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Hotel with indoor swimming pool in Paris

Does winter seem long to you and does this affect your morale? Take advantage of a stay in Paris to relax and appreciate the present moment. Our hotel with indoor swimming pool welcomes you, and provides you with a SPA and swimming pool area, for intense relaxation.Overcoming winter and its little moments of depressionWhen winter arrives, we are seduced by the idea of celebrating the end of the year with our loved ones. But quickly, the cold, the very short days, and the gloomy weather undermine our morale. To avoid this, the B55 hotel invites you to relax, in an intimate space in the heart of Paris .Come and enjoy the beauty of the capital’s illuminations, its monuments and its emblematic sites for a total change of scenery. Then, after a day of sightseeing, go to our hotel to find peace and quiet.This is a little zen bubble that will gently recharge your batteries. Live in slow motion, to the rhythm of your moods, in your very comfortable room … And fill up on energy during this sweet break.A hotel with heated indoor swimming pool in the heart of ParisDo you dream of lounging in warm water, or swimming laps in peace and quiet? The B55 hotel , in the 13th arrondissement of Paris , invites you to spend a rejuvenating stay thanks to its relaxation area .You will have plenty of time to go to the SPA area , where you will find an indoor swimming pool heated to 28-30°C and deck chairs to relax. Illuminated by natural light diffused by the large bay windows, the swimming pool welcomes you into an intimate space, far from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Relax after a day of sightseeing in Paris in this refined place with a natural decor.Extend your moment of relaxation by going to the sauna with its pretty subdued lights, right next to the swimming pool with its 7 meter by 3.5 meter pool, and release all the stress and toxins accumulated during the year.And to ensure you have a moment of absolute relaxation, the 4-star hotel limits access to the spa center and the beautiful indoor swimming pool to 4 people at a time. It is therefore strongly recommended to reserve your slot when reserving your room at B55, your hotel with indoor swimming pool .A 4-star hotel that invites you to relaxAmong the hotels with indoor swimming pools in Paris , the B55 offers you a soothing and cozy setting, placed under the theme of wine and relaxation.The rooms of our hotel in the heart of the 13th arrondissementWith its sober and elegant decoration, the magnificent B55 hotel & spa is the ideal place for a romantic stay, a business stay or a family trip. From standard rooms to family rooms, this Paris hotel has 48 rooms ranging from 18 to 30 square meters, 4 of which are accessible to people with reduced mobility.Able to accommodate up to 4 people, the rooms of your hotel with heated swimming pool guarantee you a special moment in an elegant atmosphere, thanks to equipment specially designed for your comfort:Private bathroom with shower or bath;Room with small or large terrace;Air conditioning/heating;Unlimited and free WiFi access;Flat screen television and international channels;Desk ;Minibar and coffee machine;Bath towels ;Concierge service;Welcome product…What to do around the B55 charming hotel?Between two sessions of absolute relaxation in the sauna and in the beautiful swimming pool of our luxury hotel , why not take the time to visit the 13th arrondissement of Paris and all the capital’s key attractions?Paris 13 is the ideal destination to fully enjoy the most beautiful sites of the capital , without suffering from the tourist crowds. You can then take the time to discover this diverse neighborhood, by visiting the sites most popular with Parisians and visitors:La Butte-aux-Cailles , with its village feel, its cobbled streets and its street art;Chinatown , with its red lanterns, restaurants and exotic shops;The City of Flowers , with its artists’ studios…And to make your stay in Paris an unforgettable experience, take advantage of public transport just a stone’s throw from your B55 hotel & spa to discover the emblematic sites of the capital, such as Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral (4th arrondissement), the garden du Luxembourg (6th arrondissement), the Tuileries garden (1st arrondissement), or the Arc de Triomphe (8th arrondissement).One of the rare hotels with an indoor swimming pool in Paris , the B55 hotel welcomes you in the heart of the 13th arrondissement for an unforgettable stay. The small swimming pool and the sauna allow you to relax in a bubble of softness, far from the hustle and bustle of Paris.

