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Anything Good About the 10th!!??

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Anything Good About the 10th!!??

Am taking things with a grain of salt and not trying to worry about some of the scare stories about safety in the 10th. Thankfully these have been countered with some reassurances.

Have arranged a house exchange with a family in the 10th - Rue Martel - and am looking for some advice about everyday living in the area.

Will be traveling with my wife and I -mid 40's - and my two daughters - 12 and 15.

Been to a good cafe?

Found a good grocery store?

Any interesting diversions?

How about an interesting local restaurant?

Any and all suggestions appreciated.



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1. Re: Anything Good About the 10th!!??

Dear foolingreens

Perhaps you could start with the family you are exchanging with? After all, they live there...

You will certainly be close to transport.

There are a number of "passages" in the area - alleys/arcades for exploring. Quite a number of Indian/ethnic eateries too.

For an interesting diversion, Rue St Denis has a number of working girls plying their trade; however your wife might want you to steer clear of there! ;)

Hope you have a lovely time and find your own special cafe to share with the rest of us TA people!


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2. Re: Anything Good About the 10th!!??

Thanks Unclefey

We have asked the family and they have given us some thoughts.

However sometime when you live in an area you aren't aware of some of the gems in your own backyard.

You're right about Rue Denis. My wife declared that a NO GO zone !!

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3. Re: Anything Good About the 10th!!??

Actually there are two 10e: the more authentic one, where you will reside, with a strong Kurdish and Turkish community, away, away, from the tourist ghettos of the South Bank, so kudos to you for choosing this authentic piece of ultra-central and contemporary Paris. And there is also the more picture postcard (even though largely unknown by TA posters, who seldom venture beyond their safe 5th to 6th pastures) 10th of the Canal Saint-Martin, Paris’s new bo-bo land. It’s there that you’ll find the nicest offer for restaurants and cafés. Starting by the mother of all bobo places, Chez Prune:

6, r. Beaurepaire

75010 PARIS

T 01 42 41 30 47

m° Jacques Bonsergent

As well as the legendary Hôtel du Nord, even though it’s precisely more for the legend and the setting than for the food nowadays:

Hôtel du Nord

102, quai de Jemmapes

75010 PARIS

T 01 40 40 78 78

m° Jacques Bonsergent

For revisited traditional French fare:

Et dans mon coeur il y a

6, r. de Lancry

75010 PARIS

T 01 42 38 07 37

m° Jacques Bonsergent

Le Verre Volé

67, r. de Lancry

75010 PARIS

T 01 48 03 17 34

m° Jacques Bonsergent

Probably one of the best Algerian restaurants in Paris:

Gourbi Palace

48, r. Albert-Thomas

75010 PARIS

T 01 42 08 45 20

m° Jacques Bonsergent / République

And, in this area, plenty of cafés / snack bar, with an Anglo-Saxon influence, for a light meal. A selection :

Bob’s Juice Bar

15, rue Lucien Sampaix

75010 PARIS

T 08 72 33 14 70

m° Jacques Bonsergent


51, quai de Valmy

75010 PARIS

T 01 42 49 03 21

m° Goncourt


8, r. de Marseille

75010 PARIS

T 01 42 49 27 67

m° Jacques Bonsergent

So, now on to your real neck of the woods, the Faubourg Poissonnière area:

First, two very good restaurants where I guarantee you won’t see any TA posters (probably all enjoying the company of fellow tourists at Le Coupe Chou or La Taverne du Sergent Recruteur):

Café Panique

12, r. des Messageries

75010 PARIS

T 01 47 70 06 84

m° Poissonnière

Chez Michel

10, r. de Belzunce

75010 PARIS

T 01 44 53 06 20

m° Poissonnière

Also, funnily enough, a good Italian restaurant:


49, r. de Paradis

75010 PARIS

T 01 53 34 00 64

m° Poissonnière

If one day you really feel hungry and want to experience typical Parisian auvergnat cuisine:

Le Réveil du 10e

33, r. du Château-d’Eau

75010 PARIS

T 01 42 41 77 59

m° Château d'Eau

Finally, a hip café / bar / restaurant / early club at the beginning of the Grands Boulevards (nice décor: it’s an ex-brothel! )

Delaville Café

34, bd Bonne-Nouvelle

75010 PARIS

T 01 48 24 48 09

m° Bonne Nouvelle

BTW the 10th is as safe as it can be: the then candidate, now President Sarkozy, had his campaign HQs on rue d'Enghien, in the heart of Kurdish 10th.

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4. Re: Anything Good About the 10th!!??

It is a perfectly safe neighborhood (my office in Paris is in this district). Adèle Blanc-Sec already gave you some of my good adresses.

I may add a restaurant I like, that is not far from your home, good food and very friendly staff :

- Saveurs et Coincidences, 6 rue de Trévise


I like the Grands Boulevards district very much. If you want to experience the real Paris, you will certainly enjoy the passages of the 19th century : several in your neighborhood: passage verdeau, jouffry, passage des panoramas are among my favourite places in Paris (no tourist there, they go only into monuments!):


Last but not least : you can easily walk to the rue Montorgueil (15'): nice food market there and good restaurants. In this Montorgueil district don't miss the Passage du Grand Cerf!


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5. Re: Anything Good About the 10th!!??

Two interesting "arches" (not the golden kind!) in the area:

Porte Saint Martin and Porte Saint Denis



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6. Re: Anything Good About the 10th!!??

I'm overwhelmed. Thank you all very much. Its off to work right now - have to make some money for our trip!! but will review all thats written when I get back

Thanks Again


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