Charles Garnier was well inspired when he drew up the plans for the Opera, which will therefore bear his name, the Opera Garnier, this building inaugurated in 1875 has made a place of choice for itself in the architectural heritage of Paris. And yet, this architect was faced with a major problem because according to legend there is a lake under the Opera, a legend taken up by Gaston Leroux in his novel "The Phantom of the Opera". Indeed, the Opéra Garnier has become the most prestigious opera in Paris if not in France. This building, which has remained authentic, has been listed as a historical monument since 1923. It is a real emblematic figure of the city of Paris and its 9th arrondissement. The Opera is one of the most famous opera houses in the capital, so much so that citizens called it "the Paris opera" before the creation of the Bastille opera. The Opéra Garnier is one of the places to visit absolutely before leaving the capital.
The Grands Boulevards
High places of Parisian life, the Grands Boulevards are not just long and wide streets filled with shops. No, the Grands Boulevards perfectly represent the Parisian boulevards, those dotted with restaurants, theaters, bookstores, passages in which there are real architectural treasures. “The Grands Boulevards” are made up of the Beaumarchais, Filles-du-Calvaire, du Temple, Saint-Martin, Saint-Denis, Bonne-Nouvelle, Poissonnière, Montmartre, Italiens, Capucines and Madeleine boulevards. How to evoke the Grands Boulevards without talking about the Galeries Lafayette, one of the largest shopping centers in the capital, you will find everything you dreamed of there. So many streets in which to stroll, so many passages to explore for a discovery stay in the heart of Parisian life.
The Madeleine theater is one of the most popular theaters in the capital, it is part of the circle of the most prestigious theaters in Paris. This theater mainly hosts dramatic works by collaborating in particular with great authors and directors such as Sacha Guitry. The most prestigious pieces are performed at the Madeleine, such as "L’Ecole des Femmes" by Molière or "La danse de mort" by Strindberg. Who says prestigious plays says prestigious actors because indeed the biggest names in the international theater have played at La Madeleine like Jacques Weber, Isabelle Carré or Gérard Depardieu. A scene to discover during your stay at the Aston hotel for all theater lovers. La Madeleine is located near the Aston Hotel, which will allow you to have fun in front of a good play during your stay and live to the rhythm of the capital and its entertainment.
The Olympia is one of the best-known performance venues in Paris and France, ideally located on Boulevard des Capucines. As soon as you enter this room, you will be immersed in a very warm atmosphere with its famous red hall. The greatest artists have produced their greatest shows there, Coluche, Gad Elmaleh or even Deep Purple and other Rolling Stones. The Olympia is often better known than the artists who play there, this reflects the dimension that this hall has taken since its creation in 1954.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the fitness room is equipped with quality equipment including a treadmill, an elliptical trainer, a classic bike and dumbbells.
Even while traveling, you can continue to take care of your body at your own pace!
Madeleine open-air market (Aguesseau)
Place de la Madeleine
On the mall adjacent to the left road alongside the Madeleine church, at the end of boulevard Malesherbes.
Tuesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Flower market Place de la Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine, which took its current form in 1842, was a former flower market of which a few merchants still remain today.
Tuesday to Sunday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
26 Rue d'Astorg, 75008 Paris
Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Solidays is a music festival organized by the Solidarité Sida association since 1999, which brings together artists, lecturers, activists and festival-goers on the lawns of the Paris Longchamp racecourse.
a typical Italian and family restaurant
01 42 65 53 13
4 rue de l'Arcade 75008 Paris
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00, 19:00 - 23:00 Sunday: 19:00 - 23:00
BAR ROYAL AT THE BAR
01 84 25 70 00
29 Rue de l'Arcade, 75008 Paris