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It’s summer, book a room now at B55, your hotel with swimming pool in Paris.

Would you like to take advantage of your summer vacation to visit Paris? Summer is one of the most pleasant seasons for discovering the capital, but after a hot day, it’s always good to be able to cool off and relax. Book a room now at B55, your hotel with swimming pool in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.   B55: your Paris hotel with pool and spa Planning a visit to Paris? For your short, medium or long stay, the B55 Wine & spa hotel welcomes you to a haven of peace in the heart of Paris’s 13th arrondissement. A comfortable hotel for your stay in Paris Le B55 is a 4-star hotel entirely designed and furnished with your comfort in mind. The bright, spacious rooms are designed to suit your every need and desire, with a full range of high-quality amenities: free wifi, top-of-the-range bedding, air conditioning and heating, flat-screen TV, private bathroom… This Paris hotel also features a wine by the glass dispenser, which you can enjoy in the lounge area or in your room. After a good night’s sleep, you can enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast before resuming your sightseeing in Paris. A pool and spa area in your 4-star hotel From the standard room for 2 to the family room for 5, every reservation gives access to the hotel’s relaxation and wellness area. In the basement, you can take advantage of the superb heated indoor swimming pool, for a special moment of relaxation or sport. The sauna also awaits you for a few minutes of bliss, next to the hotel pool. Away from the hustle and bustle of Paris, treat yourself to a unique moment of relaxation in one of the best hotels with a swimming pool in Paris. Good to know: remember to reserve your time to access the spa center. The space is available for up to 4 people, in 45-minute sessions, for an unforgettable experience.   Visit Paris from our hotel with swimming pool If you don’t feel like wasting time in public transport, you’ll have plenty of time to discover the capital’s must-see addresses by staying close to the B55 hotel. François Mitterrand Library It’s hard not to notice the 4 buildings of the François Mitterrand library. This site, belonging to the BnF (Bibliothèque Nationale de France), comprises two libraries. The first is open to the public, unconditionally, from Tuesday to Sunday. The second is a research library, open Monday to Saturday. The 4 buildings, oriented on the 4 points of the compass and taking the form of open books, also offer a varied cultural program. A stroll along the banks of the Seine If you’re in between dips in your B55 hotel’s indoor swimming pool and you need some fresh air and relaxation, head for the quays of the Seine. Here, as soon as the weather’s right, music lovers gather to dance, play an instrument, and let themselves be carried away by South American classics (tango, salsa…). Sports enthusiasts also gather here for all kinds of outdoor activities. And if you fancy an outdoor swimming pool, the magnificent Joséphine Baker floating pool is sure to please. Street art: the originality of Paris’s 13th arrondissement Your B55 spa hotel is located in the heart of the 13th arrondissement, a district renowned for its street art. As you stroll through the streets of Paris, discover the frescoes that decorate the immense facades of the buildings. Butte-aux-Cailles, a Montmartre-like district of Paris 13 Not far from your hotel with pool, the Butte-aux-Cailles is probably one of the capital’s most romantic districts. The narrow cobbled streets and elegantly decorated houses plunge you into a bucolic atmosphere, untouched by the hustle and bustle of the city and modern architecture. Along the way, you’ll come across works by street artists, as well as an elegant indoor swimming pool, one of the oldest in Paris. Discover the museums of the 13th arrondissement After a relaxing moment at the hotel’s indoor pool, why not take advantage of Paris’s cultural wealth to discover some of its museums? In the 13th arrondissement, you can visit the Galerie des Gobelins, where the furniture and tapestries of the Mobilier National are made, as well as the Cité de la Mode et du Design. Place d’Italie The starting point linking Paris to Italy, the Place d’Italie is now one of the capital’s largest crossroads. Impressive in size, with its huge fountain and relaxation area, the Place d’Italie is also a central location for visiting the Butte-aux-Cailles or Chinatown, or for accessing major tourist sites such as the Paris Catacombs, the Montparnasse Tower, the Jardin des Plantes… Numerous public transport services pass through the Place d’Italie to take you all over Paris (Opéra Garnier, Arc de Triomphe, Musée du Louvre…). Also worth seeing near Hotel B55 There’s so much to discover in the 13th arrondissement, why not take your curiosity to the heart of the district and discover the Cité Florale, Little Russia and the Square des Peupliers. Treat yourself to a change of scenery in the heart of Paris.   Paris is full of sites and districts to discover. So, with the summer heat, consider booking a room in a hotel with a swimming pool, to refresh and relax between visits. Hotel B55 offers a warm welcome, with a private pool and spa available all year round.

