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Discover the new website for the
Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette!

Hôtel La Belle Juliette, Our favourite things

Our gorgeous 4-star, the Hôtel and Spa la Belle Juliette, has a new website!

It’s easier to navigate, with more superb photos and even some brand new functions like instant help via text message!

Click either of the images below to visit the new site, and don’t forget that we keep the best rates on the web for ourselves, so book on the site to save some money and receive a free welcome drink when you arrive! 😛🥂

See you very soon at the Hôtel and Spa la Belle Juliette!
Discover the website of the Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette **** and book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!Discover the website of the Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette **** and book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!Website: www.hotel-belle-juliette-paris.com

Facebook: facebook.com/HotelBelleJuliette

Twitter: twitter.com/LaBelleJuliette

Instagram: instagram.com/hotellabellejuliette



The Bon Marché department store (and others) now open Sundays!

Our favourite things

This might not sound like a big deal to anyone outside of France, but many of our guests are genuinely surprised to learn that much of Paris is shut on a Sunday. Ooh là là!

Well, we’re glad to announce that things are changing! The Left Bank is now almost as lively on a Sunday as any other day, and your Paris shopping trip has just become a lot easier, because all the department stores (bar one) are now open Sundays, especially our favourite (because it’s super close to our hotels) – Le Bon Marché !

The store (here) is now open every Sunday from 11am to 8pm, an hour more than all the others. To get the most from your Sunday shopping, you better stay at our hotels!
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As for the others, the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann (here) opens from 11am-7pm, as does the BHV Marais (here).
Les Galeries Lafayette Haussmann ouvertes le dimancheLes Galeries Lafayette Haussmann ouvertes le dimancheLe BHV Marais Paris ouvert le dimancheJust one store is still resisting – le Printemps Haussmann (here), but even they should cave soon and open from 11am to 7pm like their next-door neighbour.
Printemps Haussmann bientôt ouvert le dimancheFor more info on each store, click their logo or the links below.

Happy shopping!

Le Bon Marché – Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Les Galeries Lafayette – Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Le BHV Marais – Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Le Printemps Haussmann – Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram


Olga Picasso exhibition at the Picasso Museum
21st March – 3rd September 2017

Art and Culture

We visited the Picasso Museum for you last month, but some rooms were cloed while the next temporary exhibition was readied.

And here it is! Olga Picasso tells the story of Ukranian Olga Khokhlova, a colonel’s daughter and ballet dancer who was to become the first wife – and muse – of Pablo Picasso.

Here’s all the info.

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Meet our team –
Soufiane Akaaboune of the Hotel Baume

Hôtel Baume, Our favourite things

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Presenting Soufiane Akaaboune who works at the reception and booking department of the Hotel Baume, who tells us a little about his background…

I will always remember my first experience in the hotel trade. It was during my economics studies at the University of Lorraine. I was able to work in a boutique hotel to help finance my studies, and the experience was both positive and revelatory.

Being curious about other cultures, and a fan of travel, I was immediately taken by the world of the hotel trade and very soon decided it would be my profession.

My career in the HPRG group started as a replacement receptionist at the Hôtel des Grands Hommes: one of the 3-star hotels in the group. There, I was able to get more in-depth knowledge about the world of hotels, helped by a dynamic and passionate team of employees.

As the group offers the chance of advancing, I took a post as receptionist-concierge offered by the Hotel Baume, the new 4-star hotel in the HPRG collection. This opportunity then allowed me to apply for the post of booking agent at the Hotel Baume and develop my commercial skills.

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photo : Christophe Bielsa

The Hotel Baume is situated in the heart of Saint-Germain, and has interior design inspired by the 1930s. The emphasis is on service and tailoring stays to the guests’ needs. This corresponds perfectly with the idea I have of the hotel trade, and the values of hospitality that I endeavour to show guests.

The atmosphere of the group and the work environment allow employees to express their talents and improve themselves in order to offer the best possible service to our guests. Attention to detail and perfectionism help us maintain our quality.

In a constantly evolving industry, the HPRG label has chosen to focus on its guests and make sure they have an unforgettable experience and stay with us.

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photo : Christophe Bielsa

Here are five addresse chosen by Soufiane, his favourites in the area. Click on each one to read the details!

Website: www.baume-hotel-paris.com

Facebook: facebook.com/hotelbaume

Twitter: twitter.com/HotelBaume

Instagram: instagram.com/hotel_baume_paris


Two exhibitions about 18th century art
at the Petit Palais from 21st March 2017

Art and Culture

The biggest private American collection of French drawings is being shown at the Petit Palais, with 200 paintings, sculptures and drawings. At the same time, a second exhibition – Le Baroque des Lumières – offers for the first time an incredible selection of 200 paintings from Parisian churches.

Here’s all the info.

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A daffodil for Curie on the place du Panthéon until 18th March 2017

Our favourite things

The annual event to fight cancer, Une jonquille pour Curie is in full swing on the place du Panthéon at the moment (i.e. just in front of the Hôtel des Grands Hommes and Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon).

It’s the perfect time to contribute to cancer research by giving a little money (which can also be done online), buy a daffodil and see much of place du Panthéon covered in yellow flowers!

Here’s all the info.

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The amazing Delacroix paintings in the Saint-Sulpice church have finally been restored

Art and Culture, Our favourite things

When we did our article about everything related to Delacroix on the Left Bank, one major piece escaped us.

Visiting the Saints-Anges chapel at Church of Saint-Sulpice, the remarkable paintings by Delacroix that cover it were being restored for the first time in forty years. Instead of huge, beautiful paintings we saw this:

photo: JasonW

It was a little frustrating to say the least! We had really been looking forward to seeing Jacob wrestling with the angel, Heliodorus Driven from the Temple and Saint Michael slaying the demon, the three paintings on the walls and ceiling of the chapel.

Luckily, thanks to the city council and crowdfunding that brought in nearly 47,000€, the paintings are once again visible in pristine state. In all, the restoration by a team of ten people cost 438,000 euros.

Inaugurated a few months ago, we went down to see the paintings at Saint-Sulpice, not far from our hotels to give a sneak peak of what you’ll be able to see during your visit. Any fan of Delacroix shouldn’t miss it!
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Saint-Sulpice Church (here) is open every day from 9.30am-7pm (opens 4pm Sundays)

Website: www.paris.catholique.fr

Facebook: facebook.com/paris.catholique.fr

Twitter: twitter.com/dioceseparis

Instagram: instagram.com/dioceseparis


Pissarro in Éragny exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg, 16th March – 9th July 2017

Art and Culture

So the Grand Palais has Gardens, and now the Musée du Luxembourg (two minutes from our hotels) suggests we study Pissarro in the bucolic surroundings of Éragny. Spring has sprung!

Here’s all the info.

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Gardens exhibition at the Grand Palais
15th March – 24th July 2017

Art and Culture

Around a wide-ranging concept, the Grand Palais is showing works by Matisse, Monet, Klimt, Cézanne, Picasso and others, all worshippers of the tamed nature we called gardens, or as Foucault said « the smallest parcel in the world and … all of the world ».

Here’s all the info.

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Kiefer-Rodin exhibition at the Rodin Museum
14th March – 22nd October 2017

Art and Culture

The Rodin Museum (that we visited for you in December 2015) bridges the gap between Rodin and modern art with its new exhibition Kiefer-Rodin.

The convergence of two giants, they are calling it, and it’s super close to our hotels!

Here’s all the info.

Photo : Agence photographique du musée Rodin – Jérome Manoukian

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