Vendredi, 1 Décembre 2017 - Divertissement
We often wonder what it really means to be an American in Paris. Wonder no more. Grab the hand of someone you love, walk along the Seine to see an American classic musical, follow the musical with a delicious, oh-so-Parisienne dinner and then walk back along the Seine, stopping to kiss along the way, until you land back at this spoil-yourself hotel. This will be the quintessential romantic night for an American in Paris.
Singin’ in the Rain (in English w/French subtitles) is back in Paris at the Grand Palais (while the Châtelet is being renovated). Robert Carson – famed for his operas at the New York’s Metropolitan Opera - captures the feeling of the original film perfectly. What to expect? The film, coming to life in a 3-D production, seguing from the 1920’s black and white into hints of sepia-tones and then, wow, wow, wow, vibrant full colors – complete with real rain water pouring down on the umbrella in the famous Gene Kelley dance scene). What makes it even more romantic than the plot? The production is smack in the middle of Paris. Want to interact with the production? Head to the Grand Palais two hours before the show to have your hair and makeup done, sing free karaoke, take tap-dance classes and more.
• November 28 through January 11
Duration 2h40 with intermission
• For Tickets
15.00 EUR – 128 EUR
• Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris, France
• How to get there from Hôtel Britannique
• Take the 15 minute walk along the Quais Francois Mitterrand to Quais Tuileries
• Rake the Châtelet Metro to the Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau Metro.
Photo: Châtelet Theater / Marie - Noelle Robert
(Pre- or Post-Show)
Dine pre- or post-show at the intrinsically Parisian Café Marly (call ahead for reservations and request a seat overlooking the Louvre Pyramid! For fish lovers, order the Médaillon de Lotte with the Tom Yam sauce; for meat lovers, order the melt-in-your-mouth côte de veau; and for the vegetarian, the Raviolis à la truffe is highly recommended. Don’t feel the need to order a white wine with the fish, if you love red wine, because a most romantic wine is the 2012 Haut Médoc Château Moulin la Lagune. There’s plenty of chocolate to be found for dessert, but their lemon raspberry tart will get you in the mood for stopping along the Seine for a sweet kiss or two.
93 rue de Rivoli, Paris 75001
Open from 8am – 2am
If you want to keep your dinner under $80 (without wine), head to the distinctively, elegant Le Fumoir and order a Carte du Soir. Expect healthy, inventive cuisine, with Scandinavian influences, such as an oven roasted lamb, mashed parsnip, wild mushroom; pan-fried scallops, mashed chick peas, sautéed fennel, parsley sauce, hazelnuts; oven roasted lamb, mashed parsnip, wild mushroom;
Poached pear, licorice mousse, basil sherbet.
Save even more money and keep the romantic feeling? Eat the Le Fumoir bar. The Chicken salad with chicory, artichokes and grated pecorino cheese, surrounded by books, magazines and newspapers that you can read, is another Parisian treat. Peeking at your significant other over the latest Le Figaro is guaranteed to tease for more future kisses!
6 rue Admiral Coligny
Open 11am – 2am
20, avenue Victoria, 75001 PARIS
33 1 42 33 74 59
The most romantic hotel in the heart of Paris is the Hôtel Britannique – a three-star luxury hotel (think luxury on a budget) with easy access to, well, everything (by foot, metro or taxi)! Completely renovated with chic fabrics, sublime mattresses, and spoil-yourself amenities, Hôtel Britannique offers the perfect place to fall in love over and over again. Highly recommended, the junior suite with its three huge double-paned, flower-boxed windows overlooking the sweet little Avenue Victoria, two deluxe bathrooms and an insanely comfortable as-big-as-Texas bed. You’re within easy walking distance of Notre Dame, the Louvre, BHV department store, Hôtel de Ville and the Marais.
Cet article nous parvient de Madame Sarah Gilbert Fox.
Nous la remercions vivement.
Il y a une dizaine d’années, elle est « tombée amoureuse » de l’hôtel Britannique.
Depuis, nous avons le plaisir et l’honneur de l’accueillir lors de ses séjours parisiens.
Sarah est une grande artiste.