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You have decided to share a great moment in family this summer in Paris or Nice? As you know there is a lot to do in these two beautiful cities. This is why we have selected the most popular activities for you and your family.

Our selection of family activities in Paris

#1 : The Harry Potter Exhibition

From april to 6 september 2015 – Cité du cinéma, 20 rue Ampère, 93 200 Saint-Denis – Métro 13, Pleyel – more details

The exhibition immerses you in the heart of the famous Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and in the most spectacular moments of the fantasy movies.


#2 : Frozen at Disneyland® Paris

From 1 june to 13 september – Disneyland Paris, 77777 Marne-la-Vallée – more details

The magic of Frozen falls on Disneyland®: meet the characters Elsa, Anna and Olaf and sing the famous songs in a live Frozen Sing-along.


#3 : Exhibition Aardman

From 21 to 30 august 2015 – Le Musée Art ludique, 34 quai d’Austerlitz, 75 013 Paris – Métro 5,10, Gare d’Austerlitz – more details

This amazing exhibition shows all the artistic genius of the sculptors and creators of Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run or Shaun the Sheep.


#4 : The jardin d’Acclimatation

Le jardin d’Acclimatation, Bois de Boulogne, 75016 Paris – Métro 1, Les Sablons – more details

The Jardin d’Acclimatation offers you a pleasant outdoors moment of relaxation with variety activities and attractions for all the family.


Our selection of family activities in Nice

#1 : The Molinard Perfumery

Molinard, 60 boulevard Victor Hugo, 06130 Grasse – more details

Located in Grasse, the Molinard perfumery offers a guided tour in the style of 30s perfumery and introductory workshops for adults and children.


#2 : The Confiserie Florian

Confiserie Florian du Vieux Nice, 14 quai Papacino, 06300 Nice – more details

Confiserie Florian welcomes visitors from around the world to help them discover their candy production workshops and artisanal chocolates.


#3 : The Castle Hill

Le Château de la Coline, rue des Ponchettes & rue de Foresta Montée Montfort, 06300 Nice – more details

A few steps from the Hotel La Perouse, this wonderful place to walk offers a spectacular view of the Bay of Angels and many games for children. A real paradise.


#4 : Marineland Antibes

Marineland, 306 Avenue Mozart, 06600 Antibes – more details

With Marineland amusement park, discover the world of the sea: meet the dolphins, orcas show, sharks tunnel and many other attractions that will amaze your children…


The Parisianer

You probably know The New Yorker, this american magazine made famous by the gorgeous illustrations on the cover page of every issue. As a tribute to this iconic publication over 100 illustrators have drawn as many covers for an imaginary parisian version : The Parisianer.

All these illustrations as well as a book regrouping them will be shown at the Cité Internationale des Arts only from 20th to 23th december.

The Parisianer
20th to 23rd december 2013, 2pm – 8pm
Cité internationale des Arts
18, rue de l’Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris

More information on the website of The Parisianer

Happy Hour at the Lounge Bar of the Hotel California

Enjoy the Happy Hour at the Lounge Bar of the Hotel California from monday to friday 6-7pm :

  • Mojito €5
  • 1664 50 cl €7,50
  • Fruit juice €3

Happy Hour Lounge Bar Hotel California Lounge Bar de l’Hôtel California Address : 16 rue de Berri, 75008 Paris – Métro George V Reservation : 01 43 59 93 00

A “Latina” week at the Hotel california

Semana Latina Hotel California

From September 16 to 21 the Hotel California heads South and invites you for a gastronomic journey to Latin America in its Lounge Bar.

Everyday enjoy our cocktails including our Despejito, flavored rums, tapas and a sunny meal of the day :

  • Monday : Chopped pork with mexican spices
  • Tuesday : Enchiladas
  • Wednesday : Beef Tacos, spicy salsa and green tomato
  • Thursday : Grilles shrimps with mild pepper salsa
  • Vendredi : Chicken Fajitas and guacamole

On evenings hotel customers will have a 15% discount.