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Discover the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art

Established in Paris since 1994, the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art is both a meeting space between art and the general public, and a place for artists to create. The foundation therefore organizes thematic exhibitions each year in order to promote and encourage contemporary creation. Let’s discover the history and missions of the Cartier Foundation , as well as its 2024 programming.The origins of the Cartier FoundationBased on a unique concept aimed at facilitating access to knowledge of contemporary art and encouraging creation, the Cartier Foundation is the result of 40 years of reflection and various actions.The history of the Cartier FoundationThe Cartier Foundation was created in 1984 under the leadership of Alain Dominique, the President of Cartier International. The vocation of the place has always been to promote contemporary artistic creation , but also to disseminate knowledge of it to the general public. We therefore present the work of famous artists, but also young artists, from France and around the world.For 10 years, the Foundation was based in Jouy-en-Josas, before moving, in 1994, to Paris. The architect Jean Nouvel then imagined a glass building giving artists complete freedom to create and exhibit.Quickly, the Foundation became a reference site for contemporary art , and it always manages to surprise by exploring all fields of artistic creation, such as sciences, visual arts, architecture, fashion, design, or cinema again.Composed today of more than 2,000 works created by more than 500 artists , the Foundation’s collection reflects the multidisciplinary programming it offers visitors.Commissioning artists: one of the Foundation’s missionsTo enrich its collection and encourage creation, the Cartier Foundation places orders with artists each year . It is a way of supporting the production of a work or an entire exhibition with various artists, and thus offering to work on innovative projects.These annual commissions are a strong testimony to the relationships that the Foundation has built, over the years, with artists from all over the world, but also to the desire to open up to the world .Since 1984, many artists have had the opportunity to express themselves, including Sarah Sze, Ron Mueck, Damien Hirst, Nikau Hindin, Myriam Gourfink…The discovery of talents: the leitmotif of the FoundationThe Cartier Foundation’s mission has always been to reveal new talents . It therefore regularly highlights contemporary artists during temporary exhibitions.Among the great talents that were revealed during an exhibition at the Foundation , we can note:Matthew Barney, in 1995;Takashi Murakami, the neo-pop painter now known throughout the world;Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, the Aboriginal artist who exhibited for the first time outside Australia thanks to the Foundation, in 2022…The Foundation also wants to present known artists where they are not expected , such as the filmmaker David Lynch, who exhibited his drawings and paintings, or the fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, who presented an astonishing exhibition where bread dough used to imagine beautiful dresses.Need to find a hotel near the Cartier Foundation? Stay with us!The 2024 exhibitions at the Fondation CartierThe Fondation Cartier’s program is already busy for 2024. You can already discover the current temporary exhibition, while waiting for the next one, scheduled for June.Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai – The breath of the architectFrom December 9, 2023 to April 21, 2024, the Foundation welcomes Indian architect and founder of Studio Mumbai, Bijoy Jain. His exhibition, The breath of the architect takes us into his poetic and surprising universe, mixing nature, Man and matter.The artist invites you to daydream through a unique sensory experience during which time seems to freeze. Bijoy Jain ‘s creations seek to create a connection between man and nature, and to give free rein to emotions.The exhibition is complemented, throughout, by the works of ceramist Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye . They bring a touch of sensitivity which perfectly complements the work of Bijoy Jain, by offering ceramics inspired by plants, nature and movement.From the first steps in the exhibition space, we let ourselves be carried away by the emotions and the softness of the place, like a parenthesis in our tumultuous lives.Matthew Barney – SecondaryFrom June 8, 2024, and until September 8, 2024, the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art will host Matthew Barney’s exhibition , Secondary . For the occasion, we celebrate the long collaboration between the Foundation and the American artist, which began 30 years ago, with the co-production of his first film, Cremaster 4 .In this astonishing exhibition , we find 5 videos, all taking place on an American football field. For 1 hour, 11 performers take action, including the artist himself, as well as numerous dancers with aging bodies. The plot revolves around an incident that occurred in 1978, during a professional football match, causing the paralysis of Darryl Stingley.Secondary transcribes the image we have of violence in sport, and the entire culture associated with it, through a poignant exhibition . A true key player in contemporary art in France, the Fondation Cartier opens its doors to you every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (except Mondays). Come and discover the works of international artists and soak up the magic of the place.

