SPRING 2013 in Paris

Spring in Paris is an enchanting period that seizes all our senses, and offers many more things! It’s a festive time when we have the Fête de la Musique, la Fête du Travail, our Jazz festivals, where the terraces of our emblematic Café’s once again come to life after this long cold winter.

We – at the Citizen Hotel – are glad to welcome you at this time of the year we will all enjoy together, and this is why we are happy to share some of the events and activities that we love during this period!

A stroll in a park

Les Buttes Chaumont

You can’t miss a lovely stroll in Les Buttes Chaumont. This park is one of the biggest in Paris, where you’ll find several cliffs and bridges, a grotto that encloses a 20-metre-high waterfall, a lake, and several English and Chinese gardens.

La promenade plantée

This is an unusual “balade” that is elevated over the streets of Paris. It is an extensive green belt that takes you through buildings, through tunnels- you will feel like you are in a garden whilst being completely surrounded by the city.

Various musical entertainments


Pink Martini will be performing at Le Grand Rex on the 11th of April and the 12th of April

The legendary Neil Young and Crazy horse will be performing at Le Palais Omnisports de Bercy on the 6th of June

The world famous Saxophone player Maceo Parker will be playing at Le Casino de Paris on the 13th of May


The classic Full Monty musical will be playing in Paris from the 5th of April to the 28th of June, in English and French, so pick your dates wisely.


For those who don’t get enough with one artist, there will be the very popular Solidays Festival in the Hippodrome de Longchamp. Last year’s event gathered thousands of people thanks to artists such as Metronomy, Ben Howard, Kavinsky, Shaka Ponk, Charlie Winston, and many other alternative scene artists.

Terraces to sit back relax

Café Charlot in the Marais

On a sunny day strolling through the Marais, you should drop by Café Charlot to have a coffee on the terrace as you watch all the Parisians rush to whatever it is they do.  If you go on a Sunday there is always lots going on because many Parisians go and brunch in the area. You’ll see a bunch of people leaving the Marché des Enfants rouges with take away food.

Marché des Enfants Rouge

This open market right next to Café Charlot is a great place to have lunch on a warm day. You’ll find a variety of cuisine from different regions of the world. The line for North African cuisine is usually 45min long, which says something about the quality of the food! You’ll also find French cuisine, Lebanese, Japanese, Italian. You should be able to find something to match your taste…

La rotonde, brasserie on the basin de la Villette.

This brasserie was built 200 years ago and has been left unused for quite some time now. It reopened a couple of years ago and benefits from a huge terrace in front of the basin of la Villette.  You’ll find it right at the exit of Stalingrad in front of the basin. This area differs in demographic from the touristic areas you might be used to, and that’s why you’ll like it.

And last but not least Roland Garros!

21st of May until the 9th of June

Roger, Rafael, Novak, Andy, will all be there, playing in one of the four grand slams. Make sure you buy your tickets in advance, as this is one of the most popular events around the year.


Hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy some of these activities during your coming stay in spring. We are all looking forward to your stay and wish you well until then.

The Citizen Team


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