Lounge Bar de l’Hôtel California
Address : 16 rue de Berri, 75008 Paris – Métro George V
Reservation : 01 43 59 93 00

Miro and the Hotel Pont Royal

The spanish painter Miro was a regular guest of the Hotel Pont Royal and its bar. One day in 1956 for example he wrote a letter there to his friend, the author Benjamin Péret, regarding his book “L’Amour Sublime” for which he was making a cover page illustration.

Lettre de Miro à l'Hôtel Pont Royal

« L’amour sublime »


Mon cher Péret, on vient de tirer des épreuves de la litho pour le livre, je crois que c’est réussi. Je ne t’avais rien dit avant de les voir. Je suis tous les matins chez Mourlot, 8 rue Chabrol, tu pourrais passer les voir, je serai enchanté de te serrer la main.
Albin Michel s’est déjà mis d’accord avec Mourlot pour le tirage.

A bientôt, mon vieux, cordialement.


As a tribute to this iconic painter and its colorful style we have made a special Miro cocktail :

  • Lime Juice
  • Cranberry
  • Pineapple juice
  • Gomme syrup

Cocktail Miro à l'Hôtel Pont Royal

Cocktail Miro

Bar Signature of the Hotel Pont Royal
7 rue de Montalembert, 75007 Paris
01 42 84 70 00

What to do in Paris this summer? Our 2013 selection

You’re in Paris for the summer and don’t know what to choose from the multitude of possible visits? It’s not surprising. To understand Paris and seize the essence of the City of Lights, there’s nothing like taking a stroll, during the day or at night, to learn more about the monuments which have made the city famous and which offer a plunge into the history of Paris. To guide you through the wealth of historical and cultural treasures in the French capital, we have selected five key places to discover during your stay.

#1 : Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition at the Pompidou Center

From Wednesday, July 3, 2013 to Monday, November 4, 2013 10a.m.
– 9 p.m. at – 19 rue Beaubourg 75008 Paris – Rambuteau station (line 11) –

Considered as the great master of American painting, Roy Lichtenstein did not limit himself to his role as the leader of Pop Art. He was also one of the most imaginative experimenters with matter and an inventor of icons. Through a corpus of one hundred twenty-four paintings, sculptures and prints, the Pompidou Center is now celebrating a pioneering artist with an exceptional artistic career. Along with the enlargements of cartoons and advertising images and the use of items of everyday consumption, which make up the most well-known part of his work, the presentation places the accent on an impressive re-reading of modern art, from Picasso to Cézanne. The exhibition, which was made possible with the assistance of the Tate Modern in London, covers the entire body of work by Roy Lichtenstein and attempts to reveal the atypical approach of this unconventional artist. Roy Lichtenstein

#2 : Leonardo da Vinci: Projects, Drawings, Machines at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

To August 18, 2013 – Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie – 30, avenue Corentin Cariou – 75019 Paris from Tuesday to Saturday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) – Corentin Cariou station (line 7) –

Just where did Leonardo da Vinci find the inspiration for drawing his incredible machines? A courtier at the side of Francis I and a Renaissance painter and musician, Leonardo da Vinci was also famous as a scientist and engineer with an insatiable imagination. All summer long, you and your family can follow the path of this dreamer who, in his Clos Lucé country manor, revolutionized the techniques of his time and designed the forerunners of our modern machines. This temporary exhibition is especially entertaining and is built around the magnificent collection of the Museo Nazionale della Scienza in Milan, bringing together the full-scale models made in Italy according to drawings from the master’s well-known notebooks. Leonard De Vinci Cité des Sciences

#3 : A Pleasant Promenade: 400th Anniversary of the Birth of André Le Nôtre in the Tuileries Garden in Paris

From Saturday, May 25, 2013, to Monday, September 30, 2013 Tuileries Station (Line 1)

