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What to do in February in Paris?

  • 05/02/2024
  • Le Littré Gazette

Welcome to Hotel Le Littré, a establishment with harmony and Parisian elegance! Each month, our team is committed to providing you with the most sophisticated recommendations to explore the City of Light. Whether you are passionate about art, museums, or gastronomy, we have carefully crafted specific suggestions for this month of January, inviting you to an authentic immersion into the very essence of Paris. Allow us to be your privileged guide in discovering the capital, thus transforming your stay at our hotel into a genuine experience, marked by memorable visits, enriching cultural experiences, and the tasting of delicious French specialties.A Parisian bistro cuisineWhen we want to immerse ourselves in the art of bistronomic cuisine, it’s Bistrot Le Troquet that comes to mind! The moleskin benches, mirrors, and small, closely arranged tables invite you to conviviality. The clients of this restaurant come for the ambiance as well as for the cuisine of the young chef, Marc Mouton, who crafts delicious recipes and highlights fresh seasonal ingredients.21 rue François Bonvin, 15th arrondissementClosed on Sundays and MondaysBus 89 and stop at Volontaires – LecourbeApprox. €65 per personA sophisticated menu in KongIn weightlessness, the Kong restaurant exudes an atmosphere that is simultaneously relaxed, chic, and entertaining. Nothing is left to chance to ensure the success of this establishment perched on the rooftops of Paris. Kong offers a fusion cuisine, blending French elegance with Japanese exoticism. Each bite provides a unique experience, a journey between two worlds, in an environment that is both quirky and elegant, complemented by a panoramic view of the Seine and the Pont Neuf.1 rue du Pont neuf, 1st arrondissementMetro 4 and stop at ChâteletApprox. €80 per personHonoring “La Chandeleur”Honor la Chandeleur on February 2nd! Taste the delicious French crepes. This tradition originated as an ancient pagan and Latin festival, later evolving into a Christian religious celebration. Discover the must-visit addresses!La Cuillière en Bois: 108 rue des Entrepreneurs, 15th arrondissementLe Petit Morhiban: 20 rue d’Odessa, 14th arrondissementLe Breizh Café: 109 rue Veille du Temple, 3rd arrondissementCreperie Suzette, 24 rue des Francs, 4th arrondissementA musical dinner at BelcantoEnjoy an unforgettable evening at Belcanto Paris by booking a dinner show. The musical restaurant takes you into the unique world of lyrical singing while savoring the Chef’s refined and delicious cuisine. For a romantic evening as a couple or with friends, get ready for a true experience in this unusual establishment in Paris near City Hall. Let the celebration begin!72, quai de l’Hôtel de Ville, 4th arrondissementBus 96, stop at Hôtel de VilleThe Puccini menu is €104 per personThe Montmartre museumA few steps from the Sacré-Cœur and the Place du Tertre, the Montmartre Museum and its gardens offer a haven of peace and greenery in the heart of Paris. Through permanent collections, discover the history of the hill, the excitement of Montmartre workshops and cabarets, as well as temporary collections and the studio of Suzanne Valadon.12 Rue Cortot, 18th arrondissementMetro 12, stop at Lamarck – CaulaincourtAdmission €15 per personOpen daily from 10am to 6pmThe Rodin museum turns into a dance floorThe Rodin Museum invites you to this LOVE evening, highlighting Camille Claudel’s La Valse, celebrating its one hundred sixtieth anniversary this year. Every hour, the museum’s hall will be transformed into a dance workshop, allowing all couples to waltz with the valuable guidance of professional dancers. After celebrating love with a swirling waltz, visiting couples can rediscover Claudel and Rodin through the stories told along the route and the artworks. This evening promises you an exceptional night77 Rue de Varenne, 7th arrondissement ParisMetro 13, stop at VarenneFull price: €27 and -26 years: €15Contemplate the works in the Petit PalaisThe Petit Palais of Paris is an architectural and artistic marvel that is sure to captivate your imagination and leave you in awe. The building itself and the gardens are works of art. In addition to its free permanent collection, the Petit Palais regularly features temporary exhibitions, some of which are ticketed, showcasing contemporary artists and innovative artistic themes. Unlike larger and often more crowded Parisian museums, the Petit Palais offers a more intimate atmosphere. At the end of your visit, treat yourself to a well-deserved break by relaxing in the charming museum café.Av. Winston Churchill, 8th ParisMetro 13, stop at Champs-Élysées – ClemenceauFree entranceCandle LightsCome and discover Candlelight’s magnificent musical shows in some of Paris’s most beautiful historic monuments. Candles create a warm glow and pay tribute to the likes of Coldplay and Hans Zimmer. Buy your Valentine’s Day tickets online.

