9 & 10 ARRONDISSEMENT Opera – Pigalle – Canal St. Martin
The 9th Arrondissement is an elegant district to the south and seedy to the northwest, in the red light neighbourhood of Piagalle. The 10th Arrondissement centers on the Canal St. Martin area, now a bourgeois-boheme stylish neighbourhood
Canal St Martin By Julie Kertesz
HOTEL BANKE 20 rue La Fayette. Metro: Chaussee d’Antin La Fayette. A luxury boutique hotel decorated in a modern style, in the Opera neighbourhood. Price range from 180 Euros.
HOTEL AMOUR 8, rue Navarin. Metro: Pigalle. Located near the red light district of Pigalle, this hotel was once an hourly rate hotel. Now is a hip hotel, whose rooms were individually decorated by different artists, no phones or TV in the room. Price range from 120 Euros.
TAYLOR HOTEL 6, rue Taylor. Metro: Republique. This is a very nice and cozy three star hotel in the Republique area, 3 minutes walk from the Canal St Martin. Price range 95-170 Euros.
FOOD & DRINK
LE GRAND CAFE CAPUCINES 4, Boulevard des Capucines. Metro: Opera.
DU PAIN ET DES IDEES 34, rue Yves Toudic. Metro: Jacques Bonsergent. One of the best bakeries of Paris.
All along the Quai de Valmy in the Canal St. Martin area, you will find hip bars in a sophisticated atmosphere to have a drink before dinner.
Du Pain et des Idees By Kevin Walsh
PALAIS GARNIER 1, Place de l’Opera. Metro: Opera.
The Palais Garnier houses the Opera de Paris, built by Eugene Garnier in a neo baroque style.
CANAL ST. MARTIN The atmosphere in this neighbourhood is fresh, relaxed and picturesque. The section between rue Dieu and Jardin Villemin is very enjoyable, full of trendy bars, restaurants and shabby-chic boutiques. The canal has many iron footbridges and the banks lined with chestnut trees.
PASSAGE DU HAVRE 12-14 passage du Havre. Metro: St. Lazare. Shopping centre near the Gare Saint-Lazare, you can find brands as Zara, H&M, Etam, GAP, Levi’s, Sephora and many more at affordable prices.
GALERIES LAFAYETTE 40, Boulevard Haussman. Metro: Chausse d’Antin Lafayette. Renowned department store.
PRINTEMPS 64, Boulevard Haussman. Metro: Havre Caumartin. Department Store.
CITADIUM 50/56 rue Caumartin. Metro: Madeleine, St. Lazare, Havre-Caumartin. Concept Store.
CITADIUM By Stéphanie Moisan