The LIGHTS.Christmas in Paris is a special occasion with 125 illuminated
squares and avenues with garlands of shooting stars, Christmas
trees, multicoloured decorations. From the Champs Elysées to Avenue Montaigne, via the Champ de Mars and the Eiffel Tower, Paris is dressed in lights for the holiday season.
As evening falls, explore the enchanting Place Vendôme, the picturesque district of Montmartre, or the new Canopy of the Forum des Halles. Enjoy a gourmet break to drink hot chocolate or tea on a heated terrace of the capital's countless cafés.
Finish your walk with the Champs-Elysées Christmas Lights (from 24 November 2019 to 8 January 2020).
The Christmas markets.
There are so many Christmas markets in Paris. Artisans, creators and other exhibitors offer original objects to leave under the tree.
Unique gifts can be found, strolling around the stalls of decorated wood cabins.
If you are hungry, you can enjoy mulled wine and grilled chestnuts, waffles or pancakes.
Here is our selection of the most beautiful markets in the capital:
- The Christmas market in Les Tuileries. The famous Marcel Campion, having left the Champs Elysées, will set up his market there from November 15 to January 5.
- The Christmas market at The Town Hall. On the square in front of the Hôtel de Ville de Paris, from December 14 to January 6, 2020.
- The Canopy Christmas market at the Forum des Halles. From November 14, 2019 to December 29, 2019.
- The Paris Beaubourg Christmas market, place Georges Pompidou in the Marais.
- The Christmas market of Notre-Dame de Paris: from 13 to 29 December 2019. Square René Viviani, 2, rue du Fouarre.
DEPARTMENT STORES WINDOW DISPLAYS.For the Christmas occasion, department stores are adorned with light and delight passers-by with their sparkling showcases!
At Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, the theme is the Christmas Hive.
11 paintings in 11 window displays will feature 14 animated characters inspired by the life of the hive: the Queen's banquet, the winter garden, bees at work...
At Printemps Haussmann many luxury brands will present their creations in decorations created especially for the occasion.
At Le Bon Marché on the left bank, is looking to present the most modern display, a surprising, humorous creation.
Make your 2019 Christmas in Paris an unforgettable stay with Relais Montmartre!
History of Le Moulin Rouge:Founded in 1889 beside the Montmartre hill, the Moulin Rouge is the most famous of the Parisian cabarets, with its changing decors and its revolutionary architecture.
During the Belle Époque, wealthy businessmen came to mingle with the French dancers famous for their cancan leg-lifting dance.
Two such dancers, “the Goulue” and Jane Avril, are immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec. A haven for artists, a place of heckling, the Moulin Rouge has been an an eternal source of inspiration to creators, filmmakers, writers, painters alike.
During the 20th century, the cabaret has seen the Roaring Twenties to the post-war period, and has undergone numerous restorations. Destroyed by a fire in 1915, it was rebuilt in 1921. Mistinguett famously danced there until 1927.
In 1950, it was completely renovated by Georges France, also known as Jo France and from 1959 onwards, the Moulin Rouge offered a dinner show whose reputation became worldwide.
SHOWS :Since the 1950s, about ten shows have been created, the latest one, "Féérie", now running since 23 December 1999.
Designed by Doris Haug and Ruggero Angeletti, this show alternates five scenes where you can admire the 60 Doriss Girls in dazzling costumes.
A dazzling display of feathers, rhinestones and sequins to leave you spellbound. You will be amazed by the snake swimmer, in her glass pool, dancing among snakes.
Indonesia-inspired dances will take you on an exotic journey.
Book your evening and you will experience the exceptional!
• Address : 82 boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris.
• Phone : +33(0)1 53 09 82 82
• Show : places à partir de 87 €
• Show & Diner : de 185 € à 230 €
• Web-Booking : https://www.moulinrouge.fr/reservations?lang=en
This is good because we tested THE best artisanal glacier in Montmartre: "Une Glace à Paris"!