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Easter 2024 in Paris: A Weekend of Celebration and Discovery

  • 23/01/2024
  • Family stay

Kick off the April 2024 holidays in Paris with a cultural and religious celebration: Easter in Paris! Join in the numerous family activities, such as an egg hunt in the capital and tasting refined and original chocolate creations. A Easter weekend in Paris is ideal at our hotel located in the heart of the 6th arrondissement of Paris.Dates of Easter Holidays 2024 in Metropolitan FranceThe dates of Easter holidays vary from year to year and can also differ based on geographical zones, particularly concerning school vacations. In France, school vacations are divided into three zones, usually designated as Zone A, Zone B, and Zone C.Easter holidays can fall in either March or April, depending on the school calendar and religious festivities. It’s important to check the specific dates each year to plan your activities during this period.How to Make the Most of Easter Weekend in ParisHow to explore Paris in 3 days? Discover our tips for maximizing your Easter weekend in Paris with your family.Day 1: Discover Iconic MonumentsStart your day with an early visit to the Eiffel Tower. Avoid the crowds by booking your tickets in advance. Have lunch in a typical Parisian café. Take a stroll around the Eiffel Tower. Head to the Louvre Museum. Explore the museum’s iconic collections, including the Mona Lisa. End the evening by dining in a restaurant with a view of the Seine. Consider an evening cruise on the Seine to admire the illuminated monuments.Day 2: Visit Parks and MuseumsVisit the Tuileries Garden. Enjoy the beautiful walks and artistic sculptures. Have lunch in the Marais district, known for its bohemian charm. Visit the Centre Pompidou for a dose of contemporary art. Have dinner in a Parisian bistro. End the evening by strolling through the narrow streets of the Marais.Day 3: Cultural Day Explore the Latin Quarter.Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral and stroll along the Seine riverbanks. Have lunch in a café by the Seine. Visit the Musée d’Orsay for a unique collection of impressionist art. Relax in the Luxembourg Gardens. Enjoy a peaceful atmosphere. Have dinner in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, known for its gastronomic scene. We personally recommend the Le Procope restaurant.Day 4: Join Easter Egg HuntsParticipate in an Easter egg hunt in the Jardin des Plantes. Have lunch in the Latin Quarter. Enjoy a walk to the Panthéon. Relax in the Buttes-Chaumont Park and then dine in a charming restaurant.The Flavors and Traditions of Easter in ParisEaster holidays in Paris undoubtedly rhyme with chocolates. Take advantage of the limited editions created by the grand masters of chocolate and pastry for the occasion. Chocolates are transformed into true sweet works of art. Near Le Littré hotel, you’ll find a small boutique offering chocolates from all corners of the world. Indulge in the best chocolate mousses in Paris. For chef’s creations, Cyril Lignac’s boutique on Rue de Sèvres offers fine and indulgent pastries. For the pleasure of a box for the whole family, the store ‘A la mère de famille’ offers family-friendly packaging containing refined chocolates with different flavorsEvents and Festivities for Easter Not to be MissedVisiting Parks and GardensOne of the most relaxing attractions in Paris during the Easter holidays is the blooming of flowers in the city’s iconic parks. The Luxembourg Gardens, located just a few meters from Le Littré hotel, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, and the Tuileries Garden are adorned with beautiful tulips, daffodils, and other spring flowers, creating a colorful ambiance. A peaceful stroll through these gardens is a must-have experience for those seeking serenity in the midst of the city’s hustle and bustle.Participating in Easter Egg HuntsEaster holidays wouldn’t be complete without the traditional Easter egg hunt. Paris hosts numerous egg hunts for both young and old. Events are organized in iconic locations such as the Jardin des Plantes and the Château de Vincennes, providing families with the opportunity to share joyful moments while exploring places rich in history.Staying at Le Littré Hotel in Paris During Easter WeekendFor family Easter holidays, our family-friendly hotel in Paris offers spacious, elegant rooms designed for comfort that can accommodate the entire family. Our 4-star hotel, built in 1924, caters to the needs of each guest through a wide range of room categories. For your Easter vacation in Paris, our interconnected rooms are perfect for large families who want rooms side by side. Whether you are with friends, as a couple, or traveling alone, enjoy our rooms with a view of the famous Iron Lady, which lights up every hour of the evening for an unforgettable memory. Our classic and superior rooms remain suitable for those with a more modest budget while still offering the comfort of a 4-star hotel. Hotel Le Littré is delighted to welcome you for your special occasions and accompanies you in celebrating events that are dear to your heart. Whether it’s Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or Easter holidays, the hotel team is pleased to welcome you with the best care and delightful surprises.Make Easter 2024 an Unforgettable Memory in Paris“Paris est une fête”, la célèbre citation d’Hemingway prend tout son sens lors de vos vacances à Paris. La ville parisienne regorge d’histoires à travers ses musées, ses rues, ses restaurants, ses cafés et jardins. Venir à Paris est le rêve d’une vie, et séjourner à l’hôtel Le Littré vous permet d’accéder rapidement aux nombreux monuments parisiens dans le confort absolu. Pour les vacances de Pâques, profitez des activités en famille et des créations d’œufs en chocolat dignes du savoir-faire français. Contempler une vue Tour Eiffel depuis votre chambre tout en savourant un petit-déjeuner continental sur la terrasse est un plaisir accessible à l’hôtel Le Littré Paris. N’oubliez pas la chasse aux œufs de l’hôtel Le Littré.

