Does anyone know the name of this hotel or food festival in Paris?
December 1, 2010 6:41 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know the name of this hotel or food festival in Paris?

I'm looking for a specific hotel in Paris, but I only remember the following:
  • It is a small, boutique hotel with an unassuming entrance on the corner of the block.
  • It had a live jazz singer in a small, charming-but-not-overly-fancy room,
  • It was not directly on one of the big boulevards, it was nestled among some smaller streets.
  • It was near to an outdoor food festival, at which vendors were selling paella from large cauldrons on the street. One of the vendors had a sign saying "produits corses de bastia", so I figure this was a Corsican food festival.
  • This was around November or December 2005 (December 8 is a Corsican holiday)
If you guys can identify either the hotel or the food festival, I'll be super grateful.

Dad called me up all of a sudden, since he and Mom will be staying in Paris for a couple days on their way to Morocco and he remembered the jazz singer from that hotel. Trying to CSI it from our photos from that day over the phone proved fruitless.
posted by Grimp0teuthis to Travel & Transportation around Paris, France (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Can you link to some photos, that might give more clues.
posted by bwonder2 at 11:55 PM on December 1, 2010

Sounds like it might have been near Rue Mouffetard, which is known for its food market and which also has a well known Corsican restaurant.
posted by MuffinMan at 12:10 AM on December 2, 2010

Both of the above suggestions are good. You might also look around rue Daguerre, which also has the open-air food markets and, specifically, paella sold outdoors and a corsican shop. If you get the pictures out I'd be happy to take a look at the pictures, google maps, and potentially the neighborhood. Neither of these two locations is far from me.
posted by whatzit at 1:10 AM on December 2, 2010

Response by poster: Unfortunately, I think the pictures are all film prints at my parent's house. I'll try to see if I can find any digitals.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 6:15 AM on December 2, 2010

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