Summer 2013 is dedicated to Le Nôtre To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of André le Nôtre, the Louvre Museum has organized a series of events to glorify the genius and ambition of this exceptional landscape artist. The official gardener of Louis XIV, he was requested by Queen Catherine de Medici, who passionately loved gardens, to build a large park for holding sumptuous celebrations that would adorn the Royal Tuileries Palace. The Tuileries Garden is still the oldest and most extensive public garden in Paris and is thus a choice area for a stroll through greenery in the heart of Paris between the Louvre Museum and Place de la Concorde. For the occasion, the garden features signing which gives information on Le Nôtre’s main elements of composition and the means at his disposal in the seventeenth century for creating the French-style garden from the ground up. Jardin des Tuileries Le Nôtre

#4 : Fountains Night Show – Château de Versailles

Every Saturday from July 20 to September 14, 2013 in the Château de Versailles – RER C direction Versailles Château (25 minutes from the Invalides station) –

Discover another aspect of the most majestic of royal residences. Built in 1682 by Mansart at the request of Louis XIV to reveal the grandeur of the French monarchy to Europe, the Château de Versailles is a vestige of monarchical splendor and one of the masterpieces of French architecture. It is an indispensible visit for all those who love history and the outdoors. After crossing the Hall of Mirrors or strolling through the King’s apartments, we suggest you spend some time in the parks and gardens which have made the Château’s reputation. When night falls, they become a magical pathway, where basins and copses sparkle with water and color, making the castle gleam with a thousand sparkles. Nighttime visits are possible every Saturday from July 20 to September 14, 2013 (the fountains are turned on at 9 p.m.). Château de Versailles

#5 : Keith Haring : The Political Line at Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris

From Friday, April 19 to Sunday, August 18, 2013 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris 11 avenue du président Wilson 75016 Paris – Alma Marceau station (ligne 9)/ Pont de l’Alma station(RER C) –

Until August 18, 2013, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris highlights a less familiar aspect of the work of Keith Haring. One of the most well-known artists of his time (1958-1990), Haring is still a symbolic figure of Street Art, who stands out for his incomparable style and enigmatic signs. However, his subway wall paintings, paintings and sketches are not without commitment; behind their characteristic aesthetic, they were meant to deliver a strong message in favor of social justice, the march toward modernity and the combat against AIDS. We invite you to discover this important retrospective on the “Radiant Baby” artist, where over one hundred works from international museums are shown together. Keith Haring The Political Line

14th of July special menu in Nice

14 of July is France’s national day. To celebrate it, the chef of our restaurant Le Patio has created a special menu including a free glass of champagne. But most of all, you will be able to watch the fireworks from the panoramic terrace of the Hotel la Pérouse. Informations and reservation on our official website or by par phone : +33

Discover our May special menu

From May 8th the Hotel la Perouse and the chef Pascal Gorris have prepared a special menu for you in our renovated restautant Le Patio. Discover the restaurant le Patio on Facebook and book online.

The Hotel la Perouse on Instagram

You can follow the Hotel la Perouse on Instagram to discover the latest pictures of the hotel and of Nice but also to share your own pictures with the hashtag #hotellaperousenice

Hotel la Perouse Nice Instagram

Did you manage to find the time to come to Paris this winter ? In case you did not, we have been window shopping for you on the Avenue Montaigne and on the Champs Elysées where you can find the most iconic french luxury brands.

Dior (rue François 1er & Avenue Montaigne)

Zadig et Voltaire (rue François 1er)

Chanel (Avenue Montaigne)

Louis Vuitton (Avenue Montaigne)
Louis Vuitton Paris Avenue Montaigne 1
Louis Vuitton Paris Avenue Montaigne 2

Louis Vuitton (Champs Elysées)
Louis Vuitton Paris Champs Elysees 1
Louis Vuitton Paris Champs Elysees 2

Lancel (Champs Elysées)
Lancel Paris

Cartier (Champs Elysées)
Cartier Paris