CANAL ST. MARTIN – KNOWN FOR ITS CAFE’S & CANAL
North of the Marais and South of the Pigalle
This adorable neighborhood surrounded by the beautiful Canal St. Martin oﬀers so much quintessential Paris lifestyle. From the architecture to the cafes, hip boutiques, and home to one of the oldest boulangeries in Paris. It is a 20-minute walking distance to the Marais and is right next to the 9th ARR. which I wrote about earlier. I ﬁnd Paris to be very similar to NYC. Every year or so a new neighborhood pops up with the hipness as the last one. All wonderful as the old resonate memories and the new ones create new ones. I discovered the 10th in 2019 when my mission was to visit every authentic boulangerie in Paris. My sweet friend gifted me a book that outlined all the boulangeries and I just about visited everyone. Some still existed but most were turned into a boutique all keeping the original signage outside.
POINTS OF INTERESTS
* MARCHÉ SAINT QUENTIN – 85 bis Bd de Magenta – wonderful market for fresh produce & ﬂowers…also, a good spot for lunch
* MARCHÉ SAINT-MARTIN – established in 1859 and is more modern than Saint Quentin. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
* LE JARDIN VILLEMIN – Beatuful park on the Canal
* CANAL TOUR + SEINE RIVER TOUR
* BASSIN DE LA VILLETTE – a beautiful artiﬁcial pond where the canal widens; ﬁshermen gather and you can sit on a boat traveling to the Seine.
DU PAIN ET DES IDÉES – This bakery dates back to 1875 and today still maintains the historic charm with a painted glass ceiling and beveled mirrors. Baker, Christophe Vasseur, acquired the business in 2002 and you can feel his passion and love for the history of the place.
LES RÉSISTANTS – this absolutely farm-to-table Chic country restaurant in Paris is a must. It is thought of as the green table at République. It is in the Michelin 2023 guide and Chef Florent Picard is known for his passion for seasonal local food.
* NANASHI – Original one is the Marais. This location is a little smaller serving delicious bento boxes and gorgeous plates of veggies, fish, etc. Casual and chic.
* POINT ÉPHÉMÈRE – 200 Quai de Valmy, 10th on the canal….cool warehouse turned into a cultural institution exhibiting local art, live performances, and a cool bar.
* HOLYBELLY CAFE this could be a regular breakfast/lunch spot if you are chillin’ in the 10th for a few weeks. No reservations
* GROS RESTAURANT Cute bistro/wine bar -small plates, organic and tapa style
* BOB’S JUICE BAR – 15 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 10th – Always a good cleanse after an evening of quintessential french food. And not just juice….quinoa salads and veggie muffins.
* La Trésorerie – 8 and 11 rue du château d’eau – gorgeous home store – organic
* Wanda Nylon Boutique – 94 Rue La Fayette, 75010 Paris, French/chic women’s boutique
* Madeleine et Gustave – 19 rue Yves Toudie, 10th – 3 story cute home, accessories & café
* CENTRE COMMERCIAL – 2 Rue de Marseille, 10th – boutique offering fairtrade clothing and accessories mixed with furniture, art books, and jewelry.
* APC – 5 Rue de Marseille, 75010 – one of my favorite Parisian boutiques..there are many throughout Paris