Roland Garros : each year the world’s greatest clay court tennis championship takes place in the magnificent Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. From May 21st to June 9th the greatest names in tennis will be battling it out to decide the victor of The French Open, one of the world’s four Grand Slam major tennis tournaments and an event that can trace its history back to 1891. You can be there for this grand occasion taking place on the distinctive red clay surfaces of this great arena built in 1928 and conveniently located near the Porte d’Auteuil, within easy reach by car, bus or Metro from the Hotel Marais Bastille.
Paris Marathon is a wonderful opportunity for any athlete, serious or amateur, to see the world famous sights of Paris while indulging your passion for sport and raising some money for charity. This well established annual endurance event offers one of the world’s most scenic marathon races and incorporates all of Paris’s major landmarks in its 26 mile route. Established in 1976 the Paris marathon has grown into a superbly organised event and as such is now one of the most popular marathon events in Europe. And when you have caught your breath and need to relax the Hotel Marais Bastille is waiting to ease away your aches.
Fine chocolates Paris and French cuisine are part of French heritage such as beautiful architecture. Situated near the lively Place de la Bastille, what better place than the Hotel Marais Bastille to enjoy our beautiful city, and why not try some fine chocolates while you’re here just to add to the romantic atmosphere you find yourself in?
Agricultural show 2013 : Come and celebrate the 50th anniversary of this unmissable event and enjoy the chic and welcoming atmosphere of the Hotel Marais Bastille. From 23rd February to 3rd March, the show has a number of surprises in store for visitors. With the 7 stars of the General Agricultural Competition, there are 7 different breeds being showcased this year.
Gourmet restaurants Paris are aplenty. From the traditional to the original, the capital has an unparalleled range of restaurants to choose from. The Hotel Marais Bastille, on the edge of Place de la Bastille, boasts a central location from which you can explore the culinary delights of Paris.
Valentines Day Paris : Romantic, original or sensual? Make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable by staying at the Hotel Marais Bastille. You can make your way, hand-in-hand, to Place de la Bastille from where the whole of Paris is just a few metro stations way.
Edward Hopper is the focus of a major exhibition for the first time in France! While the most famous American painter of the 20th century stayed in Paris on 3 occasions, no retrospective has ever before been devoted to him in the capital.
Edward Hopper : a journey across America
This unique exhibition, being staged at the National Galleries of the Grand Palais from 10th October to 28th January, offers visitors a fascinating insight into the United States of the first half of the 20th century. The 128 engravings, watercolours and paintings on display in Paris testify to the wave of modernisation rapidly sweeping through the country. These changes seem to have inspired in Edward Hopper a certain nostalgia, as can be seen in the melancholic expressions on most of his figures, such as the couple leaning against the bar counter in Nighthawks or the woman sitting alone at a table in Automat. These are just two of the American painter’s major works which you can discover at the Grand Palais.
Did you know? An application developed for iPads, as well as Android devices, enables you to prepare or extend your visit!
Christmas Market on the Champs-Elysées was an idea first put forward by France’s king of the funfair, Marcel Campion. Since 2008, he has overseen the installation of this Christmas market made up of 160 wooden chalets, especially made in the Vosges, stretching from the Champs-Elysées roundabout to the Place de la Concorde. Come and discover this quaint village brimming with surprises!
Champs Elysees Christmas Market in Paris : for young and old alike
As you stroll through the alleyways of this large Christmas market, you will be plunged into the magical atmosphere full of seasonal cheer. Artisans proudly display their creations, making perfect gift ideas for your family and friends! Alongside them you will find stalls bursting with seasonal flavours and the best regional specialities which also serve glasses of seasonal mulled wine. Little ones will be able to enjoy the many attractions set up just for them, such as the Little Christmas Train. The whole family can don skates and take a turn on the ice rink especially created for the occasion and maybe even catch a glimpse of Father Christmas flying off on his sleigh!
Illuminations on the Champs-Elysees have become, over the years, an essential part of the Parisian festive season! Each winter, the most beautiful avenue in the world is swathed in fairy lights mesmerising passersby of all ages. Continue reading