Beaucoup, just delicious!

Foodies enjoy gathering at restaurant Beaucoup, in the Haut Marais area. Designed by Julien Fouin and Ludovic Dardenay, also creators of two other hip eateries in the area (namely le Glou and le Jaja), this new restaurant offers an attractive space in the style of a New York loft, with a scandinavian touch. As for the food, tapas are on the menu, as well as THE house specialty of barbecued meats. The open kitchen, which really adds to the charm of the establishment, is a definite hit.

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Open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Sunday.
Dishes from 20€.

Restaurant Beaucoup
7, rue Froissart
75003 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 42 77 38 47
contact@beaucoup-resto.com

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Beauty and Well-being services

Les prestations bien-être Mareuil

Massages

Californian – To achieve well-being and comfort

Swedish – To release tensions

Aromatic – For an unprecedented olfactory journey

Deep tissue – To relax and invigorate

Contouring massage – To refin and firm

Leg relief – Ideal for relaxing after a day’s shopping

Personalized massage on request  – To restore energy and relax

Abhyanga (Indian massage) – To achieve physical and spiritual balance

Balinese (Indonesian massage) – To invigorate and relax

Lomi-Lomi (Hawaiian massage) –  To harmonize energies

Tuina (Chinese massage) – For total calm and well-being

Shiatsu – To restore vitality and good mood

Japanese lifting – To replenish and invigorate

Thai – To soothe the mind

Foot reflexology – To harmonize energies

Jet lag massage – To recover from jet lag and travelling

Treatments

Natural glow facial – Detoxifies and revitalizes tired and stressed skin

Anti aging facial – Redefines and firms the facial contours

Jet lag treatment – To soothe and relax

Body exfoliation – To regain vitality and soft skin

Hand treatments – For impeccable and glamorous hands

Feet treatments – For beautiful and healthy feet

Hairstyling – For a perfect haircut and lustrous hair

Check the prices here!

Shadowland: the new show at Folies Bergère

To celebrate Spring, you are invited to dream and experience the wonder of the new show presented by Folies Bergère: Shadowland.

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A show for all ages

Created by Pilobolus, one of America’s most well known dance companies, this fantastical show offers new ways of expression for the dancers, who become puppeteers of their own shadows. The spectator is taken to a world full of creatures, magic and illusions, all behind a screen. This shadow theater has no special effects, and uses only the talent, grace, and poetry of nine dancers, five technicians and projectors. The story is that of an adolescent girl in search of independance, who escapes her daily routine through her dreams, where she meets beings both disturbing and attractive, sometimes diabolical, often comical… This original ballet shows the creativity of the company, considered by both audiences and peers one of the pioneers of modern ballet.

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Photo credit: John Kane/Silver Sun Studio

Shadowland, April 9-21, 2013, at Folies Bergère.
Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, also at 3pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Rates: from 30€ to 68,50€. Students’ rate: 20€.

Folies Bergère
32, rue Richer
75009 Paris
France
Box office: 0 892 68 16 50
Metro stations: Grands Boulevards (L.8 ou 9) or Cadet (L.7).

The Mareuil: partner of Sleep Day

On the occasion of the 13th edition of Sleep Day, on march 22th, the Mareuil hotel confided its secret for an optimal repairer sleep in a journalist of Le Parisien (The Parisian)… Its Zyken NightCove.

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A “security blanket for adults”?

True “security blanket for adults”, this appliance with a stylish look is a perfect instrument to fight against jetlag. A companion to sleep that has a price, 1180€, but sleeping well has no price!

Discover Le Parisien’s article (in French)!

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Spring stroll along the Arts Viaduct (Viaduc des Arts)

In the vicinity of Place de la Bastille, in 12th arrondissement, you will find the old railroad viaduct that connects Vincennes to la Bastille. There, under the old historic arches, 54 artisans and craftsmen have set up their shops and given the viaduct its new name : Arts Viaduct (Viaduc des Arts). In this first day of Spring, we invite you to take a walk in the country… right in the heart of Paris.

A tribute to arts and crafts
Besides its temporary exhibits, cafés, and restaurants, the Viaduc des Arts is known as the most prestigious display of French traditional savoir-faire (know-how), combining the mastery of traditional techniques and modern creativity. The arches of this historic building are home to the best craftsmen in the capital city, working on wood, fabrics, paper or metal, as true art and restoration specialists. Among them, the luxurious lamps imagined by Baguès, and the blown glass sculptures by Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg are some of our favorites.

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Le Viaduc des Arts
Du 1 au 129 avenue Daumesnil, Paris 12ème
T.: +33 (0)1 44 75 80 66
info@leviaducdesarts.com
Metro: Gare de Lyon / Bastille / Reuilly-Diderot.

La Promenade Plantée (the planted promenade)
Besides taking advantage of all the shopping opportunities, you might want to take time for a nice walk along the avenue Daumesnil, which runs accross the entire 12th arrondissement. The old railroad was made into a pedestrian promenade by two renowned architects, Philippe Mathieux and Jacques Vergely. Up on top of the promenade, you will get a unique view of Paris with bourgeois buildings on one side, and popular dwellings on the other. The 4.5-kilometer walk lets you admire the amazing diversity of the vegetation, as well as numerous archtectural wonders.  Joggers will enjoy this route, especially the tunnel transformed into a grotto with rocks and cascades, right in the heart of Paris! The planted Promenade is accessible from avenue Daumesnil, and all the way to Bois de Vincennes, through stairs and elevators.

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Opening at 8:30am, closing varies according to months and seasons.

For more information about hours of operation or the history of this green lung in the capital city, go to Paris.fr.