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Going to Arena Bercy for the 2024 Olympics

The months are numbered until the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games , and it is high time to book your hotel room to attend the sporting events. Do you have tickets for a competition which will take place at the Accor Arena Bercy ? Find out how to get there from Hotel B55.The history of the Arena BercyAmong the sites hosting the sports competitions of the 2024 Olympic Games, the Arena Bercy , or Accor Arena Paris Bercy, is one of the emblematic places of culture and sport in Paris. Recognizable by its famous pyramid-shaped architecture, the Accor Arena is the venue for numerous events, such as tennis tournaments and all kinds of sporting events. But the site also serves as a concert and performance hall, and has thus welcomed French and international artists, such as Johnny Hallyday or Madonna, for a huge legendary concert, and more recently, the comedian Jérémy Ferrari.Created in 1984, the Accor Arena was completely renovated in 2015, in order to modernize its structure. It can now accommodate up to 15,000 spectators , and is the ideal place to watch the Olympic Games events.Where is the Accor Arena located?The Accor Arena Bercy is located in Paris (75), in the 12th arrondissement. The entrance to the Paris sports center is located at number 8 on Boulevard de Bercy , and has all the facilities to experience a magical moment: restaurants, counters, accessibility for people with reduced mobility, etc.How to get to the Accor Arena during the Olympic events?To get to the Accor Arena , the easiest way is to take public transport . During peak periods, as will be the case during the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics, the metro is the best way to avoid heavy road traffic.The Accor Arena is thus served by the “Bercy” metro station (lines 6 and 14), as well as by the “Gare de Lyon” hub (RER A and D, metro 1 and train R). If you wish to come by car, paid parking lots are available near the Arena (be careful of traffic restrictions).From the B55 hotel, you can attend sporting events by taking metro line 6, from the “Glacière” metro station, and to the “Bercy” station (direct line). You will reach the place in less than 25 minutes.Program of events for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the Bercy ArenaFrom July 27 to August 11, 2024 for the 2024 Games, and from August 28 to September 8 for the Paralympic Games, the Accor Arena will welcome many French and international athletes . Several sporting disciplines will be in the spotlight.Basketball : final stages of tournaments (men and women);Artistic gymnastics : floor exercises (men and women), team competition (men and women), all-around (men and women), vault (men and women), uneven bars (women), balance beam (women), rings (men), pommel horse (men), parallel bars (men) and high bar (men);Trampoline : individual event (men and women);Wheelchair basketball (men and women).Practical information on the Accor ArenaTo fully enjoy sporting events, here are some rules to follow within the Arena Bercy :There is no age limit (although children under 3 are not recommended). However, strollers and prams are prohibited (€2 deposit);It is forbidden to enter with food, bottles, water bottles, or even cans from outside;It is prohibited to take photos or film the event;Animals are prohibited;Backpacks, travel bags and handbags are not permitted;Smoking is prohibited within the premises.The legendary Parisian venue of the Accor Arena will be the site of exceptional sporting events during the 2024 Games . It is advisable to prepare your visit as best as possible to fully enjoy this incredible experience.

