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What to do in Paris in May?

  • 30/04/2024
  • In Paris, Le Littré Gazette

Dear readers, are you looking for unique activities to do in Paris during the month of May? The team at Hotel Le Littré is delighted to assist you through La Gazette Le Littré. On the agenda: exhibitions, museums, events, restaurants… This gazette compiles all the things to do. We wish you happy reading!Andia’s Latin flavoursAndia, located in the heart of the 16th arrondissement, appears as a breath of exoticism and distant horizons. Just as in its ambiance and gastronomy, this establishment offers a journey through a Latin menu embracing the peaks of the Andes, the Amazon jungle, and the coasts of Mexico. Don’t forget to make a stop at this ceviche temple: an appetizer made of raw fish that will make you want to taste everything else on the menu!19 Chaussée. de la Muette, 75016 ParisMetro 6, get off at Trocadéro, then Metro 9, stop at La MuetteApprox. 52€ per personOpen every dayLa Petite RégaladeBruno Doucet, chef of La Petite Régalade, embodies the cuisine of all regions with generosity and conviviality. The teams at La Petite Régalade are committed to upholding the heritage and values of Yves Camdeborde. This restaurant is a canteen, a modern family place steeped in history where you can enjoy an excellent chicken supreme or a grilled cod for fish lovers.14 Rue Daunou, 75002 ParisBus 68, get off at Opéra – 4 SeptembreApprox. €40 per personClosed Saturday and SundayColvert RestaurantWelcome to Le Colvert, a neighborhood address for lovers of fine food and good wine. In the kitchen, you’ll find a large family of passionate restaurateurs whose motivation: gourmet pleasure. Chef Arnaud Baptiste loves hospitality, supported by a team with an infectious smile. We look forward to welcoming you …54 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 ParisMetro 4, stop at OdéonApprox. €50 per personOpen every dayCafé CassetteNestled along the famous Rue de Rennes, next to the hotel, this brasserie offers a cozy and flowery atmosphere, bathed in a bright yellow ambiance. On the menu, you’ll find trendy cuisine distinguished by its gourmet and comforting character, highlighting fresh and seasonal products.73 Rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris5min walk from the hotelApprox. €25 per personOpen every dayLa naissance des grands magasinsThe Museum of Decorative Arts invites you to immerse yourself in the heart of the exhibition “La naissance des grands magasins”, which will be presented until March 2025. This exhibition offers you the opportunity to explore the captivating history of iconic fashion empires such as Galeries Lafayette, La Samaritaine, Printemps Haussmann, and Le Bon Marché, from their beginnings to the present day.107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 ParisBus 68, stop at Pyramides – Saint-HonoréEntry €15, reduced rate €10, under-26s free.Soieries impériales pour VersaillesUntil June 23, 2024, the Grand Trianon hosts an exhibition dedicated to the exceptional commission of Napoleon I to the silk manufacturers of Lyon, intended to refurnish the Palace of Versailles. Through a collection of 120 silk pieces, the exhibition highlights the monarchy of the grand era of the Second Empire.Château de Versailles, 78000 VersaillesBus 92, get off at Bosquet – Rapp and RER C, stop at Versailles Château Rive GaucheEntry €12 per person, €8 reduced rateA colorful show!HOLI, the traditional Indian festival of colors, makes its grand return on May 26, 2024, at the heart of the 18 hectares of the Jardin d’Acclimatation. The program includes Indian dance and singing performances throughout the day, workshops, a craft market, a gastronomic village, and above all, a massive release of colors using 200 kg of warm-toned Holi powder: a symbol of vitality and optimism.Jardin d’Acclimatation, Bois de Boulogne, 75116 ParisMetro 12, get off at Concorde and Metro 1, stop at Les SablonsEntry €7 per personJames Cameron’s ArtWho doesn’t know the iconic films Titanic, Avatar, or Terminator? Nobody, that’s right! James Cameron, who brought all these famous universes to life, now considered classics, is regarded as one of the greatest directors and screenwriters of his time. The Cinémathèque française pays a beautiful tribute to his entire body of work in an exhibition coming to the capital from April 4, 2024, to January 5, 2025!51 Rue de Bercy, 75012 ParisMetro 6, stop at BercyDid you know?The oldest house in Paris dates back to 1407! It is located at 51 rue de Montmorency, in the 3rd arrondissement, and belonged to the famous alchemist Nicolas Flamel. Today, this place is a charming restaurant, its walls laden with over 6 centuries of history.