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What to do in Paris during the bank holidays of May 2024?

  • 05/01/2024
  • In Paris

With family, as a couple, or during gatherings with friends, the capital is never short of resources to experience an unforgettable weekend during the May holidays. Whether it’s on May 1st or during the Ascension weekend, explore activities and events near our 4-star hotel, Le Littré.What are the public holidays in May 2024?In 2024, the month of May has 4 public holidays. It’s the perfect opportunity to let your hair down on a Parisian getaway. Here are the three public holidays that may allow you to enjoy long weekends for a relaxing vacation.From Wednesday May 1, Labour Day opens the May bank holiday season.Then comes the 1945 Armistice. This day refers to the Armistice of November 11, 1918, the treaty that ended the First World War.Then comes Ascension Day, a Christian holiday: Wednesday May 8 and Thursday May 9, to enable people to take part in religious celebrations and spend time with their families. These days are ideal for a trip to the capital. A week later, take advantage of Whit Monday (May 20) to discover Paris in May. For your extended weekend or even your vacations, put your bags down at the Hôtel Le Littré, in the charming Montparnasse district.What to do and see in Paris during the May bank holidays?Take advantage of these long weekends to discover a multitude of exhibitions and shows during an exceptional stay. Discover our top recommendations:At the Natural History Museum, put on a virtual reality headset to immerse yourself in the immersive exhibition “Lost Worlds,” where both young and old can interact with dinosaurs, explore the lifestyles of the animals around us, and more. Ticket prices range from €24 to €29. You can also enjoy the vast Jardin des Plantes, a beautiful Parisian park, perfect for nature lovers, botany enthusiasts, and those curious about enriching discoveries.Free and without reservation, take a stroll along Quai St Bernard if you’re spending the May holidays with your loved one. In the evening, the atmosphere transforms into an open-air ball in the arenas, featuring jazz and world music.During May bank holidays, the Château de Versailles offers a truly extraordinary experience, combining history and majestic architecture. The gardens are in full bloom. Imagine wandering through alleys lined with brilliant flowers, enjoying the beautifully landscaped parterres and fountains that add a magical touch to the whole. During May bank holidays, the Château often organizes the famous “Grandes Eaux Musicales”. This is a unique opportunity to see the park’s fountains in action, accompanied by baroque music, creating an enchanting atmosphere. And let’s not forget the Galerie des Glaces, an architectural masterpiece, with its sparkling mirrors and sumptuous chandeliers. Once inside the château, when the natural light of May floods the gallery, it creates a breathtaking visual spectacle.The Egypt of the Pharaohs from Khufu to Ramses II: From Friday, February 9, 2024, to Sunday, January 5, 2025, the Atelier des Lumières presents a new immersive exhibition. The exhibition provides visitors with a unique opportunity to travel through time and rediscover the Egypt of the pharaohs. The showcased masterpieces, spanning three millennia of this mythical civilization, captivate all generations. A fascinating journey into the history and grandeur of this legendary civilization.The “Vertiges” exhibition at the Bourse des Commères during the May holidays promises a captivating and immersive artistic experience. “Vertiges” showcases works by contemporary artists that defy conventions and offer a unique artistic perspective. Each piece is designed to evoke wonder and amazement. Some public holidays may include special events or guided tours of the exhibition. Check the schedule to see if there are any special activities that could further enrich your visit.What activities can be organized to keep children entertained in Paris during the May bank holidays?During your stay with your children, don’t miss the optical illusion course at the Paradox Museum: a change of scenery and guaranteed laughter! An ideal destination for a family outing in May, the course features a collection of optical illusions, trompe-l’oeil, and visual paradoxes that will delight the children. It’s a unique opportunity to spark their curiosity and immerse them in a fascinating visual universe. The Paradox Museum is often located near other Parisian attractions. Take advantage of your visit to explore other interesting sites in the capital, turning your weekend into a complete adventure.Have you always dreamed of exploring space with your children? Within the headquarters of the European Space Agency (ESA), a new space has just opened to the general public, allowing you to discover the ISS in virtual reality and learn more about the world around us! The Astrolabe welcomes you with virtual reality headsets, where you can freely explore the lives of these incredible space travelers. You can also journey to the Moon or admire the rings of Saturn during an immersive experience.The Vincennes Zoo is more than just a wildlife park; it’s an unforgettable immersion into the heart of the wilderness, just a few steps away from the hustle and bustle of Paris. As you stroll through expansive landscaped areas, you’ll discover an incredible diversity of animals from all corners of the globe: from majestic lions to curious red pandas and elegant flamingos. It embodies the modern concept of the zoo, focused on animal well-being and species preservation. Additionally, during Pentecost and Ascension, the zoo offers educational activities, shows, and interactive events for children, making the visit both entertaining and enriching. