Are you staying with your family at the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel during the Christmas holidays? If so, we know of a festive family outing that will enchant you. Take a stroll along the Seine, towards the Quai de Bercy, and you’ll come to the doors of the Musée des Arts Forains (Museum of Fairground Arts). There you will find the Festival du Merveilleux and be swept away in its magic.
As the year draws to a close, Paris takes on an air of magic. Illuminations twinkle in the streets and squares and Christmas markets spring up all through the city. If you’re in the mood for mulled wine, artisanal gifts and the opportunity to taste all kinds of seasonal delights, your Grand Hotel Saint-Michel will clue you in about the marchés de Noël, large and small, not to be missed.
Enjoy a unique shopping experience during your stay at the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel. Head to Bon Marché, located in the Rue de Sèvres. The world-famous department store has recently opened special lounges for welcoming customers and guiding them in their purchases.
Epic high-fantasy will be in the spotlight during your stay at the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel this autumn thanks to the Tolkien exhibition at the BNF (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) until February 16th, 2020. It’s a wonderful opportunity to discover the secrets behind the brilliant creativity of the famous author of The Lord of the Rings.
Your stay at the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel places you close to a very special attraction in Paris; the Eugène Delacroix Museum. Located in the Place Fürstenberg, it immerses you in the French Romantic artist’s world. The museum is housed in the former apartment and studio where Delacroix spent the last years of his life.
Taking a break in Paris this autumn at the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel? Then you have the perfect opportunity to discover an artist who is emblematic of the capital. The painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is the subject of an exhibition at the Grand Palais de Paris between October 9th, 2019 and January 27th, 2020.
Under renovation until 2021, the Musée de Cluny can still be visited in part. In addition to The Lady and the Unicorn, a series of tapestries dating from the late Middle Ages, and another 70 treasures belonging to the permanent collection, guided tours offered daily invite you to discover the Gallo-Roman baths. Located near the Grand Hotel Saint Michel, the Musée de Cluny transports you back into the capital’s distant past.
Paris has many bridges spanning the Seine. While enjoying a weekend at the Grand Hotel Saint Michel, why not go for a walk that will take you across the capital’s most beautiful bridges? It’s a great way to see the city’s beauty and history.
Situated in the heart of the Latin Quarter, between the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Pantheon, the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel combines elegance and refinement. Take advantage of our Wellness Package offer for a blissfully relaxing treat during your stay. It’s the ideal way to bring the summer to a satisfying close!
The Petit Palais has devised a great way of telling the story of Paris in the Romantic era. Following on from Paris 1900; the City of Entertainment, until September 15th this delightful art museum presents a large-scale exhibition-event that unfolds a vast panorama of the capital during the years of the Romantic movement, from the downfall of Napoleon to the 1848 Revolution.
Situated on the Seine is Fluctuart, the world’s first floating urban art centre. Recently opened, this barge moored close to the Pont des Invalides is open 7 days a week from noon to midnight and admission is completely free. It’s a new and vital cultural space you should discover as soon as possible!
A hybrid cultural space that’s a combination of a club, concert hall, bar and restaurant, the Hasard Ludique is a lot of fun. You can listen to music, attend shows, participate in workshops, eat or have a drink. Discover the many delights of this converted former railway station.
The return of summer in Paris is your opportunity to enjoy the Paris Summer Festival that will take place throughout the capital from July 12th to August 3rd, 2019. You will also want to check out the pop-up sand-free beaches of Paris Plages. Book your stay at the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel now and don’t forget your sunhat!
Summer is here, the mercury is climbing and with it rises the desire to have lunch on the grass. What could be better than a picnic in the loveliest parks that Paris has to offer? You’ll be spoiled for choice among the capital’s many gorgeous green spaces! Verdant surroundings, varied activities... The Grand Hotel Saint-Michel suggests some great places to take a wicker basket and cooler.
If gluttony is your sin, don’t feel guilty about it in Paris! Our capital is a tribute to French pastry, an art for which we are famed throughout the world. The talents of our great pastry chefs are celebrated at the Salon de la Pâtisserie that takes place from June 14th to 17th at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre. Read on as the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel tells you more and recommends some of the best pâtisseries in Paris.
The love affair between Paris and cycling is an enduring one. So, it’s only natural that we recommend discovering on two wheels the many attractions of one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Opt for a self-service bike rental and participate in the next Fête du Vélo (bike festival), scheduled for June 2nd, 2019.
A flagship event and essential trade show each spring, the Foire de Paris (Paris Fair) returns once again to present the latest worldwide trends and innovations to an eager public. The Grand Hotel Saint-Michel tells you all about the 115th edition of the biggest general trade fair in Europe, attended annually by nearly 600,000 visitors.
Just a five-minute walk from the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel, the Jardin du Luxembourg enjoys an ideal location in the heart of Paris. Adjoining the Palais du Luxembourg, where the Senate currently sits, it’s one of the most important green spaces in the capital. The sunshine is coming back, so why not go for a walk, a jog or just a picnic?
Book your sporting holiday in Paris with the Grand Hotel Saint Michel! Paris hosts many events throughout the year such as the Paris Marathon and the French Open tennis championships. We also invite you to stay in shape by using our fitness room. Or you might prefer a jog in the nearby Jardin du Luxembourg.
The Grand Palais is an iconic Parisian monument, instantly recognisable by its large vaulted glass roof surmounted by the French Tricolour. In 2019 it welcomes you for a new and exciting series of exhibitions and events. The Grand Hotel Saint Michel tells you everything you need to know about what’s coming to the Grand Palais.
Winter is winding down and the herald of spring is the Paris Carnival! Come and have fun on Sunday March 3rd, 2019 when you attend the 22nd modern edition of this must-see event. This year, whatever your age, you are invited to join in with the theme ‘One for all, and all for sport’.
Paris has many legendary places where you can catch live jazz performances. If you’re looking for a night out with your loved one or friends to enjoy some hot or cool jazz, here’s a quick tour of our favourite jazz bars.
Paris, romantic city par excellence, attracts thousands of couples from all over the world, irresistibly drawn by the city’s picturesque neighbourhoods, fascinating streets, gardens and parks of unparalleled splendour and world-class museums brimming with a wealth of romantic stories... Here are some of the most romantic places in Paris for an unforgettable Valentine's Day.
The Rétromobile show is the annual must-attend event that vintage car enthusiasts and collectors never miss. This prestigious exposition devoted to the world and the history of vintage cars will be held at the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre from February 6th to 10th, 2019. This 45th edition will celebrate the centenary of the Citroën brand with dynamic exhibitions, entertainment and plenty of surprises!
The giant ice-skating rink returns to the Grand Palais this winter! Could you wish for a more sublime setting in which to have fun with your partner, friends or family? From December 16th, 2018 to January 9th, 2019, come and hit the ice on the largest skating rink in France, and the most beautiful!
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.