Paris place to see : the new Place de la Republique

Paris place to see , because it has undergone an extraordinary transformation, is the newly renovated Place de la Republique. A year and a half of work and around £20.4 million has gone into making one of the largest squares in Paris also one of the most visitor friendly, now around 70% pedestrianised. Reclaimed from the traffic and hubbub, this lovely location which was reopened on June 16th can now be enjoyed to its fullest. On Metro line 5 it is less than fifteen minutes away from the Hotel Marais Bastille.

Paris place to see - Place de la Republique - Tourist Office Paris - photographer Jacques Lebar

Place de la Republique - Tourist Office Paris - photographer Jacques Lebar

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Centre Pompidou Paris : a hub of French Art and Culture

Centre Pompidou Paris is a daring and spectacular building; one of the most well attended visitor attractions in France. The inspiration for this marvellously egalitarian concept came to President Georges Pompidou in 1969. He wanted to create a place which would serve as a central hub for all contemporary French art and culture. Designed as an example of expressionist high tech architecture by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, the Centre Pompidou opened in 1977. Among other attractions it houses the National Museum of Modern Art and several temporary exhibitions each year. From the Hotel Marais Bastille you can cross the historical Marais district and reach the Beaubourg area and the Centre Pompidou in less than half an hour.

Centre Pompidou Paris - Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Nicky Bouwmeester

Library of the centre Pompidou Paris - Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Nicky Bouwmeester

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Operas in Paris present a season of Italian greats

Operas in Paris enjoy a phenomenal worldwide reputation set to be enhanced even further as the Paris National Opera continues its 2013-2014 season at the Opera Bastille. At the heart of this ambitious programme of presentations will be Italian Opera, with works by Donizetti, Verdi and Bellini. The 2,700 seat Opera Bastille house was created as part of President Francois Mitterrand’s ambitious project to create new monuments for Paris. The building was designed by Carlos Ott and saw its first performance in 1990. The Hotel Marais Bastille is less than ten minutes’ walk from this stunning example of modern architecture.

Operas in Paris - Opera Bastille - flickr - Photographer Poom!

Operas in Paris - Opera Bastille - flickr - Photographer Poom!

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Paris Botanical Gardens : a feast for the senses

Paris Botanical Gardens are one of the city’s best loved and most frequently visited locations, and understandably so. This 69 acre swathe of greenery on the left bank of the Seine delights and overwhelms the senses. Add to its loveliness the attraction of the zoo and the Natural History Museum and you have a place which appeals to the whole family. The Hotel Marais Bastille is just a few Metro stops away from all this tranquil, verdant beauty.

Paris botanical gardens - Tourist office Paris - Photographer Amelie Dupont

Paris botanical gardens - Tourist office Paris - Photographer Amélie Dupont

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Paris summer events and festivities for every one

Paris summer events and festivities appeal to all ages and are a wonderful way to enjoy the city. Try Paris Plages for a resort experience, visit a fun fair with the family or take in an exciting exhibition. The delightful Hotel Marais Bastille is uniquely placed to ensure easy access to all of the main events and is an inspired choice for your stay.

Paris summer events - Artistic festival - Paris Tourist Office - Photographer Amelie Dupont

Artistic festival - Paris Tourist Office - Photographer Amélie Dupont

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Canal Saint Martin Paris from a tranquil beautiful hotel

Canal Saint Martin Paris is hidden away in the heart of Paris, and this summer you’ll find real beauty and quiet there, all an easy walk from the perfect hotel for this trip, Hotel Marais Bastille.

Canal Saint Martin - Paris tourist office  - Photographer Jacques Lebar

Canal Saint Martin - Paris tourist office - Photographer Jacques Lebar

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Paris Bastille Day 2013 is the ultimate French party

Paris Bastille Day 2013 sees the city of the French revolution celebrate in great style, with fireworks, street parties and celebrations, all yours from the perfect base, Hotel Marais Bastille.

Bastille day Paris - Military parade - Tourist office Paris - Photographer Marc Bertrand

Bastille day Paris - Military parade - Tourist office Paris - Photographer Marc Bertrand

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Hotel near Metro Bastille station for easy transport

Hotel near Metro Bastille Station : what could be more convenient when you are visiting Paris for either business or pleasure than to have a Metro station almost on your doorstep? The Hotel Marais Bastille boasts an ideal location a mere few steps from the Metro Bastille Station, one of the transport system’s most vital links. Metro lines 1, 5 and 8 are serviced by this station. Line 1 runs west to east across the city from La Defense to Chateau de Vincennes station and can take you directly to a number of iconic Parisian landmarks such as Champs Elysees and the Louvre, as well as to the Gare de Lyon railway station, a major transport hub.

Hotel near Metro Bastille - Louvre station - Tourist office Paris - Photographer Amelie Dupont

Hotel near Metro Bastille - Louvre station - Tourist office Paris - Photographer Amélie Dupont

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Gourmet restaurants Paris from tradition to originality

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.

Champagne glasses with view to Paris by night

Champagne glasses with view to Paris by night

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Valentines Day Paris : a romantic getaway

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.

Jointed hands in shape of a heart (Fotolia)

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