Mistinguett; Reine des Annees Folles, the spectacular new show at the Casino de Paris. Telling the story of the legendary French singer and actress who was the highest paid female entertainer of her day, this new Albert Cohen production runs until January 4th.
In a departure from the usual situation, the classic movie musical An American In Paris was not adapted from a Broadway show. It was a movie original, but surely such a flagship of the genre should not be missing from the stage? Well, it’s missing no longer. November 22nd 2014 sees the world premiere of a brand new stage production of An American In Paris presented at the renowned Théâtre du Châtelet.
The new arts season presented by the Paris Opera offers an exciting and varied programme of productions. Attending a performance by this most distinguished of companies is an essential experience for anyone coming to Paris with the intention of immersing themselves in the capital’s rich cultural heritage. Here at the Hotel Marais Bastille we are only a short stroll from the Operas Bastille and just a few Metro stops from the Opera Garnier.
A sleepless night in Paris could prove to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. A dusk ‘til dawn arts festival, a city-wide nocturnal multicultural event; on Nuit Blanche you can stay up until the small hours to appreciate the magic of Paris as you’ve never seen it before. This night of artistic adventure takes place on October 4th. Enjoy an all-nighter and then catch up on your rest in the soothing surroundings of the Hotel Marais Bastille.
News of events occurring near the Hotel Marais Bastille, include the new season at The Opera Bastille. This venue epitomises high culture and you’ll love the many shows that are included in the 2014/2015 program. Opera fans will be spoilt for choice with classics like La Traviata, by Verdi, The Barber of Seville, by Rossini and Bohemia, by Faust, all featuring.