Place des Vosges in june 2011
|PARIS « SOUS LE SOLEIL »|
| Bonjour Parismarais readers,
June is the busiest month in Paris with many cultural events for you to enjoy! Here’s the list of our favorites – you won’t want to miss them.
This month, Parisians will be living outside with all of the street events and open air festivals. There are few cities in the world that can compete with the diversity of cultural and social events organized by the city or private planners.
From the music festival to the Paris Gay Pride Parade, the streets in le Marais streets will be hopping, offering you tons of memorable activities to enjoy. To make the most of your stay in Paris, we have selected some great deals for you, in hotels, restaurants, bars and more. We encourage you to check out the addresses we have listed throughout the newsletter.
The weather and events are heating up!
We invite you to enjoy Paris Under the sun.
Pascal Fonquernie - Editor, Parismarais.com
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|HOTEL DEALS IN SUMMERTIME|
|Traditionnaly the best deals you can find in Paris are starting mid July till the end of august. This year, more than ever, due to the high value of the Euro, many hotels in le Marais are offering great deals you won’t believe! Prices of most hotels are dropping down, especially in august.
From 1200 per month, you ll be able to rent luxury studios and from 90 euros per night find great centraly located hotels in le Marais.
Here is our selection. For each hotel, check out the special summer rate on the right side of their presentation page.
Hotels in Le Marais :
|DISCOVER 100 CHARMING BOUTIQUE HOTELS AROUND LE MARAIS|
|There are very few hotels in the Marais district, and they are often fully booked because they are among the most popular with visitors to Paris…To make sure you find the best hotels at the best rates, we have also selected 100 fabulous luxury boutique hotels in central Paris, up to 60% off in august.
Most are located close to the Marais district, and less than 15 minutes from the historical center of Paris. Avoid the big reservation centers and book your hotel online at the best possible rates with Parismarais.com. This is the way you to deal directly with the hotel reception.
You’ll be guaranteed the best rate depending on your dates. Book now…
LUNCH AT LESS THAN 20 EUROS
The most creative and surprising lunch in town so far, 3 courses for 19,50. Quiet and perfect for a stressless business lunch. Very busy in the evening, make sure you book your table.
28, rue des blancs-manteaux - 75004 Paris
Tel.: 01 42 74 40 15
Metro: Rambuteau or Hotel de ville
One open salad with 3 large slices of smoked salmon, one delicious rapsberry cake and any soft drink for 15 €
17 rue des Archives - 75004 Paris
Tel. : 01 42 72 26 18
Metro Hôtel de Ville or Rambuteau
| Des gars dans la cuisine
2 courses €13,50 + dessert at 6 euros = 19,50
“Des Gars” literally means two guys and is a play on words meaning “damage”. But there’s no damage here, instead their sure hands will win over your taste buds, and the waiters’ warm smiles will make you feel welcome if not totally in love! Go for the lunch formula: 2 dishes for 13,50 euros. Unbeatable! Sunday Brunch runs from 20,50 euros, with a health food choice that is guilt-free.
72 rue vieille du Temple - 75003 Paris
Tel.: 01 42 74 88 26
Metro: Rambuteau, Temple or Hotel de Ville
|More restaurants: www.parismarais.com/selected-restaurants.htm|
|EVENTS NOT TO MISS|
|FETE DE LA MUSIQUE|
|On June 21, the streets of Paris will be filled with the sounds of music. This day of musical celebration created 25 years ago is now a world event, but still very exclusive in le Marais, where many of the beautiful hôtels particuliers and mansions open their gardens for classical music concerts.
Find out more about locations and times at www.fetedelamusique.culture.fr.
I plan to be enjoying the music all day long, from morning to midnight. Here’s a tip: buy « Le Parisien » newspaper that day for a special edition that will list where to go and what to see in each district.
|FESTIVAL DES SOIRS D’ETE AT PARIS DISTRICT 3 CITY HALL|
Thanks to Mr. Pierre Aidenbaum, our local Mayor, this festival brings free culture and entertainment to all residents and tourists during June and July. Every night, from 28 june to 13 july, enjoy a new show or film in the open air courtyard facing the Temple Garden, Check out the program details on the Paris district 3 web site:
|PARIS FIRE BRIGADE SPORT SHOW|
On June 19 at The military fort of Villeneuve Saint Georges comes an event in Paris that is unique in France and probably in the entire world!
Featuring Paris Fire Brigade sport team, it’s hot, sexy and amazing. you ve been to Disneyland, ok, but have you been to Firestationland ? this is the day, only once a year, do not miss it.
Check one of their performance on french TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vob9GQDXi4&feature=related
(20 minutes south of Paris by train from gare de Lyon, stop at Villeneuve Saint-Georges)
|WHAT’S NEW IN GAY PAREE|
Paris gay scene in le Marais is slowly reducing but is still very active, some places close down but some new ones open and make a great success like Spyce Bar on rue Sainte croix de Bretonnerie, just facing the charming Hotel de La Bretonnerie with a new event every night.
