When the Carreau du Temple is mentioned, you may think of the Knights Templar or even their medieval fortress, where Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and their family were imprisoned during the French Revolution. However, the Temple is long gone and, in its place, some 300 metres from the Hotel Jacques de Molay, stands the Carreau du Temple, a repurposed former market building that is now a versatile venue where cultural activities, sports and entertainment of all kinds take place.
The Marais is one of the most pleasant and interesting areas of the capital, being rich in museums, shops and fascinating historic buildings. During your stay at the Hotel Jacques de Molay, ideally located in the Rue des Archives, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Musée Picasso, renowned for its architectural beauty as well as for the quality of its permanent collections and the diversity of its temporary exhibitions.
If you’re spending your summer holidays in Paris you’ll find there’s a wealth of things to do for all the family! The Parc de la Villette, for example, offers a sunshine programme on the banks of the Canal de l'Ourcq featuring activities for children, outdoor cinema and days at the beach. The summer of 2019 promises to be sunny and full of fun!
If you’re not familiar with Gypsy, don’t miss the opportunity to check it out during your stay in Paris. The new summer terrace of the Cirque d'Hiver is decorated in a pure Bohemian style that plunges you immediately into a gypsy-style ambiance as a nod to the roots of the Bouglione family of circus performers. A simply magical summer place that is irresistibly ‘instagrammable’!