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The Foire du Trône; thrills and shared pleasures

The oldest traditional funfair in France, the Foire du Trône (Throne Fair), will soon be making its annual visit to the Pelouse de Reuilly in Paris. This 1062nd edition will take place from April 5th to June 2nd, 2019. With its 350 attractions and 80 rides this venerable fair will again provide a wealth of enjoyment for the whole family. The Hotel Royal Cardinal invites you and your loved ones to embark on an adventure bursting with white-knuckle thrills, games of luck and skill, ghost trains, dodgems, gentle rides for youngsters and all the rest of the fun of the fair!

Jazz bars where you can swing in Paris

Are you a jazz fan? During your stay at the Hotel Royal Cardinal you can enjoy great live performances. Ever since the sound of black America came to France with the G.I.s during the First World War, this style of music has been welcomed here. This is our selection of jazz bars where you can swing late into the night!

A gourmet hot chocolate in Paris

When winter comes and Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, anything that can provide the comfort of a little warmth is welcome. Of course, we tend to think in the first place of a warm bed and a thick duvet under which to take refuge, as you can do in all the rooms of the Hotel Royal Cardinal. But you have to venture outside at some point, and when you do there’s a certain creamy and tasty beverage that will give you a warm glow; hot chocolate! Here for you is our selection of the best hot chocolate in Paris.

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.