What to do in April in Paris

  • 15/04/2024
  • In Paris, Le Littré Gazette

Are you wondering what to do in Paris in April? Every month, the team at Hotel Le Littré shares its recommendations to help make your stay optimal. We keep you informed about the most exciting temporary exhibitions, must-see events, entertaining family activities, and gastronomic restaurants not to be missed to delight your taste buds in this April month.Are you ready to discover some activities and places to see in Paris? If you need additional advice or help booking activities, we encourage you to contact our concierge service.Chez l’Ami JeanAt l’Ami Jean, no two plates are ever alike: passion is breathed into every dish. A blend of the riches of Bays Basque and a Breton childhood. During the game season, it’s a pleasure to taste roast game pigeon “foie gras mushroom” or hare à la royale Senator Couteaux style. Don’t leave without tasting the best rice pudding in Paris, accompanied by its succulent caramel.27 rue Malar, Paris, 75007, FranceBus 92 and stop at Bosquet – Saint-DominiqueApproximately 60€ per personClosed on sunday and mondayLes PapillesThe restaurant combines a grocery store with a wine bar. The South-West often takes pride of place, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce. Here, the cuisine changes daily, and is composed according to the market finds of Bertrand Bluy and his chef Ulric Claude. Treat yourself to old-fashioned duck foie gras, pan-fried black pudding or sweetbreads. We’ll also be happy to advise you on wine from a wide selection of excellent producers.30 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 ParisBus 89 and stop at LuxembourgApproximately 45€ per personClosed on sunday and mondayLes FauvesLes Fauves is the meeting of several styles of cuisine, all of which reflect a genuine savoir-faire, in a quirky, authentic atmosphere. Our tasty home cooking is based on fresh produce selected with a responsible organic and local approach. Enjoy the house specialty: braise grilling!33 boulevard Edgar Quinet – 75014 Paris10 minute walk from the hotelApproximately 35€ per personOpen everydayCafé Nina MetayerThe Maison Colbert hotel now offers a brand-new tea time, imagined by Nina Métayer, voted best pastry chef in the world in 2023. A blend of childhood flavors and gourmet patisserie, tea time offers a gourmet experience to share with friends and family. Open every afternoon from Wednesday to Saturday at Café Clotilde.Café Clotilde 7 Rue de l’Hôtel Colbert – 75005 Paris 5Metro 4, and stop at Saint-Michel Notre-DameEnviron 36€ par personne – Sur réservationOuvert du mercredi au samedi“Inventing Impressionism” exhibitionThe Musée d’Orsay is celebrating a very special anniversary: the first Impressionist exhibition held in Paris in 1875. Rejecting the norms and traditions of their time, Monet, Degas, Pissaro, Renoir, Cézanne, Morisot and many others decided to create their own exhibition, showcasing their artistic movement: Impressionism. The exhibition Paris 1874, inventing Impressionism brings together 130 works to tell the story of this period of evolution and innovation in France.Musée d’Orsay – 62 rue de Lille – 75007 ParisMetro 12 and stop at SolferinoFrom 26th of March until 14th of July 2024 – Closed on MondayPrice : 16€ for full rate, 13€ for reduced ratesThe Philharmonie RooftopLooking for the best views in Paris? Then head for the Philharmonie de Paris: the temple of music, especially classical music. This building nestles in the Parc de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement. Here, you can admire the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré-Coeur. The Belvedere is open from April to October, Wednesday to Sunday. Don’t miss a beautiful sunset over Paris!Philharmonie de Paris – 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès – 75019 ParisMetro 4 and stop at Paris Est then metro 5 until Porte de PantinAdmire the cherry blossomsWith the arrival of spring comes cherry blossom season, with a stroll under the Sakuras to enjoy Hanami (cherry blossom festival). The warm weather returns to illuminate Paris, and spring brings beautiful colors to the capital to brighten up Parisians’ strolls. If there’s one spot in Paris not to be missed when looking for beautiful Japanese cherry trees, it’s the Jardin des Plantes at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle.Jardin des Plantes – 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 ParisBus 89 and stop at Jardin des PlantesJardin Albert Kahn – 2 Rue du Port, 92100 Boulogne-BillancourtMétro 10 and stop at Boulogne Pont de Saint-CloudChocolates from “Grande Epicerie of Paris”La Grande Épicerie de Paris plunges us into an ocean of chocolate treats with its ultra-gourmand and playful Easter collection. Head to Rue de Sèvres and Rue de Passy to let your children enjoy them!La Grande Epicerie de Paris – 38 rue de Sèvres 75007 Paris10 minute walk from the hotel


