On a previous visit to Paris, we discovered the Canal Saint-Martin area. A "tres" hip area that is popular with Parisians but where few tourists venture. It's unfortunate - but at the same time if the tour buses started to arrive - it would lose its charm.
In the spring and summer you will find lots of locals flocking to the banks of the Canal St. Martin. Couples pushing baby carriages, people riding bikes, and simply sitting in a Cafe or along the canal watching the boats go by.
To learn more about the Canal St. Martin and the area, take a look at this video:
On our latest visit, we decided to try the new Le Citizen hotel directly on the Canal and recently opened this fall. Wonderful experience!
Although it is located away from the tourist crowds, it is a short metro ride to all the major tourist areas of Paris.
Comfortable beds, chic design, and accommodating staff (yes in Paris!). For the price (remember this is Paris) we found this hotel to be fantastic value.
Stylish design + Comfortable beds + Reasonable Price + Great location = GREAT STAY
If your thinking of going, book ahead as this is a small hotel, about a dozen rooms, and I'm certain it will fill up quickly as more people learn about it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Boutique Hotel with twelve rooms run by a team whose ultimate goal is that guests enjoy every moment of their visit. The building has been completely renovated from top to bottom, with aesthetic natural wood accents throughout. The quality of the accommodations includes top of the line beds, flat screen television with a vast choice of international channels, air conditioning, sound buffering and complimentary in-room services of WiFi, filtered water... ... more less
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