Canal St. Martin

PARIS ITINERARY 9 and 10 ARRONDISSEMENT

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

Strolling along canal St Martin, Paris

Canal St Martin   By Julie Kertesz

SLEEPING

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.

CHEZ CLEMENT  17, Boulevard des Capucines. Metro: Opera.

LE COMPTOIR DES ARTISTES   25, rue du Fabourg St. Martin. Metro: Strasbourg-St. Denis. A very nice bistro, good food and affordable prices.

CHEZ PRUNE   71, Quai de Valmy. Metro: Jacques Bonsergent. Trendy and charming bar/restaurant, typical Parisian, with a terrace overlooking the Canal St. Martin, an excellent lunch spot.

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.

brioches

Du Pain et des Idees   By  Kevin Walsh

SIGHTSEEING

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.

PLACE SAINTE. MARTHE  32, rue Sainte Marthe. Lovely square surrounded by restaurants and bars.

Palais Garnier (Opéra de Paris)

Palais Garnier   By  Rose Trinh

SHOPPING

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.

Vitrines Blue Art Therapy au Citadium, Paris, mars 2011

CITADIUM  By  Stéphanie Moisan

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