The 10th arrondissement is a transportation hub in Paris and is located just outside of the city center. Both the Gare du Nord and the Gare de l'Est are located in the 10th. Also, the Canal Saint Martin runs right through the neighborhood. Furnished apartments in the 10th are conveniently located near the transportation network which can be a major benefit if you need to commute by rail on a regular basis.
Gare du Nord is the busiest train station in all of Europe and handles over 180 million passengers per year. With the Eurostar service to the UK, Thalys to the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium the station truly is Paris' international rail terminus. The Gare du Nord also serves destinations in northeastern France.
The Gare de l'Est is another of Paris' 6 grand stations and offers the departure point for the Orient Express as well as SNCF trains to the Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine and Alsace regions of France. The station is the departure point for the new east LGV line.
The neighborhood also features the Canal Saint Martin which has become a trendy area for bars, cafes and restaurants along its banks.
With the some of the best transportation access in the city, the 10th arrondissement offers the unique position of being able to get on a train to major cities in Europe in a snap. If you are looking for a furnished apartment where you can roll out of bed and hop a train the 10th arrondissement is the place to be.