The Hotel Mareuil is a new four-star hotel situated in the quiet Rue de Malte, a stone’s throw from the bustle of revamped Place de la République. The Mareuil Hotel is a perfect place in which to unwind after a busy day in Paris. The décor is beautifully minimalist and you’ll notice as soon as you enter the hotel, that guest comfort is paramount. The Mareuil is an oasis of calm in an otherwise bustling city, ideal for those that wish to unwind in serenity at the end of the day but still remain close to all the action in the centre of city. The Mareuil Hotel is located in Paris, at the heart of the République – Bastille – Marais triangle, which is rich in history and home to new fashionable and artistic tendencies. This is a real Parisian experience. The local neighbourhood brims with restaurants and cafés, boutiques and parks, and the Saint Martin canal is just a few minutes away. The Mareuil Hotel is ideally suited to accomodate international guests. Couples will enjoy an inviting cocoon atmosphere, families will appreciate the adjoining rooms designed for them, and lone travelers will find a relaxing haven after a day in the city.
The Mareuil Hotel provides 35 rooms with light walls and contemporary décor accentuated with vibrant and warm colors. In the classic, superior and Junior Suite rooms, the wood furniture with graphic lines will accompany your stay: desk, closets, bedside tables or even shelves form a harmonious, modern and functional set. In a very design furniture and decoration, the hotel’s guestrooms furnished in a contemporary style. All air-conditioned and soundproofed, they have a minibar, wifi connection, an IPod dock, radio, a laptop safe with outlet, organic toiletries, a flat-screen TV, luxurious bed linens and the new NightCove system. Its contemporary design is dedicated to make each stay a most relaxing and regenerating one. The Nightcove technology will offer the most peaceful sleep every Guest can get, providing the conditions necessary to optimize the way every Guest fall asleep and the way them wake up, NightCove gives all the well-being benefits of a night of true recuperation, bringing to every Guest energy and vitality for the day ahead. Guests also have the privilege to operate a private bathroom, fully equipped with a shower and a heated towel rail and hairdryer. Each room is designed with the utmost comfort in mind. With 6 options of communicating rooms, Le Mareuil Hotel is family-friendly and they have all the equipment necessary for the comfort of the little ones: cots, tall chairs, baby-sitting service and so on.
Various services are offered at the hotel services, such as floors, laundry, ironing and breakfast room. Breakfast is served in the lounge spaces and features an organic buffet. Quality regional snacks are available throughout the day. But according to the demands of customers, it is also possible to use in the rooms. The fitness room offers innovative activities that can be tailored to Guests’ needs. The detox SPA is a wonderful way to complete a well-being experience at Le Mareuil. Free access to the fitness center and SPA with saunas, steam room and Turkish bath, a particular advantage to Guests; there is also a dedicated beauty room where each Guest can book a variety of massages and treatments. A moment of relaxation is assured in the Garden of the Villa or hotel bar, which serves a variety of teas and coffee.
The hotel is surrounded by tourist sites as well as several shops, bars and restaurants. And for those who want to go a little further, a metro station is located 200 meters from the hotel, the Oberkampf. From Orly Airport to the hotel, there are about 21 km or 48 minutes. If you land on the Charles de Gaulle Airport, one is 26 km, about 48 minutes on the road. Starting from Paris Beauvais Airport should be 1 hour 31 minutes to travel 82 km.
Intimate and functional with brightly colored carpeting and wood graphic furniture that contrast with a soothing wall coverings, The Classic double feature a high quality queen size bed and a NightCove lamp that will provide the wellness benefits to optimize your sleep experience and will surround you with softness in a cocoon atmosphere.
Brightly colors of carpets and furniture with graphic lines, contrast and is harmoniously balanced with the clarity of the wall coverings. Superior Rooms feature a queen or king size bed, of the highest quality, with a special lamp Night Cove which takes you into a world of lights and sounds, you will experience a rejuvenating sleep for more pleasant awakenings and energic days.For enjoyable soothing moments, bathrooms are equipped with bath-shower, and velvet bathrobe and slippers will surround you of softness.