What to do in Paris in March

  • 06/03/2024
  • In Paris, Le Littré Gazette

Wondering what to do in Paris in March? Every month, the Hôtel Le Littré team shares its recommendations to help you make the most of your stay. We’ll keep you up to date with the most exciting temporary exhibitions, must-see events, entertaining family activities, as well as not-to-be-missed gourmet restaurants to delight your taste buds this March.Are you ready to learn about some of the things to do and see in Paris? If you need further advice or help booking activities, we encourage you to contact our concierge service.Restaurants et cafésMistinguettDiscreetly hidden away on the second floor of the Casino de Paris, the bistronomic restaurant Minstinguett is breathtakingly beautiful. Named after the historic showgirl from the turn of the last century, the restaurant aims to recreate the ambiance of the Roaring Twenties. Enjoy a Josephine Baker cocktail, followed by a hearty veal chop en croûte, in a setting where every detail has been carefully thought out: from the hushed alcoves to the red banquettes to the ornate ceiling.16 Rue de Clichy, 75009 ParisMétro 12 et s’arrêter à Saint LazareEnviron 60€ par personneBien ElevéThis restaurant pays particular attention to the choice of its producers. Months of research, journeys to the heart of France’s terroirs, tastings: nothing has been left to chance to find those who have developed exceptional know-how while respecting sustainable agriculture. Enjoy tasty meats accompanied by homemade pommes grenailles: a real treat!47 Rue Richer, 75009 ParisMetro 12 and stop at Notre-Dame-de-LoretteApprox. €40 per person for exceptional cuts of meatPépites La CaveWith almost 1500 references at your disposal, the possibilities are numerous. This winery aims to represent the whole of the French vineyard, and to help you discover our beautiful wine-growing terroir. Each wine in the store is carefully selected, met during wine trips or tastings with their partners.Ralph Lauren CaféWooden floors, oak-panelled walls, marble fireplace, crystal chandelier – the atmosphere is warm and chic in Paris’ first Ralph Lauren café. The à la carte menu features a fine selection of coffees, Matcha Lattes and hot chocolates. Gourmets will be tempted by brownies, cookies and other delights.173 Bd Saint-Germain, 75006 ParisMetro 4, stop at Saint-Germain-des-PrésApprox. €15 per personExhibitionsExhibitions “Transparences”The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris unveils its new fashion exhibition, “Transparences – Le pouvoir des matières”. It explores the art of transparency, a concept unique to Yves Saint Laurent, highlighting materials such as chiffon, lace and tulle to reinvent fashion. This trend would have allowed women to assert their sensuality while preserving their mystery and independence.5 Avenue Marceau – 75116 ParisBus 63 direction Porte de la Muette stop at AlmaAdmission €12February 9 to August 25, 2024 – Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pmLuminiscence Immersive ShowHighlighting the richness of France’s architectural heritage through immersive experiences, this new concept is called Luminiscence. You’ll witness 360-degree sound and light shows worthy of unique technological know-how, combining 3D modeling, video projection and spatialized sound to reveal the secrets of these historic monuments. And until March 22, the spotlight is on the Église Saint-Eustache, a Gothic church in the heart of Les Halles.Eglise Saint-Eustache – 2 Imp. Saint-Eustache, 75001 ParisMetro 4, stop at Les HallesFull price: €14 – Open Tuesday to SaturdayEgypt of the PharaohsA fabulous journey awaits us this year at the Atelier des Lumières: discover the Egypt of the Pharaohs, from Khéops to Ramsès II. Ancient Egypt and its great figures never cease to fascinate us. Monumental buildings, engravings, paintings and art, mythology and archaeological remains all await you.38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 ParisMetro 4 to Réaumur Sébastopol then metro 3 and stop at rue Saint-MaurFull price: €17Until January 5, 2024 – Open dailyLe Palais GarnierAn architectural masterpiece inaugurated in 1875 at the request of Napoleon III, the Palais Garnier is undoubtedly one of Paris’s most dazzling monuments. A must-see in the world of dance and opera.38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 ParisMetro 12 to Saint-LazarreFull price: €14 – Open daily


