“Never cast a clout till May is out!”
In May, Paris is singing. The buds metamorphose into sumptuous blossoms and the milder temperatures give way to gentle evening strolls along the Seine. This May, Paris is full of fascinating activities and the Louvre Marsollier Opéra is there to welcomeyou for an unforgettable getaway in the heart of the City of Light!
Discover the Marais
Behind its small village look hides a district with a rich cultural heritage in the heart of Paris: Le Marais. As its name suggests, this atypical district was created after being built on former marshes. Between small cobbled streets, historical places and small shops, the Marais never ceases to seduce you. Let yourself be surprised by the emblematic Place des Vosges. This square lush of greenery, which exudes Parisian romanticism, is the oldest in Paris! It has been home to many great French personalities, notably the goldsmith of Les Misérables, Victor Hugo.
Immerse yourself in the author’s intimacy by visiting his former home. This private mansion, where he lived from 1832 to 1848, carefully holds the written memories of his great works. Discover his flat through a fascinating tour that follows the three main stages of his life: before, during and after his exile in Guernsey.
After a beautiful day strolling around the Marais, the Louvre Marsollier Opéra invites you to enjoy a gourmet break, 100% Parisian, for an exceptional tea-time in the famous Mariage Frères tea house. Take a moment to enjoy a fine selection of teas and delicious pastries.
Discover the treasures of Bagatelle Park
The month of May offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy nature in full bloom. And to do so, the Louvre Marsollier Opéra shares its favourite address with you: the Bagatelle Park (one of the four poles of the Paris Botanical Garden). Located in the Bois de Boulogne, the Bagatelle Park and its castle were created in 1775 in just 64 days following a bet between Queen Marie-Antoinette and her brother-in-law the Count of Artois. The Bagatelle Park is a place for walking and relaxation with a striking variety of flora. Its small bridges, its water mirrors and its sublime rose garden of 10,000 roses invite you to be enchanted by the charm and romanticism of these places.
Treat your taste buds to these gems of Parisian gastronomy
What would a stay at the Louvre Marsollier Opéra be without succumbing to the delicious gourmet addresses recommended by the hotel? In May, the focus is on two addresses, a savoury one and a sweet one: there is something to suit all tastes!
For the first address, head for the Thierry Marx bakery in Saint-Augustin. Easily accessible from the hotel, discover its mythical ham-emmental sandwich. This classic of French gastronomy, made with finely chosen ingredients, offers a real explosion of flavours in the mouth.
The second address has a slightly more chocolatey flavour. To enjoy a sumptuous sweet treat, go to the Jade Genin chocolate shop, located a few steps from the Louvre Marsollier Opéra. Result of exceptional know-how passed on by her father Jacques Genin, known as THE haute-couture chocolatier, the Jade Genin chocolate shop will enchant your taste buds with creations that are both visually and tastefully exquisite.
It is with great pleasure that the Louvre Marsollier Opéra has given you the keys to a successful Parisian escapade this May! We look forward to seeing you in June to share our superb summer suggestions. In the meantime, for those of you who love Parisian events, check out our Instagram page @hotellouvremarsollieropera where we regularly share the bestthings to do in the capital!
The team of the Louvre Marsollier Opéra hotel