L’Alhambra: the scene for all types of music

Do you wish to go to a concert in a mythic Parisian hall? Quickly head to the Alhambra! Formerly located at rue de Malte in the 11th district in Paris, this place stands out for being “the hall for all types of music”. This is why, it’s not weird to see Hip Hop, rock or jazz and accordion concerts! The Alhambra even welcomes theater plays and humoristic shows like it does at the moment with the Count of Bouderbala. In the music-hall tradition, the cultural space of 800 seats is formed of stalls and a balcony that allows the audience to sit or not during the show, depending on the artist or the ambiance. Get yourself there!


Photo credit: ©DR – Alhambra

L’Alhambra
21, rue Yves Toudic
75010 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 40 20 40 25

Photo credit: ©DR – Alhambra

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Have the bon-ton!

Just like celebrities, be classy and adopt the great taste of the kid’s collection from the brand Bonton. Clothing, furniture, toys and even, household linen, you’ll find wonders in this inescapable boutique of the Marais. In the ground floor, you’ll discover a retro photo booth, a pastry space, but also the vintage line Papillon. On the spot, your kid can have a haircut at the salon! In the first floor, the atmosphere is less tumultuous, you’re in the baby area where the sales assistants will give you advice from style to childcare. At Bonton, we know how to mix shopping and entertainment (it’s all about knowing how to make your little cherubs wait!). A boutique that turns into a lifestyle, offering workshops (cooking classes), Wednesdays afternoon. Oh the dream!

Open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bonton
5, boulevard des Filles du Calvaire
75003 Paris
France
T.: +33(0)1 42 72 24 33

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Walking around Parisian markets

If you like French gastronomy and fresh products, the Mareuil Hotel has found for you, of course, two key Parisian addresses where it’s so nice to shop for your groceries! Here’s a little tour.

Photo credit: L’Internaute Magazine / Agathe Azzis

Marché Richard-Lenoir
Located two steps away from la Bastille in the heart of the 11th district, the Marché Richard-Lenoir is one of the most lively of Paris, but also one of the tourists´ favorite for its authenticity. You’ll choose your products within the 115 vendors that you can find there, allowing you to provide yourself on local products at the market gardener, the poulterer, the butcher and the cheese merchant. Between two alleys, you can even do a little shopping of traditional objects made in India, China or Africa.

Photo credit: L’Internaute Magazine / Agathe Azzis

Marché d’Aligre
Popular, the Marché d´Aligre is also almost permanent, being open from Tuesday to Sunday. There we find the organic bakery Moisan, to taste a real good Parisian baguette, but also… a second hand market to hunt for vintage pieces! After patiently admiring the different stalls, head to the mythic wine bar, Le Baron Rouge, to treat yourself with a relaxing culinary break.

If you also have the soul of an epicurean, these two addresses are made for you!


Photo credit: L’Internaute Magazine / Agathe Azzis

Marché Richard Lenoir
Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, between the rues Amelot and Saint-Sabin
Every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Marché Aligre
It extends on the rue and place d´Aligre between Faubourg Saint- Antoine in the north and the rue de Charenton in the south.
From Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., all day long on Saturdays, until 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Le Baron Rouge
1, rue Théophile Roussel
75012 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 43 43 14 32
Open everyday even Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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A square full of history

Le Marais, a fashion and art gallery playground, is also home to a historic square where Parisians love to randomly meet. The Square du Temple, its name, was designed in 1865 by Alphand. It has this particular British style, with the alleys snaking around the grass and the flower massifs. It has an artificial cascade, in which the stones come from the forest of Fontainebleau, where it’s nice to freshen up during the hot days. This garden was home from 1792 to 1808 to the famous “Prison du Temple”, where Louis XVI and his dauphin son Louis XVII where imprisoned. The vestiges were destroyed, leaving place to the square just as it is today.

Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9: 30 p.m.

Square du Temple
Rue du Temple
75003 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 48 87 19 15

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This year, la Fête de la Musique celebrates Pop!

