A hearty greeting to December! It’s a month that’s warmly welcomed because, although we lose the warmer weather, we gain immeasurably thanks to the festive season celebrations that are finally upon us. Paris is getting ready to dive into the heart-warming ambiance of Christmas, so come along and get ready for the festivities by going on a shopping spree in the renowned department stores on the Boulevard Haussmann. Then admire the charm of their enchanting Christmas windows!
As we approach the end of the year, wine is in the spotlight in the capital with three events that should not be missed. The Beaujolais Nouveau will become available on Thursday, November 15th, the Salon des Vins de Vignerons Indépendants trade fair is held from November 30th to December 4th, and the Grand Tasting takes place on December 1st and 2nd. Cheers!
If you’re looking for an idyllic setting where you can enjoy a special dinner in Paris this winter, we recommend a selection of restaurants with large open fireplaces. After all, what could be better, as the weather turns chilly, than a meal by the fireside? The Grand Hotel Saint Michel recommends its favourites in Paris.
You can enjoy the parks and gardens of Paris even more thanks to Kiosquorama. Throughout the month of September, this sustainable development promoting festival invites you to explore the most beautiful Parisian green spaces, where artistic and musical events are presented in the kiosques à musique (bandstands). Take advantage of the Indian summer in Paris this September during your stay at the Grand Hotel Saint Michel.
Typically Parisian and much-loved by all who live in the capital, this year the Fête des Vendanges (Harvest Festival) brings a celebratory ambiance to the picturesque district of Montmartre from October 10th to 14th. Lovers of wine and fun, this appointment is for you! Especially since this 85th edition is dedicated to Peace.
The tail-end of summer in Paris is brightened considerably by two major events dealing with decor and design; Paris Design Week and the Salon Maison et Objet. Treat yourself to a break in the capital and discover the hottest trends, cleverest innovations and most impressive new products in design, furniture, home interior solutions and lifestyle. This September, come and take inspiration from these Parisian events to shape the home of your dreams!
If you’re not familiar with the Canal Saint Martin, it's time to take a walk along this picturesque waterway that runs across a good portion of the capital. By bike, scooter, rollerblading or on foot, a journey by this lovely canal in the morning or at the end of the day, along with a picnic next to its gently flowing waters, is an enchanting experience.
The Seine is certainly one of the most picturesque rivers in the world. To discover Paris from a different perspective, see her monuments and soak up her atmosphere, there is nothing like a cruise on the Seine. This is one of the most enjoyable activities the city has to offer when the weather is fine. Plan a cruise on a bateau mouche during your stay at the Grand Hotel Saint Michel!
Paris has a host of surprises for you in the summer! Several festivals bring a breath of sunny fun and excitement to the capital. The Paris Summer Festival offers all kinds of live entertainment, there’s open-air cinema at La Villette and also the seaside resort pleasures of Paris Plages. There’s so much to enjoy that you’ll not want to miss any of it!
It is without question the most majestic public garden in Paris, and it never looks more exquisitely beautiful than during the balmy days of summer! Situated between the Place de la Concorde, the Place Vendome and the Louvre Museum, the magnificent Jardin des Tuileries offers the idyllic setting for your summer days in the capital. Whether you want to take a leisurely stroll or sit down to enjoy a picnic, treat yourself to a refreshing green break right in the centre of Paris. And if you’re looking for fun for the whole family, you’ll want to visit the famous Tuileries funfair, which runs from June to August.
May 19th, 2018 sees the return of an eagerly anticipated annual event. The Nuit des Musées (Night of Museums) offers a fantastic opportunity to explore your favourite cultural institutions late into the evening! Immerse yourself in the magnificent, heady, fascinating and diverse worlds of the greatest Parisian museums. Here are our suggestions for discovering the exceptional museums situated near to the Grand Hotel Saint Michel.
To facilitate your business meetings and conferences in Paris, opt for a luxury room conveniently located on the Left Bank in a district offering numerous opportunities for pleasant lunches. The Grand Hotel Saint-Michel can provide you with a perfectly equipped space in which to welcome your employees or colleagues. Organise your business events with confidence!
To celebrate love, the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel, nestled in the heart of the Latin Quarter, suggests that you surprise the special person in your life. A cruise along the Seine, a romantic stroll in a charming place close to the hotel and, to end the evening in style, the joy of our ‘Romance’ offer, specially reserved for sweethearts...
Paris is the ideal city in which to spend Christmas with your family. Amusement parks near the capital have donned their party clothes and are ready to offer you beautiful surprises. The Grand Hotel Saint-Michel also invites you to share good moments with your loved ones at the Festival of Wonders and the Winter Circus.
As Christmas approaches, the capital offers a wide choice of places in which to find THE surprise gift to make the eyes of those you love shine with delight. You’ll also enjoy the Paris Christmas illuminations; a scintillating visual treat that brings an especially joyous atmosphere to the city!
Whether you are just visiting or actually live in the capital, the markets of Paris are a part of the city’s cultural heritage. Thronging with life and vitality, these are places where you can feel the pulse of Paris. A total of 82 markets are distributed throughout the arrondissements, with each having its own special atmosphere. The Grand Hotel Saint Michel offers a small tour of the most typical. Don’t miss them during your stay in Paris.
After a summer that is all about holidays we slip into September, and Paris is once again at the forefront for flagship fairs involving professionals, fashion lovers and the latest trends. The season begins strongly with a wide-ranging selection of six major international trade shows. Covering sectors such as gastronomy, jewellery, home design and related products, weddings, and clothing and fashion, these events are sure to provide plenty of interest and opportunity.
The glaciers (ice cream makers) of Paris offer the perfect delicious refreshment when the temperature rises. But thanks to an abundance of arctic artisans and icy innovators the capital can offer you much more than just the standard, everyday cone of vanilla or strawberry ice cream. Whether you’re enjoying summer in the city alone, with family or with friends, you’ll want to check out what it has to offer by way of inventive and sometimes extravagant ice cream. The Grand Hotel Saint Michel reveals all.
The Grand Hotel Saint-Michel is pleased to welcome families for summer holidays in Paris. Our friendly hotel is just a three-minute walk from the Luxembourg Gardens and activities that appeal to all ages are available nearby. There’s no need to book and these unmissable places are ideal for fun family outings.
It’s impossible to imagine a stay in the capital and not think of trying some of the many treats and delicacies on offer. Exceptional bakeries! Melt in the mouth pastries! It’s not easy being a gourmand in Paris – you are drooling over just thinking of all those good things waiting to be discovered. With that in mind, Grand Hotel Saint Michel suggests a ‘not-to-be-missed’ selection of great places to explore during your break.
The capital of love, arts, and fashion, the ‘city of light’ - Paris has so many different names. However, Paris is also known for another reason: sport. Throughout the year, the city hosts some of the world’s most prestigious events such as the French Open or also known as Roland Garros tennis tournament. It’s one of a wide range of sporting events recommended by Grand Hotel Saint Michel.
The city of love, Paris never disappoints couples in search of romance. Grand Hotel Saint-Michel offers you the ideal cocoon for those romantic moments. Here are some of our team’s favourite places in Paris to be discovered hand in hand.