The Antoine Theater presents you two new plays!

What would be a stay in Paris without a night at the theater? For that purpose, we selected to plays you can’t miss, at the Antoine Theater, at the heart of the 10th district of the capital.

“Address Unknown”, a story for the less moving
You will here sit in a dramatic play by Kressmann Taylor, adapted by Michele Levy-Bram and directed by Delphine de Malherbe. “Address unknown” offers an exchange of 19 letters between two men (played by Gerard Darmon and Charles Bering) bound by an unbreakable friendship. One is German; the other is an American Jew. Everything takes place during the rise of Nazism and the growing tension is more and more palpable during the show. You, spectator, will testify the boom of fascism and will be lead to be in one of the character’s shoes in the same context. A shattering performance.

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From February 6th to march 2nd, Gerard Darmon and Charles Bering will play the lead characters, before Jean Benguigui and Martin Lamotte take their place from march 5th to march 30th. Finally, Ariel Wisman and François Rollin will be the main actors from April 2nd to April 27th, 2013.
Rates: from 13 to 34€.

“An hour of tranquility”, a hilarious comedy!
We strongly recommend you this Florian Zeller’s play, directed by Ladislas Chollet with Fabrice Luchini as the main character. Michel, a lover of jazz music, just found a rare record that he intends to listen calmly in his sofa. However, the whole world apparently decided against this. Between his wife, his son, his neighbor or his mistress, no one seems to want to leave him alone. But Michel, a huge manipulator, will be ready to try everything to obtain only “an hour of tranquility”. It is far from being a success…

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From February 22nd to may 2nd, 2013
Rates: from 21 to 66€

Antoine Theater
14, boulevard de Strasbourg
75010 Paris
France T.: +33 (0)1 42 08 77 71
Subway: Strasbourg saint denis (L.4, 8 or 9)

 

The 114 will rock you!

Pop/rock lovers, you won’t be disappointed by this bar, more electric than never, where you will feel at home and even better, like it is said on the frontage. In partnership with Puma Social and associated to Plugged Magazine, the 114 is an indie and trendy den where you will be able to relax after a hard day wandering through the city. The vintage leather sofas are here for that purpose! The place’s creators had the smart idea to invite young groups to perform on stage: we guarantee you will discover nice stuff! The musical line-up is really sharp. You won’t egret coming there for a drink, especially if you’re a music geek. However, you won’t be the only one rushing so here’s a piece of advice: don’t be too late!

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Open Wednesday to Saturday fro 8p.m to 4:30 a.m.
Free entrance.

The 114
114, rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 53 43 44 44
Subway: Menilmontant (L.2).

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Gourmet break at Rosa Bonheur, in Buttes Chaumont

True institution of the Buttes Chaumont Park, the restaurant Rosa Bonheur is a classified tapas bar. It was built in 1867, the same time as the “green ling” of the capital.

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An ideal place to nibble or have a drink
It is in a very relaxed and friendly ambiance that you will be able to taste tapas, hot meals and drinks inside this beautiful pavilion or outside, with your friends or your loved one. From the beginning of October until the end of April, it is a restaurant and then when summer starts it becomes a bar where everyone serves himself or herself at the counter. The menu evolves with the seasons and the Chef’s mood! What is healthier and nicer than eating organic vegetables and cheeses right in the middle of the Buttes Chaumont Park, famous for being the capital’s biggest park? And that’s not all! You can also come at dusk, as the place becomes a nightclub from 10p.m to midnight. Its evenings are extremely successful, so we advice you not to come too late if you want to avoid the queue.

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A tribute to a lady
The Rosa Bonheur’s name comes from a famous painter of the 19th century, famous for her animal paintings. A face of feminism, she was the first woman to receive the Legion of Honor in 1865. Proudly claiming her homosexuality, she left her temper to the place, known for its gay friendly and open-minded attitude.

Follows the events organized by the Rosa Bonheur by liking its Facebook page!

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 12p.m to 12a.m.

The Rosa Bonheur
Parc des Buttes Chaumont
2, allée de la Cascade
75019 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 42 00 00 45
Subway: Botzaris (L. 7bis).

Come to Hotel Mareuil and experience the well-being center «espace bien-être»!

While waiting for Spring to arrive, Hotel Mareuil suggests that you take advantage of the espace bien-être, where the spa and fitness area offers all you need to feel fully refreshed.  How nice it is to take care of yourself!

A fully equipped gym
The choices are numerous with the treadmill, the elliptic bike, the Power Bike, and the semi-professional Power Plate that includes coaching. The space is equipped with all the newest hight performance machines that allow you to work out every muscle in your body. After all your hard work, a nice relaxing session at the spa is all you need.

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More information about the Power Plate and Power Bike.

Relax your body and mind at the spa
Nothing is better to eliminate toxins than a relaxing break at Hotel Mareuil. It offers Turkish baths and an oxygenation station using natural pine extract that will regenerate your body and release all the tensions of everyday life. And then? Well, all you need is your own cosy room at Hotel Mareuil, less than 2 minutes from the spa! Hotel Mareuil really has everything planned for your well-being.

Spend a relaxing evening at La Famille in Montmartre!

Tired of those over-the-top Parisian nights?  Then why not go to Montmartre to discover La Famille, a very well named bar & restaurant! No need to fuss or pretend when you are around your friends in this pleasant and straightforward atmosphere. You will be welcomed by a friendly staff, in a simple and lounge-style decor, where the ambiance is relaxed and musically hip.

Explosive cocktails!
Before you start dinner, make sure you try one of the sour and spicy cocktails prepared by Houcine the barman, master of the shaker. Served cool and smoking, with a side of sweets, they are a sure success! How about a Mojito with mango, maracuja and wasabi, and decorated with wild candy? Electrifying!

