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Shopping in the covered passages

Shopping in the covered passages

If you’re in the mood for a spot of shopping amidst beautiful surroundings this winter, then follow in the footsteps of the ladies in petticoats and gentlemen in frilled shirts who, in the first part of the 19th century, took advantage of the comfort and convenience of the covered passages to do their browsing and purchasing.

Visit the Parisian Christmas Markets

Visit the Parisian Christmas Markets

Always friendly, joyous and ideal for lovers, friends or family, a stroll among the stalls of a Christmas market is a great way to get into the spirit of the festive season. Fantastic Christmas markets pop up throughout the capital from the end of November, giving you the opportunity to have fun and do some gift shopping at the same time.

Dine by the fire in Paris this winter

Dine by the fire in Paris this winter

As the air turns chilly and winter’s hoary breath is felt on your cheek, what could be more romantic than a dinner by a crackling open fire in Paris? The Hôtel de l'Université, on the Parisian Left Bank, offers some suggestions for delicious meals in a cosy setting with a welcoming log fire.

The most unusual bookshops in Paris

The most unusual bookshops in Paris

During your next visit to Paris, why not seek out the city’s most unusual bookshops? If you’re passionate about books, a collector of rare editions and unusual items, you’ll want to check out these bookshops with a difference during your stay at the Hôtel de l'Université!

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