Emile Littré: the man after whom the street is named.

  • 28/02/2024
  • About the hotel

Émile Littré was a man of many talents and commitments, whose influence has left a lasting mark in the fields of language, philosophy, and politics in France. Throughout this article, you will discover his life and his commitments to France.A life rich in experiences and rewarding.It all begins with the birth of this man, Émile Littré, born in 1801 in the 6th arrondissement. The first years of his life unfold around Cognac, but Émile Littré quickly returns to Paris by 1811. He begins his studies at the Louis Le Grand High School, located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, where he forms a friendship with a certain Louis Hachette, who will become his future publisher. Approaching the end of his high school years, Émile Littré hesitates about his vocation. Around 1822, he eventually starts studying medicine and becomes a hospital intern. At the same time, he takes the opportunity to improve his linguistic skills and manages to master reading and writing in four modern languages by the age of 25, thus becoming an excellent Hellenist and Latinist. On the verge of completing his medical thesis in 1830 to obtain recognition as a physician, Émile Littré decides that he does not wish to pursue this professional path, although he never severed his ties with this profession throughout his life.Emile Littré was a man interested in everything… cites Jean Hamburger in his book “Monsieur Littré”. Eager for knowledge, Emile Littré agrees to translate the complete works of Hippocrates. Later, he also publishes texts on history and science, notably in numerous medical publications.Around 1835, he marries Pauline Lacoste, with whom he will have a daughter and will live in a peaceful union until the end of his days. Thanks to his various writings, he can finally settle in a Parisian apartment located on Rue de l’Ouest in the 14th arrondissement. Just steps away from the Luxembourg Gardens, which he is familiar with, this apartment is larger and more comfortable to accommodate his family.Émile Littré also had a notable political career. He was elected as a senator in 1871, representing moderate republicans. His political commitment was often in line with his philosophical convictions, notably his support for secularism and science as the foundation of society.At the age of 38, Emile Littré became a member of an institution playing a role in promoting research through the awarding of numerous prizes: the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres. During this time, his attraction to the French language was stronger than ever. It was at this moment that he considered creating a dictionary entirely dedicated to etymological questions. In 1841, he submitted his idea to his friend Hachette, who ran a publishing house. This dictionary aimed to enrich words by analyzing them and providing relevant quotations. Much of his life would be devoted to the realization of this work.A week after Émile Littré’s death, the great French journalist and writer Émile Zola went so far as to proclaim him “the man of the century”.A touch of Emile Littré at the Hotel Le Littré.Take a moment to stroll through the Verandabar. Despite the digital age, Hotel Le Littré provides its guests with several copies of the Littré dictionary. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore it and deepen your knowledge while enjoying a drink of your choice that our bartender will be delighted to serve you.


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.


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.


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.