January in Paris is a particularly pleasant time of year. The festive season gradually leaves the capital and the Parisian winter quietness is returning.
As every month, the Louvre Marsollier Opéra advises you on the best activities, excursions and visits. Start the year perfectly with our recommendations, to live a perfect stay in Paris.
Christmas and New Year’s Eve are over, and now it’s time for Epiphany and its delicious king cakes! Even if on 6 January, the main objective is to win the lucky charm, you will enjoy a warm and tasty moment. The capital of gastronomy offers a wide range of recipes every year, so let’s discover our top 3 king cake in Paris!
“Experience always wins the day”, they say, and Chef Yann Couvreur understands this well. The upholding of tradition, which is at the heart of his work, is once again reflected this year in his delicious traditional King cake. A crispy puff pastry filled with a generous frangipane that will satisfy even the most demanding palates.
As beautiful as it is delicious, “The Crown” unveiled by the pastry Chef Nina Métayer perfectly reproduces the aesthetics of the most alluring crowns. This sumptuous pastry is also revealed by its taste: a frangipane with almond, pistachio and orange blossom water flavours.
This year, the young Chef Maxence Barbot has opted for a flower-shaped king cake with original tastes. Caramelized puff pastry petals are filled with a rum-infused almond and tonka frangipane. You won’t be disappointed for sure!
Rosa Bonheur exhibition
Paris would not be Paris without its many museums and exhibitions. Discover the cultural aspect of the city by visiting the emblematic Musée d’Orsay and specifically the Rosa Bonheur exhibition, available until 15 January.
Here, no Guinguette on the Seine in sight, but a retrospective on one of the greatest figures of the 19th century. Known in Europe and in the United States, it is at the Musée d’Orsay that some of her unpublished pieces are exhibited. Sometimes found in the attic of her former home, this fascinating exhibition highlights more than 200 breathtaking works.
Beyond the artist, Rosa Bonheur was a woman with several facets, known for her social demands represented in her paintings. Her fight for the consideration of animals was one of her great sources of inspiration. Ambassador of the cause of women’s emancipation, she was the first female artist to be awarded with the Légion d’Honneur.
Rosa Bonheur was a committed and inspiring artist, and we are delighted to rediscover her in this unmissable exhibition.
Winter stroll along the Jardin des Tuileries
Paris is a city with a unique atmosphere. To fully discover the capital, wander through its streets and admire its beautiful architecture. This January, we propose a stroll through the heart of the city.
The Rue de Rivoli along the Jardin des Tuileries is a fascinating Parisian emblem. Connecting the Place de la Concorde to the Hôtel de Ville via the Louvre, it is an ideal place to stroll during the winter months. With its large arches, you can protect yourself from the weather while admiring the most beautiful shops and monuments. A stroll through Parisian picture-postcard awaits you, in which cafés and restaurants take place in a 100% Parisian setting.
And if you feel the need for a gourmet break, we recommend a visit to Angelina. This Parisian institution with its Art Nouveau decoration welcomes you to taste the finest hot chocolate.
We wish you a Happy New Year and hope that 2023 will be filled with many Parisian visits!
See you soon, the Louvre Marsollier Opéra hotel team
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