walks : + Culture : + Shopping : +
10th arrondissement is a rather grey and gloomy area. Animation
is not its main asset. You will go through it, if you come
by train. Indeed, the 10th arrondissement has two stations:
the Gare du Nord and the Gare de l'Est. Don't be surprised
if you hear the sound of trains!
far from these stations is the Canal St Martin which crosses
the 10th arrondissement, and which will allow you to go on
walks alongside the barges.
you can still admire the Place de la République on
which you will find a building retracing, as its name indicates,
the history of the French republic over a century.
for everyone :
lovers of leisurely walks :
for leisurely walks, the 10th arrondissement will only be
a short escapade. True - you can wander calmly along the Canal
St Martin, on the Quais de Valmy, to admire the locks, relax
among the greengrocers' stalls of the Marché St Quentin
on leaving Gare de l'Est, but the most attractive place for
a leisurely stroll is still the Passage Brady where you will
be guided by the fragrances of oriental cuisine.
lovers of culture :
the exception of the Place de la République decorated
with its colossal bronze building topped by the statue of
the republic, this arrondissement is not of notable cultural
lovers of shopping :
everywhere in the capital, there are numerous boutiques in
the streets, but the speciality of the 10th arrondissement
is luxury china. These stores are located in the Rue de Paradis,
which is moreover very pleasant, and which runs alongside
the Hôpital St Lazare.
remember : La Gare de l'Est / La
Gare du Nord / La Place de la République / Le Canal