At the metro station "Abbesses" and a few meters from the "Mur des je t'aime", the boutique with its original flavours will bring a sweet touch to your romantic and tasty getaway.
As you have understood, Une glace à Paris is one of the best glaciers in the capital!
But what are his specialities? Take your passport - Gourmet One - the following paragraph will take you on a trip...
Smoked Inaya Chocolate, Colombian Pollen, Butternut or Medovic (Russian honey millefeuille), your only problem will be to choose! Not enough inspiration? So let's continue....
With a smiling service and pronounced flavours, ice creams all year round and cones all summer long, Une glace à Paris has established itself in the idyllic setting of Montmartre, for your pleasure and ours. Run along, the opinions are excellent! (4.3/5 of 500 Reviews).
44 rue des Abbesses.
Open from Tuesday to Friday from 1pm to 8pm
Saturday from 12pm to 8pm and Sunday from 11am to 7pm...
300 meters by foot from the Relais Montmartre (less than 5 minutes)
"Bonne dégustation ! "
But who are they? Despite their large (often blue) eyes and beautiful smile, the Poulbots hide behind this expression the misery of yesteryear.
The name Poulbot comes from its creator: Francisque Poulbot. Drawer who lived for many years on the Butte Montmartre (you know, this famous hill that makes you appreciate your comfortable room even more after a long walk), F. Poulbot illustrates posters. By observing the life of the streets of Montmartre, he created this character known to all French people.
Heirs of Gavroche in Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, they represent a whole generation of children from Montmartre at a time when it was still only a village outside Paris, where children sometimes had to steal to eat.
Over the years, Poulbot has become the face of the association "les dispenssaires des petits poulbots" which has become an icon representing the Parisian titi, the post-war period and currently the "real Paris".
To find out a little more about the Poulbots, don't hesitate to talk to the many booksellers in the area. We also recommend two places:
Poulbot Street:Before being attached to Paris, this street was part of the village of Montmartre. Currently part of the capital, these 70 metres long will allow you to feel the very essence of Montmartre.
Information : Rue Poulbot - 700 mètres from the Relais Montmartre via la rue Lepic - 10-15 minutes walk.
Poulbot Restaurant:Located in the street of the same name, this restaurant with its very Parisian decoration offers traditional cuisine and traditional beers. The wine list is also quite rich in beautiful finds. Among its must-sees, "the lamb shoulder in a 7-hour way and its juice, apple granules with thyme" or "the swordfish salsa verde and coconut paimpol with chorizo". A restaurant that only offers fresh food (three choices of starters, main courses and desserts) for a plebiscite of its customers from here or elsewhere. A very good address run by twins who have lived in the neighbourhood since the age of four.
Informaiton : Restaurant le Poulbot - 3 rue Poulbot - 850 meters from the relais Montmartre via la rue Lepic - 10-15 minutes walk.
This juice bar offers fresh juices made from 100% organic fruit and vegetables every day. In order to preserve all their nutritional values, the juices are pressed slowly by extraction and not by centrifuging.
Just a few meters from the hotel, Vejuice offers five-day "detox" programs to counter stress and fatigue or to take a taste break throughout the day.
To accompany the different juices, healthy salads can complete your order.
Held by a passionate person, do not be hesitates to ask him what you want and let him guide you.
Whether it's the juice of the day, the soup of the season or a break after climbing all the steps to reach Montmartre during your walk, you now know where to get back into shape.
Le Vejuice (1 rue Constance) : 100% organic juice bar
Opening: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
From the hotel: 20 metres to the left leaving the Relais Montmartre
We have managed to retrieve a video of our visit where you can relive your stay or visit our establishment.
You can find the hotel's presentation hosted by our Executive Assistant, Alessio, who ensures the comfort and well-being of each of our guests.
You will be able to discover the visual panorama of our common areas and a selection of rooms.
An exciting experience whose stress Alessio mastered and compensated for by a total serenity at the time of shooting!
The team is very happy to have had this privilege and would be happy to repeat a similar experience.
