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Five trees in the Jardin des Plantes receive the title ‘remarkable tree’

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During our recent visit to the Jardin des Plantes (very close to our hotels) we saw many wonderful plants and impressive trees.

Now, five trees in the garden have just been given the official title ‘arbre remarquable‘ (remarkable tree) by the A.R.B.R.E.S. association: a Cedar of Lebanon, a Japanese pagoda tree, an Oriental Plane, a Japanese Cherry et un Pistacia which is 315 years old!

Here’s all the info.

Cinq arbres du Jardin des Plantes reçoivent le label 'arbre remarquable'

photo: JasonW

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We go up 150 metres above the city
with the Paris Balloon!

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We never miss an occasion to get a high up view of Paris and see the city in a different way.

In the André-Citroën park, on the Left Bank not far from our hotels, it’s possible to take a ride on the Ballon de Paris and enjoy views unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Here’s all the info.

Le ballon de Paris

photos: JasonW

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The 2017 summer sales in Paris, 28th June – 8th August

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Get ready for six weeks of unbeatable bargains in the 2017 Paris summer sales!

our hotels are perfectly situated for your cut-price shopping, with the Bon Marché department store nearby (open from 9am-8.45pm on Wednesday 28th June) and loads of designer boutiques in the neighbourhood, including Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix.

Click through for the dates and all the info.
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The Signares at the Dames du Panthéon –
rooms in African colours

Les Dames du Panthéon, Our favourite things

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photos: Christophe Bielsa

Situated facing the Pantheon, in the heart of the historic 5th arrondissement of Paris, minutes form the jardin du Luxembourg, the Hotel les Dames du Panthéon is a place of calm and elegance, mixing warmth, comfort and history.

Each floor is a veritable ode to femininity, a voyage through the world of the ‘Dames’, from romantics to courtesans, singers to writers – independent, intellectual, avant-garde women…
Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!The fifth floor of the hotel pays homage to the Signares.

Africans of mixed-race, born from the love between slaves and European colonists, from the 15th century on the Signares managed to cultivate an important economic and social role on the west coast near Senegal.

Reputed for their intoxicating beauty, they led the lives of femmes fatales, cultivating their sexuality to the extreme.
Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!On this flor, the choic of fabrics, furniture and materials harmoniously underlines the sensuality and refinement of these ‘Mixed-race Venuses’.

The interior design of the six rooms (three Superior rooms with a balcony, two Classic rooms and one Romantic room) show two different kinds of inspiration. Some have are more influence by wax fabrics with bright colours and varied motifs, while others use more traditional ocre and brown tones.

You’ll find graphic, coloured fabrics from Sanderson, designer wooden mirrors, crocodile-style headboards, snake skin style blankets, embroidered silk medallions…

The African-inspired design continues in the toilets and bathrooms, decorated with black tiles and lizard skin-style wallpaper.
Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed!The desks, tables and luggage racks were all designed by Valérie Manoïl, the hotel’s interior designer.

The wardrobes are in harmony with the style of each room, and every detail – such as the handles – has been selected with extreme care.

Valérie Manoïl used the lives of these women as inspiration when conceiving the interior design of the rooms. “What they evoke for me, or the age that they represent, naturally guided me in my research for fabrics and materials.”
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Website: www.hotellesdamesdupantheon.com

Facebook: facebook.com/lesdamesdupantheonhotel

Twitter: twitter.com/DamesDuPantheon

Instagram: instagram.com/hoteldamesdupantheon

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Two Olympic Days in Paris
23rd & 24th June 2017

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For two days, the centre of Paris is being transformed into a mini-Olympic village, with loads of sports to try out for yourself, and unusual events like trampolining inside the Petit Palais museum and a running track floating right in the middle of the Seine!

Here’s all the info.

Paris en Mode Journées olympiques le 23 & 24 juin 2017

photos : JasonW

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Stay cool in Paris’ parks, 24 hours a day

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Of course every room in our hotels has individual air conditioning for the summer, but what can you do if you’re walking round town and want to stay cool?