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Stroll in Paris 13 near our hotel

For a long time occupied by meadows, woods, and numerous mills, the 13th arrondissement of Paris was then the center of Parisian factories, before becoming this picturesque district where it is so good to walk. Let’s go for a walk in Paris 13, near the B55 hotel.   The tapestries of the Gobelins manufacture Dating from 1601, the factory was built on the initiative of King Henry IV to respond to the rise of Flemish tapestry. The royal orders are then numerous, in France as abroad, and the activity of the weavers of the manufacture has never ceased since. In 1662, Colbert, minister of Louis XIV, decided to bring together all the Parisian weaving workshops in the Gobelins factory, now famous throughout the world. It is now 4 centuries that tapestries are made there for the greatest French palaces. Attached to the Mobilier national, the Gobelins factory is still successful and famous, and visitors can come and discover the history of this historic building and the work of the weavers. Good to know: “Gobelin” was the surname of a powerful family of dyers in Paris.   The White Queen’s Islet Did you know that the 13th arrondissement of Paris was crossed by a river? The Bièvre, which meanders for more than 5 km through the district, used to give rhythm to the architecture and life of Parisians. Surprisingly, the river has not dried up today, and it continues to flow under our feet, hidden under a concrete floor since 1912. In 1290, on the banks of this charming Bièvre, Marguerite de Provence, the widow of Saint-Louis, came to live. Dressed in the traditional white mourning dress, she gave her name to the small island where her residence was located. Destroyed since the 15th century, the hotel was replaced by manufacturing buildings, at the initiative of the Gobelin family. The Hotel de la Reine Blanche was then put to many uses, always reminding us of the industrial image of the district: tile factory, tannery, dye factory and brewery followed one another. Today, the building, classified as a historical monument, can be visited and allows to discover the history of the district.   René Le Gall Square After long hours walking the streets of Paris, it is sometimes very pleasant to find a quiet space where you can sit and relax. The square René Le Gall is one of these little bubbles of fresh air in the heart of Paris. It is a typical 1930’s country setting, where the 4 gazebos (small kiosks) form a square in the center of which stands an obelisk. Also called the Gobelins garden, the square also has a magnificent rose garden which makes all the charm of the small park. Sitting on one of the benches, you will be, without knowing it, in the center of an old island located between two arms of the Bièvre: the Ile aux Singes. Formerly a vegetable garden for the workers of the Gobelins factory, this island was a place of celebration, where wine was not taxed. So, to amuse the workers who were having a good time, the entertainers let their monkeys roam free, which very quickly gave the name of Ile aux Singes to this small Parisian island. After the Bièvre River was buried, the square served for a long time as a dependency of the Manufacture des Gobelins and the Mobilier National, before being transformed into a neoclassical park by the architect Jean-Charles Moreux.   The street of Butte-aux-Cailles A former neighborhood on the banks of the Bièvre, the Butte-aux-Cailles is one of the few neighborhoods preserved from the great Haussmannian changes. In the main street of this historical district of the 13th arrondissement of Paris, one finds a picturesque village atmosphere that makes you want to stroll around and stop for a while. Take a trip to Les Abeilles, and stock up on products made by local bees (honey, gingerbread, candy, soap…). Enjoy a tea, a hot chocolate, a small cup of coffee and a pastry at the Oisive Thé, and participate in a knitting café. Or take a stroll down the shopping street where restaurants, bars and boutiques make the street lively.   The Butte-aux-Cailles swimming pool Beyond the Bièvre River, the underground passages of the Butte-aux-Cailles also hide a water table that is several thousand years old. If it allows to feed the wells of the district, and in particular the artesian well, it also feeds one of the two swimming pools of the district. Classified as a historical monument, the Butte-aux-Cailles swimming pool was built in 1924 and is still in use today. If its Art Deco architecture is worth the detour, its pool heated to 28°C all year round is also a great argument for an unusual moment of relaxation in Paris.   