Thanks to the BFM teams
Le Figaro Madame
This is not the first time that the Relais Montmartre hotel has been selected and presented as a hotel of choice by the media:
You can also find Hôtel Relais Montmartre in an editorial of the Figaro Magazine's must-see addresses, where we are listed as "Havre de Paix à Montmartre qui se distingue par son atmosphère douce et accueillante".
Thank you Le Figaro Magazine
The list of Parisian Hotels is long, select us, guarantee you serenity and on our side, we will reserve you the most pleasant, the most discreet and the warmest welcome that it is...
A stone's throw from the Relais Montmartre, discover the intimate Parisian Christmas markets.
The Montmarte Christmas market has settled in the heart of the village, Place des Abbesses, culinary specialities and craftsmen present their products in small wooden chalets.
Marché de Noël au Hasard Ludique (128, avenue de Saint-Ouen)
Opening: Sundays 2,9 and 16 December
From the hotel: 14 minutes by metro by line 13 - Stop at Porte de Saint-Ouen
Marché de Noël Traxmas au Grand Marché Stalingrad - la Rotonde (6 place de la bataille de Stalingrad) :
Opening: Saturday, December 15th from 1pm to 8pm
From the hotel: 17 minutes by metro by line 2 - Courcelles stop
Marché de Noël alsacien sur le pavé de la Gare de l’Est (Place du 11 novembre 2018) :
Opening: From 5 to 21 December 2018
From the hotel: 18 minutes by metro by line 2 and then 4 - Gare de l'Est stop
Marché de Noël made in France à l’Espace du Canal Saint-Martin (256 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin) :
Opening: From 14 to 16 December 2018
From the hotel: 19 minutes by metro by line 2 - Stalingrad stop
Marché de Noël vegan à la Recyclerie (256 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin) :
Opening: Sunday 16 December 2018
From the hotel: 19 minutes by metro by line 2 then 4 - Porte de Clignancourt stop
Marché de Noël de la Canopée des Halles (Allée Jules Supervielle) :
Open: Until 6 January 2019 (Monday and Tuesday from 10am to 8.30pm and then Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm. Sunday from 11am to 8pm).
From the hotel: 20 minutes by metro by line 2 then 4 - Les Halles stop
Whether they are musical, Alsatian, vegan, traditional or new, the Christmas markets await you in this month of December.
Back & information on the 84th edition of the must-see Parisian event!
The Montmartre grape harvest festival has been an annual tradition since 1934.
We are very grateful to the Dames de L'Abbaye de Montmartre who planted vines all around the Montmartre hill.
In 1934, Mistinguett and Fernandel launched the tradition of festivities in October to celebrate the arrival of a new wine!
It is today the 3rd most attended public event in Paris with no less than 400 000 people!
The wine harvested there is a cuvée of Red Wine and Rosé Wine, the "Clos Montmartre", which is made up of 27 grape varieties, 75% Gamay and 20% Pinot Noir. It is 1760 plants which will be harvested there every year.
Other information :
Date of version 2018 : From 10 to 14 October.
Place: In all streets of the 18th
Official website of the event: fetedesvendangesdemontmartre.com
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Best regards from the Hôtel Relais Montmartre team
To reach this restaurant, you will have to go up the rue Lepic, almost at the top of Montmartre.
It is located just above the Moulin de Galette (read our article) and Coq Rico (read our article)
The business started in 2013 and is run by Antonin Prion, who is floor manager and had the great idea of being trilingual. He is also the associate of Frédéric Paul Chartier, who works in the kitchen. We will talk about him a bit later.
Past the entrance is a small room with less than 30 seats where intimacy seems to be a priority. We were immediately taken in hand and placed where we wish. Each dish is explained. The service is as attentive and friendly as its is professional.
This dish and the following were accompanied by a Morgon from Laurent Thévenet (€6.50 a glass), which is filled with beautiful hints of red fruit and lasts quite long in the mouth.