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or seeking a relaxing family getaway, the Vincennes Zoo promises a memorable day in the heart of biodiversity, just a stone’s throw from the enchantment of Paris.May bank holidays: what to do just a stone’s throw from the Hôtel Le Littré during your stay?On May 1st or May 8th, take time out to visit our French capital for a long weekend or longer stay. Charming café terraces, parks and fine weather await you.A 5-minute walk from our 4-star hotel, The Art of the Brick in Montparnasse in May promises a truly unique and captivating artistic experience. It’s not just an exhibition of LEGO constructions; it’s an immersion into the creative ingenuity of artist Nathan Sawaya. His incredible sculptures, entirely made of LEGO bricks, transcend the limits of this familiar material to create astonishing works of art.For a delightful culinary experience during the May holidays, there’s nothing like a visit to the Girotti ice cream parlor, nestled in the charming 6th arrondissement and just a short walk from our Le Littré hotel. Immerse yourself in the deliciously artisanal world of this renowned ice cream shop, where a passion for authentic flavors meets exceptional craftsmanship. The sunny days of May will provide the perfect setting to savor exquisite frozen creations made with the highest quality ingredients. From the classic vanilla flavor to bold and creative combinations, each scoop of ice cream is an invitation to a gustatory feast. The warm and friendly atmosphere of the 6th arrondissement adds a special touch to your tasting, turning a simple ice cream break into a memorable gastronomic experience. So, treat yourself to this sweet pleasure at Girotti, where every spoonful is an invitation to relish the sweetness of Parisian life during the May holidays.Climbing to the top of the Montparnasse Tower in May is an experience that promises a spectacular view of Paris in all its springtime splendor. The Montparnasse Tower is located just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Picture yourself at the top of one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city, surrounded by a breathtaking panoramic view. In May, the city awakens to the gentle spring warmth, trees are budding with green leaves, and the city’s gardens come to life with a palette of vibrant colors. From the observation deck, iconic monuments of Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Sacré-Cœur, stand majestically against a often clear sky. The fresh spring air adds a pleasant touch to this experience, making every moment spent at the top of the Montparnasse Tower even more memorable. Whether to admire the sunrise over the City of Lights or to enjoy a nighttime view illuminated by the lights of Paris, this getaway to the top of the Montparnasse Tower during the Pentecost holidays is an invitation to capture the magic of the French capital in a new light.Take advantage of your stay to attend the “Aura aux Invalides” event! Open during Pentecost, this extraordinary sensory experience will immerse you in a breathtaking show of lights, sound, and visual effects in the majestic setting of Les Invalides. In May, the historic facades of Les Invalides serve as a unique backdrop to a luminous production, creating a grand spectacle that transcends history and modernity. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a technology lover, or simply seeking an extraordinary cultural experience, “Aura aux Invalides” promises you an unforgettable evening where the history of Paris comes to life in a fascinating and contemporary way.A foretaste of the summer vacations during the bank holidays in May at the Hotel Le LittréMay is cherished not only for its public holidays but also for the return of pleasant temperatures. These factors provide solid reasons to treat yourself to a multi-night trip to Paris and even sometimes elsewhere in France. From the Seine to sunlit gardens, the entire capital buzzes with activities in the spring. A stay in our hotel with a view of the Eiffel Tower will transform your experience into an exceptional and memorable moment, thanks to the splendid views offered by our Eiffel Tower view rooms. All that’s left for you to do is return to relax on the grass at Luxembourg Gardens and dream of a breath of fresh air during a stroll on the Green Belt, the Parisian hiking route between forests and green valleys.