The picturesque streets of the Butte-aux-Cailles district With its fragile underground quarries, the Butte-aux-Cailles district was not transformed by Baron Haussmann, judging the project too dangerous. Thanks to this, we can enjoy today a picturesque district preserved by time and modernity. Like a small village in the heart of the capital, the Butte-aux-Cailles seduces with its small paved streets and its pretty colored houses. Along the streets, we find flowered gardens, old artists’ studios and small individual houses decorated with mosaics and bricks.   The Little Belt In the past, the Petite Ceinture was a railway line that went around the capital. Today, you can find remnants of it covered with flowers in many arrondissements (16th, 14th, 18th…). Since 2016, a small section of the Petite Ceinture is accessible to the public in the 13th arrondissement, between the Square des Peupliers, the Charles Trenet garden, and the Moulin de la Pointe garden.   The Floral City If the dense architecture and the Parisian crowd become too overwhelming, go to the Cité Florale. This district, built in 1928 near the Montsouris park, includes 6 alleys with small houses full of flowers. As you wander through the streets, each named after a flower, the neighborhood offers you a bubble of softness, color and tenderness, in a picturesque micro-neighborhood that seems cut off from the rest of the world. To get there, take the rue Brillat-Savarin, from the place de Rungis.   The Daviel villa and the Petite Alsace Let’s finish our walk in Paris 13 at the Petite Alsace, where small pavilions built in 1912 are composed of half-timbered houses typical of workers’ housing at the time. Each house could then accommodate up to 12 people. Not far from Little Alsace, Little Russia is also worth a visit, although it is rarely open to the public. It was so called because many Russians lived there. Opposite, the Villa Daviel is not a house, but a charming and quiet street where small houses, gardens and pavilions are aligned with harmony and coquetry on 113 meters long. Initially built for the poor, the dwellings of the Villa Daviel are today inhabited by middle-class people who appreciate the picturesque charm of the street.   The B55 hotel is ideally located in the 13th arrondissement. It is the ideal place to discover all the wonders of this picturesque district of Paris, while enjoying a charming hotel room and a spa and wellness area.-

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Discover Paris differently with street art

If the city of Paris is famous for its historical monuments and its architecture which plunges us several centuries back in time, the capital also knows how to be modern and audacious. This is how street art finds its place in each district, leaving tourists free to admire amazing masterpieces. The B55 hotel invites you to discover Paris under a different eye thanks to street art.   The huge frescoes of the 13th district For several years now, the 13th arrondissement of Paris has been the favorite playground of many street artists. The monumental frescoes realized on the facades of the Parisian buildings offer to this district of Paris allures of open air museum. As soon as you get out of the Nationale metro station, you can admire about ten works. Go to the boulevard Vincent Auriol, or to the rue Jeanne d’Arc, to discover, among others, the famous fresco “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité”, by the American urban artist Shepard Fairey, or the huge mosaic portrait of the TV character Doctor House, created by the French artist Invader. Stroll through this Parisian district to meet the colossal frescoes, and let yourself be charmed by the very varied universes proposed by the urban artists. And if you are planning to come to Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games, don’t miss the 70 portraits of sportsmen and women on display throughout Paris. You’ll find the mythical footballer Zinédine Zidane or the powerful Teddy Riner in the 13th arrondissement, at number 30 Avenue Edison.   Street art is omnipresent in eastern Paris If you go for a walk in the East of Paris, in the 19th, 20th or 11th arrondissement, you will be surprised to discover that street art is hidden at every corner. You will find permanent works and colorful frescoes, like in the Babelville mini-neighborhood, in Paris 11, or the famous fresco of the men in white making the rounds, by Jérôme Mesnager, which can be found on rue de Ménilmontant (Paris 19). But there are also many spots dedicated to ephemeral street art, like the Oberkampf Wall, in the street of the same name. Here, every 2 to 3 weeks, a new street art artist expresses himself through his art. If you have the chance to pass by during the realization of a fresco, you will be amazed to discover the real performance that represents such a work. Otherwise, you can walk around the streets. You may come across the works of the great names of French and international street art, such as Kenor, Seth, or El Pez.   