About 9€ for a cocktail.

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Tasty and creative cuisine
Just like the cocktails, the cooking is very creative. Between the marinated salmon in pastry with sunflower and poppy seeds, and the sweet and sour Beef Bourguignon, your taste buds will go wild. For dessert, try the personalized 3-part lemon tart to complete this delightful meal! The restaurant also offers a 10€ menu every 1st Sunday of the month.  A good dinner at a soft price, what more could you want?

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The appetizer + main dish or main dish + dessert formulas are 31€, and the full menu goes for 36€. If you are curious and want to try it all, a tasting menu (with samples from 6 different dishes) is offerd for 50€.

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 8pm to 11:15pm.

Bar-Restaurant La Famille
41, rue des trois frères
75018 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 42 52 11 12
Metro station: Abbesses (L.2).

 

This year, plan the perfect Valentine’s day!

Paris is the most romantic city in the world, and indeed the best place for Valentine’s Day. Hotel Mareuil has suggestions for you to enjoy the best the capital city has to offer to you lovers on this special day! Just read on…

Notre-Dame de Paris, an absolute must see
You are in luck, for here, at Hotel Mareuil, we are just minutes away from the great monument. The famous Cathedral Notre-Dame is celebrating its 850th anniversary this year! And let it be known that it is not its last, thanks to the 9 new bells that are going to be tolling for the first time on March 23, 2013, for the beginning of Holy Week.  In the meantime, the bells are visible in the nave of the Cathedral until February 25, 2013. A wonderful and unusual sight to include in your romantic stroll!

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame
6, Parvis Notre-Dame – Place Jean-Paul-II – 75004 Paris – France – T: +33 (0)1 42 34 56 10
Metro station: Saint-Michel (L.4).
Open Monday through Friday from 9 :30 am to 6pm, and from 9am to 6pm on weekends.

Valentine’s Day is also an opportunity to indulge!
After the bells of Notre-Dame, we suggest a nice gourmand pause at Amorino’s! Enjoy a crêpe or waffle with Gianduja, or organic apricot or wild strawberry jam, served with Chantilly and a nice cup of hot chocolate. A special treat for your special day!

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Amorino
16, rue de la Huchette – 75005 Paris – France – T.: +33 (0)1 43 54 73 64
Metro station: Saint-Michel (L.4).

If you have not yet filled up on chocolates, you may want to stop by Master chocolate maker Georges Larnicol’s, crowned «Meilleur Ouvrier de France». His superb chocolate sculptures, made especially for you love birds, will just make you melt with pleasure!

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Chocolaterie Georges Larnicol
132, Boulevard Saint-Germain – 75006 Paris – France – T.: +33 (0)1 43 26 39 38
Metro station: Odéon (L.4 or L.10).
Open daily from 9am to 10:30pm.

Since you are on the way to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, why not take a little stroll in Jardin du Luxembourg, one of the most beautiful parks in the city of romance. Evening is near, and dinner at La Méditerranée is waiting to warm you right up with its southern specialties.

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Restaurant La Méditerranée
2, Place de l’Odéon – 75006 Paris – France – T.: +33 (0)1 43 26 02 30
Metro station: Odéon (L.4 or L.10).
Open daily from 12pm to 2:30pm, and from  :30 pm to 11pm.

For a perfect end to a perfect day, a nice jazz concert at Caveau de la Huchette seems in order. The famous club welcomes the best jazz bands in the world, for your enjoyment.

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Le Caveau de la Huchette
5, rue de la Huchette – 75005 Paris – France – T.: +33 (0)1 43 26 65 05
Metro station: Saint Michel (L.4).
Open nightly, Sunday through Wednesday from 9:30pm to 2:30am, and until dawn Thursday through Saturday.

Are you already dreaming of your special day?

Find out about our Valentine’s Day special, and reserve your stay directly on our website http://hotelmareuil.com/?lang=en

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Kushikatsu Bon Restaurant: a one-way trip to gourmet Osaka

If you enjoy Japanese food, then you might want to have dinner at Kushikatsu Bon, within walking distance of Hotel Mareuil. In a typically clean and zen-like Japanese atmosphere, the attentive chef will guide you through a choice of sauces to complement your breaded brochette (also known as Kushikatsu), or a choice of pea cream or rice flour balls (the house specialties). You will be delighted with the whole experience, and ready to go back…

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Open Monday through Saturday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Menu: 53€.

Kushikatsu Bon
24, rue Jean Pierre Timbaud
75011 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 43 38 82 27
Metro station: Oberkampf (L.5 ou L.9).

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Photo credit: François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express Styles

La Chocofiserie: the refuge of chocolate addicts of the 11th arrondissement!

Chocolate lovers will be delighted to hear of the recent opening of La Chocofiserie, on rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, close to Hotel Mareuil, last November. The name brings mouth watering delicious sweets to mind. You will find countless chocolate assortments, such as fresh truffles, artisanal praliné flavored chocolate snails, coffee or gingerbread flavored bites, and even organic chocolate bars! And there are also colorful sweets too: crystallized fruit, marshmallows, coussins de Lyon (pillows from Lyon), marrons glacés (candied chestnuts), calissons (made with ground almonds) and turbinés. In short: irresistible! And if you are worried about your weight, just remember that it is healthy to indulge once in a while!

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Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and Sundays from 10am to 1pm.

La Chocofiserie
16 rue Jean Pierre Timbaud
75011 Paris
France
T: +33 (0)1 48 05 65 29
la-chocofiserie@hotmail.fr
Metro station: Oberkampf (L.5 ou L.9).

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