The Canal Saint-Martin area is a trendy haven of peace, quite different to the hyperactive 10th district. Nice restaurants and cool cafés keep popping up, accompanied by a new creative young scene. During the daytime, grab a latte at Ten Belles, walk along the canal or chill at Café Prune’s terrace. This neighbourhood is full of amazing hidden gems!
LE COMPTOIR GÉNÉRAL Address: 80, Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Website: www.lecomptoirgeneral.com
You definitely can’t judge a book by its cover. Behind stale metal gates hides an exotic temple. One moment you’ll be standing in Paris and in a flash you’ll be enveloped by world music, wild plants,
LE PERCHOIR Address: 14, rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Website: www.leperchoir.fr
The trendy rooftop bar that opened last July is already proving to be a hotspot for those in the know. It is best to try and get there early enough to snag a table because once you are up there, the panoramic view of the city is breathtaking. Sip on organic wine and enjoy the company of the trendsetters. It is the perfect place to meet friends or even for a romantic rendezvous beneath the Parisian sky. The Mediterranean-inspired menu is always a hit.
THE SUNKEN CHIP Address: 39 rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Website: www.thesunkenchip.com
Another favourite opening in September last year, The Sunken Chip is a hip fish and chips joint where the cool kids stuff themselves with quality street food. It’s friendly crew, fresh fish, mushy peas, tasty fried and British sodas make it a delight.
LE MONTANA Address: 28 rue Saint Benoît, 75006
Le Montana is Paris’ other super select club. Models,designers, fashionistas and people from the film industry come here to dance to pop music (let’s admit it, it is catchy). The doormen are a little tough some nights but put on a confident face and you’ll be right (or not…). Good luck!
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