The Villette district: collective murals Let’s stay in the East of Paris, and more precisely in the 19th district. Here, the artists meet two steps from the canal of Ourcq, to give again life to the colorless walls. All the graffiti artists and street artists joined their talent to bring color. One finds then the personal touches of recognized artists, like DaCruz, Psy or Marko 93. Extend your walk, to reach the rue d’Aubervilliers. There, the largest mural in Paris stretches over 493 meters long. The street artists wanted to pay tribute to Rosa Parks, the African-American symbol of peace, and each one brought his own unique touch, from Kashink to JonOne, through Combo. If you push your curiosity beyond the borders of Paris, you will discover in the city of Pantin a real open-air museum. There, in front of the Parc de la Villette, more than 30 artists have embellished the district of îlot 27 with colorful and touching works.   Street art in the heart of Paris The heart of Paris is often visited for its historical monuments, but tourists are also often surprised to see many works of street art crossed at random in the streets. In the 4th arrondissement, the artists have a lot of fun, and offer us monumental works that are worth a visit. Let’s go to the place Igor Stravinsky, to admire the work of Jef Aérosol, entirely made with stencils. Further on, in the rue de la Verrerie, it’s the artist M. Chat who expressed himself on the shutters of the BHV, and the Parisian street artist Gregos who realized, not a plaster cast of his own face, as we are used to see with him, but a feminist portrait in homage to the women’s day. In the 7th arrondissement, many tourists gather in front of Serge Gainsbourg’s former home, where the façade is covered with graffiti, collages and paintings.   Street art in Paris If you have the opportunity, during your stay in Paris, go outside the capital. Art knows no boundaries, and the street art of Paris’ neighboring cities may surprise you. Vitry-sur-Seine : art is everywhere If you have the opportunity to walk around Vitry-sur-Seine, a stone’s throw from Paris, you will see that art is everywhere. Street artists have given free rein to their imagination, expressing themselves on the walls, but also on lampposts, sidewalks, electric bollards… We can see works of art of all kinds, where forms and techniques are mixed with harmony. We discover paintings, graffiti, collages, or works made with stencils. But art is also revealed through sublime murals, of which the most famous are certainly the one of the French robot of the Pierre Semard street, realized by Pixel Pancho, and the one of the African warriors, homage to Nelson Mandela, realized by Kouka near the museum of contemporary art. The Street Art Avenue of Saint-Denis Among all the playgrounds of the great street artists of the Paris region, Saint-Denis is a place of choice, highlighted by the Grand Paris. As in the center of the capital and in Vitry-sur-Seine, you can find a variety of works by artists from all walks of life, but you can also find the bold and innovative project of Street Art Avenue. Several kilometers long, the avenue connecting La Villette to Saint-Denis gathers, since 2016, a multitude of street art works. This open-air art gallery is not to be missed if you travel to Paris.   Street art in galleries and museums Street art is an art form in its own right, and if it is, initially, a movement of expression of freedom leaving the choice to the artists to express themselves where they wish it, it is also a whole of techniques which are put at the honor in the galleries and the museums of Paris. Is it raining during your stay in Paris? Don’t spoil the pleasure of discovering Parisian street art, and go to the different exhibition spaces. You can go to Art42, the first urban art museum in France, or discover other places dedicated to street art: the Fab., the Fluctuart boat, the Mathgoth galleries, the Openspace, the Artistik Rezo, the Itinerrance, the Cabinet d’Amateur… One thing is sure, the bad weather will not prevent you from having a great time.   Planning a stay in Paris? Book now your room at the B55 hotel, to fully enjoy the Parisian street art. Once you’re there, one piece of advice: keep your eyes open and admire!

