Canal Saint Martin
For an off-the-beaten-path treat, take some time to discover the Canal Saint-Martin neighborhood on your next trip to Paris. This hidden gem may not be one of the most recognizable quarters of Paris, but it exudes a sense of elegant leisure that is oh-so French.
The center of this 10th arrondissement neighborhood is the canal, which was dug between the Seine and the river Ourcq under Napoleon’s orders in the early 19th century. At the time, there was a desperate need for fresh water, but today, the canal serves as a picturesque backdrop for Parisians and tourists enjoying a picnic lunch on its banks. Time seems to slow down as you sip your wine, watch the boats float by, and listen to the outdoor musicians serenade you. Read the entire story here…»
Paris Accommodation: Studio in Canal Saint Martin (PA-3600)
The Canal St. Martin deserves much more attention than it sometimes gets. It’s much less crowded than its big brother–the river Seine–and, in our opinion, has more authentic cafes, smoke shops and eateries than some of the tourist-driven establishments Seine-side. The neighborhoods around the Canal, especially the 10th arrondissement, are a tree-lined conglomeration of some of Paris’ best bakeries, artisan shops and residencies.
The neighborhood caters to local customers–not tourists–and the extra attention shows. New York Habitat has a long-standing relationship with the quarter and has several accommodations in the 10th arrondissement, near the iconic Canal St. Martin and its neighborhoods.
About one city block from the serene canal and its romantic foot bridges is this studio in Canal St. Martin (PA-3600). This studio is all about location, location, location. Besides being steps from the canal and the metro station Goncourt, the apartment is a short walk from all that the Right-Bank of Paris has to offer; the Parc Buttes Chaumont, the Pere Lachaise cemetary, and, a tad further, the river Seine. Read the entire story here…»