Canal Saint-Martin is now one of the trendiest Paris districts to live in.
Antoine et Lili, Stella Cadente, Quai Valmy, Quai Jemappes, Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Marché Saint Quentin
The words bucolic, trendy, cool, chic and bobo are all used to describe the Canal Saint Martin neighbourhood. Take a stroll along Quai Valmy or Quai Jemappes any time of the day or night and decide the most appropriate for you. Take in the loft style flats above the brightly coloured shopfronts of the melange of boulangeries and cafes and quirky stores like Antoine et Lili and Stella Cadente, all carved from the garment workshops of bygone days.
Relax on the canal’s shady banks and watch the comings and goings of small boats and barges through the locks and under the ornate bridges all the way to the Seine. Keeping you company will be chilled university students, cool fashion week types and laid back locals. The covered Marché Saint Quentin is a local institution. Nearby for convenience but far enough away to be out of its hustle and bustle is Gare du Nord and the Eurostar.
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Canal Saint-Martin and its quays and parks - a wonderful city amenity.
Wonderful, peaceful corner of Paris…
… The neighborhood is beautiful --- the canals are gorgeous and evocative of a Paris of at least a century ago --- and alive. Convenient to mass transit at Gare de l’Est and Republique. Unreservedly recommended.
William Madden, October 2013 | stayed in Rue de l'Hopital Saint-Louis in Canal Saint-Martin
You can take a combined Canal-Seine cruise experiencing the underground section of the canal near Bastille which links the two.
Parisians honour their country cousins.
No gable wall is spared by the "Taggeurs"
Listen to the city that breathes.
Antoine et Lilli - typical of the brightly painted shops beneath the plain flat buildings along the canal side.
We felt so happy in "our neighbourhood" it was like going home everyday…
… and in an excellent location in the 10th arrondissement, steps from the Gare d' l’Est where you could travel by subway to anywhere in Paris.
Murray Summerhayes, Toronto, September 2013 | stayed in Square de Verdun in Canal Saint-Martin