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What to do in Paris in January ?

  • 29/12/2023
  • Le Littré Gazette

Welcome to Hotel Le Littré, a perfect blend of Parisian elegance and exceptional comfort! Each month, our team is committed to providing you with the most refined recommendations to explore the City of Light. Whether you’re passionate about art, museums, or gastronomy, we have carefully crafted specific suggestions for this January, offering you an authentic immersion into the very essence of Paris. Let us be your privileged guide in discovering the capital, transforming your stay at our hotel into an authentic experience marked by memorable visits, enriching cultural experiences, and the indulgence in delicious French specialties.Bollywood SuperstarsThe Quai Branly Museum pays tribute to Indian cinema and its evolution from the 1920s to the present day.The Bollywood Superstars exhibition offers an immersive journey where visitors explore the evolution of cinema in India, from silent films of the 1920s to contemporary blockbusters featuring superstars.A selection of artworks, objects, and films projected on a large screen narrate the epic of this art, which is now the world’s largest film industry. Evenings, concerts, shows, tours, workshops, and dance classes complement the exploration of this exhibition.Address: 37 Quai Jacques Chirac, 75007 ParisBus 92 and stop at Bosquet – RappTickets: 12€ for adults and 9€ for concessionsTaste the best galette in ParisThe galette des rois is a French pastry tradition associated with the Epiphany. It has its roots in the Middle Ages, symbolizing the arrival of the Three Wise Men to the Christ Child. Traditionally made of puff pastry and frangipane, it contains a bean, making whoever discovers it the king or queen of the day. Celebrated on January 6, this sweet tradition persists, bringing family and friends together around this delicious delicacy.A winter walk in the Parc MonceauThe Parc Monceau in Paris is an enchanting destination, even during the month of January. The park maintains a magical atmosphere that invites exploration and contemplation. Picture yourself strolling through pathways lined with bare trees, revealing winter landscapes imbued with tranquility. The park features a carousel and playgrounds for children, making it the perfect place to spend quality time with family.Address: 35 Bd de Courcelles, 75008 ParisMetro 13, stop at Place de Clichy, then Metro 2, stop at MonceauThe restaurant La JacobineLocated on Rue Saint-André des Arts, you will find La Jacobine. This casual restaurant stays open late into the night. If you’re looking for a delicious bowl of onion soup, look no further—La Jacobine is the perfect place!Address: 59-61 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 ParisMetro 4 and stop at OdéonPrices: Menu around 29€ per personThe chocolate factory : ChaponIn this shop with a façade inspired by modern art, discover a chocolate store brimming with delights from all corners of the globe. The must-tries at this address are the delicious hot chocolate and the particularly indulgent chocolate mousse.Address: 59-61 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 ParisMetro 4 and stop at OdéonThe Wonka movie is in theaters again!Don’t miss the chocolate adventure of the film “Wonka” at Le Grand Rex! A magical world of wonder and sweet delights…Address: 1 Bd Poissonnière, 75002 ParisSaint-Germain-Des-Prés churchImmerse yourself in the history and enchanting atmosphere of the Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Its walls bear witness to centuries of spirituality, its stained glass windows radiate divine light, and its peaceful atmosphere offers a rejuvenating break in the heart of the City of Light. A visit to Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a journey back in time, a moment of contemplation in the midst of an architectural jewel charged with mystery and serenity.Address: 3 Pl. Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris18 minutes’ walk from the hotelRestaurant JunReady to take off on a gourmet journey to Japan? Head to Jun, located in the legendary Saint-Germain-des-Prés district in Paris, to savor the fusion cuisine orchestrated by two talented Japanese chefs, Shu Hasegawa and Yoshifumi Morita.Address: 1 Rue de Condé, 75006 Paris20 minutes from the hotelPrices: Menu around €50 per person

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What to do in Paris in December

  • 14/12/2023
  • Le Littré Gazette

