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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Caudalie boutique in Paris is your chance to experience this exclusive and exceptional skin care brand in the City of Light. Following worldwide success with outlets in San Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and New York, Caudalie now bring their range to Paris with a new store at 8 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois in the Marais district just a 10 minute walk from Hotel Marais Bastille.
YIA Art Fair 2013 , running from October 23rd to the 27th, is one of the most eagerly awaited events on the Paris art calendar. This will be the third year this Young International Artists fair has taken place in the city and it will be building on the outstanding success of the previous two occasions. Dozens of up and coming young artists will be displaying their most creative offerings in sixty galleries spread amongst four art spaces in the fashionable district of Paris known as the Marais. At the Hotel Marais Bastille you will be in the ideal location to access these venues easily and conveniently.
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.