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A look back at the 2024 Chinese New Year in Paris

Like every year, the Chinese New Year was widely celebrated in Paris. From February 8 to 25, 2024, the festivities allowed numerous visitors to immerse themselves in Chinese culture, through shows, exhibitions, and the famous colorful parade. Let’s rediscover all the events that marked Chinese New Year 2024 in Paris , and how we celebrated the entry into the year of the Wooden Dragon.Lunar New Year paradesAccording to the Chinese calendar, the new year begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice. We then speak of Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year . In Vietnam, this celebration falls on the same day, and is called the Tet festival. To respect Chinese tradition, this festival always begins with a parade.The traditional Chinese New Year parade in the 13th arrondissement of ParisTo end the year of the Water Rabbit and start with dignity In the year of the Wooden Dragon , the 13th arrondissement of Paris organized its famous festive parade . On Sunday February 18, 2024, the participants put on their traditional costumes and paraded to the rhythm of Chinese music. The dragon dance, so dear to the traditional Lunar New Year celebration, therefore took place between Avenue de Choisy, Porte de Choisy and Avenue d’Ivry.Many associations celebrated the event in good spirits, introducing thousands of spectators to Chinese folklore.The Lunar New Year parade at Faubourg Saint-HonoréA few days before the traditional Paris 13 parade, the Faubourg Saint-Honoré Committee opened the festivities with a colorful Chinese New Year parade . On February 13, 2024, visitors gathered at the corner of Faubourg Saint-Honoré and rue Royale, in the 8th arrondissement, to attend the famous magical parade. During this exceptional day, Parisian associations staged the lion dance , dragons, and of course, the traditional lanterns.Chinese New Year’s Day 2024 entertainmentTo celebrate the New Year, great events were organized throughout the capital. Let’s remember 2 notable events from these two weeks of celebration.The Bastille marketThe Year of the Wooden Dragon was widely celebrated on Saturday February 17, at the Bastille market , in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. From 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., numerous activities allowed Parisians and tourists to experience this moment of celebration according to Chinese tradition .On the program: lantern-making workshop, artistic performances (demonstration of traditional dances, martial arts, etc.), calligraphy and Chinese painting workshops, etc.And to learn about Chinese gastronomy, no less than 40 Asian food stands were set up and offered traditional dishes.The festivities at the Guimet museumThe National Museum of Asian Arts was there to welcome the new year under the sign of the Wooden Dragon. To celebrate this unmissable festival, the Guimet museum has therefore offered a vast program based on lion dance, screenings of short films, meetings, and even workshops. Throughout the weekend of February 9, 10 and 11, as well as Wednesday February 21, 2024, the facade of the museum also displayed a sublime magical mapping.Treat yourself to Asian specialties for Chinese New Year 2024To properly celebrate the Chinese New Year and fully immerse yourself in Chinese culture, nothing beats delicious cuisine with Asian flavors.The best Chinese restaurants in ParisTo discover a new culture, tasting culinary traditions is essential. Chinese gastronomy has many specialties, more or less well known, such as longevity noodles (the longer the noodle, the better the year promises to be), Lok Ba Go (radish cake), dumplings, or again the Bánh chưng. So, to fly to China in one bite, here are some addresses of the best Asian restaurants in Paris :The Mirama (Paris 5);Les Pâtes Vivantes (Paris 9);La Pâtisserie de Choisy (Paris 13);Gros Bao (Paris 10);Le Tse Yang (Paris 16);Le Panda Panda (Paris 10)…If you want to experience more refined Chinese cuisine, you will need to go to a gourmet Chinese restaurant . We recommend the gourmet restaurant Lili, which also offered a special Chinese New Year menu. You can also go to Shrangi-La or Bauhinia, two essential addresses for Asian cuisine in Paris.The Belleville food marketIf you like street food, you definitely know the Belleville Food Market , in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. If you always find the best dishes to enjoy on the go, many events are also celebrated there, such as the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau. Logically, the Lunar New Year was celebrated there on February 15, 2024. The Asian community was then able to showcase its culinary traditions, to the great pleasure of visitors.Every year, Paris celebrates Chinese New Year with great fervor. This is the opportunity to discover Asian culture, and to experience a unique moment of conviviality and good humor.