Wondering what to do in Paris in December? Every month, the team at Hotel Le Littré in Paris shares its recommendations to help make your stay unforgettable. We’ll keep you up to date with the most exciting temporary exhibitions, must-see events, entertaining family activities and gourmet restaurants not to be missed to delight your taste buds this December.Ephemeral things to seeLumières en seineThe enchanting event is back with a brand-new route to close out the year 2023 in the most beautiful way. Two kilometers filled with illuminated tableaus, sculptures, and other works of art will immerse you, whether with family or friends, in the magic of the holiday season. To enhance this spectacle, both young and old can also enjoy the warm and comforting atmosphere of the food court, where they can indulge in hot beverages, sweet delights, and savory treats.Parc St Cloud – Grille Clémenceau, 92210 Saint-CloudMetro line 10 and stop at Boulogne-Pont de St-Cloud, then cross the St-Cloud bridgePrices : Adults €22 and children €18The magic of Boulevard HaussmannHere are a few reasons that might make you want to head to the grand Boulevard Haussmann. Firstly, the two department stores, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, compete ingeniously to create breathtaking window displays and installations inside, transporting visitors to an enchanted world. The streets are also filled with a festive atmosphere, featuring musicians and sometimes choirs that add a musical touch to the ambiance. Additionally, go up to the 7th floor of the department store Galeries Lafayette to discover a terrace and an extraordinary view of the decorated boulevard and the splendid Opéra Garnier.Boulevard Haussmann, 9e ParisMétro ligne 12, s’arrêter à Trinité – d’Estienne d’OrvesThe evening of December 31stThe fireworksIt’s one of the highlights of the Parisian New Year! To celebrate the arrival of the New Year in 2023, the Mairie de Paris invites you to join us on the Champs-Élysées on December 31, 2023 from 10pm. From the most beautiful avenue in the world, you’ll be treated to a festive musical show, ending with a memorable fireworks display!Champs ElyséesMetro line 13, stop at Champs Elysées ClemenceauPour passer de bons réveillonsEatalyExperience a memorable New Year’s Eve at Eataly, combining Italian elegance with exquisite cuisine. The atmosphere is festive, bathed in Mediterranean warmth, where every detail contributes to an exceptional culinary experience thanks to refined dishes made with passion and delicious wines…37, rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 4th arrondissementMetro line 4, stop at ChatelêtMenu around €30 per personBraiseCelebrate the festive season at Braise, where magical flavors meet exceptional cuisine, featuring creatively prepared seasonal ingredients. With family or friends, Braise offers a festive dining experience, perfect for creating memorable holiday memories.19 Rue d’Anjou, 8th arrondissement ParisMetro line 12, stop at MadeleineChristmas menu approx. 180€ per personMarsan d’Hélène DarrozeDiscovering Hélène Darroze’s Marsan restaurant in Paris is an invitation to an unforgettable gastronomic journey. Located in the heart of the City of Light, it embodies the essence of contemporary French cuisine with a touch of boldness and creativity. Open on December 31 only.4 rue d’Assas, 6th arrondissement Paris10 min walk from the hotelMenu approx. 480€ per personBrasserie SébillonA chic brasserie in Neuilly, Sébillon offers some of the best leg of lamb in Paris and exceptional seafood platters for the festive season. The menu is authentic and tasty, so you won’t be disappointed. So let yourself be seduced by the art of French gastronomy!20 Av. Charles de Gaulle, Neuilly-sur-SeineMetro line 13, stop at Champs Elysées Clemenceau, then Metro line 1 and stop at Neuilly Porte MaillotChristmas menu approx. 80€ per personMeet Santa ClausSanta’s extraordinary houseExperience a Christmas adventure from November 04 to December 24, 2023 on the Jablines-Annet leisure island with Santa’s Extraordinary House! Discover Europe’s largest Santa Claus house and take part in a 1h30 interactive show, immersing the whole family in the festive spirit. Make your way through 15 magical rooms, from the elf station to the control tower, as you meet emblematic Christmas characters. Children can take part in workshops, make a teddy bear and write letters to Santa to create lasting memories.45 chemin de la Grande Voirie, 77 Lagny-sur-MarnePrices : Adult: 31.90€* (from 13 years old), Child: 36.90€ (between 18 months and 12 years old), Baby: 12€90 (between 0 and 17 months old)Metro line 6 to Nation, then Rer A to Marne la Vallée, then Bus 24 and stop at Ile de Loisirs.

