Special offers on stays in Paris’s Marais district, at the Hotel du Petit Moulin
The Paris Picasso Museum finally re-opened its doors to the public once more following a lengthy 6 years program of renovation.
Also located in the heart of the Marais district, a few steps from the Museum, the Hotel du Petit Moulin proposes you a unique experience to discover or re-discover the work and Picasso’s Parisian life.
Discover or re-discover the Artist and Paris!
This offer includes, for 2 persons:
- Accommodation in the category of your choice, breakfast included.
- A self-guided-walking tour to discover the Montmartre district through Picasso’s places
- Discover or re-discover the Artist with 2 tickets entrance for the Museum Picasso: the world’s greatest collection of works by the renowned Spanish artist composed of 5,000 pieces by the artist, more than 200,000 personal archives, and his own collection of some 150 works (Matisse, Cézanne, Le Douanier Rousseau...). Open from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on 25th December, 1st January and 1st May.
The Spa de la Reine by Carita… A Revelation to your Senses!
Complimentary access to the Spa de la Reine – at sister hotel Pavillon de la Reine, close by on the Place des Vosges.
The 250 m² Spa (2,420 sq feet) comprises 2 treatment booths, a gym and Jacuzzi as well as a steam bath. Providing the ideal atmosphere for relaxing within a natural, modern and Zen spirit, this Spa will bring serenity to all our guests.
The spa is open daily from 7am to 9pm.
Minors under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult to have access to the various treatments and facilities.
For access to the steamroom or jacuzzi, we recommend you wear a swimsuit, they are on sale at the hotel reception. The locker rooms are at your disposal. However, we recommend not to leave your valuables, as the hotel declines all responsability in case of theft.
Hotel du Petit Moulin will reveal a different side to the Parisian art scene. Away from the gallery experiences of Le Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and Le Centre Pompidou, the hotel is encouraging guests to explore the rich and varied street art of the quartier with a new partnership with Mon Beau Paris – one of the most exciting new ventures on the Paris tour scene for 2015.
Can you tell a genuine Banksy from a faux Bek Le Rat?
Guests will be armed with a polaroid camera to document their best finds – and become artists in their own right. The morning will finish with a champagne picnic in a secret Marais spot enabling guests to reflect on the impact of the art.
Guests will be able to enjoy a private art de rue tour through the winding streets of Le Marais, led by one of Mon Beau’s street art experts. The three hour tour will start early to avoid the crowds and explore the myriad of work that lines the streets – and is so often missed by the untrained eye. Works by artists including Yosh, Space Invaders, Clet Abraham, SOBR and GZUP will be included, as well as innovative works that pop up as the seasons change.
Just as some of Paris’ best contemporary art will reveal itself among the streets of the Marais during the tour, Hotel du Petit Moulin reveals itself as a truly artistic hotel. Appearances are deceiving here; with an exterior that suggests the building is a local boulangerie, inside each of the hotel’s 17 rooms is a Christian Lacroix masterpiece. While the building was once home to Paris’ first bakery (and even the original shop frontage remains), the hotel is now a work of art in its own right. Some rooms are bright and colourful, others more understated; all are totally theatrical and tell a different story of the Marais.
Combining a deeply comfortable overnight stay with a chance to dig deeper into the local art scene, this is a totally new take on an arty weekend in Paris.
Baguettes & Boulangerie stays with Hotel du Petit Moulin are from €560 based on two sharing a two night stay on a B&B basis with a three-hour croissant or baguette class at La Cuisine Paris. Must be booked at least three weeks in advance; subject to availability.
Paris’ original bakery welcomes guests to learn the secrets of French baking
This year, Hotel du Petit Moulin, Paris is going back to its baking roots. Set in the heart of Le Marais in a 17th century building that was once Paris’ first bakery, Hotel du Petit Moulin will be welcoming guests for a deeply comfortable two night stay and a baking masterclass at La Cuisine Paris, just down the road from the hotel. ‘Baguettes & Boulangerie’ stays are from €280 per person.
Hotel du Petit Moulin’s baking credentials are impressive. This is where Victor Hugo would come to buy his baguette from his home on the nearby Place des Vosges, while the 1900 shop frontage – now listed by French Heritage – is still so convincing that many passers-by pop their heads around the door in search of a fresh croissant or two.
While there is no longer a bakery here, what awaits behind the door is a true couture hotel designed throughout by Christian Lacroix. Each of the 17 rooms – of all shapes and sizes in line with the 17th century quirks of the building – is individually designed, each telling a different story of Le Marais, Paris’ oldest quartier. Some rooms are bright and daring, others antiquated and more rustic; all are wonderfully theatrical and playful, and unquestionably the work of Lacroix.
Set on the banks of the Seine just a short stroll from Hotel du Petit Moulin, La Cuisine Paris is all about the delights of French food, encouraging its guests to learn, cook and eat. Guests will reap the rewards of a baguette or croissant making workshop, learning exactly what goes in to making some of France’s most famous baked goods – and, of course, creating plenty of baked treats to fuel the weekend. Over three hours, the history and secrets of the techniques will be revealed and guests will bake their own creations, as well as learning a recipe to replicate at home.
Inspired by the smell of freshly baked bread, guests can enjoy the rest of the weekend discovering the foodie delights of Le Marais. The hotel will recommend a series of unmissable spots for bread, cheese, chocolate, foie gras and more.