Your stay in Paris-Bastille: culture or nature?
Category : Visit Paris
When you visit Paris this spring, choosing what to do from all the options available won’t be easy, because the city offers so many possibilities. In order to explore as many as you can, you might well be tempted to extend your stay at the Hotel Pavillon Bastille! Whatever you decide, you’ll certainly appreciate the relaxed lifestyle of the capital as it basks in the spring sunshine. To provide a little inspiration, here are some recommendations for activities both cultural and natural!
Strauss at the Opéra Bastille, an essential comic opera
This spring, the Opera Bastille flies the colours of Germany when it presents Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose), the famous three act comic opera by Richard Strauss, from May 9th to 31st, 2016. The career of this brilliant German composer, who died in 1949, spanned the late Romantic and early modern eras. He wrote an impressive number of operas, music for ballets, chamber works, tone poems, lieder and choral compositions, and was also a prominent conductor.
Richard Strauss is regarded as an undisputed master of the operatic form, and Der Rosenkavalier is undoubtedly one of his most popular works, well worth seeing whether you're an opera aficionado or you simply appreciate fine music and a lavish production. You will have the chance to hear the wonderful soprano Anja Harteros, who is back at the Opera de Paris under the baton of conductor Philippe Jordan. The Hotel Pavillon Bastille is ideally located just a short stroll from the Opera Bastille.
Charming walks in the heart of Paris
The City of Light discloses her innermost secrets to those who explore her myriad ways on foot. From our hotel, you can reach the beautiful Marais district in a just few minutes, and discover the trendsetting and creative heart of the capital. Whether you enjoy shopping or sightseeing, you’re sure to enjoy relaxing in the garden situated in the centre of the stunning Place des Vosges, designed in the 17th century. Here, where the 3rd and 4th arrondissements meet, you can also find the Maison de Victor Hugo, on the second floor of the former Hotel de Rohan-Guémené, where the writer lived from 1832 to 1848. For a more nature-oriented experience and a very pleasant walk, don’t miss the Promenade Plantée, also known as the Coulée Verte. This 4.7 km long linear park has been established along the route of an obsolete railway line, and its elevation above the streets allows for striking views of the architecture of Paris, while enjoying the beautifully cultivated greenery that lines the way. This original walk passes through the Rue Crémieux and ends at the Gare de Lyon. After your Parisian wanderings, you’ll return to the warm welcome and comfort of the Hotel Pavillon Bastille.
Le Pavillon Bastille, a charming hotel in the heart of Paris Bastille