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Rendez-vous with History: Gastronomy’s legendary addresses in the 6th Arrondissement

  • 12/12/2023
  • In Paris

The history of Parisian terraces and restaurantsThe history of Parisian restaurants is rich, fascinating, and dates back to the 18th century. The origin of the word “restaurant” is attributed to a Parisian entrepreneur who opened an establishment on Rue des Poulies and displayed a sign with the inscription “restaurant” to indicate that he served restorative broths believed to have healing virtues. During that time, inns often offered fixed meals, but this entrepreneur revolutionized the industry by providing à la carte dishes.Have you noticed the multitude of terraces in Paris? The popularization of terraces in Parisian restaurants is closely linked to the social and cultural evolution of the city. In the 19th century, Paris was booming, with the transformation of old neighborhoods into grand boulevards thanks to Baron Haussmann. It was during this period that cafes and restaurants multiplied, and terraces became popular places. This growth can be attributed to several factors: Firstly, Parisians, lovers of social life, appreciated the opportunity to sit outdoors, enjoy the weather, and observe the bustling street activity. Terraces offered a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, allowing customers to meet their friends in an outdoor setting. Additionally, terraces were a means for restaurateurs to maximize their space. In a city where space is often limited, terraces provided a clever solution to accommodate more guests.Today, Parisian terraces have become emblematic of Parisian culture, associated with the romantic idea of enjoying coffee or a meal outdoors while observing the world passing by. Some restaurants and cafes stand out with remarkably elegant décors. In this article, you will discover the fascinating stories of the greatest restaurants in Paris.Focus on the restaurants that have left their mark on Paris’s 6th arrondissementLe Procope, the oldest restaurant in ParisLocated in the heart of the Latin Quarter of Paris, Le Procope is considered the city’s oldest restaurant. Its history dates back to 1686 when Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli, originally from Palermo, opened a café that would later become known as Le Procope. At the time, the place was frequented by intellectuals, writers, philosophers, and artists, making Le Procope an important cultural hub.In its early days, Le Procope was more of a literary café than a restaurant. Enlightened minds such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, and others gathered to discuss new ideas and intellectual movements of the time. The café also served as a meeting place for Enlightenment thinkers, and many revolutionary projects were discussed within its walls.Over the centuries, Le Procope evolved into a renowned restaurant, but it has preserved its historical atmosphere. The establishment witnessed many significant events in French history, including the Revolution of 1789, and survived through political and social changes, becoming an iconic place where history and gastronomy converge.Today, Le Procope continues to welcome visitors from around the world, offering a unique experience that blends the charm of the past with delicious contemporary French cuisine. Its walls are adorned with historical memorabilia, making Le Procope not only a restaurant but also a living museum of Parisian history.La Pérouse, the restaurant for explorers and sailorsThe restaurant La Pérouse, located on the banks of the Seine River in Paris, has a fascinating history that dates back to the 18th century. Founded in 1766, the establishment takes its name from the famous French explorer, Count de La Pérouse.Initially, La Pérouse was an inn frequented by sailors, explorers, and adventurers of the time. Its location on the banks of the Seine made it a privileged spot for those embarking on expeditions or returning from distant journeys. Legend even has it that Napoleon Bonaparte visited the inn before departing for his exile on the island of Elba.Over the years, La Pérouse became a popular meeting place for the Parisian high society. The restaurant underwent renovations in the 19th century and gained a notorious reputation for its romantic ambiance and sumptuous décor. The rooms are adorned with mirrors, precious woodwork, and elegant chandeliers.The restaurant has had moments of glory throughout its history, hosting famous personalities and artists such as Victor Hugo, George Sand, and Gustave Flaubert. It has also survived periods of political change, preserving its charm and unique character.Today, La Pérouse remains an iconic establishment on the Parisian gastronomic scene, celebrating its rich past while continuing to offer a unique culinary and cultural experience along the banks of the Seine.The more recent story of chef Hélène Darroz and her restaurant MarsanKnown in the world of French gastronomy and admired by the general public, it is impossible not to be familiar with Hélène Darroze, a highly acclaimed Michelin-starred chef, whom Littré had the pleasure of hosting for one of its later seminars.Coming from a family with roots in the culinary world, Hélène Darroze began her career in the culinary field and later won several awards, including 2 Michelin stars for her restaurants in Paris and London.Her extreme professionalism and ability to hit the mark are evident every time she opens a new establishment. The concept of her restaurant Marsan is to offer signature dishes that represent the spirit of the establishment and its location on Rue d’Assas in the 6th arrondissement. The atmosphere adds a lot to this understated and elegant address where only the finest ingredients are presented: for example, blue lobster gently poached in Espelette pepper butter, grilled wagyu by the fireplace with a whole confit tomato stuffed with tomatoes, or the essential dessert: the baba soaked in Armagnac.Le Pont Traversé, a café with a bookshop feelNear the Luxembourg Gardens and the Le Littré hotel, Le Pont Traversé, once a butcher shop and later a bookstore, takes its name from a collection of tales by Jean Paulhan.After the closure of the butcher shop, the bookstore was founded by the writer and poet Marcel Béalu in 1949. However, in 2019, the bookstore closed its doors. Frédérique Jules then took on the task of transforming the space while preserving the original storefront and murals, classified as a historical monument, to make way for an entirely new, sleek café and a delicatessen, still under the name Le Pont Traversé. The facade is striking, as it still features sculpted beef heads and enamel plaques, a nod to the former butcher shop. The café is warm and inviting, adorned with ornaments and cement tiles that shine. Le Pont Traversé is a place of life, sharing, and exchange where one can have lunch, dinner, or enjoy a coffee or a drink on the terrace. On the shelves of Le Pont Traversé, you can also find homemade jams and spreads, chocolate, tea, coffee, and olive oil – perfect for taking home a souvenir of the capital.Café de Flore, the café of the starsLe Café de Flore is one of the iconic cafes near the Le Littré hotel, located in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. Founded in 1887, the cafe has been a meeting place for numerous intellectual, artistic, and literary figures over the decades.In the early 20th century, Café de Flore was frequented by writers such as Guillaume Apollinaire, André Gide, and Paul Eluard. In the 1930s, it became the haunt of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, who spent long hours there discussing philosophy and literature.During World War II, Café de Flore was a meeting place for the Resistance. After the war, it continued to attract intellectuals and artists, becoming a symbol of intellectual and bohemian Paris. Later on, the cafe also witnessed the beginnings of many celebrities, including Pablo Picasso.Today, Café de Flore retains its old-world charm and continues to attract visitors from around the world. It remains one of the most iconic cafes in Paris, associated with the cultural and literary history of the city. You can pay homage to the place by enjoying a croissant or a good espresso.

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Experience the magic of Christmas in Paris: 5 good reasons to come to Paris for the Christmas vacations!