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FIAP & the B55 hotel: accommodation and seminar room for your business stay

Paris est un point névralgique majeur pour bien des entreprises. Facilement accessible depuis toutes les villes de France, d’Europe et du monde, la capitale française est le siège de nombreuses rencontres professionnelles. Vous prévoyez de séjourner à Paris pour un voyage d’affaires ? Découvrez les conseils de l’hôtel B55 et de la FIAP pour trouver un hébergement et une salle de séminaire pour votre déplacement professionnel.Bien préparer votre voyage d’affairesLes déplacements professionnels ont souvent de gros enjeux pour une entreprise ou un professionnel, il est donc impératif de l’anticiper et l’organiser. Pour cela, plusieurs étapes sont à respecter.Définir les différents objectifs du séjour professionnelLe principal objectif avant votre départ est de pouvoir définir très précisément le motif de votre voyage. Que ce soit pour décrocher un nouveau contrat, rencontrer des partenaires ou encore développer votre réseau, vous devez définir avec précision les raisons qui vous poussent à venir à Paris pour le travail.Cela vous permettra par la suite d’organiser vos journées et de garder en tête le but à atteindre, pour ne pas vous disperser. Si vous avez plusieurs personnes à rencontrer, par exemple, assurez-vous de vérifier leur disponibilité, de préciser le lieu de rencontre (et le réserver si vous en avez la charge), et de préparer chaque entretien ou réunion avec professionnalisme. Enfin, en fonction de votre planning, vous pourrez déterminer la durée de votre voyage d’affaires.Anticiper toutes les réservationsUne fois que vous avez fixé la durée et les objectifs de votre déplacement professionnel, vous pouvez commencer à gérer l’organisation du séjour, et notamment les diverses réservations.Les moyens de transport : en fonction de vos besoins pour votre activité professionnelle, vous devrez réserver vos billets d’avion auprès d’une compagnie aérienne, vos billets de train, ou encore votre voiture de location ;Le logement : les voyageurs professionnels sont souvent hébergés dans des hôtels ou des appartements de location, qu’il faut réserver à l’avance. Pensez à vérifier si votre entreprise n’a pas un partenariat ou un programme de fidélité auprès d’un établissement ;La restauration : si vous prévoyez de déjeuner avec d’autres professionnels, il peut être prudent de réserver une table à l’avance. À l’hôtel, il est souvent conseillé de réserver pour le petit-déjeuner. Enfin, pensez à repérer les restaurants aux alentours de vos lieux de travail ;Les lieux de rencontres professionnelles : si vous avez la charge de la gestion du voyage d’affaires, vous devrez trouver et réserver une salle de réunion, une salle de séminaire, une salle de conférence, ainsi que les équipements nécessaires (vidéoprojecteur, micro, paperboard…).Réunir tous les documents pour voyager l’esprit tranquilleLes voyages professionnels demandent beaucoup d’organisation, et si on pense souvent à ce que l’on va faire sur place, il faut aussi penser à tous les à-côtés, comme le trajet, les transports sur place, et l’hébergement. De nombreux documents peuvent vous être demandés au cours de votre séjour d’affaires, vous devez donc penser à les réunir (papiers d’identité, demandes de visas, passeport, billet de transport, cartes de visite…).Profiter d’un hôtel 4 étoiles pour votre séjour d’affaire à ParisSi vous préférez la résidence hôtelière à la location d’appartement, l’hôtel B55 vous accueille dans un cadre idéal pour des missions professionnelles de bonne qualité.Un hôtel spa moderne et confortableNiché dans le 13e arrondissement de Paris, l’hôtel 4 étoiles B55 vous offre tout le confort qui vous est nécessaire pour travailler dans les meilleures conditions. Vous profiterez alors d’une chambre spacieuse et chaleureuse, avec une salle de bain privative, une télévision écran plat, le WiFi illimité et gratuit, la climatisation et le chauffage, une literie de qualité…Idéal pour vous reposer après une bonne journée de travail, le B55 fait partie des meilleurs hôtels parisiens. Et pour assurer une détente absolue, l’hôtel propose également un espace bien-être et spa, avec piscine et sauna, ainsi qu’un distributeur de vin au verre.Un hôtel d’affaires idéalement situé dans ParisTrès bien desservi par les transports en commun, l’hôtel B55 se trouve à proximité du quartier d’affaires de Montparnasse (15 mn ligne de métro 6), et du parc des expositions de la Porte de Versailles (30 mn tramway T3a). Vous pourrez alors rejoindre vos lieux de rendez-vous sans contrainte, ni stress, après une bonne nuit de sommeil dans notre hôtel 4 étoiles.Des espaces de travail à