Paris 10th district is very well-served in terms of public transport, and is famous for its covered alleys and the canal Saint Martin, offering great walks along the river.
The district is divided into four areas:
> Quartier Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (North West)
> Quartier de la Porte-Saint-Denis (South West)
> Quartier de la Porte-Saint-Martin (South East)
> Quartier de l’Hôpital-Saint-Louis (North East)
The 10th arrondissement is made up of numerous covered alleys linking two streets and offering various shops and boutiques: for example the passage Brady, between rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis and rue Du Faubourg-Saint-Martin and the passage du Prado between, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis and boulevard Saint-Denis. There are also two covered markets, the marché Saint-Quentin and marché de la Porte Saint-Martin, open from Tuesday to Sunday.
There are also numerous uncovered alleys, such as passage Delanos, passage du Désir, passage de la Ferme-Saint-Lazare, passage de l’Industrie, passage des Marais, passage du Marché, and passage Reilhac.
Two major train stations are located in the district: gare de l’Est, for international rail services to Eastern Europe, and Gare du Nord, with its beautiful facade, housing the Eurostar international rail station.
If you like walking, you’ll enjoy the canal Saint Martin Promenade, a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge complete with amazing sunsets over the canal. Linger over a coffee and tuck into a pastry from the typical French bakeries.
The district also offers interesting religious buildings in the neoclassic style, typical of most churches in Paris. The église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul and the église Saint-Laurent are particularly impressive. For classic architecture lovers, the porte Saint-Denis and the porte Saint-Martin are two triumphal arches situated a few meters from each other, on the boulevard Saint Denis. They are of course, smaller than the Arc de Triomphe on the place Charles de Gaulle, but still worth a visit. Continuing on with the building theme, the couvent des Récollets is an architectural treasure, displaying styles from different centuries. The couvent now houses a cultural and architectural centre.
There are also several theatres in the 10th arrondissement, but three of them stand out from the crowd: the théâtre Antoine, the théâtre de la Renaissance and théâtre de la Porte-Saint-Martin, which belong to the Historical Monuments of France. If you’d like to sample French humour, try booking tickets to a show in the Palais des Glaces (Palace of Mirrors), a grand palace with two theatres. There are always two shows on, often two comedians, simultaneously, and sometimes shows for children.
Cafés & Restaurants
> La Vigne Saint Laurent, 2 rue Saint Laurent. Open daily lunch/dinner. Tiny wine bar, good choice of classic country food (beautiful ‘charcuterie’) & good choice of reasonably priced wines.
> Baxo, 21 rue Juliette Dodu . A lounge bar restaurant with a bobo (bohemian) environment and rich dishes.
> Le Verre Volé, 67 rue Lancry. A part wine bar-part wine shop, an excellent address for nice, simple food & wines -and you can take home the bottle you’ve sampled during the meal if you wish!
> Julien, 16, rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis. This brasserie is listed as an historic monument – the reason being the beautiful Art Nouveau decor that takes you back in time. Not only is the setting marvellous, but the menu is also appealing.
Property price per sqm in the 10th arroondissement
According to the website Notaires de France, the average price per square meter was €7,660 for the third quarter of 2011. It is currently the seventeenth most expensive district of Paris, after the 9th arrondissement.
There were 94 321 inhabitants in the district in 2008.
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Travel from the UK
By air: Easyjet flies from Belfast, Liverpool Newcastle and London Luton to Paris.
Ryanair flies from Shannon, Dublin and Glasgow to Paris.
By rail: Eurostar go from London to Paris in just 2h35.
By car: You can travel by car to Paris by taking the ferries which go from Dover to Calais and then you can take the Motorway to Paris.
You can also cross the channel with the Eurostar and stop at Calais. Then you will travel on the motorway directly to Paris.
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