I realize this is a blog mainly about the south of France, but occasionally I feel the need to branch out a bit, and this happens to be one of those times.
So bear with me.
Lately I’ve noticed much blogging about the 10th arrondissement in Paris. The 10th is garnering a lot of attention as one of the up-and-coming neighborhoods in the city of light. For those looking to snatch a good deal on a Parisian apartment, I’m told this is the first place you should look.
The Canal-Saint Martin neighborhood is in the 10th, between the Gare du Nord and Republique in northeastern Paris. It is quirky, a bit seedy, and a lot of fun. Bohemian shops, cafes, and artsy boutiques line the streets and young Parisians flock to the banks of the canal on sunny weekends.
I recommend a visit if you have a hankering to see another side of Paris.
And if you happen to find yourself in the 10th in need of a delicious meal?
Try Chez Prune.
Chez Prune is everything I’m not – hip, young, popular, and on top of it’s game.
The food is delicious and copious, the service prompt, and the price tag affordable (though I wouldn’t call it inexpensive). On sunny days get a table outside (preferably with friends), order a bottle of rose’, and watch the world go by.
71 Quai de Valmy
Tel. +33(0)142 413 047