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).


La Nuit Blanche for children

Every year since 2002, the Nuit Blanche delights young and old alike thanks to its arty itinerary held outdoor, where gigantic, unusual and magic works of art were created by confirmed artists or young talents. For this 2016 edition, the 15th, the Mareuil Hotel invites you wander in the capital, with your children, to discover the activities which are reserved for them.

At the Paris City hall
You are invited to follow a dark path on the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, which will lead you up to an enchanted forest designed by the French artist Stéphane Thidet. With “Sleep”, he produces huge pieces of wood which rotate around a frozen lake, livened up by a perpetual movement. This disturbing sculpture seems to be bewitched, and evokes the imaginary world of tales, in particular the Grimm brothers’ “Snow White” universe.

© Fabrice Hyber

At the Gare de Lyon
The French artist Alain Séchas seized the Gare de Lyon, with the help of his emblematic cats. These whiskered animals form a blended family on the platform, which seems to wait for the return of a loved one. They are equipped with placards and flower bouquets that they will offer to the imaginary protagonist. These felines were painted on a great mirror of the room with frescoes. To create this scene, the contemporary artist drew his inspiration from an 15th-century engraving, illustrating the triumph of Poliphili.

To continue this arty evening, we follow the tour which borders the Seine on the topic of the crossing, this year orchestrated by the president of the Palais de Tokyo, Jean de Loisy, until Issy-Les-Moulineaux.

15th edition of the Nuit Blanche, Saturday, 1st October 2016.
Free admission.
From 7p.m. to 7a.m.

Hôtel de Ville
7, place de l’Hôtel de Ville
75004 Paris
Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11).

Gare de Lyon
Place Louis Armand
75012 Paris
Metro: Gare de Lyon (lines 1 and 14).


The best stand-up comedies in Paris are at the Apollo Théâtre

There are many theatres called “Apollo” on Earth: we find them in New York, London and… Paris. Historically called Théâtre du Temple, the legendary Apollo Théâtre moved from the street of Clichy to the heart of the 11th arrondissement of Paris, near the Place de la République, just a block away from the Mareuil Hotel.

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The theatre for stand-ups
Established and founded in 1905, the Théâtre du Temple disappeared in 1950 and was replaced by the Apollo Théâtre a few decades later, in 2015. Now located on the street Faubourg du Temple, the theatre is only a few hundred meters away from the Mareuil Hotel. It now aims to present the best and the brightest of the one man and woman shows, but also comedies and stand-up comedies. The place has 4 theatres which can welcome from 90 to 360 people, and presents up to 22 shows a day! We can discover there varied creations, but all of them with humour, the keyword of this theatre.

Currently on stage of the theatre, so close of the Mareuil Hotel that you could breathe a wind of fun and joy through your room window: “La Légende de Bun Hay Mean” by Chinois Marrant, who laughs at all the clichés, or “Ça pique un peu…” by Mélanie Rodriguez (website in French), fond of dark humour. Otherwise, there is also “En état d’urgence” by Mathieu Madenian (website in French), who relates private stories with derision, and “An American living the French Dream” by Sebastian Marx, who as its name suggests, reveals the adventures of a New Yorker in the capital!

© Push Talents

Show “An American living the French Dream” by Sebastian Marx, from Thursday to Saturday at 8p.m.
Rate: 19 euros.

Apollo Théâtre (website in French)
18, rue du Faubourg du Temple
75011 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 38 23 26
Metro: République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11).


The blogger ‘Dans la peau d’une fille’ at the Hotel Mareuil

A few weeks ago, on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, the blogger ‘Dans la peau d’une fille’ stayed with her boyfriend at the Hotel Mareuil. They were able to enjoy a superior room with bath at the top floor of the building with a romantic view on Paris and its famous roofs.

A gourmet and cosy stay
The young woman was particularly seduced by the layout of the room, with a bathroom open on the night space as well as by the breathtaking panorama offered by this one. “Our room located on the top floor of the hotel offered a nice view. In addition, this double room with a king-size bed had an open bathroom. I found this very original and prettily decorated,” she revealed on her blog.

© Screenshot blog Dans la peau d’une fille

The organic breakfast particularly held her attention: “We feasted with fresh products, a wide range of sweet and salty dish and the setting is relaxing. I loved being able to make my own squeezed orange juice, for example. The tea selection is varied, organic and fair.” Céline, aka ‘Dans la peau d’une fille’, seems to have even been taken with the breakfast room, located near the reception, where you can rest “while reading the press or a Paris guidebook” she wrote.

© Screenshot blog Dans la peau d’une fille

Finally, to complete this wellness stay, the blogger recommended the Mareuil’s spa and fitness space, although she unfortunately didn’t have the time to try it out.

A great opportunity for her, we hope it, to see her among us soon!

Read her full article.

Find more information about our wellness, organic farming and terroir services.


A stay at Hotel Le Mareuil with The So Girly Blog

The Hotel Mareuil is really popular with bloggers! After Delfée and Dans la peau d’une fille, it is Amélie’s turn from the “So Girly Blog” to give us her impressions further to her stay with us.

Screenshot © Instagram Sogirlyblog

A girl from Marseille in Paris
Behind The So Girly Blog is Amélie, a young woman of 29 from La Rochelle region and Marseille by adoption. Last April, she had the opportunity to go to Paris for the release of Estelle Lefébure’s new book. She chose the Hotel Mareuil to spend a night in the City of Light.

Screenshot © Instagram Sogirlyblog

A 100% cool stay
Like the other bloggers, Amelie was seduced by the calm of the hotel, located in a one way street and this, yet only a 5-minute walk from the turbulent Place de la République. She also declares to be charmed by her room, with its large bed, its beautiful view, and especially the NightCove, which allows you to relax with music. But, it is undoubtedly the welcome organic products from Vinali, available in the bathrooms as well as ideal for delicate and sensitive skins, which have already seduced our young blogger.