 

Paris welcomes the Salon du Vintage (Vintage exhibit and trade show)!

The 11th Salon du Vintage is taking place this year at Espace des Blancs Manteaux, right in the heart of the Marais quarter. Fans of everything retro will be delighted to see the best of vintage men and women fashion, as well as furniture, from March 22nd through the 24th, 2013. Culture, perfume and even cleaning supplies will be there along with lots of other vintage products. For you fashionistas, a special space dedicated to haute couture, with unique creations by Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, or Chanel! You will also be able to find classic clothes and accessories such as T-shirts or handbags, among a selection from the best boutiques in France and Europe, all set up over 1000 m2.

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Open Friday, March 22: 2pm to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24: 10am to 7pm.
Admission: 3€.

Le Salon du Vintage at Espace des Blancs Manteaux
48, rue Vieille du Temple
75004 Paris
T.: +33 (0)6 25 50 19 03
Metro station: Saint-Paul (L.1) or Hôtel de Ville (L.1 ou L.11).

Fabulous Stalingrad Rotunda

Leaving Hotel Mareuil and walking along Canal Saint-Martin on Quai de Valmy for about 15 minutes, you will reach the Stalingrad Rotunda (Rotonde de Stalingrad). Well known for its restaurant, it also offers evening parties that bring to life la nuit Parisienne (Parisian nights). This is your must-go venue.

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A historical building
Overlooking the Canal, this building was completed one year before the French Revolution, under the direction of architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736-1806). Since then, the space has been redesigned to become a bar and restaurant, sought-after for its laid-back atmosphere and original setting. On the menu, a mouth-watering cuisine both modern and traditional: haddock in the «fish & chips» style, homemade fries, pea puree and watercress salad, or the roast salmon burger, the casserole of braised veal cheeks with girolles, lardons and puree, and for dessert the very appetizing almond and pistacho tart. Also note the very well stocked wine menu.

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Guinguette au palais
For a few months now, the Rotunda has been offering clubbing parties that bring night life to the East side of Paris, and bring together different cultures and people. Other events are organized there as well: exhibits, food tastings, Christmas market, clothing sales, etc… The establishment is open non-stop and a perfect place for a chat over coffee at any time of day, with a great view over the Canal!

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Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 2am.

La Rotonde Place Stalingrad
6-8, place de la Bataille Stalingrad
75019 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 80 48 33 40
resa@larotonde.com

 

All fans of MK2 movie theaters!

In the mood for a movie during your stay in Paris? Then go to the shores of Canal de l’Ourcq, and try one of the two MK2 cinemas. On either side of the Stalingrad Rotunda, they show foreign films (in their original language) and follow international release schedules. We also like the MK2 Store, a boutique dedicated to books and DVDs about movies and cinema, with a special youth corner, and an area designed in association with Taschen, the famous Parisian bookstore dedicated to art, fashion and design. In the summer months, take advantage of the weather on the terrace, sipping a coke in the sun while admiring the boats that go by. To complete your MK2 experience: a visit to the boutique at cinema MK2 Quai de Loire. It is full of US imported treats, such as peanut butter M&Ms… delicious! After the movie, how about a nice walk along the Canal, or a Canal cruise with Canauxrama? The choice is yours!

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MK2 Quai de Loire
Photo credit: Patrick Nouhailler

Cinéma MK2 Quai de Loire
7, quai de Loire – 75019 Paris – France

Cinéma MK2 Quai de Seine
14, quai de la Seine – 75019 Paris – France
Metro station: Stalingrad/Jaurès (L. 2, 5, 7, & 7bis).

More information about movies, schedules and prices.

A breath of fresh air at Square de la Roquette

Near Hotel Mareuil lies a perfect place for a family outing: square de la Roquette.

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A beautiful garden replacing… a prison!
Located at 143 rue de la Roquette, halfway between Place de la Bastille and the Père Lachaise cemetery, Square de la Roquette was built in 1977 to replace «La Petite Roquette». This used to be the pretty name of a penitentiary for women and young delinquents until 1975, when it was demolished. Two sentry boxes at the entrance remind the visitors of this bit of history.

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Penitentiary “La petite Roquette”

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A park to please everyone
This big 15,920 square-meter garden offers plenty of attractions: a playground for children, a beautiful cascading fountain, and flower beds surrounded by palm trees. A footbridge leads to a gazebo with a splendid view over the surroundings. The esplanade next to rue Merlin gives access to the Olympe de Gouges theater, located in the basement. An ideal place to escape the agitation of the capital for a relaxed afternoon!

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Open daily from 8am to 6:30pm during the week, 9am to 6:30pm on the weekend.
Free admission.

Le Square de la Roquette
143, rue de la Roquette
75011 Paris
France
Metro station: Philippe Auguste (L.2) or Voltaire (L.9).

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Go to the «Bar à Coquillages» for a taste of seafood at the Saint-Martin market!

An established institution of the 10th arrondissement in Paris, the covered market at Saint-Martin is a veritable treasure trove. Spring is right around the corner, and what better way to enjoy the new season than with an assortment of seafood with a glass of Muscadet or Sancerre? If you feel tempted by this mouth-watering idea, then go to the Bar à coquillages (shellfish bar), first in the capital city to ever offer this. You will find delicious oysters from either Gillardeau or Noirmoutier, as well as a multitude of other appetizing sea products.  Bon appétit!

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Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 8pm, Sundays from 9:30am to 2pm.

Bar à coquillages
Quai NO 85, Marché Saint-Martin
31-33, rue du Château d’Eau
75010 Paris
France