We continued with a rizotto and Serrano ham. The dish was served less than 10 minutes after the first plate was sent back to the kitchen. Nice timing when we know that a rizotto takes about thirty minutes.
The rizotto with mascarpone, is mixed with daïkons (Japanese white radish), topped by a bed of gourmet peas, slices of serrano, all brought together with preserved garlic. The dish is well balanced: It is both crunchy with the daikon and melting with mascarpone. The sugar from the garlic confit is well-balanced with the salty Serrano. Another great restaurant for only €12 per dish.
I then chose a very simple dessert from my childhood: French toast. It is served with salted butter caramel. It is crispy on the surface and moist in the middle. Accompanied by salted butter, it is really excellent and although I was full, I just had to finish it.
Special greetings to the chef Frédéric Paul Chartier, who we had met before at La Balançoire.
He is talented, respects the product, and loves his job as much as his customers. He was trained at the famous Ferrandi school and then joined the brigade of Ducasse's Eiffel Tower brewery.
The adventure won't stop here for him and his partner. Thank you
LA BOITE AUX LETTRES
108, rue Lepic – 75018 Paris
Monday to Saturday from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm and from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Then follow our guide: we offer you two other unusual cultural places in Paris:
The Grévin Museum - A Time Travel Through Different Universes
You can always walk into the different rooms to see the reproductions of France's cultural and historical heritage: through these Presidents, singers, sportsmen and women or the best actors. From General de Gaulle to Henri Salvador, passing in front of Amélie Mauresmo or Zinedine Zidane, all generations will find their way through this maze of celebrities and perfectionist scenery. Maybe not the little ones, you may say....
Don't get me wrong! Since its reopening in February, animations have been made for the whole family thanks to reproductions of popular programs such as The Voice or the arrival of new cartoon characters (Scrat de l'Age de Glace, The Little Prince...).
The more traditional passages have also been revised to be more interactive, such as the one on History: you can now paint in a cave, fight alongside Vercingetorix or take part in Bonaparte's war council!
You can also walk the Cannes red carpet, have an interview in the Elysée offices or record a sound with some music stars.
We bet you'll love it: The Musée Grévin has a new look to offer you a star day!
10 boulevard Montmartre.
Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm.
Two kilometres from Le Relais Montmartre (20 minutes on foot or 15 minutes by bus from the "white" stop at "Richelieu-Drouot - 9th century town hall").
Tickets from 16.20€ to 24.50€ online : https://www.grevin-paris.com/
The Fairground Arts Museum - A colourful century
More important than the history it tells, this unusual museum will surprise you with its beauty, its colours and the showy atmosphere that emerges.
You can only visit this place by booking in advance, allowing you to be accompanied by actors who will put you in the mood for about 90 minutes.
Fairground Art Museum
53 avenue des Terroirs de France.
Opening on prior reservation between 9am and 7pm (generally on Wednesdays and weekends outside school holidays or every day during school holidays)
30 minutes from Le Relais Montmartre by metro (line 13 to "Saint-Lazare" then line 14 to "Cour Saint-Emilion").
Tickets of 8.80€ to 16.80€ online : https://arts-forains.tickeasy.com/fr-FR/produits
Or by phone : +(33) 1 43 40 16 22.
Dear Traveller,The entire Relais Montmartre team wishes you a sweet, pleasant and happy 2019.
We will always have at heart and pleasure to make your stay unforgettable,
The collection of Beniamino Levi
The collection on display is that of the Italian gallery owner Beniamino Levi. Shortly after meeting Salvador Dali in 1975, he encouraged the artist to further develop sculpting:
Focus on some of the works on display
Les yeux surréalistes (Surrealist eyes) - Architectural project for a tower "La casa de los oyos".
Dali is outraged by the bars and towers which, according to him, destroy the landscape and urban life. His posture is in line with that of Gaudi and the opposite of that of Le Corbusier.
Entropy, degradation, death have obsessed Salvador Dali. The stopped watch, which extends over a body empty of life (branch, horse, inert material) and flows like cheese, opposes the material that persists (background), and is a representation of the mind that sends us back to God.