We let you discover her nice article (in French)…


Screenshot © Sogirlyblog.com


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.

© Hôtel Mareuil

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.

© Hôtel Mareuil

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.



The blogger Delfée tells about her stay at Le Mareuil hotel

Remember when last spring, we launched a contest to offer you an exclusive stay at Le Mareuil hotel. A few weeks after, we announced you the lucky winner: blogger Delfée from Fées Maison.

She chose to enjoy her gift in summer, to discover the capital under a beautiful sun, before telling us her adventures in a charming story embellished with beautiful photos to show, last September.


Screenshot Delfée’s article on Mareuil hotel © Fées Maisons

Here we reveal you some selected pieces, just to make you want to read her article, and visit us for Christmas and New Year or in 2016!

Screenshot Delfée Twitter / Fées Maison

Seduced by our decoration, Delfée found a resemblance between the color coding of our rooms, and creator Paul Smith. We welcome this flattering comparison with pleasure.

Screenshot Delfée’s article on Mareuil hotel © Fées Maisons

Delfée was also captivated by the softness and the fragrance of Vinalie organic products, a brand she did not know, which are available in our rooms and junior suite.

But her favourite is the unrestricted view that Le Mareuil hotel offers on the roofs of the capital. She succumbed to the beauty of zinc roofs and their brick chimneys, typically Parisian.


Screenshot Delfée’s article on Mareuil hotel © Fées Maisons

We let you enjoy Delfée’s superb shots and her whole adventure (in French)…


Cats lights up the Mogador Theatre

At Hotel Le Mareuil we like musicals, but also theatre and stand up. Remember last year when we introduced you two shows during the holidays: Dirty Dancing and Mistinguett. This year, our team recommends you Cats!

A timeless musical
Inspired by T.S. Eliot’s poems, an American naturalised British poet and playwright, this show takes us into Jellicle’s cats society. Once a year, the cats gather for a grand ball on the occasion of a wonderful night: their leader, the Old Deuteronomy will choose one to get into the paradise of cats, the félinosphère. The lucky winner will have the opportunity to be reborn in a new “Jellicle” life. This magical universe has already attracted 73 million viewers around the world!


Brinkhoff / Mögenburg

A French musical
The Parisian public will be delighted to know that the show is played entirely in French. However, the original stage show of the new London production has been preserved, including Gillian Lynne’s choreographies. The music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the famous title song “Memory” ensure the representations’ magic.

This event can be enjoyed by the whole family, both for the beauty of the costumes, the scenery and the makeup.

Brinkhoff / Mögenburg

Cats, from October 1st 2015 to March 31st 2016.
Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm and on Sunday at 3pm.
Released December 31st 2015.
Full rate: from €29-99.

Theatre Mogador (in French)
25, rue de Mogador
75009 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 32 32 32
Metro: Trinité d’Estienne d’Orves (line 12).


Two theater plays that should not be missed this fall

After the Picasso Mania and the Warhol Unlimited exhibitions, why not extend your arty stay in Paris to go to the theater? This fall, two theater plays should not be missed: “L’Avare” at the Théâtre Dejazet and “Représailles” at the Théâtre de la Michodière.

L’Avare at the Théâtre Dejazet
L’Avare is a famous play by Molière revisited by director Jean-Louis Martinelli. Great French actor Jacques Weber interprets the lead role. For his character, only the possession counts, the accumulation of money. Greedy, the money is retained, invested, secret, which irremediably puts him in the most comical situations. The actor interprets this miserly with a ferocity and communicative joy.

L’Avare, from October 2nd 2015 to January 2nd 2016.
Tuesday-Saturday at 8am, on Sunday morning at 2:30pm.
Rates: from €25 to €35 the place.


L’Avare Poster © DR

Théâtre Dejazet (in French)
41, boulevard du Temple
75003 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 48 87 52 55
Metro: République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11).

Représailles at the Théâtre de la Michodière
With Représailles, two great French artists share the headline: Marie-Anne Chazel and Michel Sardou. On stage, they interpret a couple on the verge of divorce after Rosalie has discovered the many infidelities of her husband Francis, the night of their daughter’s wedding. Both awkward and in bad faith, Francis will provoke the worst reprisals of his wife! Every Wednesday evening, audio guides are available to the English and Spanish public, so they can follow the play. This innovative experiment was initiated by Paris City Theater.

Représailles (“Revenge”), from September 22nd 2015 to February 28th 2016.
Tuesday-Saturday at 8:30pm, on Sunday morning at 3:30pm.
From €18 to €50 the place.
Headphone rental: €5.

Représailles / Revenge Paris City Theater Poster

Théâtre de la Michodière (in French)
4 bis, rue de la Michodière
75002 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 47 42 95 22
Metro: Quatre-Septembre (line 3).

The More: the concept bar of the 11th arrondissement

For a little over a year, the More bar has opened in the heart of the 11th arrondissement of Paris, Boulevard du Temple. This concept bar offers to taste beers from the entire world and a refined selection of wines, but also attend concerts and exhibitions, play table tennis or boules, as well as discover Italian flavors presented on the menu. Arranged as a loft, the More provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere, divided into several areas according to the activities it offers. There, customers can discover books from independent publishing houses, clothes from young designers, works of little known artists, or furniture. As you have understood, this particularly dynamic place organizes all kinds of events such as closet clear-out or tournaments. Last but not least: the More has a second-hand store.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm to 2am.

Photo credits: Facebook Le More

18, boulevard du Temple
75011 Paris
Metro: Oberkampf (lines 5 and 9) or Filles du Calvaire (line 8).