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B55: hotel near the Cartier Foundation to discover its 2023 exhibitions

Each year, numerous meetings are organized at the Fondation Cartier for all lovers of contemporary art. The year 2023 is no exception, and several exhibitions will take place to promote the works of artists from all over the world. To take full advantage of these events, your B55 hotel is ideally located near the Cartier Foundation.   Discover the Cartier Foundation near our hotel in Paris 13 Located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, the Fondation Cartier is a temple entirely dedicated to contemporary art in all its forms of expression. The history of the Fondation Cartier and its architecture The Cartier Foundation was created by Maison Cartier in 1984. An astonishing example of corporate sponsorship, the foundation moved to Boulevard Raspail, in Paris, in 1994, after having stayed for 10 years near Versailles, in Jouy- en-Josas. A programming of events showcasing contemporary art is then proposed, and themes rarely addressed elsewhere find their place. The strong identity of the foundation is expressed through all forms of art, and numerous astonishing encounters are organized between artists, philosophers, scientists, architects and musicians. But the singularity of the Cartier Foundation is also revealed by the architecture of the place, imagined by the famous French architect Jean Nouvel. THEglass and metal building in the heart of Paris astonishes and attracts attention. A unique player in corporate sponsorship The ambitions of the Cartier Foundation are to promote artists and their works through thematic exhibitions, in order to spread the power and beauty of contemporary art. Launched by Alain Dominique Perrin, former CEO of Cartier International, the foundation thus programs exhibitions, and commissions works from artists, in order to expand its collection. Today the Cartier Foundation collection is such that it is regularly exported abroad, increasing the international notoriety of the project. In addition, evenings are organised, such as the Nomadic Evenings, where the visual arts are brought into contact with other modes of expression by artists from the performing arts. A commissioning policy that goes beyond traditional sponsorship The Fondation Cartier stands out for its atypical approach to sponsorship. Here, commissions placed with artists, whether for a work, for a series of works, or even for an entire exhibition, are a way of supporting the artist by creating a relationship that goes well beyond patronage. From conception to completion, the support of the foundation is complete, offering new opportunities to artists who are entrusted with large-scale projects. Since its creation, the foundation has placed orders with many artists, such as Marc Couturier, Absalon, Jean-Michel Othoniel, or Huang Yong Ping. Since 1994, the orders are more numerous and more diversified, and allow to approach art without limit. Discovering new talents Since its creation, the foundation has displayed its ambition to discover new talents hitherto unknown in France and Europe. True springboard for young artists, the foundation has already contributed to the success of many artists, such as video artist Pierrick Sorin, designer Marc Newson, sculptor Ron Mueck and photographer Alair Gomes. The foundation also puts Japanese art in the spotlight, and introduces the European public to today’s renowned artists, such as Rinko Kawauchi, Takashi Murakami, or Tanadori Yokoo.   Come and browse the exhibitionThe valley de Fabrice Hyber If you are passing through the Montparnasse district between December 8, 2022 and April 30, 2023, go to the Fondation Henri Cartier to discover the exposition The valley, by the painter Fabrice Hyber. With more than 60 paintings, including 15 created especially for the event, the artist invites you to follow the twists and turns of his reflections and thoughts through different rooms. We discover the work of several years echoing the immense forest that the artist has been growing in the Vendée bocage for more than 30 years. We discover the correlation between the art of sowing seeds, and that of sowing images and signs in a process of artistic creation.   The B55, a resolutely contemporary hotel in Paris 13 Contemporary art lovers will be delighted to be able to stay at the hotel B55, a resolutely contemporary establishment, a stone’s throw from the Cartier Foundation. You will then discover an elegantly decorated tourist residence on the theme of wine and vines, and enjoy spacious and elegant rooms, where comfort is at the rendezvous. In the heart of the 13th arrondissement of Paris, near the Paris Catacombs and the Montparnasse Tower, the 4-star hotel has a spa with sauna and heated swimming pool, as well as a wine by the glass distributor and other services of quality for an unforgettable stay in Paris.   Contemporary art lover, you can only be seduced by the commitment and the exhibitions of the Fondation Cartier. Then book your hotel room at B55 and take full advantage of the events scheduled for 2023.

