The Canal Saint-Martin and its iconic little bridges are the lungs of this district, from the quays to the picturesque Rue Saint-Marthe with the colourful shopfronts of craftsmen and independent fashion boutiques dominating the urban landscape and cobbled passageways and courtyards revealing a plethora of delightful terraces. On the cultural front, this part of the city is home to historic arthouse cinemas, and a whole host of pop-up galleries. The lively restaurants in the area are known for their high-energy atmospheres and bold menu offerings. The 10th arrondissement offers a resolutely trendy setting, popular with young executives and foreign clients.
The real estate market
Following a significant increase, prices have fallen over the last two years and are now relatively stable. They do, of course, vary depending on the sector, from €11,000 to €15,000 per sq.m in the neighbourhoods close to the 9th arrondissement (Petites Ecuries, Hauteville, Enghien, etc.) or near the Canal St Martin/Jacques Bonsergent metro station and rising in certain highly sought-after areas such as Rue Martel and Cour des Bretons, with its remarkable Art Nouveau and Art Déco buildings, and for properties overlooking the canal. Around the Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est, in Stalingrad and on major thoroughfares such as Boulevard de Magenta and Rue La Fayette, prices fall to between €8,500 and €11,000 per sq.m. The 10th arrondissement offers a real diversity in terms of real estate.
If it’s a first-time property investment you’re looking for then the north is a pretty safe bet. Couples are perhaps better off focusing on Petites Écuries or Goncourt, while families will find everything they need along the Canal Saint-Martin.
This part of the city is teeming with unusual properties, from former lofts to workshops. We’re talking about some pretty exclusive properties here, but we can certainly help you out on that front. -
Sophie Neama, Director BARNES Paris 10/19
Art of living
From its small neighbourhood restaurants serving up bold combinations of flavours and ingredients to its indie fashion and home decor stores, the 10th arrondissement is one of the most vibrant in Paris.
La Maison de l’Architecture
Housed within the Couvent des Récollets, adjacent to the lush vegetation of the Jardin Villemin, the Maison de l'Architecture plays host to various events designed to give visitors an insight into the buildings of the future and the avenues that are being explored with regard to greener forms of construction.
148 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris
Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Art Blakey... Some of the biggest names in jazz have performed at the New Morning, a concert hall with a lively, intimate feel that continues to prove popular with audiences to this day.
7/9 rue des Petites Ecuries, 75010 Paris
Rue Sainte-Marthe, with its multicoloured painted stalls and its walls adorned with street art, is home to a whole host of craftsmen, with engravers, photographers and ceramists all setting up shop here. A browse of the various wares on offer is sure to prove interesting.
Rue Saint-Marthe, 75010 Paris
L’Atelier de Pablo
This local concept store sells everything from wavy vases, organic mirrors and sculpted vegan candles to eco-friendly children’s toys and minimalist and vintage furniture, and even small pieces of designer jewellery.
34 rue d’Hauteville, 75010 Paris
This multi-brand store strives to promote young Parisian brands with its carefully curated and always avant-garde selection. And if that’s not enough to tempt you in, how about the chance to give your favourite old pieces a new lease of life by exchanging them for vouchers?
12 rue Philippe de Girard, 75010 Paris
La Librairie du Canal
This delightful bookshop facing the Canal Saint-Martin stocks the latest literary works as well as hosting author meet-and-greets, along with children’s books, poetry, theatre and a humanities section. A great place to while away the time.
3 rue Eugène Varlin, 75010 Paris
The hottest reservations in town
Chocho: where American daring meets French savoir-faire. Pull up a seat at one of the long tables at this newly opened restaurant and sample the invigorating flavours concocted by former Top Chef contestant Thomas Chisholm.
54 rue de Paradis, 75010 Paris
Bonhomme Bistrot Vivant
With a variety of comforting dishes showcasing regional cuisine and enveloped in juices and sauces on offer throughout the day, any time is a good time to visit the Bonhomme, which the owner has designed in the form of a living space to be inhabited over a coffee or a meal.
58 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris
Neko Ramen Green
This Japanese-inspired wooden room featuring Zen decor is the perfect place to calm the mind and focus the senses on savouring bowls of home-made ramen, including vegan-friendly options.
31 rue de Paradis, 75010 Paris
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