proximitéPour vous permettre de travailler dans les meilleures conditions, vous pouvez profiter de votre chambre d’hôtel tout confort, ou vous installer dans la grande salle du B55. Mais vous pouvez également vous rendre à l’espace de coworking StartWay, non loin de l’hôtel. Vous y trouverez des bureaux partagés et privatifs à la location.Assanabel, votre restaurant près de l’hôtelPour un repas professionnel, ou simplement pour vous régaler après une journée de travail, le restaurant Assanabel vous accueille dans une ambiance chaleureuse, autour d’une cuisine libanaise. À seulement 8 minutes à pied de l’hôtel, ce restaurant vous ravira avec sa cuisine généreuse et savoureuse élaborée à partir de produits de qualité.Vous prévoyez de séjourner à Paris pour le travail ? L’hôtel B55 met à votre disposition une chambre confortable et propose des tarifs préférentiels pour les séjours professionnels.

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How to organize a business trip?

A business trip often represents an important challenge for a professional or for a company. Generally of short duration, this business trip must therefore be anticipated to optimize as much as possible these few days taken from usual working time. Let’s discover, with the B55 hotel, all the tips for successfully organizing a professional trip.Define the framework for business travelWhether you use a travel agency or organize your business trip alone, you will always need to start by contextualizing the business trip .How important is this business trip?A business trip represents a challenge in several respects, and it is essential to take a step back to determine if this travel project is really essential. Indeed, it is necessary to analyze the impact that this could have on professional activity, by comparing it to the time that it will require from the professional (which he will not spend doing something else that is perhaps more profitable) , the costs that this will generate, but also the impact on corporate social responsibility (CSR) . Identifying essential business trips is a real strategy for a company’s activity, but also for its carbon footprint.What is the purpose of this business trip?To understand the benefit of professional travel for companies, it is essential to define their objectives and analyze what this will bring. Whether it takes the form of a meeting, a trade fair, or a simple appointment, the professional mission must always have a very specific objective.Where does the corporate trip take place?Knowing the destination of the business trip allows you to prepare, whether by choosing the mode of transport, anticipating travel costs, but also by preparing the stay (local currency, time difference, local customs, etc.).How long will the business stay be?Knowing precisely the duration of the trip allows you to better manage and optimize time and money. Travel organization therefore involves managing travel, and in particular the time to devote to it, but also by managing accommodation and catering.What is the budget allocated to these travel plans?A professional travel plan must also take the budget into account. Depending on the means of transport and the length of the stay, you will be able to assess the budget to plan . However, you must anticipate additional costs that you do not always think about, so as not to have unpleasant surprises (breakfast at the hotel, parking costs, etc.). It is also important to establish rigorous expense reports to ensure coverage by the company.Plan a careful organization of the business tripA professional stay is often added to an already busy professional schedule. So that the trip does not have too heavy an impact on your business and is truly effective, you need to establish a plan.Know your objectives perfectly : if you leave at the request of your superior, you must know precisely what he expects of you. Managing your various appointments should allow you to prioritize without missing anything;Plan your absence from the office: whether you leave at the last minute or not, you must anticipate your absence with your colleagues, collaborators or clients. An absence email specifying your return date is always welcome, and you can also reschedule your appointments for your return;Confirm each appointment : to ensure that you are not traveling for nothing, it is essential to very precisely formalize each meeting planned during your stay. Ask for frank confirmation of your appointments a few days before your departure, specifying the time and location;Develop optimized travel itineraries : for good organization, the ideal is to organize meetings so that they waste as little time as possible. Transportation between each meeting