Author Archive for Didier Moinel Delalande

Didier MOINEL DELALANDE is the owner and manager of the Hotel le Mathurin in Paris near place de la Concorde. He is also the redactor of the blog "Le Rendez-vous du Mathurin" where he regularly provides his opinions and thoughts about hotels, restaurants, art, culture, luxury, parisian life...

3 more museums to get to know in Paris

3 more museums to get to know in Paris

A year ago, I told you about four museums you might not know in Paris, I would love today to talk to you about three other museums I did not mention back then. As you may know, we have 173 museums or so in Paris though unfortunately the Pinacothèque closed two weeks ago. So it gives me plenty of […]

Top 3 "Maison" in Paris

Top 3 “Maison” in Paris

“Maison” is of course the French word for house. A house is a building where you live in. Yet, it also has a historical meaning in our language. It refers to a business. “Je suis de la maison depuis longtemps” means I have been working in this place for a long time. In these circumstances, […]

Top 3 places in Paris if you wish to keep up with the Christmas spirit

Top 3 places in Paris if you wish to keep up with the Christmas spirit

Though Christmas is finished for this year, its spirit lingers in our streets. You might be a bit frustrated with your gifts, or you can also regret you did not take enough time to choose the right present for the right person. Don’t worry; here are three of our more historical brands and shops in Paris […]

6 songs about the soul of Paris

6 songs about the soul of Paris

In those dark times, it is more important than ever to prove the whole world why they should still come to visit us in Paris. After those obnoxious attempts, Paris rose as it always has. As Maurice Chevallier once sang, Paris will always be Paris / The most beautiful city in the world / Despite […]

5 famous bridges in Paris

5 famous bridges in Paris

The Seine and its bridges have always been central to life in Paris. For proof, we need look no further than the stirring works that some of our finest artists have created to pay tribute to them; Apollinaire, Barbara, Montand, Piaf, Verlaine and a whole host of others have immortalized those great witnesses of the […]

Top tips for a Japanese visit of Paris

Top tips for a Japanese visit of Paris

No matter where you come from to visit Paris, you will be amazed by the many different places it hides, some of whom are clearly of other countries inspirations. As an example, I will tell you in this article about places we could describe as Japanese places! If you feel like traveling to Japan while […]

Three 'brasseries' on the outskirts of Paris

Three ‘brasseries’ on the outskirts of Paris

I already wrote two previous articles advising a few places to have a nice dinner or a nice lunch in Paris. Today I will mention three more. Yet, the difference this time is that they are on the outsirts of Paris. As you may know Paris is encircled by the Boulevard Périphérique. The gates of Paris are the access […]

17 places you'll be glad to know about as a Brit in Paris

17 places you’ll be glad to know about as a Brit in Paris

In the eyes of many, the British and the French are arch-enemies who differ in everything: food, history, climate, lifestyle aspirations… yet, crowds of British tourists flock to the French capital all year round and just as many French people have made London their second home! Here is a short list of useful addresses of […]

6 cocktails to try this Summer

6 cocktails to try this Summer

Today, as Summer is clearly on its way, I would like to write an article slightly different than usual. I will not directly talk about Paris, but rather about six original cocktails you should try this summer. The good point being that you can order them in any good cafés in Paris! But you can […]

4 Paris theaters you'll love

4 Paris theaters you’ll love

Today I would like to mention four theaters I really appreciate in Paris. Even if you don’t speak perfect French, attending a play in a foreign language is always a nice experience. You can put the magic you wish in it. Moreover, it is a nice opportunity to discover very interesting buildings from the inside. […]

5 Paris restaurants for 5 different styles

5 Paris restaurants for 5 different styles

Lately on this blog I talked to you about the top 4 brasseries in Paris. Today I would like to introduce five more restaurants I really do appreciate. The five of them have five different cooking styles. Therefore, if you are a veggie, if you prefer meat, if you are looking for luxury gastronomy or […]

4 cultural activities in Paris you should not miss

4 cultural activities in Paris you should not miss

There are so many things to do in our great city that sometimes it is hard to make a proper choice. Instead of the traditional visits, here are four cultural suggestions you might wish to give a try during your next stay. They are typical Parisian activities. We must thank the famous king Louis the […]

3 iconic addresses in Paris

3 iconic addresses in Paris

On my previous posts, I mentioned to you some of my “coups de cœur” in Paris to give you a few tips on your journey to the capital. Today I would like to talk to you about three iconic addresses in Paris. They might not be of great touristic interest (albeit the “Quai des Orfèvres” is worth-seeing from the […]

Top 4 museums you might not know in Paris

Top 4 museums you might not know in Paris

Every tourist has heard of le Louvre, le Musée d’Orsay or le centre Georges Pompidou. Though they are among the top world museums, you might wish during your stay in Paris to discover less famous and less crowded places. Here is our selection of four of the best museums in Paris that you might not know […]

4 walks to do in Paris away from classic city tours

4 walks to do in Paris away from classic city tours

Even if I perfectly understand that when you come to Paris, you wish to visit the “must-see” attractions, I would like in this article to propose five walks a bit away from classic city tours. If you stay several days in Paris, it should be easy to find enough time for to the Tour Eiffel or Notre […]

The top 5 fountains you should get to know in Paris

The top 5 fountains you should get to know in Paris

Paris is not only a “green city” (see our previous article on the top 5 gardens to discover), it is also a “water city”. Think about the Seine, the Canal Saint Martin or the bassin de la Villette, yet, the fountains in the capital also play an important role in the landscape and participate to […]