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The best restaurants in Paris 13 near our hotel

France is famous for its gastronomy, and if foreign tourists take pleasure in tasting a cuisine that is foreign to them, the French also love to discover new flavors. A stay in Paris is then the ideal opportunity to feast in the many restaurants of the capital. Then discover the best restaurants in Paris 13, near the B55 hotel.   The district of 13th district of Paris The 13th arrondissement of Paris is divided into several mini-districts, where cultures and traditions coexist, to the delight of gourmets. So take advantage of your walks and visits to the borough’s sites to discover the restaurants with various specialties. Between the towers of the Olympiads, the National Library of France or the Butte-aux-Cailles, there are many opportunities to discover the beauties of the capital. So, between two visits, go to the neighborhood restaurants to discover new cultures: Asian restaurants in Chinatown, traditional French restaurants, Vietnamese restaurants or even restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world, the choice is vast, and invites you on a real culinary journey around the world.   The best restaurants in Paris 13 Are you planning to stay in Paris for a few days, and are you looking for good places to treat yourself? Here is a selection of restaurants in Paris 13 that will make your mouth water. Le Tempero Serving as a canteen, cellar-to-eat, grocery store, and even locavore, Le Tempero is masterfully led by chef Alessandra Montagne-Gomes. Opposite her restaurant Nosso, the Tempero lets you discover the chef’s childhood recipes, made with good local products. Le TOO restaurant Come and eat in a breathtaking setting of the panoramic restaurant TOO. At the top of a 6-meter high glass tower, on the 25th floor, the places decorated by Philippe Starck invite you to taste a modern asian cuisine. The icing on the cake, the breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, Notre-Dame de Paris or the Sacré-Coeur basilica. Left Bank Mackerels Another good address in Paris 13th, Mackerels are installed on an elegant boat and do honor to the fish. On your plate, but also in the decoration, fish is offered in all sauces, during a romantic dinner, or even for a barge aperitif. Don’t like fish? Don’t worry, the chef has more than one trick up his sleeve and prepares delicious and varied dishes for you. Dame Augustine Fans of Top Chef will be delighted to learn that the young chef Lilian Douchet is at the helm of the kitchens of the Dame Augustine. Between tasty cocktails and unfussy and affordable cuisine, this restaurant-tea room extends over two floors and a pretty terrace and offers a contemporary kitchen ideal for having fun without spending too much. Poggi Cup Follower of street-food, stop between two visits to the Poggi Cup to eat 100% homemade products on the go. High in colour, this Parisian restaurant offers two hot dishes and three cold dishes every day, to be enjoyed on the spot or to take away in pretty recyclable cups. Ephemeral Looking for a unique culinary experience? THE immersive pop-up restaurant Ephemeral is made for you. If the theme of the moment, Under the Sea, offers you the opportunity to eat in a decor worthy of Finding Nemo, the themes are destined to change. And on the plates? A local and seasonal cuisine, where fish is in the spotlight. Parisian brasseries Dupont Café If you like the bistro atmosphere, where you can eat traditional and gourmet dishes at any time, the Dupont Café breweries will delight you. The Paris 13 brasserie invites you to its cozy sofas or on its pretty terrace, and lets you salivate over the menu honoring the bistro kitchen, with on the menu, sandwiches, burgers, salads, fries…   Your B55 hotel in Paris 13 If you plan to stay in Paris, the B55 hotel is the ideal establishment at the crossroads of all best restaurants in Paris 13. And to stay in an epicurean theme, you will discover a decoration inspired by the world of wine and vines. The rooms then welcome you in optimal comfort, and allow you to have lunch or dinner at the best addresses in the district without having to leave your hotel. And to recover from a good meal, what better than spa and wellness area from your 4 star hotel ? On the program, sauna and heated swimming pool will relax you while waiting for your next visits to the capital.   Do you want to discover the French art of living? Go to the B55 hotel, where you can visit the most beautiful monuments of Paris, and treat yourself to the best restaurants in the neighborhood.