place can waste a considerable amount of time, so be logical and efficient, this will also remove additional stress.Choose means of transportOrganizing travel for business travelers is quite complex, especially if we take into account responsible travel policies that are increasingly present in companies. The idea is to find the least polluting means of transport, but also the most efficient and profitable.The car: the rental car is the ideal transport for short distance trips, but especially for getting around once you arrive at the place of stay;The train : the advantage of the train is that it is possible to continue working during the journey. It is therefore both fast, practical, and less polluting than the car. On the other hand, it is necessary to study the price and timetables, because flexibility is not always required and does not respond well to travelers’ constraints;The plane : generally speaking, the plane is the fastest mode of transport for medium and long distances. But this requires anticipating travel once there, and taking into account the ecological impact of such a means of transport.Once there, it is always interesting to use public transport . If this is not possible, taxi or car rental can meet travelers’ expectations.Book accommodation for business travelWhen it comes to business travel, the choice of accommodation is crucial. It must be able to allow the professional to rest, without wasting time in transport, and to have all the necessary comfort within reach.You can therefore start your search for booking professional travel by informing yourself about the different policies and agreements of your company. This can impose a chain of hotels on you, for example, or have a loyalty program with a particular accommodation.Then, you will have to choose the accommodation so that it saves time, while taking into account the quality/price ratio . You will therefore be able to study the best offers from hotels and rental apartments located near the different meeting points.Finally, you will need to pay attention to the different options which may result in additional professional expenses.Good to know: booking directly on a hotel’s official website is often cheaper than on comparison sites.Prepare all the essential documents for your professional stayTo travel stress-free and not forget anything, it is wise to make a list of essential documents . You can also dedicate a pocket to these documents, in which you can slip your plane or train tickets, your identity document, your visa (for international travel), your business cards… Think also to digitize these documents, to always have them in your phone.The B55, an ideal hotel for your professional staysTraveling for work is often tiring, so to provide professionals with optimal comfort necessary for rest and quiet work, the 4-star B55 hotel is the ideal accommodation. Located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, the establishment welcomes you in a warm and cozy space, not far from the Porte de Versailles, the Exhibition Center and the capital’s business districts.The hotel offers negotiable rates for business trips , and a partnership with various professionals allows you to benefit from rental of seminar roomsoutside the establishment.After a great day of work, the professional will be happy to be able to enjoy the hotel spa , with indoor swimming pool and sauna .Managing business travel requires a lot of organization. Whatever the length of stay and the number of participants, the B55 hotel welcomes you to the 13th arrondissement for a quality professional trip.Enjoy Paris as a professional in our other partner hotels:Hôtel du Cadran in Paris 7Hotel de l’Espérance in Paris 5Hotel Elsa in Paris 17Hotel Aiglon in Paris 14Aparthotel in Paris Cadet Résidence

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Parc Montsouris: stroll in this superb Parisian park

Paris is best known for its historical monuments and museums, but the city is also full of many spaces, large and small. Among the most visited, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Jardin des Plantes, and the Tuileries Gardens are at the top of the ranking, but do you know the Montsouris Park ? South of Paris, on the left bank, this green setting is a true haven of peace in the heart of the capital.Montsouris park: 15 hectares of greenery in the heart of ParisIn the 14th arrondissement of Paris, Parc Montsouris is a public garden located between rue d’Alésia and the Cité universitaire. It is also this very special location that attracts all students in search of calm and nature. The vast lawns are a call to relaxation and rest, while the 1,400 trees in the park provide shaded spaces perfect for