Tramway strolls up to the 12th!

tramwayAfter 4 years of intense work, the Tramway has finally arrived in the 12th of Paris !

A new green line: quick, respectful of the environment and confortable. The T3b Tram will link the Porte de Vincennes to the Pont du Garigliano. A nice way to comute, discovering the surroundings!

Clients of the hotel will be able to catch the Tram right on Porte Dorée! (only a few minutes away, walking distance from the hotel)

Together with the Tramway, the whole boulevard has been renovated, giving space to more shops, large sidewalks. A little green path between the woods and Paris!

 

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Michael Jackson brought back to life by Cirque du Soleil, in Paris!

  The Cirque du Soleil pays tribute do Michael Jackson and his musical legacy, with an        incredible and magical show, The Immortal World Tour !

 

With a good mix of visuals, dance, music and fantasy, the Cirque du Soleil, brings the artist back to life and immerses the audience in the power and musical genius of the artist. Lifelong fans or first Michael experience, the show will make you live or re-live his intense live performances!

 

The Immortal Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where we discover Michael’s inspiration and the wellspring of his creativity. The secrets of the artist’s inner world are unlocked—his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic.

 

Check out the preview below!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAqnI6YI4OI

 

Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy – Tickets can be booked via link below:

http://www.bercy.fr/programme/spectacle

Thursday 4th of April 2013 at 8pm

Friday 5th at 8pm

Saturday 6th at 3pm and 8pm

Sunday the 7th at 5pm

 

Paris lights up for an enchanting and sparkling Christmas!

As usual during Christmas, Paris will once more, have a lot to offer this year! Many different events will be playing their game in the heart of the city!

 

For the first time, the Place de la Concorde will be displaying quite a Christmas tree! The highest natural tree in Europe! 35 meters high, the same size as the Obelisque, sitting right next to it! An interesting couple. The tree was given to Paris as a gift by TV channel Nickelodeaon and it will be be hosting many little events during the time of its “stay”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just accross the Place de la Concorde, the famous Champs Elysees illuminations were launched by actress Diane Kruger. Along the the Champs Elysees, you will be able to enjoy the Christmas market.

 

 

Christmas is also shopping ! And speaking of which, a little tour to the department stores will take you to some extra magic! The Galeries Lafayette are celebrating 100years of its Coupole (dome). For the occasion, Swarovski has imagined an amazing creation: a huge Christmas tree (again!), 21 meters high, all decorated with Swarovski crystals!  The tree is sitting on a chandelier made of more than 5000 Swarovski stars… Quite unique!

 

As for the Printemps, DIOR has created 9 window displays to be discovered until the 9th of January !  It shows animated dolls/ puppets all dressed up by DIOR couture. Their adventures can be followed through the displays! For kids and adults!

  

   

The Galopin, a colorful, delicious food experience in Paris!

The Tischenko brothers ! Maxime and Romain. Both food experts! One is from Inaki Aizpitarte du Châteaubriant, and the other from the Kitchen Gallery where he worked with William Ledeuil. And to top all of that, Romain is also the 2010 winner of the TV Top Chef programme!

Yes, you can definitely go there blind. It will be perfect!

These two have their own personal touch. Their kitchen is original, inventive, colorful and will surprise you! The service is efficient and really nice! The cute little menus are hand written on school paper. And it changes all the time, according to the time of year an the seasons.

The menus are really reasonable (19€ one course + dessert / 24€ 2 courses + dessert).  For those who would like to try all of it, you can chose for dinner to go for the gastronomic menu: 44€ per person. (and you won’t regret it!)

The restaurant is located on a very Parisian, cute little square in the heart of the 10th arrondissement. It opened in the fall 2011 and we hope it’s meant to stay there a while! Excellent place to eat!

I should stop writing, just run there !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Le Galopin

34 rue Sainte Marthe – Métro Belleville ou Goncourt

75012 10

01 42 06 05 03

Closed on Mondays and Sundays

GREEN HOTEL DE LA PORTE DOREE PARIS, CONFIRMS ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATION!

 

4 out of 5!! We are proud of our good environmental grade! And we will be working on doing even better in the future!

Because, we want our hotel to always improve in its environmental engagements, we have asked a specialist in environmental consulting, to audit the hôtel de la Porte Dorée. We wanted ot make sure that we were still respecting our engagements. The audit evaluates the environmental impact of a person spending one night at the hotel with breakfast.

4 out of 5 is good and we will, of course, continuously work on possible improvements to reduce our energy consumption, and our waste production, and recycle as much as possible!

Of course, we thank all of our clients who helped us achieve our goal of becoming and staying a green hotel!