Summer in Paris: sales and cinema to fill your days and nights

Visit Paris in the summer to discover how wonderful the capital can be under the sun. But it’s not all about watching the sunlight dancing on the ripples of the Seine, gorgeous as that is. There’s also a bounty of bargain hunting to be enjoyed for six weeks from June 22nd, when shoppers take advantage of the summer sales. And what better way is there to unwind after a day in the shops of Paris than by relaxing before a huge cinema screen set up out in the open? This is just part of the summer programme that awaits you when you choose to stay at the Marais Bastille Hotel!

Summer sales & Outdoor cinema - Marais Bastille Hotel

Outdoor cinema – Picture copyright holder Conseil départemental des Yvelines

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Get the perfect tan at Paris-Plages

Paris is a city brimming with a historical, cultural and artistic heritage of incomparable richness, but also offers an extensive programme of events designed for the most indulgent relaxation. Fun-filled happenings are scheduled throughout the year and one of the most anticipated is always Paris-Plages.

Paris Beaches - Paris Plages

Paris Beaches 2014

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Paris

To start 2016 in style, a stay in Paris is a must. Even this early in the year the capital offers numerous activities and entertainment. You can enjoy bargain hunting at the winter sales, and you can also celebrate love in the world’s most romantic city on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Partake of the myriad pleasures of the City of Lights and create memories to last a lifetime.

Valentine's Day in Paris - Romance on the waterfront

Valentine’s Day in Paris – Romance on the waterfront

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Catch some great movies at Cine Metro Art

Our local quality cinema, the Cine Metro Art Bastille, offers a wide reaching programme of films each week, focussing in particular on independent movies by auteurs. Moviegoers can catch screenings of new productions as well classics that have made a significant mark on the history of contemporary cinema. Just half a kilometre from the Hotel Marais Bastille, you can spend an entertaining evening with a thriller, a good comedy or a challenging art-house creation. The Cine Metro Art cinema promises a wealth of carefully selected productions presented to a high standard.

Cine Metro Art Paris - By LPLT (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Cine Metro Art Paris – La Bastille movie theatre

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See the climax of the Tour de France and take a Paris Bike Tour

The summer months in Paris are warm and languid, but there’s no shortage of things to do. Throughout the year and especially during the summer, the Paris Bike Tour offers a range of activities to please everyone. And while we’re on the subject of bike tours, we must not forget the arrival of the Tour de France !

Bicycle race Tour de France in Paris - Charles-de-Gaulle square, Triumphal Arch, 8th district

Bicycle race Tour de France in Paris – Charles-de-Gaulle square, Triumphal Arch, 8th district

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The Saint Germain des Près Jazz Festival 2015

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.

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Michel Portal and Bernard Lubat at Paris Jazz Festival 2002

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Roland Garros; The French Open tennis tournament

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.

Roland Garros 2015 - Match in 2013

Roland Garros 2015 - Match in 2013

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Don’t miss The Bel Canto themed Restaurant experience

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 ?

Bel Canto Paris

Bel Canto Paris

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Mistinguett, Queen of the Roaring Twenties

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.

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An American in Paris world premiere at Théâtre du Châtelet

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.

An American in Paris - Leanne Cope (Lise) & Robert Fairchild (Jerry) - Photographer Sylvain Gripoix

An American in Paris - Leanne Cope (Lise) & Robert Fairchild (Jerry) - Photographer Sylvain Gripoix

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