getting some fresh air in summer.Spread over more than 15 hectares of greenery , the garden is one of the most beautiful parks in Paris, and walkers love to stroll there, around the lake and along the paths. The public garden is then dotted with numerous stone or bronze statues, spread over 3 vast lawns, and the immense artificial lake is the home of many animals, from green-necked ducks to swans.Montsouris Park also houses the meteorological observatory , dating from 1947, as well as a 5 meter high stone obelisk. Although this obelisk has nothing to do with the Montsouris observatory, many people nevertheless nickname it “the sight of the observatory”.The little-known history of the parkBefore becoming one of the public gardens of Paris , Montsouris park was occupied by the old quarries of Montrouge. Acting as a necropolis, more than 6 million bodies were buried there. This mortuary labyrinth, worthy of the catacombs of Paris, complicated the construction of the park, as did the presence of two railway lines. And it was not the war against Prussia in 1870 that made things easier. The numerous mounds and the steep slopes of the park are today vestiges of the difficulties that Baron Haussmann and the engineer Alphand may have encountered during the development of the green space.Finally, the inauguration of the park took place in 1878, while Napoleon III had initiated the work in 1867. The emperor’s objective was then to create a park at each of the 4 cardinal points of the capital : Montsouris park to the south, the Bois de Vincennes to the east, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont to the north and the Bois de Boulogne to the west.To develop the park, Napoleon III was inspired by London parks . He then wanted to create a meeting space for all social classes.Good to know: the name of Montsouris refers to the time when the Bièvre mills were falling into ruin and were only occupied by rodents. We then spoke of “Mouse Mountain”, or “Mouse Mock”.A sublime park to stroll in summerFrom your first steps in the green spaces of Montsouris park, you will be immersed in a bucolic atmosphere which will make you forget all the hustle and bustle of everyday life and the capital. The park then becomes the ideal place on hot summer days. With friends, family, lovers, or even alone, the park and its wide open spaces welcome you for a picnic, a short stroll, or just to sunbathe.In summer, the park is open until midnight, and the bandstand schedules numerous concerts to keep you dancing and humming all evening. During the day, the walk is just as pleasant, in the shade of the trees and to the rhythm of the songs of the many species of birds.To entertain you, the green spaces of the park are not left out. Ping-pong tables offer you the opportunity to experience wild games, the weather station arouses your curiosity, while the children rush to the playground and the carousel . And for those with a sweet tooth, the Pavillon Montsouris , right in the center of the park, guarantees delicious cuisine in a breathtaking setting.Good to know: Montsouris park previously hosted the Palais du Bardo. This oriental palace, inaugurated during the Universal Exhibition of 1867, unfortunately disappeared during a major fire in 1991.Visit Montsouris park: practical informationParc Montsouris is located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, between Porte de Gentilly and Porte d’Arcueil. To get to the site, you can take numerous public transport (RER B, tram T3a, bus, etc.). From the B55 hotel, a few minutes on foot will be enough, since the park is only 500 meters from the hotel .Good to know: the park is accessible from rue gazan, boulevard Jourdan, avenue Reille, rue de la Cité-Universitaire, rue Nansouty, and rue Émile-Deutsch-de-la-Meurthe.The park is free and open all year round . In summer, you can walk there from 7 a.m. to midnight from Thursday to Sunday, and from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. from Monday to Wednesday. The rest of the year, the park closes at 5:45 p.m.The B55 hotel near Montsouris parkJust 500 meters from Montsouris Park, the B55 hotel welcomes you in a comfortable and warm setting. The 4-star Wine & Spa hotel immerses you in a unique experience of calm and relaxation , with fully equipped rooms and quality services.After long days of walking, take the time to enjoy a good glass of wine, thanks to our dispenser, and relax in the hotel’s wellness area. What to recharge your batteries before your next visit to Paris! To the south of Paris, Montsouris park is a place for walks where it is always pleasant to stroll. Near the B55 hotel, it is the ideal place to get some fresh air between two visits to tourist sites.