Paris 10th arrondissement, 4 lively neighborhoods, 2 main train stations and the charming Saint Martin canal
The 10th arrondissement is located on the right bank of the Seine and in the center of the Paris part Located north of the river.
Moreover, it is limited to the North by the Boulevard de la Chapelle, with the 18th, to the East by the Boulevard de la Villette and the 19th, to the South East by the Rue du Faubourg du Temple, and on the 11th. th, south by the boulevards of Bonne Nouvelle and Saint Martin called "Grands Boulevards" to the 2nd and 3rd arrondissements and finally to the West, by the street Faubourg Poissonnière and the 9th arrondissement. In the North, Rue Lafayette is a shopping street from East to West.
This district was created at the time of the absorption of the peripheral municipalities of the old Paris and the creation of the 20 districts in 1860, with a redrawing of the old districts.
Currently, this district is occupied mainly by managers 35% and intermediate professions 20%; The average age is 37, ie 32% between 25 and 39 years old and 30% between 40 and 65 years old, with a total population of around 90,000.
The 10th arrondissement is a diverse district due to neighborhoods, remarkable sites, structuring avenues, including the Boulevard de Strasbourg North / South and Magenta Boulevard of the Republic north of the district. It also includes train stations in the North and East, and Grands Boulevards, which drain a lot of people and therefore activities. It includes, to the east, the charming canal Saint Martin which is a place with green spaces and bridges in donkey spanning the canal, with a touch of romance a bit outdated ...
The two gates "Saint Martin" and "Saint Denis", which are the southern limit, built to the glory of the feats of arms of the Sun King, are to visit. The two Streets of Faubourg, Saint Martin and Saint Denis; which extend them, are places of activities with old shops and small passages remarkable, full of surprises. The Borough Hall at No. 72 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, which dates from 1896, is an amazing building, with many ostentatious decorations and sculptures, with a superb belfry. The sculptures of the facade represent the professions of the district at the time, for example, perfumes, embroidery, ceramics, theater, goldsmith, etc.
The Saint Louis Hospital, between Gare de l'Est and Belleville, built under Henri IV, outside the walls of ancient Paris, is a replica of the architecture of the famous "Place des Vosges" in the marsh and deserves a visit . You can come when you are on the side of the Canal Saint Martin, Quai de Jemappes, it is right next to where to get off at the metro station "Colonel Fabien".
Part of this district includes neighborhoods with inhabitants of North African, sub-Saharan and Indo-Pakistani origin, in the Porte Saint Denis and Porte Saint Martin districts, as well as between Gare du Nord and Boulevard de la Chapelle. . These neighborhoods are cosmopolitan and trade is very active there.
The rue du Faubourg Saint Denis is the perfect example of a place that has not become too gentrified with time as is the case of many Parisian places. You can see many small shops, fruit, butcher, bakery, etc. Popular restaurants, and some breweries, old buildings style "A La Parisienne". A visit is needed to immerse oneself in Parisian life without any fuss!
To the west of the district, next to the Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, the setting is more opulent, with buildings, shops and hotels rather chic
Finally in the South, the part of the Grands Boulevards, Good News and Saint Martin, is a walk, with cafes restaurants, shops, theaters called Boulevard such as those of "The Renaissance", "Porte Saint Martin "," Marie Bell Gymnasium ", etc., very popular with Parisians in the evening
If you want to take a break and relax, there are green spaces such as Villemin square, rue des Récollets, very close to Gare de L'Est and near the Canal Saint Martin and the Canal Lui itself.
In the northern part are the two main stations of the East and North, always active during the day and evening with cafes and restaurants in large numbers.
Similarly, at the edge of the arrondissement to the north, the boulevard de la Chapelle, which is wide with two parts of traffic on each side of the central ground of the line n ° 2, underground and then aerial metro, is very active with shops, shops, etc.
The borough is served by metro stations from North to South and from East to West:
To the North, with the stations "Louis Blanc" line n ° 7, "Jaurès" and "Stalingrad" lines n ° 2, 5 and 7, La Chapelle line n °