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The Festival du Merveilleux; experience magic every moment

The Festival du Merveilleux; experience magic every moment

The festive season is a magical time to dream. It’s the time of year when we most yearn for the joys of childhood. Those sweetly nostalgic pleasures can be yours again. Every year since 2009, the Pavillon de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains (Museum of Fairground Arts) has presented the Festival du Merveilleux; 10 days of shows, performances and wonders. The Hotel Université tells you more...

Heritage Days; the cultural event of the autumn

Heritage Days; the cultural event of the autumn

For 35 years, the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days) have offered the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the places that make Paris a cultural capital. Book your weekend accommodation at the Hotel Universite to ensure you don’t miss this event that will take place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of September 2019. During these two days, the monuments and historic sites of Paris will be open for free so you can discover their secrets. This year, the Heritage Days theme is Arts and Entertainment.

Paris provides pop-up beaches for summer fun

Paris provides pop-up beaches for summer fun

Summer is upon us in a blaze of glorious sunshine and the mercury continues to climb... But don’t let the heatwave make you abandon your plans for a break in Paris because the capital has everything you need to keep cool as temperatures soar! Perhaps you’ve already heard of Paris Plages (Paris Beaches), the capital’s pop-up seaside resort? Now without sand due to environmental considerations, it’s still as successful as it’s ever been since launching in 2002. The Hotel de l’Universite tells you more...

Spring sports; the Paris Marathon and the Jardin des Tuileries

Spring sports; the Paris Marathon and the Jardin des Tuileries

Running enthusiasts eagerly await the various events hosted by the capital every year. The most famous is certainly the great Paris Marathon, which takes place this year on April 14th. What’s more, when you stay at the Hôtel de l'Université you’ll be ideally located to enjoy jogging in the Jardin des Tuileries.

La Villette outdoor cinema; a heads-up for film buffs !

La Villette outdoor cinema; a heads-up for film buffs !

Summer has at last returned to Paris and, with it, the Cinema de Plein Air de la Villetteoutdoor movie festival. This much-loved Parisian summer event will enchant you from July 18th to August 19th, 2018. A month of free screenings featuring a carefully chosen cinematographic selection awaits you on the lush green lawn of La Villette. This year’s theme is ‘How about singing?’, so you can expect plenty of musicals, music biopics and movies in which music plays a larger than usual role !

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