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This winter, enjoy a hotel with a spa

Visiting Paris in winter is an opportunity to enjoy the capital without the big influx of tourists that we can see in the summer. The only thing that can overshadow such a beautiful trip is perhaps the cold. So, to make the most of Paris, choose a hotel with a spa, to warm up and relax after your visits.   B55 : Your hotel with spa in Paris 13 What could be more pleasant, after a day of sightseeing in Paris, than to return to the comfort of a perfectly equipped hotel room? The B55 hotel offers you much more than that, by putting at your disposal a spa area. A 4 star Parisian hotel ideally located Would you like to take advantage of the calm of winter to visit Paris and discover all its secrets? From the B55 hotel, you can easily reach all the most beautiful sites, thanks to the numerous public transport services nearby. The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre Museum and Disneyland Paris are all within easy reach. And when you come back from your crazy day, you can find the comfort of your 4-star hotel decorated on the theme of wine. The comfortable rooms will welcome you in a soft setting, for your greatest happiness. A hotel & spa just for you Would you like to enjoy a moment of relaxation during your stay in Paris? How about going to the basement of the hotel, where a space totally dedicated to well-being awaits you? The hotel’s spa program includes an indoor swimming pool and a sauna, guaranteeing you a moment of relaxation that will make you forget everything. This true immersion in a bubble of softness is ensured by the refined setting of our wellness area, accessible by reservation, and able to accommodate up to 4 people at a time.   What to do around the hotel in Paris 13 this winter? The 13th arrondissement of Paris is ideally located to visit the most beautiful sites of the capital. Many activities, walks and discoveries await you, just a few minutes from your B55 hotel. Montsouris park, Paris 14 Only a few minutes away from the hotel, in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, the Montsouris park is one of the perfect green spaces in Paris for a pleasant stroll. If in the summer, the wide lawns are a favorite place for students to relax (the Cité Universitaire is nearby), in the winter, the park takes on a completely different look, just as soothing and breathtaking. After being adorned with yellow and orange leaves in autumn, the 1,400 trees of the park are gradually stripped bare, to offer a bucolic and exotic setting in the heart of Paris. During your walk, you will appreciate the beauty of the place, with the lake and the lawns separated by elegant little bridges. As you stroll along, the little ones will be delighted to play on the mounds and slopes of the park, while your eyes will marvel at the many stone or bronze sculptures and at some exceptional trees that attract, of course, many birds:The forty-crore tree near the lake, and its beautiful bushy foliage; Giant American Redwood; A plane tree of the East…For the more curious, the Montsouris park also houses the meteorological observatory, with its sight that serves as a marker of the Paris meridian.   Visit the François Mitterrand Library A few steps from your B55 hotel, on the banks of the Seine, the François Mitterrand library is the ideal place for a visit on a rainy or cold day. Take shelter and discover the National Library of France. Here, more than 40 million documents have been gathered, representing 5 centuries of collection. This place of knowledge dissemination gathers many important items, such as books, prints, magazines, photographs, audiovisual and sound documents, as well as manuscripts, costumes and theater sets or medals. Offering more than 200 cultural events per year, the François Mitterrand Library represents all scientific, artistic and cultural disciplines, and proposes exceptional programs on various themes.   Enjoy a comfortable stay in the center of Paris by booking your hotel room at B55. You’ll have plenty of time to visit the capital, while enjoying precious moments of relaxation in the hotel’s wellness area.

