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Charming elegance; shopping in the covered passages

Do you know about the covered passages of Paris? Charming, elegant and of great historical and architectural interest, these hidden arcades are an absolute joy. They are ideal for a little leisurely browsing and shopping, and when you’re ready for a break they also offer delightful restaurants and tea rooms. Dotted throughout the capital, the covered passages date from the 19th and early 20th centuries, and each has its own personality. Explore these extraordinary places during your next stay in Paris at the Hotel Royal Cardinal.

Magical and spectacular; Christmas in Paris

Looking for an original way to give your loved ones the gift of an exceptional Christmas? Like the idea of spending unforgettable moments with those who mean the most on the occasion of the end of the year holidays? Then come and celebrate the festive season in Paris! Experience the spirit of Christmas in the capital with stunning illuminations, gorgeous Yuletide display windows and gourmet seasonal markets.

Come celebrate the nuances of wine in Paris this winter

Wine is honoured thrice over in the capital this winter! Just like every November, the Beaujolais Nouveau is welcomed. The Salon des Vins de Vignerons Indépendants trade fair brings you bottled wonders and wine authenticity. Finally, the Grand Tasting invites you to partake of the best grands crus in the world. It’s exhilarating, it’s fascinating, it’s the world of wine.

The Arab World Institute; the Middle East comes to Paris

The Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute) is a Parisian cultural organisation dedicated to disseminating information about the cultural and spiritual values of the Arab world. Situated near the Hotel au Royal Cardinal, it offers excellent exhibitions throughout the year. Extend your discovery of this culture to its culinary pleasures by visiting the three restaurants of the Arab World Institute.