Win a stay for two at Hotel Mareuil

In celebration of the holidays, Hotel Mareuil is organizing a fun game. The prize is a naturally Parisian weekend for two at the hotel, including one night, breakfast for two, and access to both the fitness room and the spa.

How to play
In order to participate for a chance to win this coveted prize, just follow the Hotel’s twitter account, and answer this simple question: for what reason would you like to stay at Hotel Mareuil? First, re-tweet the announcement, then tweet your answer to the question.


Who can participate?
To take part in the quiz-competition, you must be 18 years of age or older, and a resident of France. Only one tweet per person is allowed.  The competition is on from December 2nd to December 25, 2013. The winner will be announced the week of December 30, 2013.

Hurry and tweet!


The BNF (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) welcomes Astérix!

Are your children fans of Asterix? The beloved comic book character is currently on exhibit at the BNF. 120 original ink drawings taken from the first two books of Asterix are on display. The presentation also features a retrospective of the childhood and youth of  artist Albert Uderzo, and of his scenarist friend René Goscinny. A lovely exhibit to enjoy as a family over the holidays!

The «Astérix à la BNF!» exhibit is open from October 16, 2013, to January 19, 2014.
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 7pm, and on Sunday from 1pm to 7pm.
Closed on Mondays and on December 25, 2013, and January 1st, 2014.
Admission: 7€ / Reduced rate: 5€.


Quai François Mauriac
75013 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 79 59 59
Metro station: Quai de la gare (line 6) or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (line 14 or RER C).


BAB: burgers to die for

Everyone knows that burgers are trendy. However, this place is particularly worth a visit, so we thought we’d share it with you. The Bar à Burger, a.k.a. BAB for the regulars, is located in the vicinity of Hotel Mareuil, and offers what we think are the best burgers in Paris. Thanks to the delicious buns prepared by star baker Gontran Charrier, and superb combinations of fresh products, these burgers are just about perfect.  Unique features such as black buns containing squid ink, or smoked paprika buns, with their hay and dried herbs scent are guaranteed success! Not to mention the friendly decor, somewhere between bistrot and industral: lots of light, parquet floors, English style wallpaper, stone and slate on the walls.  This restaurant is sure to become a favorite!

Open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 3pm, and 7:30 pm to 11pm.
Lunch menus: 15 and 17€.
Brunch on Sunday: 25€.

Photo credits: Facebook Le Bar à Burger

Le Bar à Burger (BAB)
18, avenue Claude Vellefaux
75010 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 00 19 68
Metro stations: Goncourt (line 11) or Colonel Fabien (line 2).


L’Atelier du Sourcil (the Eyebrow Workshop)

A short walk from Hotel Mareuil, l’Atelier du Sourcil welcomes you to give life to the look in your eyes! Open by a professional makeup artist, this beauty salon provides a whole panel of special treatments designed to bring out the beauty of your eyes and give balance to your face. These treatments (styling, coloring or epilation) are specifically designed for your eyebrows and no other part of your face. The boutique itself is inviting with its cosy boudoir style, the perfect place to stay a while and enjoy the company of your girlfriends. Let l’Atelier du Sourcil take care of you, you are well worth it!


Open by appointment, Wednesday through Friday from 10am to 7pm, and Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
Open until 8:30pm om Tuesdays.
Closed Mondays and Sundays.
Restructuration (styling): 30€ / Epilation, monthly care: 20€.

L’Atelier du Sourcil Bastille
25, rue Saint Sébastien
75011 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 55 08 08
Metro station: Saint Sébastien-Froissart (line 8) or Saint-Ambroise and Richard Lenoir (line 9).