La Bellevilloise has a long and storied history in the city of Paris. First established in 1877, its original purpose was to provide the average Parisian resident with access to education in politics and culture. Although La Bellevilloise had been closed for quite a long time, it was reopened in 2005 as a space for artistic, cultural and community events.
Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier during the summer will have the unique opportunity to discover one of the major events organized at La Bellevilloise. That is because an event called « La Grrrrrande Prairie » (‘The Grand Prairie’) will take place from July 12 until August 31, 2013.
The Grand Prairie offers visitors access to 500 square meters of green space, complete with hammocks and deckchairs — the ideal way to enjoy a warm summer day. While laying back and relaxing, participants can listen to musicians playing music, watch short films, groove to the beats of DJs, read a book or have a drink. For a more interactive experience, visitors can also participate in workshops dedicated to various offbeat themes, including live painting, body painting, tattoos, physic readings, hula hooping, juggling, massage.
Travelers should also make sure to check out what the Bellevilloise calls its « ephemeral boutiques. » In these small shops, all of the artwork, clothing and other items for sale are produced exclusively on a small scale. This means that shoppers can rest assured that their purchases are truly unique, making this a great opportunity to grab a souvenir of Paris.
Whether hanging out with friends, family or simply seeking some relaxation time alone, visitors to La Bellevilloise will find that the activities of La Grande Prairie offer an amusing and convivial way to spend the day.