The tranquil, 4.5km-long Canal St-Martin was inaugurated in 1825 to provide a shipping link between the Seine and Paris' northeastern...
La Scène du Canal
French hip-hop, slam and chanson blasts out on stage inside edgy concert venue Espace Jemmapes within La Scène on Canal St-Martin.
It's worth the short detour to this contemporary corner bistro with oyster-grey façade, lime-green seating on a sunny pavement terrrace,...
14 rue Eugène Varlin, 10e · interesting places nearby
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The ‘Singer’ (named after the 19th-century Lyonnais socialist singer-songwriter Pierre Dupont) could be a film set, with its curved zinc bar and art-nouveau mouldings. Refreshingly unhip, the food is old-school French and very substantial with mains that range from noix St-Jacques provençal (scallops in herbed tomato sauce) and bouillabaisse to daube de sanglier (boar stew). The bistro dates to 1920.