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.
Fashion trade fairs in Paris draw enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world. When it comes to fashion, Paris sets the pace, demonstrating inspired creativity along with an atmosphere of cool, elegant sophistication. The city is the home of leading fashion brands such as Hermes, Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton as well as many other, smaller labels. Therefore, when Paris stages fashion trade fairs you just know they’re not to be missed. From September 27th to 30th Paris presents the prestigious Tranoi fashion trade fair and three combined fashion shows at the Jardin des Tuileries. The Hotel Marais Bastilleoffers easy access to these events.
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.
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.