What about a glass of mojito?

Evenings with friends in traditional bars are becoming boring? The Mareuil Hotel knows a new kind of bar in which you will have stars in the eyes and on the tongue. Let’s go to Bastille, at the Bacardi Mojito Lab, Laurent Greco will leave you fascinated by his surprising mojitos, they’re real masterpieces. You will be able to taste a melon, strawberry or even coca-cola flavored mojito in a very intimate and vegetal decor with fluorescent green and black colors. We bet you want to taste!

Photo credit : Loran Dherines

In addition, if you’ve been charmed by Laurent’s talent, you will able to buy accessories and ingredients at the “Mojito Market“. And, in case of failure, we recommend you sign up to the “Mojito School” (open everyday, except on Wednesday), you will learn how to make the perfect cocktail!

Photo credit : Loran Dherines

Photo credit: Loran Dherines

Bacardi Mojito Lab
28, rue Keller
75011 Paris
T. : +33.(0)

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Barbershop: the afterwork lounge

Have you spent the day visiting the capital? Or have you spent this long and exhausting day working hard? Come and relax in one of the comfortable leather armchairs from the Barbershop in the evening! This traditional cuisine restaurant is the perfect place to have a good time drinking cocktails at the bar or simply having dinner with friends. Good music, good cuisine and a very relaxing atmosphere are waiting for you. Enjoy the terrace in the summer and during winter (it’s heated!) and concerts on the weekends, numerous DJs come here to play. Moreover, on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 3pm, brunches (21 euros on average) are organized, English meal, American meal… You choose! We warn you, you’re going to be addicted to the Barbershop!

Opening hours: from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 2am, from 11am to 2am on Saturday and from 11am to 6pm on Sunday.

Barbershop Paris
68, avenue de La Republique
75011 Paris

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Fill up on culture at Gaîté Lyrique!

Welcome to Gaîté Lyrique!  Located in the heart of Paris, close to the Marais and République quarters, this unique venue is all about digital cultures and music.

© Manuelle Gautrand Architecture – Photo: Vincent Fillon

The space is huge, with its 11000 square meters entirely dedicated to creation, digital arts, and music… and can host 1400 visitors.  Gaîté Lyrique offers concerts, workshops, seminars, lectures, visits and exhibits about music, cinema, theater, dance, design, architecture, web, games, fashion and more!

© Manuelle Gautrand Architecture – Photo: Vincent Fillon

Discover the whole program here.
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Open at night on Tuesdays until 10:00 pm.

La Gaîté Lyrique
3 bis, rue Papin
75003 Paris
T.: +33 (0)1 53 01 52 00
Reservation: +33 (0)1 53 01 51 51

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Be unique!

Dear female readers: aren’t you tired of traditional stuff? Don’t you want to be unique for once? Cailles de Luxe is exactly the boutique you’re going to love. There are costume jewels, they are fun and vintage at the same time. Morganne and Marion, the designer,  decided to create their company at the end of their studies. They sell their own  creations and also creations from other artists (such as Elsako, Charlotte Sometime, OC Paris, …). In addition, the boutique is also an exhibition place with modern art. If you’re interested in having different and unique jewellery, and in discovering an offbeat universe, come at the 15 rue Keller in Paris!

Long necklace GEANT  69 euros – Photo credit: © Nikola Krtolica

Open tuesday to saturday, from 11am to 8pm.

Cailles de Luxe
15, rue Keller
75011 Paris
T.: +33 (0)9 53 02 65 22

Discovering the French heritage!

The big cultural event of the year is back. A lot of culture and a lot of History are planned on September 15th and 16th 2012 for the European Heritage Days. The Mareuil Blog made a short selection of places to visit for the weekend to come near the hotel!

1/ The Théâtre Déjazet
On Sunday at 11am, come at the theater you’ll be welcome by the director himself. Then, Benoit Pastisson will guide you through the place, talkin about the decor and the architecture, followed by Dominique Delord, whom will tell you more about the 19th Century artists.

Photo credit: © Blog de Serge Roullet

Théâtre Déjazet
41, boulevard du Temple
75003 Paris


Guided visit on Sunday at 11am

2/ La Maison des Métallos
In the heart of the Ménilmontant-Oberkampf area, this place has a social and factory work background which is 2 centuries old. It is now dedicated to art and there’s a café where we can see concerts and assist to readings. You will be able to follow guided visits made by a comedian (Antoine Romana) who will bring you to the undergrounds, to the showroom, to the technical zone and more! You will also see an exhibition of photographs about this metallurgy house’s past.

Photo credit: © Ufm-Idf 

Maison Des Métallos
94, rue Jean-Pierre-Timbaud
75011 Paris
T.: +33 (0)1 48 05 88 27

Guided visits at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm on saturday and sunday.

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All crazy about empanadas!

Empanadas, little turnovers stuffed with meat, fish, or vegetables, have become the new trend! In Paris, close to Hotel Mareuil, you will find the best empanadas at the Argentinian restaurant Clasico Argentino. Whether you eat them at the restaurant or as take-out, you will enjoy them in one bite. For dessert, why not try homemade ice-cream, delicious in any season. For all you food lovers out there!

Open 7 days a week, from noon to 3:00 pm, and from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Dine in or carry out.

Clasico Argentino
217, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
75011 Paris
T.: +33 (0)1 56 06 95 14

2nd Parisian address: 56, rue de Saintonge – 75003 Paris – T.: +33 (0)1 44 61 00 56
Open from noon to 11 :00 pm.

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