Bringing together the old and the new in a thriving and enchanting combination, the Marais district remains one of the iconic neighbourhoods of Old Paris. Exploring the Marais will bring you countless surprises, including museums housed in magnificent old buildings, contemporary art galleries, fashion boutiques and excellent restaurants.
La Maison Rouge is a leading non-profit contemporary art foundation, offering shows devoted to individual artists and exhibitions of private collections. This dynamic and fascinating creative space also houses its own bookshop and restaurant, and is itself a stunning architectural design well worth seeing. It is easily reached within a fifteen minute walk from the Hotel Marais Bastille.
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 ?
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.
Why not enjoy the magic and sheer spectacle that are the hallmarks of Christmas in Paris? At the Hotel Marais Bastille you will be made warmly welcome with seasonal good cheer and plenty of useful advice about how to make the most of the festive period in the capital. We are just a short stroll from the Place de la Bastille and public transport options such as the Metro and the bus services. We offer an ideal location from which to reach all the attractions of the City of Light.
The Centre Pompidou, a controversial building due to its iconoclastic architectural style, is the perfectly appropriate venue for a pair of eye-opening exhibitions devoted to controversial creators. Until January 5th you can enjoy a fresh look at the paintings of Marcel Duchamp, one of the most important figures in 20th century art. Additionally, there is an examination of the visionary work of the contemporary architect Frank Gehry on show until January 26th.
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.
In the world of boating the Paris Nautic Show is spoken of with great respect and anticipation. This is due to the Salon Nautique International de Paris being such a wide ranging, prestigious, comprehensive and exciting event. The 2014 edition promises to be the biggest and best yet, drawing world class exhibitors and brands from far and wide. It all takes place at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre from December 6th to 14th.
The news of the Hotel Marais Bastille this time looks at the Paris Opera and its upcoming schedule of performances. We also let you know about some superb events that you can attend at the Carrousel du Louvre. Then, as a special treat we take you on a journey into the past as we look at the history of the thoroughfare on which we are located, the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir.
The Hotel Marais Bastille is located on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, which connects the Place de la Bastille to the Boulevard Jules Ferry. As one of the great boulevards of Paris it is rich in history. We think you will enjoy finding out all about how it came to be. In this installment first of a short series we go back to the very beginning.