This work had found its place in the personal office of the artist, on his chimney. On a Baguette, whose cruston is one of the favorite talismans of the painter, Dali poses an inkwell representing the Angelus of Millet, canvas which obsesses him and of which he produced several versions. (Facing, archaeological reminiscence of the Millet Angelus - 1935). The ants we see on the face are an iconic vision also coming back insistently in the works of the Master.
Dali the singular
His search for "concentric eccentricity", as he called it, only aims to push the singularity of his person ever further. He succeeds in this exercise with talent and not without humor.
At the end of his studies, on the advice of Joan Miró, Salvador Dali goes to Paris for the first time in 1927. He meets Pablo Picasso whom he admires as much as he perceives him as a rival. Dali finds his own style from 1929, when he becomes full surrealist and invents the paranoid-critical method. He stays in Paris again from 1930 to 1932 and frequents surrealist artists such as André Breton, Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, René Magritte and meets his future wife, Gala, who lived in Montmartre, rue Becquerel with Paul Eluard.
When a journalist asks him the question, "Are you living in an era where you can still make a scandal?" He replies, "It is possible to strike in an effective way on the imagination of crowds with new means of cretinisation like television, radio, press."
Tous les jours de 10h00 à 18h30
11 Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris
The chef and business owner since 2012 is Octave Kasakolu. Trained by two-star chef Henri Faugeron, he has worked in restaurants for over 25 years and has been in the kitchen for 10. Passionate about and deeply invested in his job, Octave Kasakolu is always looking to create something new and has unlimited creativity. We will expand on why the culinary experience offered here is unusual.
Octave Kasakolu is always on the lookout for something new. He uses his favorite districts and markets to conduct his research. He goes in the 15thdistrict, rue des entrepreneurs, for Iranian products. He also visits all the oriental and African stores for ingredients such sweet potatoes, ginger, items he had not thought of before, to work on and offer a creative dish that has, above all, a real culinary interest.
Specialized in very high quality meat, the restaurant has its own maturing room, where the meat is carefully staled to obtain a pure product. The dried meats, as for them, are each chosen with care.
Les tantes jeanne is the only restaurant in Montmartre to offer Kobe Beef (Japan) in its prestigious meat menu. This traditional meat is highly recognized for its marbled flavor and tenderness.
But what will you eat? In addition to the 7 times tasting menu at €185, including a Kobe beef to which we will return, the menu, which is often renewed, offers 4 starters ranging from €12.50 to €24, and a plate of excellent charcuterie: dried Wagyu, Bellota Pata Negra, Galician rib steak... (€28).
As for the dishes, there is, for example, this very fine Arctic char fillet, a high mountain fish that is usually found on 3-star menus, served with a barley syrup risotto, pike or flying fish eggs, and white butter.
Arctic char fillet
Depending on the season, you can order a deer filet beautifully served as a Tournedos Rossini, with a sauce made from sorrel and Iranian lemon, foie gras, spinach, boletus mushrooms, girolle mushrooms, and chanterelle mushrooms.
Or this rack of Axuria lamb with Espelette pepper, served from October to May, which is as delicious as it looks:
We also recommend the famous black Angus, enjoyable, for example, with an side of smoked vegetables and flavored with rosemary and lemon thyme.
The Black Angus rib steak - 200gr, €36 - 300gr, €54
The assortment of cheeses from Virginie Boularouah (address to discover) is a small wonder.
The room is warm and the tables are tidy. Silver cutlery from Thiers, plates from manufacture de Monaco, everything is designed for good food that you can accompany with wines chosen from 600 bottles, with the advice of a sommelier chef.
If you have room for dessert, try the "Comme une tatin", which has a crunchy chocolate base and whipped caramel. The arrangement is a poem on its own.
LES TANTES JEANNES
42 rue Véron, 75018 PARIS
Tél: 01 42 51 14 21
Open Monday to Tuesday, from 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm and Wednesday to Sunday, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm.