The Galopin, a colorful, delicious food experience in Paris!

The Tischenko brothers ! Maxime and Romain. Both food experts! One is from Inaki Aizpitarte du Châteaubriant, and the other from the Kitchen Gallery where he worked with William Ledeuil. And to top all of that, Romain is also the 2010 winner of the TV Top Chef programme!

Yes, you can definitely go there blind. It will be perfect!

These two have their own personal touch. Their kitchen is original, inventive, colorful and will surprise you! The service is efficient and really nice! The cute little menus are hand written on school paper. And it changes all the time, according to the time of year an the seasons.

The menus are really reasonable (19€ one course + dessert / 24€ 2 courses + dessert).  For those who would like to try all of it, you can chose for dinner to go for the gastronomic menu: 44€ per person. (and you won’t regret it!)

The restaurant is located on a very Parisian, cute little square in the heart of the 10th arrondissement. It opened in the fall 2011 and we hope it’s meant to stay there a while! Excellent place to eat!

I should stop writing, just run there !











Le Galopin

34 rue Sainte Marthe – Métro Belleville ou Goncourt

75012 10

01 42 06 05 03

Closed on Mondays and Sundays



4 out of 5!! We are proud of our good environmental grade! And we will be working on doing even better in the future!

Because, we want our hotel to always improve in its environmental engagements, we have asked a specialist in environmental consulting, to audit the hôtel de la Porte Dorée. We wanted ot make sure that we were still respecting our engagements. The audit evaluates the environmental impact of a person spending one night at the hotel with breakfast.

4 out of 5 is good and we will, of course, continuously work on possible improvements to reduce our energy consumption, and our waste production, and recycle as much as possible!

Of course, we thank all of our clients who helped us achieve our goal of becoming and staying a green hotel!



They are absolutely essential to us, to our lives, to nature. Their presence is a sign of (relative) health of our planet. So maintaining them, protecting them, is saving our planet. Our life is linked to theirs. They maintain our biodiversity. They garanty 35% of the quantity of our food supply and 65% of food diversity depends on pollination.

Unfortunately, their annual mortality is 30%. Lets work on that !

Paris is becoming more and more involved into keeping apiaries in the city. Yes, Paris now has more than300 apiaries! The city has become a sanctuary for bees! Temperatures are higher, the plantations are more diverse and are usually pesticide free. Plantations are all over the place: in publics parcs, on balconies, gardens etc.

In Paris, one can find apiaries eveywhere ! In public gardens such as the Luxembourg or Georges Brassens, in the surrounding woods of Boulogne and Vincennes (about 50 apiaries!), but also on roofs like to roof of the Opéra Garnier, company buildings, or city halls.

The apiaries are taken care of by associations which have signed an agreement with the Ville de Paris.

And… at the end of Septembre, you will be able to go to the HONEY FESTIVAL in the Luxembourg parc and the Geroges Brassens parc. The Luxembourg’s apiary was created in 1856 by visionary Henri Hamet. You can buy honey and visit exhibitions, all about bees, preservation and honey making !


Go for it! All the money goes back to the bees!

Festival “L’été continue dans le 12ème” : summer ends with a festival for kids in the 12th !

From the 31st of August to the 2nd of September, parcs, public gardens and streets will be hosting   numerous shows: music, dance, theatres, puppets!


The festival will kick off on Friday the 31st of august at 6:30pm in front of the city house with a concert of the Papas Rigolos: wild rythms, crazy lyrics!


During three days, your children will enjoy the last few days of the summer holidays: gigs, dance shows, clowns, puppet shows, and even a moving piano, will be going around the neighbourhood!




The whole program is to be found on

Paris in the Summer! Go to the beach!

The summer transforms Paris! The Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) operation kicks off around 20 July and lasts four weeks. It began in 2002.

This year is will be concentrated arounf two areas: from the Louvre to the Pont de Sully. This is where it originally started in 2002. It spans three km through historical Paris, and features a swimming pool, concert stage, and open-air attractions (rollerblading, tai-chi, wall climbing, boules etc.). Refreshment areas, play areas and deckchairs are available for your time out unwinding by the river.

Kids will be having a great time, but so will you!

A second spot was added around the Bassin de la Villette.

This is the latest addition to Paris Plages, and opened in 2007. It stretches from Rotonde de Ledoux (nearest Jaurès Metro station) to the former Magasins Généraux (in Rue de Crimée) and features a proper water-sports complex (with rowing boats, kayaks, pedal boats and dinghies) alongside quaint quay-side restaurants and boules courts.

Paris plage is all around the Seine! Sandy beaches, deckchairs, ice cream sellers, and concerts for French and foreign guests. Holidaymakers at the Bassin de la Villette (Paris 19) can also borrow books free of charge, play beach volley, take an aquagym class in a mini pool, or kayak around the lake – or, of course just chill and enjoy. The Seine’s banks become pedestrian and the beaches are spread across three spots (Louvre/Pont de Sully, Port de la Gare and Bassin de la Villette).

On the Place of the Hotel de Ville, you will also have animations and outside doors concerts.

Every year, Paris Plages begins around 20 July and lasts four weeks.

All Paris Plages beaches are open non-stop from 8.00 am to midnight. It’s free of course (apart from the food stands)

Métro : Stations Louvre-Rivoli (Ligne 1), Pont-Neuf (Ligne 7), Châtelet (Lignes 1, 4, 7, 11, 14), Hôtel-de-Ville (Lignes 1, 11)

Bassin de la Villette
Métro : Stations Jaurès (Lignes 2, 5, 7 bis), Crimée (Ligne 7), Laumière (Ligne 5).