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.
On a beautiful sunny day, it’s great to discover Paris from the water and get a different view of the capital’s most beautiful buildings and monuments. Unforgettable and sublime, a cruise on the Seine offers a serenely relaxing experience and a look at another facet of the City of Light. You can take a cruise on one of the famous bateaux mouches or call on the superb Riva private boats. The Hotel Jacques de Molay strongly recommends both of these options.
When you come to the capital this summer to enjoy a great holiday you can be sure of plenty of entertainment, especially of the musical kind. For rock fans there’s the Rock en Seine festival, one of the leading events of its kind in Europe. Those of a more sedate inclination will love Kiosques en Fête with its music concerts.
The dramatic finale of the Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees in Paris brings together an excited crowd of spectators to cheer on the supreme sportsmen who compete in this challenging and demanding event. Less strenuous but a lot of fun is the Paris Bike Tour, which you are invited to try.