Fairground arts museum in Paris to delight the entire family

Fairground arts museum in Paris presents the ‘Wonderful Festival’, 11 days of extravaganzas and exciting shows from 26th December 2013 till 5th January 2014. It’s the perfect excuse for a festive season stay at the delightful Hotel Marais Bastille, where you’ll be within easy reach of this fun event.

Fairground arts museum in Paris - Tourist office Paris - Photographer Daniel Thierry

Fairground arts museum in Paris - Tourist office Paris - Photographer Daniel Thierry

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Christmas log 2013 in Paris for a truly tasty time

Christmas log 2013 in Paris is created for you by some of the finest bakeries in the world, a scrumptious choice recommended to you by all of us at Hotel Marais Bastille.

Christmas log 2013 - Log LA VIE EST BELLE by Pierre Herme House

Christmas log LA VIE EST BELLE by Pierre Herme House

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Best hotels Paris Bastille – perfect for magical city breaks

Best hotels Paris Bastille recommends the elegant Hotel Marais Bastille , an excellent choice for a memorable and enjoyable break. Book your Christmas and New Year stay on the hotel’s official web page to benefit from the best possible rates, and make your festive season magical.

Best hotels Paris bastille - Marais Bastille hotel - Lounge room

Lounge room in Marais Bastille hotel

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Beijing Circus in Paris presents exciting new show

Beijing Circus in Paris presents ‘The Jade Emperor’, a new show at Cirque Phoenix, Lawn Reuilly till 12th January 2014. Book your stay at the splendid Hotel Marais Bastille to be a part of what promises to be one of the entertainment events of the season.

Beijing circus in Paris - Show Jade emperor - Copyright Phoenix Circus and Beijing Circus

Show Jade emperor by Beijing Circus - Copyright Phoenix Circus and Beijing Circus

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Christmas Lights in Paris to Light up Your life

Christmas lights in Paris are a joy to behold. Each year at this time the City of Lights lives up to its name even more than usual as it is decked out in all its festive finery and the sight is one which brings out the full magic of this extra special time of year. From early December the city authorities light around 125 streets from 5.00 p.m. each evening until 2.00 a.m. Additionally the department stores and smaller shops are also festooned with lights. The centrepiece of the whole display is, however, the Champs Elysees, which you can reach directly from the Hotel Marais Bastille on Metro Line 1.

Chistmas Lights in Paris - Christmas 2010 - Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Amelie Dupont

Chistmas Lights 2010 in Paris - Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Amélie Dupont

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Best restaurants in Paris for style and sophistication

Best restaurants in Paris offer dining experiences for all tastes. If your taste runs to the stylish and sophisticated and you also have a fondness for barbecued delights, then you will surely be interested in the Restaurant Beaucoup. Tucked away in a cosy street in the Upper Marais, the Beaucoup advertise themselves as a chameleon restaurant which can cater to your every desire. They serve brunch and afternoon tea, tapas in the evening plus late night cocktails in Le Demon cocktail bar. This cool eating place is just a ten minute walk from the equally cool and chic Hotel Marais Bastille.

Best restaurants in Paris - Restaurant Beaucoup - room & bar - facebook.com

Restaurant Beaucoup - Room and bar - facebook.com

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New Magic show in Paris , the City of Magic

New magic show in Paris is Comedy Majik Cho, a spectacular event featuring seven magicians and the world’s greatest quick change artist, running until January 5th. Presented in the delightful surroundings of the early 19th century Theatre du Gymnase, this performance of pacesetting prestidigitation takes place only a ten minute taxi journey or a short ride on Metro line 8 from the Hotel Marais Bastille. The amazing Arturo Brachetti, who can throw a sheet in the air and change his costume in the time it takes to fall to earth, is the energetic emcee. So why not enjoy an evening of breath-taking illusion and skill?

New magic show in Paris - Arturo Brachetti by Ranzani - wikimedia CC

Arturo Brachetti by Ranzani - wikimedia CC

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Current photos exhibitions In Paris : the world of JFK

Current photos exhibitions in Paris have one particular front-runner in terms of enduringly fascinating subject matter. On display at the Galerie Joseph until November 30th is Exposition JFK 1963 to 2013, featuring original photos, films and letters pertaining to the beloved 35th president of the U.S.A., John Fitzegerald Kennedy, and his illustrious family. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of a president whose popularity extended far beyond his native land, and who continues to exert a strong fascination to this day. At the Hotel Marais Bastille you will be only a fifteen minute walk from this exhibition on the rue de Turenne.

President Kennedy signs nuclear test ban treaty - John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston - Photographer Robert Knudsen - wikimedia commons

President Kennedy signs nuclear test ban treaty - John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston - Photographer Robert Knudsen - wikimedia commons

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The Sleeping Beauty Ballet in Paris 2013 : a must see!

The Sleeping Beauty ballet in Paris 2013 is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy what Rudolf Nureyev described as the ‘Ballet of Ballets’. This performance, which runs at the Opera Bastille from December 4th 2013 to January 4th 2014, will showcase Nureyev’s version of the original choreography. The lavish sets and colourful costumes are designed by Ezio Frigerio and Franca Squarciapino. Of course, it goes without saying that the music and dancing will be stunning in this landmark interpretation of the renowned classic. This exciting run of performances will be taking place just five minutes walk from the elegant and graceful Hotel Marais Bastille, and we recommend the experience wholeheartedly.

The sleeping beauty ballet in Paris 2013 - Opera Bastille - Tourist office Paris - Photographer Marc Bertrand

Opera Bastille - Tourist office Paris - Photographer Marc Bertrand

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Bar and Ping Pong in Paris : Play, drink and Boogie!

Bar and ping pong in Paris is the perfect way to unwind after a hectic day’s sightseeing. Now, courtesy of the Gossima, the city’s first ping pong bar, you can. Inspired by Spin in New York, this concept bar offers the opportunity to enjoy a drink and a fast and furious game of table tennis, though preferably not at the same time lest a particularly vigorous backhand sends your wine glass flying. Situated at the corner of rue des Bleuets and rue Victor Gelez at Menilmontant, Gossima also offers live music performances onstage. What more could you ask for apart from the chance to retire to the welcoming surroundings of the Hotel Marais Bastille after your workout?

Bar and ping pong in Paris : Gossima Ping Pong Bar - Picture copyright holder Gossima

Bar and ping pong in Paris : Gossima Ping Pong Bar - Picture copyright holder Gossima

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