Well, the Paris city council has just announced that a lot of parks and gardens – more than ever before – will be open 24 hours a day starting 3rd July 2017, up until 3rd September.

Here’s all the info.

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The Paris Observatory celebrates
its 350 year anniversary

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Very close to our hotels, our neighbour the Paris Observatory is 350 years old today!

To celebrate, a beautiful new website – entirely translated into English – offers virtual tours of the building, information about its history, an exploration of the discoveries made over the years, a selection of artistic projects…

Here’s all the info.

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The Fête de la Musique at la Belle Juliette,
Wednesday 21st June 2017

Hôtel La Belle Juliette, Our favourite things

With its large salon, open-air bar and sweet garden, the Hotel and Spa la Belle Juliette is the perfect place to spend the 2017 Fête de la Musique 2017, probably the craziest evening of the year in Paris!

On this one day, the longest of the year, anyone can make music on the street and there are events all over town.

For example, la Belle Juliette has a free night of music on offer, with two different artists. Starting 6pm, Arno Quinze will be singing well known soul, funk and R&B tunes live.

Then from 9-11.30pm, sound designer DJ Fab!o will be getting everyone moving with a classy selection of disc, funk and house to bring the night to a peak and close!

Here’s a selection of tracks he’s loving at the moment…

Voici une sélection de morceaux qu’il aime bien en ce moment…

The event is free, but to book a table and try out our menu of chic snacks, we advise you to book ahead either by e-mail (just click here), or by telephone on +33 (0)1 42 22 97 40.

For more info on the lovely private garden at la Belle Juliette, and the new menu at out restaurant ‘le Clos Belle Juliette’, click here.
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Website: www.hotel-belle-juliette-paris.com

Facebook: facebook.com/HotelBelleJuliette

Instagram: instagram.com/hotellabellejuliette

The 2017 Fête de la Musique

Website: www.fetedelamusique.culture.fr

Facebook: facebook.com/FetedelaMusique

Twitter: twitter.com/fetemusique #FDLM

Instagram: instagram.com/fetemusique

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Meet our team – Valérie Othily of the Hôtel des Grands Hommes

Les Dames du Panthéon, Our favourite things

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After studying literature, I changed directions and went into tourism, first as a receptionist and then as a business travel advisor in the group sector of Carlson Wagons Lits.

Then I decided to go back to my first love – the hotel trade – because I missed interacting with guests. I applied for a job at the Hôtel des Grands Hommes as a receptionist, then I moved up to a job as general housekeeper, encouraged and aided by the hotel manager Marie-José Hery.

It’s a profession that I discovered, where I can express myself completely, and I do everything possible so that guests leave with a good memory of their stay at the Hôtel des Grands Hommes.

I’m very lucky to be able to work in such a great environment, and I never get tired of the hotel’s interior design.

I remember back when I was a student, I often come to study at the Saint-Genevieve library. I could never have imagined that years later I would work on the place du Panthéon.

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photo : Christophe Bielsa

Valérie loves the area around the hotel, where she loves to shop or just explore. Here are some of her favourites.

They are the fine cake shop belonging to Sébastien Degardin, the JAC DES marques outlet store, the interior design store Potiron and the jewellery maker Gaetano.

Click on each place for a short description.

Website: www.hoteldesgrandshommes.com

Facebook: facebook.com/Hoteldesgrandshommes

Twitter: twitter.com/GrandsHommes

Instagram: instagram.com/hotelgrandshommes

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The Paris Summer Canal Festival from 8th July – 27th August 2017

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It happens every year, but this is their tenth anniversary (congratulations!), so let’s welcome even more warmly than usual L’été du canal, literally the Summer of the Canal.

Forget the Seine that separates the Right Bank from the Left Bank (although it’s great too) – time to explore the Canal de l’Ourq that snakes through the northeast of the city and continues way out into some very interesting suburbs.

Get ready for canal cruises starting at just 1 euro, beaches, evening dances with traditional French music and so much else that’s it’s difficult to know where to start!

Let’s try though – here are all the details you need.

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