The Junior Suite is spacious and unique in character. Very bright it opens with its small balconies on the roofs of Paris. It has a separated and comunicating living room of a cozy comfort. Here, the lamp Night Cove which uses a world of lights and sounds aimed solely at improving sleep, and vitality quality is on “DUO mode” to make you live the experience on a total immersion. The bathroom offers both bathtub and shower in a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere.
Family Room Deluxe
The Family Room Deluxe, in its 23 smq of sized, provides one King Size double bed and one two people sofa bed. Bathroom is equipped with a shower, also suitable for disabled people. Located in the 6th floor, the room offers a panoramic view on the Parisian roofs from the balcony.
One Superior room with opened bathroom on the room itself, which is connecting by a private entrance space with a Classic room equipped with shower cabin. Both bedding type can be either 2 single beds or 1 double bed. This communicating room offer is perfect for families, providing flexibility, proximity, as well as intimacy, space and optimized comfort.
The Mareuil Hotel counts with a fitness room of 15 sqm including treadmill, elliptic, vibrating powerbike and powerplate with coaching incorporated. A Sunday sportsperson or an avid athlete; whatever your profile, experience sports in a customized way, from simple relaxation to dynamic physical training!
The Mareuil Hotel offers relax, in the calm and well-being of their SPA space. With a hamman and a natural pine-tree-extract oxygenating station, it’s a detox haven in the heart of the French capital. After a hectic day visiting Paris, its monuments, museums and other attractions, what’s better than a few relaxing and cocooning moments right at your hotel? A few steps away from your cozy and cocooning room, come to relax and charge your batteries in the simplicity of their well-being space. Different types of massages are available, 24 hours a day, on request (bathrobe and bath sheet included). Swedish or Californian massages to release tension, aromatic massage for an unprecedented olfactory journey, or, Japanese lifting to replenish and invigorate, Le Mareuil Hotel invites each Guest to a real world tour of relaxation. Facial and body skincares, so you can get rid of jet lag, plus hand and feet treatments, and, hairstyling are also available.
Fruit of the match between the science of sleep, the latest technologies and the best designers, the NightCove lamp transforms sleeping into a true relaxing moment, making recovery possible thanks to sound and light stimulation. Whether you need a good night recovery sleep, a little energizing nap, an invigorating wakening or a relaxing session, the NighCove lamp will be with you with its adapted programs on this wellbeing moment. At The Hotel Mareuil, they consider that the sleep and relaxation of their Guests are crucial: this is why there’s a NightCove lamp in each room, with its graphic curves by Patrick Jouin that match perfectly with the design of our contemporary rooms.
“19° on the Top 25 Best Hotels in France 2014” – awarded by TripAdvisor
Best time to visit Paris:
You can pay a visit to Paris all round the year as all seasons and months have something or the other to offer to tourists. While spring’s (March-May) forte is the café terrace culture, blooming flora and breath-taking landscapes, summers (June to August) boasts of a slew of free festivals and open-air events, boat tours and outdoor activities. On the hand, when you look at the autumn (September-November) and winter season (December-February), the advantage comes in the form of reduced tourist traffic, low prices and convenient reservations in the accommodation of your choice. As for weather- the consensus is absence of extreme temperatures, thereby turning Paris as a year-round destination. However, if it’s the monsoons that are the cause of your worry, avoid the summer months when planning a trip to Paris.
Another reason for avoiding the trip during summer months, especially July and August, which is also the peak tourist season is that the whole of France goes on a holiday and tourist facilities are woefully low and understaffed. To top it all, the rush of tourists from outside France plague major attractions and public transport, making it rather frustrating to visit Paris during these months. However, if you still decide to go, don’t miss out on the following festivals and events: Saint Germain Jazz Festival and French Wine Fair in May, La Fête de la Musique, the Shakespeare and Company Literary Festival, Marais Festival and Paris Jazz Festival in June and July and August are graced by the Rock en Seine, Paris Summer Arts Festival, La Tour de France, Paris-Plage, Festival Musique en L’Ile and the La Villette Festival.
For tourists going in seasons of winter, spring and autumn, there are a number of festivals and events that’ll keep you satisfactorily entertained. While March and April are the months of Le Printemps des Poetes, Paris Fashion Week, Paris Film Festival and Banlieues Bleues, the autumn (September-October) and winter months (November-December) is the time for Paris Autumn Festival, Festival d’Automne, Grape Harvest Festival and Festival des Inrockuptibles.
