Kokedamas seize Hotel Mareuil with Ikebanart!

Since last week, the reception of the hotel Mareuil is being decorated with small vegetable planets, come from a wonderful world, Ikebanart’s. This agency of floral and plant decoration, located near the Canal Saint-Martin, is specialised in ikebanas and kokedamas.

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An invitation to dream
The purpose of this new arrangement that decorates the hotel, between the reception and the breakfast buffet, is to invite the guest to change universe and enter a fantasy world. To get this magical result, Ikebanart has designed a rack with foam, a strangler fig tree trunk and little epiphyte plants, which do not need soil to live. The ensemble is overcome by suspended plants which grow in the foam, called “Kokedamas“. They look like mini planets floating in the air. These living plants can last for months or years, if they are properly maintained.

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As a point of interest, Ikebanart was born from the encounter between two fans and lovers of flowers: Eugénie Myosotis, Ikebana teacher at the Ikenobo school of Kyoto in Japan and Gwenaël Jore, a plant artist. Their common taste for Japanese flower arranging, contemporary art and plant design got them closer to each other in this adventure.

Ikebanart (in French)
49, rue Lucien Sampaix
75010 Paris
Tél.: +33 (0)9 81 79 79 86
Metro: Gare de l’Est (lines 4, 5 and 7).
The shop is open from Wednesday to Saturday, from 10:30am until 8:00pm, and on Sunday from 10:00am until 7:30pm.



Discover the capital with Paris Visites!

The Mareuil hotel suggests to discover places, walks or cultural and gourmet activities not to be missed in Paris, thanks to its blog. To visit the most beautiful tourist areas of the city, we call on Paris Visites. This site founded by Michel Faul, proposes to discover the history of Paris through guided walks filled with anecdotes.

Michel Faul, a passionate man
Behind this guide conceals a history fanatic, who published several biographies of unusual characters of Parisian and French history, literature and music. By creating Paris Visites, he had the desire to share his knowledge and passion with tourists and curious Parisians.


Michel Faul © Bergeot

The best seller visits
Paris Visites sets up numerous tours, including the Parc Monceau, in the neighbourhood of Les Halles, Montorgueil, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, towards the faubourg Saint-Antoine, nearby Bastille, or even place de la Concorde or in the Latin Quarter. Three of them are distinguishable and in high demand. The first presents the heart of Paris over the Seine, from the Louvre Pyramid to Notre-Dame de Paris, until the Conciergerie. The second takes us to Montmartre, a village in Paris, with its Sacré-Coeur Basilica, its vineyards and its famous painters. The last one focuses on the southern part of the Marais and the famous Place des Vosges, so chic, to the medieval Marais with its so typical half-timbered houses, not forgetting the Jewish quarter.

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Our favourite tour: “Les joyaux de Paris”
In 2h30, Paris Visites invites you to a personalised ride in minibus or limousine. You can choose 6 or 7 places to visit which always made you dream! You want to create exclusive activities such as wine tasting or accordion recital? Ask Michel Faul what you would like, and create a custom tour!

Rate for a walking tour of 2 hours in a legendary district of Paris.
From 1 to 4 people: €130.
From 5 to 10 people: €200.

Rate for the “Joyaux de Paris” tour: Estimate on request (transportation included).

Learn more about Paris Visites.