It takes all kinds to make a world. This June 21st, day of summer, join Parisians in the streets of the capital to celebrate music like it should be done! This 31st edition celebrates Pop music, through the Beatles´ classics, or the soundtracks of mythic movies like James Bond or West Side Story. You don’t care for Pop? Don’t panic! This unique of its kind soiree is also in for celebrating all music styles, from electro to gospel, passing through classic or rap! You can listen live the bands Bloc Party or No sex in the fuckin´, just to name a few. La Fête de la Musique, is also a major opportunity to see your favorite stars in the flesh and bones!

La Fête de la Musique will take place June 21st 2012 everywhere in France.

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Farida: the boudoir of Le Marais

Are you looking for a trendy, intimate and glamorous boutique? At Farida´s, you enter a store with a hushed atmosphere, with its thick carpet and retro fabrics. Opened in 2008 in the area of Haut Marais, the boudoir boutique of Farida Senuci gathers numerous designers such as Robert Normand, Vivienne Westwood, and even Mont St Michel. In the cozy interior, you’ll try the clothing in a fitting room with the shape of a birdcage, made by the Atelier Devineau, the one in change of the Chanel shows. A place where you’ll feel right in your dressing room!

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Farida
61, rue Charlot
75003 Paris
France
T.: +33(0)1.42.78.71.09
faridafarida@orange.fr

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La Galerie Végétale: naturally Parisian!

As you stroll along Canal Saint-Martin, enjoy a 100% green break at the Galerie Végétale.  Nestled in an old woodworking shop, this unique art gallery is entirely dedicated to plants and nature!  Beyond a traditional florist, the gallery transcends time and invites you into its magic.  Whether you are looking for a simple bouquet or looking to redecorate, Galerie Végétale offers decorative objects, furniture, and more, always ecologically friendly and zen.  Galerie Végétale is naturally Parisian!

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and from 3 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m.

La Galerie Végétale
29, rue des Vinaigriers
75010 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)9 54 32 19 68
lagalerievegetale@gmail.com

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Astier: an authentic Parisian bistro

Are you looking for a good Parisian bistrot in the Ménilmontant area? Then Bistrot Astier it is!  In a friendly and popular atmosphere, regulars mingle with tourists and artists in search of authenticity.  Chef Christophe Kestler prepares genuine French cuisine. Lapin à la moutarde, Foie de veau poêlé aux raisins, or Confit de canard aux champignons are some of the mouthwatering dishes on the menu, dedicated to French gourmand tradition.  For a good wine, ask Robert Henry.  His experience with Palace Le Bristol and Grand Véfour assures you the best selection.  Bistrot Astier is a definite must!

Bistrot Astier

44, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud

75011 Paris

France

T.: +33 (0)1 43 57 16 35

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Aïda at Château de Vincennes

Have you always been passionate about the time of Pharaohs? Head to Château de Vincennes to discover the fabulous opera Aïda. On the occasion of 10th anniversary of the open-air Festival des Opéras, Elie Chouraqui (The Ten Commandments) is in charge of the production of this emblematic play. The audience is this way plunged into a love plot between an Ethiopian slave, Aïda, and an Egyptian officer, Radamès. This is a complicated love story due to the armed conflict between their people. How is it going to survive? In order to find out, you’ll have to quickly book your tickets!

Aïda, Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 of June at 9 p.m.
Rate: from 39 to 79€.

Château de Vincennes
1, avenue de Paris
94300 Vincennes
France

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Al Taglio: Italy´s flavors

Often enough, do you have your eyes bigger than your belly, and you don’t finish the pizza you just ordered at the restaurant? The Mareuil has the solution: eat you pizza Italian-style, that is, by piece! At Al Taglio, the specialist in the area, we sample pizzas with marked and sunny flavors, in an urban atmosphere. As a bonus, you can also discover many recipes, by choosing a Margarita piece, then a Truffle second one! Here, everything’s possible, and the gourmands ones are already drooling…

Open everyday, non-stop, from noon to 11 p.m. (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays)

Restaurant Al Taglio
2 bis, rue Neuve Popincourt
75011 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 43 38 12 00

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