Sleep like a baby!

No more sour faces in the morning. From now on, you will look refreshed and relaxed thanks to NightCove by Zyken! This unique and innovative product, designed by Patrick Jouin, offers quality sleep from the first use.  Hotel Mareuil is dedicated to everything that is relaxation and well-being, and this innovation caught our attention. That is why we have decided to put one in each bedroom!

How does it work?
NightCove plays lights and sounds programs that stimulate the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, thus improving sleep quality.  Morning programs are stimulating whereas night programs are soothing and relaxing.  Furthermore, the stylish design will complement any bedside table. There is also a special program for those who simply wish to nap.  NightCove?  Come and test it at our hotel as soon as we open!

Retail price: 1,180€.

Zyken
To purchase NightCove http://shop.zyken.com/
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The «Par Nature» exhibit at no. 104

How do I view nature? That is the question that the artists who made the monumental works shown at the «Par Nature» exhibit had to ask themselves. Come along to journey among organic creations full of originality. Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Moataz Nasr, Hema Upadhyay, Zimoun, Gu Dexin, Christophe Beauregard and Joana Vasconcelos present their contemporary vision through this unique promenade.

“This space in between you and me” par Hema Upadhyay – Photo credit: © exponaute.com

 

Par Du Gexin – Photo credit: © exponaute.com

One thing is for sure, this exhibit is attractive «by nature»!

Please note: Joana Vasconcelos’s work is not yet exposed and will be presented to the public starting this November.

The «Par Nature» exhibition, until March 17, 2013, at no. 104.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm during school breaks.
Open to groups upon reservation.
Full rate: 7€ / reduced rate: 4€ / member rate: 2€.

Le 104 – «CentQuatre» 
104, rue d’Aubervilliers
75019 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 53 35 50 01
contact@104.fr

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Artisan Nature: naturally organic

If you don’t like beer or alcohol in general, you are going to love this uniquely natural Paris bar. Here, one can try homemade organic flower waters, made from seven different varieties (rose, lavender from Provence, etc…). Artisan Nature also offers a boutique area with 33 kinds of plant or essential oils, cosmetics, aromatherapy items, and many more artisan made products. You will enjoy this unique address, whether you live the organic lifestyle or not.

Photo credit: qype.fr

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Artisan Nature
123, rue Saint-Maur
75011 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 43 38 50 03

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Interested in a Parisian weekend ? Naturally !

Willing to go for a #NaturallyParisian weekend for two at the Mareuil Hotel? Enter our contest and show up your artistic side !

It’s easy to enter : take a picture that represents the “Naturally Parisian” theme, with your camera, your smartphone or whatever you want, and publish it on Twitter, adding a few verses. Don’t forget to add the hashtag #Mareuil so that the jury can list it. Please notice that your sentence + your picture link must be less than 140 characters!

The jury progressively approves the participations that fully comply the rules. They will be published in Facebook and Pinterest albums made by Hotel Mareuil. The creation obtaining the highest score will be the winner of the competition. The score is equal to the cumulative number of the “like” mentions and number of “share” and “repin” that a creation gets. Tell your family, friends, fans, followers, neighbors, geek grandma… to participate ! The contest will be over by the end of winter. A new weekend will be given away every season. Good luck!

Parc de la Villette: a children’s paradise

For those who do not know it, Parc de la Villette is the largest ecologically responsible green space in Paris. But that is not all, it is also an ideal venue for children to learn and grow : educational activities, games, and fun workshops will entertain them to no end !

Photo credit: © www.club-innovation-culture.fr

At l’atelier du bon pain (the bread workshop), children from 3 to 6 will discover the world of the bakery. For a small admission fee, they will learn more about grains and cereals, make their own bread and decorate it to their liking with sesame, sunflower or poppy seeds. The event is all songs and narration with La Petite Poule Rousse.

Photo credit: © Sophie Pécresse

«L’atelier du bon pain» 
Next date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm. Duration: 90 minutes.
Full admission price: 8 euros / for Carte Villette holders: 5 euros.
Please note: parents who are accompanying their children do not need to buy a tocket.
For reservations, please call +33 (0)1 40 03 75 75 or contact collectivites@villette.com

Parc de la Villette also offers numerous theme gardens (the Garden of Shadows, the Garden of the Dragon…) and unusual spots (the Sonorous Cylinder). The Jardin du Dragon (Garden of the Dragon) is a game area in the shape of an 80 meter-long dragon, with a giant slide! The metallic strucure is a very original play universe, where children will make lots of new friends.

Photo credit: © A. Legrain

After trying it out once, your little one will be chomping at the bit to go back!

Parc de la Villette
211, Avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
France
Open all year, free admission to the park (activities require an admission fee).

