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10TH ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS GUIDE: SPEND LESS, DO MORE

Welcome to the 10th Arrondissement of Paris:

10th-Arr-Panorama-of-Canal-Saint-Martin-in-ParisSituated on the right bank of the River Seine, the 10th arrondissement of Paris is widely regarded as of the safest parts of the city. From taking a stroll along the Canal St. Martin promenade at sunset to having a romantic dinner before cocktails at one of the many trendy bars in this district, you will be spoiled for choice when looking for things to do in this lively and vibrant neighbourhood.

Travelling on a budget?

With its young hipster appeal, there is plenty to do in this neighbourhood without spending much. Walking down the canal is one thing, but if you move slightly faster you are likely to see more! Being a ‘car free’ zone, it’s a great place to rent an urban ‘velib’ bike at one of the many bike stations in the area or join the growing group of roller blading explorers.

If you’d like a more intimate and cultural experience, visit the fascinating display of fans as they have evolved through the ages in the showroom at Musee de l’Eventail. Situated in a private apartment of a renowned atelier, the extensive and artistic collection on display is likely the only of its kind worldwide.

Satisfy your appetite!

10th-Arr-Riverboats-Docked-on-St-Martin-Canal-ParisSome of the best cuisine in Paris is on your doorstep in the 10th arrondissement. One of the most popular places to have brunch is Du Pain et des Idées where you can enjoy a freshly made croissant or their signature Pain des Amis loaf as you people-watch while seated at an outside table. Be sure to peruse their many pistachio flavoured pastries which among others include the chocolate-pistachio escargot, named for its snail shape rather than ingredients.

If your tastes lie more on the savoury side, Taka & Vermo is a trendy newly opened cheese shop that is well worth a visit. From its marble interior to its enormous variety of sheep, cow and goats milk cheeses on display, prepare in advance by reading this handy guide on how to buy cheese in France before you go! The shop also sells a selection of wines and organic beer.

After your meal, mix with some of the locals standing outside the trendy Le Château d'Eau. It’s a popular place at any time of the day, largely due to its affordable drinks and quality service.

See the best on offer in the 10th arrondissement

With a location centred on the Canal St. Martin, one of the best ways to make the most of your trip to this district is to take a boat trip. There are plenty to choose from depending on the size and preferences of your travelling party, a few of the most popular being Canauxrama and Paris Canal.

Dine at one of the many noteworthy restaurants in the area. Chez Michel is known for its quality seafood dishes, authentic Parisienne atmosphere and friendly staff. For reasonably priced cuisine the La Marine brasserie has outdoor seating which is perfect for casual dining during the summer months. Or pay a visit to the restaurant which set the backdrop for the Paris episode of Sex And The City, Kong. Resembling a glass bubble and overlooking the spectacular Seine, it’s the perfect setting for a romantic dinner after your day of exploring this exciting neighbourhood.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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