  • 14/11/2023
  • In Paris

Illuminations, store windows, traditional markets, fairy-tale shows and Parisian entertainment: celebrating Christmas in the French capital is an incomparable experience. Whether you’re coming from the other side of the world or the rest of France, prepare to be dazzled by the splendor of Christmas in Paris. Close to the Montparnasse train station, our 4-star hotel is the ideal place to experience this enchantment.Marvel at the Christmas lights in ParisTake a stroll along the capital’s most famous avenues, which offer magical illuminations for the winter and Christmas season: Avenue des Champs-Elysées and Avenue Montaigne. The Champs-Elysées is famous for its stores, cinemas, theaters, cafés, restaurants and famous monuments such as the Grand Palais and the Arc de Triomphe. For the festive season, shopkeepers promise window displays and decorations over a length of more than 2 km, making it Europe’s busiest shopping street.Avenue Montaigne is the luxurious avenue that concentrates the greatest couturiers, jewelers, designers, palaces, restaurants and theaters that make tourists dream for the winter season. Ideal for Christmas shopping and admiring the fairy-tale decorations, it is located in one of Paris’s most beautiful districts, offering a unique experience to all who visit, thanks to its 200-year history. The famous Iron Lady remains the capital’s most famous landmark, and you can admire her illuminations in the evening from the private terrace of your room overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Up close and personal, she’ll transport you into the magic of Christmas. What could be more sparkling?As the City of Light lives up to its name during the festive season, don’t miss the chance to admire the lights in the lesser-known areas of Montmartre, Bercy Village and the famous Place Vendôme.Find the perfect gift for your Christmas in ParisWhat would Christmas be without a Christmas tree? It’s been a Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann tradition since 1976. Every winter, the Coupole welcomes its majestic Christmas tree of the year, to delight young and old alike. Ready for another edition?Printemps Haussmann comprises three buildings: the nine-storey Printemps de la Mode, the seven-storey Printemps de la Beauté et de la Maison and the seven-storey Printemps de l’Homme. Printemps du Luxe was created in 2001 to enable tourists and the French to shop year-round, especially during the Christmas season in Paris.Just a 10-minute walk from the Hôtel Le Littré, in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, is the historic Le Bon Marché. Located on the corner of rue de Sèvres and rue du Bac, it was one of the first Parisian department stores to appear. Women’s, men’s and children’s fashions, accessories, tableware and design pieces, as well as cultural exhibitions and collections of furniture and contemporary art. Whether you’re looking to give a gift to your loved ones or prepare a fine meal for the festive season, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for among the high-quality products on offer. Let yourself be carried away to the streets of Sèvres Babylone, where you’ll find plenty of stores to shop for your Christmas Eve dinner.Enjoy typical French Christmas dishes during your stay in ParisTaste the delights of gourmet Christmas markets: gingerbread, chocolates, fine cheeses. Visit the Christmas markets in the Tuileries, Notre-Dame, BHV Marais or at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The Gare de l’Est Christmas market is ideal for discovering Alsatian specialties. Explore the Christmas markets not only in Paris, but also in the Ile-de-France region, where you’ll find beautiful French handcrafted gifts. Enjoy them on the spot, or serve them for the traditional New Year’s Eve party!To sample the specialties of the festive season, explore the best addresses in Montparnasse: Le Petit Littré, La Grande Ourse, La Rotonde… Looking for an original Yule log? Push open the door of the patisserie La Meringaie to discover its succulent Christmas wreath.Restaurants in the Montparnasse and Saint-Germain-des-Prés districts offer an elaborate menu for Christmas in Paris, perfect for diners looking to savor good seasonal produce. In the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, Brasserie Lipp, recognizable by its varnished mahogany façade, serves traditional French cuisine. The dishes are of the highest quality, and include Osciètre Petrossian caviar and Perles de l’Impératrice du Cap-Ferret oysters. Next to the Opéra, the Grand Café des Capucines offers a wide choice of seafood platters, as do the Café de la Paix, La Coupole and La Closerie des Lilas in the Montparnasse district. Last but not least, Paris boasts two Bouillon Chartier restaurants, a historic one on the Grands Boulevards and a more recent one in Montparnasse Bienvenüe. The traditional menu at reduced prices remains a safe bet for Christmas Eve with family or friends.Parisian shows and entertainment for the Christmas seasonThe Nutcracker is definitely one of the world’s best-known and best-loved ballets, a great idea for an outing with your children, as a couple or with friends. During the 2023 Christmas vacations, discover a ballet of enchanting colors in a live concert at the Seine Musicale Auditorium. From December 26 to the end of the year, enjoy this Tchaikovsky composition. Be surprised by the music, enchanted by the costumes, and fall back into childhood.Come and see the Lion King musical, a worldwide success that enchants young and old alike, playing until May 2024 at the Théâtre Mogador in Paris. Hans Zimmer’s musical talent, Garth Fagan’s captivating choreography and Julie Taymo’s meticulously designed puppets and costumes bring the animals of the savannah to life.The most enchanting show of all is at Disneyland Paris, where you can experience the park’s enchanted Christmas through the illuminations of the Christmas tree and the musical show. Enjoy the magical play of light and color right into the New Year. Meet Santa Claus in the company of Disney characters dressed in their finest holiday costumes. Many surprises await you on this family outing.Ice rinks fill up at Christmas time, and of course during the school vacations. In the heart of a Christmas market or perched on a rooftop: try your hand at this sliding sport at one of the many ice rinks in Paris and the Ile de France region. Whether it’s for a romantic rendezvous, a competition between friends, or a moment of sharing with your children, this is the must-do winter activity!People skating at Paris Town Hall, FranceChristmas enchantment at the Hotel Le Littré, a hotel in Montparnasse close to Saint Germain des PrésMake the most of the Christmas vacations at the Hôtel Le Littré by booking a room with a view of the Eiffel Tower or the Sacré-Coeur. If you’re coming as a family, our Deluxe Family rooms are ideal for welcoming parents and children in the same room for a warm and welcoming experience worthy of a 4-star hotel. For the Christmas season, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree will be set up in the hotel lobby, along with decorations to welcome you. Hotel Le Littré wants to be its guests’ second home, especially for Christmas in Paris. To delight children, little treats will be hidden under the Christmas tree on December 25.