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Thirst for Paris!

Through March 2, 2013 you can participate in a natural and refreshing Paris event called A voir – A boire (to see – to drink). At this exhibit of the Pavillon de l’eau you will dicover the most beautiful fountains of Paris, veritable treasures that are sometimes hidden from our eyes. It’s now or never to see the city from a different perspective. In addition, Eau de Paris has prepared a number of activities: showings of documentaries and films, even cartoons that are sure to please the little ones, on the theme of water. But that’s not all! Children may participate in educational and fun workshops on the history of water fountains and water towers. Would you care for another glass of culture?

Discover the entire program here. 

Photo credit: © eaudeparis.fr

Photo credit : Passants s’abreuvant à une fontaine Wallace, à Paris, lors d’une vague de chaleur, june 1914.
© Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet

Open every day (except Sundays and holidays) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Pavillon de l’eau
77, Avenue de Versailles
75016 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 42 24 54 02

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The exciting universe of Diptyque

To go into one of the Diptyque boutiques in Paris is to enter an inviting world filled with perfumes.  The brand originally specialized in decorative objects, but is now famous for its unique scented candles.

Photo credit: © www.diptyqueparis.fr

Diptyque never ceases to amaze us, this season with a very originally shaped fragrance diffuser. It is shaped like an hourglass: to start the process, just turn it upside down. The perfume will be diffused for about 20 minutes, without any battery or source of energy. Simply fascinating!

You will love its simple design, its autonomy and ease of use.

Photo credit: © www.pleasureblog.net

For only 110 euros (38 euros a refill), the hourglass diffuser is a natural must-have, isn’t it?

Open Sunday and Monday from noon to 7:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Diptyque Paris
8, rue des Francs Bourgeois,
75003 Paris
France
T.: + 33 (0)1 48 04 95 57

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A naturally mouth-watering exhibit!

Hotel Mareuil loves vegetables. When we heard about the photo exhibit «Des légumes et des hommes» (vegetables and men), we just had to share it with you!

90 well-known people (including Alain Passard and Alain Baraton) decided to take part in the adventure and pose with vegetables for photographer Joëlle Dollé. The result is highly original, the pictures fun, and the whole event brings a happy touch to the traditional photo exhibit. Relive this enjoyable moment by buying the eponymous book (25 euros, Editions du Chêne).

Photo credit: Jean-Claude Opec – Poireau monstrueux d’Elbeuf © Joëlle Dollé

Photo credit: François Couplan – Cynorrhodons © Joëlle Dollé

«Des légumes et des hommes» exhibit («Vegetables and Men»)
by Joëlle Dollé. Open every day until December 31, 2012 – from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Chai de Bercy / Parc de Bercy
41, rue Paul Belmondo
75012 Paris
France

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Nuit blanche (Sleepless Night) is back!

You will be blown away by all the images and sound of the new edition of Nuit Blanche. The center of Paris and the banks of the Seine will offer all sorts of exhibits and animations. About one hundred locations will present enchanting spectacles, two of which have especially caught our attention.

Photo credit: © NuitBlanche.Paris.fr

At the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, from 9 pm to 10 :30 pm, a film will be shown on nine giant screens arranged in a semi-circle. The movie will present 3D renditions of the Cathedral, a new approach to this historical monument. Immediately following will be the visual opera «Réjouis-toi Marie» (Rejoice Mary). The event is completely free of charge of course!

Cathédrale Notre Dame De Paris
6, Place du Parvis Notre-Dame
75004 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 42 34 56 10

Photo credit: © cathedrale.gothique.free.fr

For the night owls among you, from 7 pm to 4 am, Bubble Your Life will be presented at Archives Nationales at Hotel Soubise in the 3rd arrondissement. You will be plunged into a symphony of bubbles with an elegant light show. This very playful event will bring you back to the days of your childhood.

Archives Nationales / Bubble Your Life
60, rue Des Francs Bourgeois
75003 Paris
France

This event will illuminate your night for sure! For more information about the program, go to the website or visit one of the Mairies of Paris.

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A collection that will fit you like a glove!

The new collection from l’Artisan Parfumeur is here! Since yesterday, Collection de Grasse has arrived in boutiques. It includes 2 candles named L’Automne (Autumn) and L’Hiver (Winter), and also a new product that will attract fashion-lovers: Mûre et Musc Extrême scented gloves, made out of supple lamb leather, perfect for keeping your hands warm. Take this opportunity to show off in the cool autumn air.

Click here for a video about the making of the gloves.

100 pieces of gloves were made, 320€.

Photo credit: © ArtisanParfumeur.com

L’Artisan Parfumeur 
34, rue des Francs Bourgeois
75003
Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 42 77 80 28

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