In the morning, a breakfast made of organic products will be waiting for you, accompanied notably by a menu of teas and high end roasted coffees, organic and fair-trade. And if you’re a bit hungry when coming back to the hotel after long hours visiting Paris, they favor local products with the snacks, this way delicacy rhymes with flavor and quality at all times of the day.
Discover Le Marais – An historic and inescapable district in Paris, Le Marais seduces with its particular charm that we don’t find anywhere else. Trendy, festive, fashionable…Historic monuments, bars, restaurants and boutiques: here’s what you’ll find. Culture lovers can’t miss under any circumstance the place de la Bastille and its opera, la place des Vosges, Victor Hugo’s house and the Picasso museum. Shopping cravings will be easy to satisfy: boutiques are everywhere! And enjoy the numerous Italian restaurants (L’Osteria), Japanese (Kushikatsu Bon), Oriental (Chez Omar) and bistros (Le Voltigeur) to get some energy after walking around the streets of the neighborhood.
Enjoy République – Place de la République and the streets nearby form a lively area of the city where life is enjoyable and it’s nice to go out. By the Canal Saint-Martin, there are a lot of open-air cafés and terraces that will make you so happy in the summer. In one of the numerous adjacent streets, boulevard Magenta, rue Beaurepaire, rue du Faubourg-du-Temple, rue Léon-Jouhaux, boulevard Voltaire, boulevard du Temple, rue du Temple, boulevard Saint-Martin and rue René Boulanger, you find boutiques, bars and restaurants that contribute to the reputation of this lively neighborhood. And flavors here are eclectic: American (Le Fil Rouge Café), Japanese (Sept´n), and even Italian (Sassotondo).
Walk on Canal Saint-Martin – Near la place de la République, the Canal Saint-Martin is the inescapable spot of the area. Parisians, from simple streetwalkers to cyclists they all love to go round its shadowy edges. When the weather is nice, it’s the perfect place for picnicking in a romantic atmosphere. It’s equally possible to visit the canal by boat thanks to several companies that offer touristic circuits departing from Musée d´Orsay or Porte de la Villette.
Discover Rue de Malte – A few steps away from the Canal Saint Martin, rue de Malte distinguishes itself from most streets by the fact that it’s divided into three separated segments. You can feel at the end of one of them that the street is over but you would be wrong, its starts at the rue Faubourg du Temple and ends at rue Oberkampf. Quick meals, fast canteens or a dinner with subtle flavors, rue de Malte offers you a rather interesting eclectic choice: Le Chemise, La Boîte aux saveurs, or the thai Thai-Thip. And everywhere around, in the rue Amelot, the Passage Saint-Sébastien and of course throughout the canal, numerous restaurants are really tasty.
Visit The Louvre – The world’s largest museum is also its most visited, with an incredible 8.9 million visitors in 2013. It is a city within the city, a vast, multi-level maze of galleries, passageways, staircases and escalators. It’s famous for the artistic glories it contains within, but the very fabric of the museum is a masterpiece in itself – or rather, a collection of masterpieces modified and added to from one century to another.
Enjoy the Musée d’Orsay – The Musée d’Orsay, originally a train station designed by Victor Laloux in 1900, houses a huge collection spanning the period between 1848 and 1914, and is home to a profusion of works by Delacroix, Corot, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro, Gauguin, Monet, Caillebotte, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and others.
Enjoy the Centre Pompidou – The primary colours, exposed pipes and air ducts make the Centre Pompidou one of the best-known sights in Paris. The then-unknown Italo-British architectural duo of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers won the competition with their ‘inside-out’ boilerhouse approach, which put air-conditioning, pipes, lifts and the escalators on the outside, leaving an adaptable space within. The multi-disciplinary concept of modern art museum (the most important in Europe), library, exhibition and performance spaces, and repertory cinema was also revolutionary.
