Begin the New Year with a visit to Paris
Published on 9 January 2015, dans Hotel
The team here at the Hotel de l'Université wish you all the very best for the New Year and invite you to begin 2015 by treating yourself to a relaxing break in Paris. Staying in our delightful hotel, you will find yourself in a tastefully contemporary setting that lacks nothing in the way of elegance and warmth. We are certain that you will find our refined ambience both tranquil and comfortable. If you require further convincing that this is an excellent time to see what Paris has to offer, then we have some news of unmissable events that will particularly delight lovers, bargain hunting shoppers and art enthusiasts.
Great reasons to visit Paris in early 2015 !
Enjoy Valentine’s Day as guests of the Hotel de l'Université
February 14th will be upon you almost before you know it, so why not surprise the special person in your life with a Valentine’s Day break in Paris? If you book a minimum of two nights, including February 14th, with the Hotel de l'Université you can take advantage of our special offer of a half bottle of champagne to help you make the most of this special day. We are particularly well situated for easy access to all the places you’ll want to visit as a couple. The evocative and picturesque banks of the Seine, the beautiful Ponts des Arts, the Ile de la Cité and its historic landmarks; all are within hand-in-hand walking distance of our hotel.
Discounts and bargains galore at the Winter Sales
The Paris Winter Sales are here right now and scheduled to continue until February 17th. For Les Soldes d’Hiver retailers all across Paris are offering up to 50% off their usual prices, and this could well increase to 75% as the sales period wears on. However, if you’re looking for the widest possible selection of bargains it’s best to come right now and get stuck into the discount-fuelled shopping frenzy. Staying at the Hotel de l'Université you will be close to some of the city’s finest retail facilities and shopping districts. St Germain des Pres is an exclusive neighbourhood offering some top fashion outlets, quirky boutiques and a lot of fun. Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is a superb upscale department store with an international reputation, but they still have stock to clear at knock-down prices! For bargain hunting opportunities, don’t miss the Carrousel du Louvre, perhaps the finest shopping centre in Paris.
Learn the secrets of Rodin’s creations
Don’t miss Rodin: The Laboratory of Creation at the Rodin Museum until September 27th. The museum’s storage facilities have been plundered for this event, yielding some 150 plaster and terracotta works, many of which have never been seen in public before. These are the preparatory works, such as casts and studies in clay, which formed the steps towards masterpieces. Such models are displayed alongside the final creations to demonstrate the master sculptor’s process. The exhibits are supplemented by actual photographs taken in studio of this founding figure of modern sculpture.
• Le Bon Marché, 24 Rue de Sèvres, Paris 7ème
Tel. 0033 (0)1 01 44 39 80 00
Metro : Sèvres - Babylone, lines 10,12
• Carrousel du Louvre, 99 Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1er
Metro : Louvre-Rivoli or Tuileries, line 1 – Pyramides, lines 7, 14
Rodin, the Laboratory of Creation : Until September 27, 2015
• Musée Rodin, 79 rue de Varennes, Paris 7e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 44 18 61 10
Metro : Varennes, line 13
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