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The most beautiful winter walks in Paris

Winter is the perfect season to spend the day under the duvet watching a good movie. But it’s also the perfect time to discover the beauty of Paris in a different light. Put on your warm coat, and let yourself be guided by the richness of the City of Light, taking advantage of the most beautiful walks to do in winter in Paris.   Strolling on the Esplanade des Invalides There of ideas for walks in Paris in winter is no shortageEsplanade des Invalides is the ideal place. Located in the 7th arrondissement, between the Grand Palais, the Alexandre III bridge and the Hôtel National des Invalides, this immense esplanade offers you a dazzling perspective on all the most beautiful monuments of Paris.   Take a walk in Parc Montsouris If you are lucky enough to be able to discover Paris in the snow, then go to Parc Montsouris ! The park, covered with its white coat, becomes a huge playground for adults and children. Thanks to its mounds and slopes, tobogganing is a must. And even without snow, this green space ensures you a beautiful bucolic walk in the heart of Paris.   Shelter in the greenhouses of Paris The greenhouses of Paris are part of the heritage of the capital, and offer visitors an immersive walk in the heart of a varied and astonishing flora. Counting among the best addresses in winter in Paris, the greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes and the Botanical Garden of Paris offer you a bubble of calm and softness, sheltered from the tumult of the city. If the weather permits, you can venture into the various gardens, such as the Parc Floral or the Arboretum de Paris, to discover these exotic green spaces.   Stroll through the Jardin des Tuileries, from the Louvre pyramid to the Concorde Whether the city is covered in a nice coat of snow, or the mild winter sun is in the game, a walk in the Jardin des Tuileries is a heart shared by millions of visitors. You will discover the beauty of nature, which changes its face with the seasons, and enjoy the particular charm of Paris in winter. Then leave from the mythical glass pyramid of the Louvre museum, cross the Tuileries garden to the Concorde. And if you feel like it, continue your walk along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées to reach the majestic Arc de Triomphe.   Warming up in the covered walkways What could be more pleasant during a winter walk than finding refuge for a few minutes in a covered area? The mythical covered passages of Paris are then an opportunity to warm you up a little, and to discover the charm of these extraordinary spaces. Mostly located between the 2nd and 9th arrondissements of Paris, these covered passages immerse you in the past, in a unique atmosphere that antique dealers, booksellers and collectors have been nourishing and perpetuating for centuries.   Enjoy a hot drink at the Great Mosque of Paris After a luminous walk in the Jardin des Plantes, come and warm up at the Great Mosque of Paris, enjoying a delicious hot tea served according to the rules of the art. In the heart of the Latin Quarter, this place of worship will dazzle you with its beauty, while the delicacies will warm your body and mind before setting off again for beautiful walks.   After your winter stroll: take advantage of the spa at our Paris 13 hotel Paris can be visited at all times and reveals its beauty in every season. But after walking the streets of the City of Light, it’s high time to get warm ! The B55 hotel welcomes you in a setting conducive to cocooning. Your 4-star designer hotel in the 13th arrondissement Decorated on the theme of vines and wine, the B55 hotel is an invitation to relax and calm. Here is the ideal place to warm up and spend sweet nights during your stay in Paris in winter. The rooms welcome you for a trip with family, alone or with friends, and provide you with everything you need to spend an unforgettable holiday. The hotel services also allow you to satisfy all your desires, and after outings in the cold of winter, you can quietly sip a good hot chocolate, or a glass of wine from the best vintages from our wine machine in self service. Take advantage of the hotel’s spa and its comforting bubble of warmth After beautiful walks in Paris, find yourself in the calm and warmth of the B55 hotel spa. The heated swimming pool and the sauna are perfect for recharging your batteries and relaxing, comfortably lulled by the warmth and soothing atmosphere of the place.   Are you planning to go to Paris at the end of the year? The B55 offers plenty of ideas for outings for these holidays, and invites you to enjoy the comfort of the hotel for an unforgettable stay in Paris in winter.