Best and nicest places to have fun and meet the international crowd are definitely Open Café newly redecorated and Raidd Bar, newly improved with fabulous giant screens and light shows. Both of them offering very attractive prices and happy hours on most drinks, even Champagne.
|PARIS GAY PRIDE - Mark your calendar – June 25, 2011 !|
| In a procession of color, gaiety and fun along the streets of the capital, the now legendary “Marche des fiertés lesbiennes, gaies, bi & trans” proclaims its protest message against all forms of discrimination, and in favor of equality and putting an end to homophobia.
Each year, nearly 700 000 people take part in this event. As usual, the parade will have a theme, which is always treated with thought and humor, and which may be a reflection of society, a subject of debate, or a sensitive topic. Colorful floats, costumes and characters mingle with supporters who have come to cheer on their actions or parade their own identity. The floats file past a crowd of bystanders and locals, who are at first surprised and then won over by the stream of dancing, singing and rhetoric, always conveying the same warmth and conviction.
The parade is a rare event, mind-blowing and unforgettable. It starts at Paris Montparnasse and reaches Bastille plaza at 5 p.m. The best place to sit and wait for the parade is for sure the Café Bastille place de la bastille : check parismarais.com/cafes-brasseries.htm
Check out the parade route and plan to join in the fun! And dress as flirty as possible! http://marche.inter-lgbt.org/spip.php?article117
|Open Café, for Lunch and Champagne Happy Hour!
Open Café is the ideal meeting place to begin your discovery of gay Paris. Every day, enjoy great salad-lunch such as « Open Salad » with salmon grapefruits and curry sauce as well as the royal club sandwiches from 7,50€. The Open Café is one of the best spots to grab a bite and meet the international gay crowd…not to mention the adorable bartenders!
HAPPY HOUR CHAMPAGNE AT OPEN CAFE is only 5,90 € ( from 10 pm to 4 am closing time)
Open café - 17 rue des Archives, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 72 26 18
Open daily from 11 am. to 2 am. and weekends until 4 am.
|A new Gay Friendly 3 star Hotel, Managed by Benoit Breton, director of IGLTA France is recommended by Parismarais.com : le 20 Prieuré, located in district 11, at the Marais Boarder, near Metro station Republique
Don’t wait to book and mention you are a Parismarais Newsletter Reader : http://www.hotel20prieure.com/
|New offers and cool prices this summer on a few Holiday rentals in le Marais starting at 500 per week or 1200 per month, some available for long term rental too… Ideal to start a new life in the french capital. http://www.parismarais.com/rent-a-flat.htm|
|New parties at Raidd Bar
Our favorites are mondays and tuesdays.
23 rue du Temple 75004 Paris
Tel.: 01 42 77 04 88
|A New-York style Barber Shop, unique in le Marais :
Original Barber Shop, 56 rue du Temple 75004 Paris
Samy and his team will welcome you untill 8 pm every week day
|Yacht Club Paris - Season II Terrasse party OPENNING
Every sunday in June, from 5 pm, Cedric Meyer and Paris-plaisir.com organise an open air tea dance on a boat located in district 7, near the Eiffel Tower, Free entrance, cocktail and Champagne bar and the best local dj’s check WWW.PARIS-PLAISIR.COM
For day by day information, pick-up in the bars the magazine 2X that offers you the best agenda on what to do and where to go.
Check also paris-gay.com agenda, the most complete paris gay guide in both English and french : parismarais.com/paris-gay-agenda.htm
|WHAT’S UP NEXT IN LE MARAIS?|
| Our newsletter is available in English once a month, but we have so much to tell you it just keeps getting longer and longer! Don’t wait for the next issue to discover what’s new in le Marais.
Almost every day we’ll add a new report or article about le Marais and Paris, plus many tips about real estate, travel and entertainment in Paris. These articles will be available in English, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish, Spanish and Russian. We are building strong relationships with many international media agencies to promote le Marais around the world, and we’ll publish some of their articles in our blog. If you want to write about le Marais, send us your comments about hotels, restaurants, shops and more in Paris. If we publish it, we’ll be happy to add you to the list of our contributors and writers.
One last tip to encourage one of our favorite australian comedian Caroline Reid who was on stage in Paris for the first time last month.
Come to Paris soon, by car, by train, by plane, and if so, just avoid to fly with Pam Ann… Check this hilarious video to understand why:
|LE MARAIS MAP, DOWNLOAD FOR FREE !|
To prepare for your trip to Paris, you can download the exclusive Parismarais map of le Marais for free! Be sure to print out both sides A and B of the map by clicking on the following links:
You can also visit the following page where you will find more maps of Paris and le Marais as well as selected places to visit—photos and addresses will “pop up” as soon as you click on the colored dots. Fabulous, n'est-ce pas?
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