Scale the Tour Eiffel – No building better symbolises Paris than the Tour Eiffel. Maupassant claimed he left Paris because of it, William Morris visited daily to avoid having to see it from afar, and it was originally meant to be a temporary structure. The radical cast-iron tower was built for the 1889 World Fair and the centenary of the 1789 Revolution by engineer Gustave Eiffel. Eiffel made use of new technology that was already popular in iron-framed buildings. Construction took more than two years and used some 18.000 pieces of metal and 2.500.000 rivets. The 300 mt tower stands on four massive concrete piles; it was the tallest structure in the world until overtaken by New York’s Empire State Building in the 1930s.
Climb the Arc de Triomphe – The Arc de Triomphe is the city’s second most iconic monument after the Eiffel Tower, older, shorter, but far more symbolically important: indeed, the island on which it stands, in the centre of the vast traffic junction of l’Etoile, is the nearest thing to sacred ground in all of secular France, indelibly associated as it is with two of French history’s greatest men.
Explore Montmartre – A hundred and fifty years of urbanisation have done little to dent the villagey charm of Montmartre: watched over by the neo-byzantine Sacré-Coeur, its cobbled lanes feel surprisingly rural right down to its tiny vineyard. The main attractions are no secret, however, so avoid the tourists by visiting the Musée de Montmartre, a petite, lesser-known museum that recounts Montmartre’s history as a centre for artists like Toulouse Lautrec. Or discover cutting-edge Outsider Art at the fabulous Halle St-Pierre, a former covered market that houses the Max Fourney Art Brut collection.
Paris has a 21st-century zoo. After a six-year makeover, the zoo in the Parc de Vincennes, reopened on April 2014, is one of the oldest cage-free zoos in the world, The Paris Zoological Park has long been a proponent of animal conservation since its opening in 1934. Of over 85 species housed at the zoo, most are considered endangered with habitats that are near-destruction and are thus directly benefitting from the zoo’s efforts. Situated in the historical Parc de Vincennes, the relatively small zoo (about 15 ha) is marked by nearly one century of evolution on the safeguarding and the presentation of the animals of the world in an urban environment. Its priorities are animal well-being and conservation and the animals’ environment is as close to their natural habitat as possible.
Parisians have been waiting 6 years for the Vincennes Zoo’s grand reopening and after 3 long years of work, the animal park is again opened and during your stay at Hotel Mareuil, the perfect place in which to unwind after a busy day in Paris, you cannot missed a visit in this new amazing mode of animal presentation and educational experience.
Eighty per cent of the 1.000 animals are now settling in after sometimes long periods of acclimisation elsewhere. There are 170 species in total, 74 species of birds, 42 of mammals, 21 reptiles, 17 amphibians and 15 fish. All have been bred in captivity. But the experience of coming to see them is radically different from that of a traditional zoo.
“This is a new zoo with a new concept,” says director Sophie Ferreira Le Morvan. “The visitor is immersed in the geographical area of the animals. The stars are the animals and the visitor is invited in the environment of the animals.” There are limits to what a city zoo can reproduce, so there was no question of doing a full replicate of the savannah for the zebras and antelope or Antarctic conditions for the Humboldt penguins.
Instead the animals have been grouped by region of origin into five biozones: Madagascar, Patagonia, Guyana, Europe and Sahel-Sudan, with replica habitats for tropics, forests and grasslands. Winding paths take you through what will be lush vegetation; there are few visible fences, wire-netting has replaced iron bars and clever landscaping has been used to separate the wildlife from the watchers and give visitors different points of view from different levels. The animals are housed in conditions that are as natural and stress-free as possible.
So elephants and bears are no longer part of the line-up; the 14.5 ha site just couldn’t satisfy their need to roam. But the eight-metre-high monkey enclosure gives this very sociable species plenty of room to fool around. And the spacious wolf enclosure has secret spaces for food to be hidden, helping to ease the boredom of animals that are born to hunt. While there are familiar zoo favourites, such as lions, zebras, giraffes, jaguar and rhinos, there are also lesser-known characters like anteaters, tapirs and wolverines. Different species also get to cohabit as they would in the wild, giraffes and ostriches in one area, zebras and rhinos in another. Some, like the white rhino, lemur, jaguar and a kind of antelope called the oryx gazelle, are endangered species.