3 musicals to discover this November in Paris

Before the end of the holiday season, the Hotel Mareuil recommends 3 of the most famous musicals of all times: ‘’Grease’’, ‘’Singin’in the rain’’ and ‘’Welcome to Woodstock’’. Enjoy an incredible moment with friends, family or your special one!

‘’Grease, the musical’’: the unmissable
The timeless and inevitable musical “Grease” is back in Paris, at the Mogador Theater, reopening after one year of closing due to a fire. It became mythical thanks to the movie realized in 1978, in which John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John perform the title roles of Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski, the show has not age a day! An opportunity to singing along the hits of the show, from ‘’You’re the One That I Want” to ‘’Sandy’’ and even ‘’Summer Nights’’ or ‘’ We Go Together’’. Dive back to 1959, at the Rydell High School, for a vibrant love story.

“Grease, the musical”, from September 28th, 2017 to July 8th, 2018.
Prices: from 25 to 75 euros.

© Alessandro Pinna

Théâtre Mogador (website in French)
23, rue Mogador
75009 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 33 45 33
Metro: Trinité d’Estienne d’Orves (line 12) or Haussmann-Saint-Lazare (RER E).

‘’ Singin’in the Rain’’: the classic
If one word had to be chosen to describe this musical, it would be ‘unforgettable’. “Singin’in the rain” sets up at the Grand Palais for 47 shows, staged by Robert Carsen. It is impossible to talk about this show without mentioning the American actor Gene Kelly, that played the main role in the “Singin’in the rain” movie in 1952. This Broadway classic also became an American movie classic; picturing Hollywood golden age from the 1920s but also the transition from silent film to modern style movie, through the destiny of 3 artists. On stage, the ‘’triple-threats’’, these singers-actors-comedians deliver a spectacular show, supported by sumptuous clothing and sceneries.

“Singin’ in the Rain”, from November 28th, 2017 to January 11th, 2018.
Prices: from 13 to 128 euros.

Don Lockwood (Dan Burton)
© Théâtre du Châtelet – Marie-Noëlle Robert

Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 13 17 17
Metro : Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13) or Franklin Roosevelt (lines 1 and 9).

‘’Welcome to Woodstock’’: the historical
To relive the hippy period, head to Le Comedia theater for the “Welcome to Woodstock musical”. On stage, we follow the life and story of a group of friends starting right after May 68, leaving for Woodstock for the biggest concert of all times. On their way, these friends will discover love, drugs and free sex, on Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Who and the Doors songs. It is “first times” experiences, in a musical and psychedelic road trip, that wait the public. 12 artists relay on stage, to dance and sing along the most famous pop rock American songs from 1965 to 1970.

“Welcome to Woodstock” (website in French), from November 2nd, 2017 to January 7th, 2018.
Prices: from 15 to 69 euros.

© Pixelle

Le Comédia (website in French)
4, boulevard de Strasbourg
75010 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 38 22 22
Metro: Strasbourg-Saint-Denis (lines 4, 8 and 9).


GreenHouse: the organic vegetable garden of Kristin Frederick

Since March 2017, the pioneer of Parisian foodtrucks, the American Chef Kristin Frederick, has chosen to make a turn in her career with GreenHouse. This healthy and organic restaurant, located in Oberkampf in the 11th arrondissement, close to the hotel Mareuil, offers a seasonal menu. After Le Camion qui fume dedicated to burgers, the Chef takes healthy cuisine up again, with a Californian and Asian accent. On the menu: vegetable gyozas, asparagus tacos in the form of tapas, chia seeds pudding or brown rice with citruses, black beans, mashed sweet potato and chicken. All dishes can be savored with a glass of organic wine, selected by the Chef. Because Kristin Fredericks’ involvement in this restaurant goes far beyond cooking: indeed, she chose every item of decoration and selected thoroughly all ingredients that come from small growers. Both natural wine bar and organic restaurant, GreenHouse welcomes you with a nice terrace, decorated with plants, flowers, candles and colored light garlands. A perfect getaway for an autumn evening in the Capital.

Open from Monday to Saturday from noon to 2:30p.m. and from 7p.m. to 11p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 3p.m. and from 7p.m. to 11p.m.
Tapas: between 5 and 16 euros.

© Christophe Pradeau

GreenHouse (Website in French)
22, rue du Crespin du Gast
75011 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)9 80 48 79 47
Metro: Ménilmontant (line 2) or Rue Saint-Maur (line 3).


Musée Yves Saint Laurent: the capital’s fashion jewel

Since October 3rd, 2017, Paris is paying a tribute to one of its most famous fashion designer: Yves Saint Laurent. On the Avenue Marceau, between the Arc de Triomphe and under the protective shade of the Eiffel Tower, a new museum has just open its doors: the musée Yves Saint Laurent. Spread along 450m², this unique place in the capital unveils the universe of the one of the most renowned French fashion designer of the 20th century.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent © Luc Castel

Between retrospective and tribute
The musée YSL was thought as a place of tribute and temporary and thematic retrospectives that will be proposed over the month. For its opening, the museum has chosen to show about fifty fashion designers’ models drawings, sketchbooks, but also many photographs, accessories and films retracing his exceptional life. Because Yves Saint Laurent marked fashion history with his avant-gardist creations. The public can namely admire on-the-spot the legendary Yves Saint Laurent’s studio that was recreated for the exhibition and visitors can enjoy also the haute couture salons where the collections were presented. For the anecdote, the museum settled into the actual Hotel Particulier of the Yves Saint Laurent fashion brand. From 1974 to 2002 this is where Monsieur Saint Laurent imagined, drew, and designed his collections. A sumptuous place that will amaze children and adults, and that is to be visited before going back to your room at the hotel Mareuil.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11a.m. to 6p.m.
Nocturnal on Friday until 9p.m.
Closed on Mondays, December 25th, January 1st and May 1st.
Full price: €10 / Reduce rate (10-18): €7 / Free for those under 10.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent © Luc Castel

Musée Yves Saint Laurent
5, avenue Marceau
75116 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 31 64 00
Metro: Alma-Marceau (line 9).