CANAL ST MARTIN
• Walk along each side of the canal, cross the various bridges to admire the view and maybe catch a boat passing below.
• Stop and eat in one of the numerous restaurants or cafés located on both banks of the canal and the streets around (rue de Lancry, rue des Vinaigriers, rue Marie et Louise). Often quite trendy and conceptual, the choices of restaurants is various : taquerias, bao burgers, French food, Italian food, bobuns, veggie food... The district also counts a lot of small coffee shops and cosy places to work or have a break.
• Stop by the garden of the Hôpital Saint Louis - only opened on Sundays from April, 1st to October, 31st (11am to 17pm).
• If you are in the area, go shopping in the boutiques, librairies or concept stores mainly located around la rue Beaurepaire
• Grab some drinks in the supermarket nearby and sit along the canal. Or find a table in the local bars around.
• Pass by the colourful streets of la rue Sainte Marthe and la rue Jean and Marie Moinon, composing like a little district offset with some specialized restaurants and local cafés.
Located around the Canal St Martin, it is said to be the hipster district of Paris. Full of must-try restaurants, coffee shops, colourful boutiques and street art, it has become very famous and trendy over the past few years.
During the sunny days, the banks of the canal get filled by Parisians and visitors reading, chilling or drinking directly at the water's edge.
DISCOVER THE DISTRICT
Location: 10ème arrondissement
Subway: Jacques Bonsergent (line 5)
Time to stay: a few hours